Elixir Developer

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time



Who You Are

You like developing in all forms, whether that’s working with driven creative teams to bring cutting edge websites and apps to life across a variety of industries and aesthetics, or developing developers as a mentor. You’re learning obsessed: you know that more important than individual technologies is your ability to adapt and apply innovative development at every step. 


What You’ll Do

As an Elixir Developer at Madwell, you’ll be working as part of an integrated team to shorten the runway between smart, interesting brands and beautiful creative that can work in any medium. Reporting directly to our VP, Technology, you’ll act as a lead developer building dashboards for ad reporting and other business kpis and other applications. You will make pivotal decisions about backend systems, such as authentication, search relevance, personalization, and API design.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in a creative team setting to ideate and develop strong creative ideas including planning, designing, and ultimately building our digital platforms
  • Mentoring others, both on the development team, and cross-disciplinary peers, on best practice for Elixir development and large dataset management.
  • Working in Agile and Jira to optimize how our teams work
  • Creating frequent pull requests to gain insight from other team members as well as communicate deliverables by showing what is complete.
  • Helping translate client feedback into clear next steps, often with Accounts and/or Production
  • Communicating effectively, both internally and with producers/AMs/designers; to update progress, handle conflict resolution, and keep everyone updated
  • 85% of responsibilities involve contributing directly to the codebase

Our Must-Haves

  • 5+ years of professional experience with software development
  • BA/BS degree or higher, preferably in CS or a related field
  • Able to work with AWS and Linux server administration to set up and deploy new sites
  • Able to create semantically correct and accessible HTML
  • Strong proficiency in Elixir
  • Expertise in CSS and tailwind with good judgment for what can be done in CSS
  • Complete understanding of git branching, merging and rebasing
  • Strong proficiency with large datasets in databases such as Postgres, Big Query and other cloud databases.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills to share your ideas with the team and our clients

Our Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with React or PHP a plus
  • Familiarity with game engines and environments such as Unity or Unreal Engine

Lines of Report

Reporting to: Director of Technology

Direct reports include: NA


Madwell Benefits

  • Unlimited PTO
  • All Federal Holidays (including Juneteenth and Indigenous People Day)
  • Paid Leave for Week Between Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible Work From Elsewhere policy
  • 12 Weeks Fully Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Dog-Friendly Offices
  • 1 month Sabbatical for every 5 years at Madwell
  • Fully-stocked kitchens
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Cold brew + beer on tap
  • Weekly brunch
  • Uber credit for After-Dark travel home from the office
  • Employee Resource Groups for those in underrepresented groups
  • 100% employer paid Health Insurance Plan, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • FSA
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 401k Matching

Madwell Values

  • Adaptability
  • Experimentation
  • Independence
  • People
  • Diversity
  • Initiative
  • Partnership
  • Safe Space
  • Open Mindset
  • Discipline of Vision

If you’re interested in learning more about our values, check out our website: https://www.madwell.com/values/index.html

Our Diversity Commitment

The stress of job searching can make you wonder if you’re enough. Studies have even shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs when they don’t meet every qualification. We believe that you ARE enough, and that it’s okay not to meet every requirement. 

At Madwell, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited to work with us but not sure you check every box, apply anyway! You may be just right for this role or other roles.

Salary range: $130,000 - $200,000

* This is a hybrid role based out of our NYC office. You must be located within commuting distance of Brooklyn, NY to be considered for this role. You will be required to be in the office 3 days a week. *


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