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Full Stack Web Developer

Atlas Obscura is looking for a full-time full-stack web developer to join our team. In this role you'll be a key member of a Scrum team and use the Agile software methodology to conceptualize and build new features, all while improving our existing code base and ensuring our applications stay sharp and snappy. Most importantly, you'll help craft a product that helps millions of people discover the world's most amazing places and experiences.

This role will report to the Head of Engineering while working closely our entire Product team. Note, Atlas Obscura is a remote-first company, so you can work from anywhere within the continental United States.

Some Tools We Use:

  • Ruby / Rails
  • Vue.js
  • Postgres
  • AWS
  • Redis / memcached
  • Elasticsearch
  • SASS
  • Firebase
  • Google Maps
  • Whatever does the job!


  • Write high-quality, maintainable, production-ready code that can serve millions of curious users across the world.
  • Work on a diverse range of projects, from front-end components to API design to special editorial projects.
  • Collaborate across the entire company, learn about the needs of our users, and improve the product.
  • Shape technical and product decisions that will help our company grow.


  • At least 5 years experience in professional web development.
  • At least 3 years experience working with an MVC app framework in production, preferably Ruby on Rails (but we’re happy to consider fast learners with related experience).
  • Experience working with designers – and within an established design system – to implement and maintain a consistent and delightful front-end (CSS/SASS, etc).
  • Experience building components with a JS framework (Vue, React, or similar).
  • Familiarity with the development lifecycle: from the initial git commit to deployment on production to iterative improvements.
  • Experience building and maintaining APIs that serve multiple platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills with your fellow engineers and non-technical colleagues.
  • The ability to solve complex problems, and the wisdom to know when simple solutions may be best.
  • The desire to keep learning, because it’s useful and because it’s fun.
  • A passion for Atlas Obscura’s mission of discovery and wonder.

Very Nice to Have:

  • Native iOS or Android development experience. We're building an app!
  • Dev-ops experience.

Compensation is competitive and includes equity. Benefits for full-time employees include family health, dental, and vision plans and a generous vacation policy. At Atlas Obscura we believe exploration is for everyone and encourage diverse applicants. We are committed to an equitable hiring process and an inclusive work environment.

About Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is an award-winning travel company founded in 2009. Widely celebrated for building the definitive, community-driven guide to the world's hidden wonders, the company also offers unique online and in-person experiences, produces once-in-a-lifetime trips, and has published two New York Times bestselling books with more than a million copies in print. Atlas Obscura has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards, a James Beard Award, three Webby Awards, and in 2020 was named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies. Having raised a $20M, Series B led by Airbnb last summer, Atlas Obscura is well-positioned for growth.


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