Software Engineer

Braintree Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA (relocation offered)

We are growing our team and are seeking developers with all levels of experience.

Instead of including a list of requirements we want you to understand how we work.

How we work

We are polyglots...

Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we don’t confine ourselves to a single programming language. We believe in using the best tool for the job while maintaining a slight bias toward the tools the team knows the best. We’ve written infrastructure components in Python, and we build client libraries for integrating with Braintree in Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, and .NET.

We pair...

We pair program. We work on Mac Pros with two keyboards and dual 27" cinema displays. We work in an open team room; no cubicles or private offices. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls.

We test...

Testing is at the forefront of our development philosophy. We never need to check our code coverage to know that it's at 100%: with disciplined TDD, no line of code will be written without a test. We're confident that our automated testing is thorough and will catch any regression bugs - and that’s critical given the software we write!  We use continuous integration to test every version of every client library against our gateway.

We are agile...

Agile development methodologies mean different things to different people. For us, the most important part of Agile is doing what works best for the team. We have a story card wall and release a few times a week. We keep the team in sync with daily standups and have a retrospective once a month to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. We’re pragmatic, not dogmatic. Although we have strong opinions, we're never afraid to try to new things to see if they work and reconsider our positions if the situation warrants it.

We value our people...

We spend time regularly working on whatever we’re interested in. Some examples of the things people have chosen to work on include competing against each other to build a mesh chat client in node.js, contributing to open source projects, and discussing strategies for our Google AI challenge submissions.
Salaries are generous and compensation packages include 401k contributions, and ample vacation time.


We're looking for people who are interested in getting in on the ground floor of an incredible opportunity to build amazing software and transform the payments industry.
Take a look at some of our blog posts to see some of the problems we face:…
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Think you’ve got something to contribute to our exceptional team? We’d like to hear from you!

About Braintree

Braintree powers payments for innovative and high-growth mobile and online businesses. We provide an easy-to-integrate API for developers while ensuring the merchants’ end users have a frictionless and secure experience at checkout. Our full-stack payments solution includes a payment gateway, merchant account, recurring billing, and credit card storage.

Braintree’s solution has been proven to scale and support many of the most discerning, high-growth companies on the web, including Rovio/Angry Birds, LivingSocial, 37signals, Airbnb,, OpenTable, Uber, HotelTonight, Heroku, Engine Yard and GitHub. Founded in 2007, Braintree is now processing more than $4 billion in annual credit card volume from over 2,000 merchants, and its rapid growth earned it a spot on the 2011 Inc. 500 List as the nation’s 47th fastest-growing private company.  


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Open Dev TimeNo Vacation Policy401k with matchConference sponsorship

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