3 things every software developer should know about a career at Bold
While Bold’s workforce is growing substantially, I think those who have made the move to join our team during the pandemic are the biggest testament to the interesting work we do.
After meeting with so many great candidates recently, I’ve been thinking about what developers are most interested in learning about Bold, and would love to give you the inside scoop.
What tech stack do you use?
This is usually the first question I get when interviewing developers. Typically I answer this the same way each time.
Next, I like to brag about how we develop software. Bold adopts an agile methodology that focuses on releasing small things frequently, providing rapid feedback, and delivering value to brands every day.
It’s an ever-evolving process with a bunch of acronyms like TDD, CI, CD, and pair programming (I guess that one isn’t an acronym!) which we’ll go further into another time. I especially love to discuss how we encourage peer review and feedback throughout the entire software development life cycle, during pair programming, code reviews (during a merge/pull request), and beyond.
I’m so proud of our team and how good they are at providing and receiving constructive feedback and using the process to learn, coach, and grow.
Personally, I’ve learned a lot from the feedback I’ve received and I love how even the newest and most junior members of the team feel comfortable providing constructive feedback to anyone, even me, the CTO.
Why do you do what you do?
Cool tech aside, I think that our people, our culture, and our workplace is what makes a career at Bold so awesome. Our mission is to empower the world's leading brands to create powerful checkout experiences, anywhere. We want to build the best company to attract the best employees who truly care about what they’re doing. As much as we love to tinker and build new things, knowing that we’re helping over 90,000 brands around the world make a living and grow their business is what drives us.
Black Friday is the perfect example of just how amazing and dedicated our team is to our brands. For the weeks leading up to and after Black Friday, our entire team prioritizes our brands’ needs over their regular tasks, helping in areas that will have a more direct impact, like onboarding and support.
It always proves to be such a good experience, one that helps us all better understand our brands and their pain points. It’s also an opportunity to cheer them on and celebrate their success.
Tell us about the people at Bold.
Our people are a major contributing factor to our success. We continue to build a great company by bringing on the very best people who want to make a difference. Our Leadership Team actively works to build an environment where employees feel fulfilled and motivated.
It’s a deliberate, ongoing process, but we’re very proud of how far we’ve come. If you really want to know who we are, and how we work, check out our BUILDERS Code. It’s a shared set of practices, beliefs, and values that helps shape who we are. We spent a lot of time crafting it, with considerable input from our entire team.
If you’re someone who wants to work alongside people who will elevate you to new heights, are motivated and passionate about the work you do, and are aligned with our core values, we’d love to meet you. Bold is not like any other tech company, and we truly believe it’s because of our employees and the amazing talent they bring to the table.