Kadince (pronounced cadence) is a fully remote software company founded in 2013. In a nutshell, we build tools to help financial institutions track and manage the good they do in their communities.
Kadince has been profitable for several years (we’re fans of making more than we spend). We’re bootstrapped, which means we don’t have investors. So our owners answer to no one. And they aren’t just giving us commands from their vacation homes waiting to cash their next check. They’re fellow team members and in the trenches with us.
Why We’re Hiring
After our team members, our customers are our most important focus. As our customer base grows, so does our team. We’re dedicated to giving each customer the best experience possible, which means having enough people to take care of all their needs. We’re growing quickly and so are the needs of our customers. That’s why we’re increasing the size of our development team.
Who We Want to Hire
To be a junior web developer at Kadince you should have at least 1 year of work experience. This experience has given you an understanding of basic database driven web applications and a proficient knowledge of the MVC pattern. You understand that software development is all about the end-user (again, we really care about our customers).
You have a desire to continually learn and improve your development skills. We love giving team members opportunities to improve their skills, whether through online courses, workshops, or learning from others.
You’re able to adapt quickly to new environments, are organized and focused, can look beyond current constraints (you know, forest through the trees), and can provide solutions to complex problems. Simply put, we need a problem solver, not just a taskmaster.
Our vision, mission, and core values should resonate with you. That’ll be crucial to your success and happiness if you join the Kadince team.
Let’s Geek Out
If you’re geeky like our dev team (hopefully you are), you probably want to know more about our tech-stack. Outside of our dev team, we’re not really sure what most of this means, but we sure hope you do.
Ruby on Rails
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision and mission aren’t something we hung on the office wall and forgot about. Seriously, we don’t have an office, let alone a wall to hang them on. But our vision, mission, and core values sit on the desks of each of our team members. And we discuss them regularly in our meetings. Your goals (KPIs) will be developed to ensure you’re working to help us achieve our vision and mission.
Our vision and mission are what get us up each morning. They, in addition to our core values, help us make decisions.
Vision - Setting the standard for operating a great software company.
We’re big fans of author Jim Collins and his best-selling book, Good to Great (bonus points if you’ve read it). While there are lots of good software companies out there, we want to be one of the great ones.
The first word of our vision is also significant. To go “high school English class” on you, the present participle “setting” illustrates that we’re not looking to set the standard and then be done, but that the standard is always moving and we’re always chasing it. We continually stop to recognize the awesome things we’ve done and then look for ways to do them even better.
Mission - Building the best community involvement software for financial institutions™.
As Jim Collins taught in his Hedgehog Concept (told you we think he’s great—pun intended), great companies need to determine what they can be the best at in the world and focus on that. There are so many things we could solve as a software company, but we’ve found what we think we can be the best in the world at and we stick to it every day.
Our Core Values
Our core values remind us who we are. They also guide us in the decisions we make. They’re listed in order of importance. If we have a question when making a decision about people, for example, we look to the core value above it to make our decision.
Integrity - We’re honest with ourselves and others.
People - We understand that people are the foundation of Kadince and we act accordingly.
Care - We love what we do and do it consistently and intentionally to the best of our abilities.
Remarkability - We provide remarkable experiences to all who come into contact with Kadince.
Growth - We accept yesterday and improve today.
What a Day in the Life of a Junior Web Developer Looks Like
Your day starts with a development team meeting where you go through announcements, sync up projects, and discuss any potential issues. After the meeting, you put your head down and work on your assigned tickets in Jira.
You spend the first part of the day reviewing your notes and prioritizing tasks. You make sure that you’re working on the most important tasks and work your way down the list, but you’re free to choose which tasks you work on.
For lunch, you meet a friend at the cafe near his work. You haven’t seen your friend for a few months, so you talk about life and your careers. You can’t help but feel very lucky for the freedom you have to take a long lunch break and meet your friend, as he has to hurry back to the office and get working right at the hour.
In the afternoon your team has a standup meeting where you discuss what projects you’re all working on and whether there’s anything anyone can do to help. Your leader points out one of the awesome projects you’re working on and thanks you for being so attentive to the users’ needs.
After the standup you do some QA and manually test a couple of the changes your team made today. You write automated tests to ensure the functionality that was just worked on. You find one little bug, you log it and then fix it easily.
You finish up your day by taking a look at tomorrow’s schedule and planning accordingly.
When and Where You’d Work and What You’d Work On
Kadince is a principle-based company, which means we focus on principles, not policies. Since we’re a fully remote company, you’ll speak with Aaron Venezia, your leader, to determine when and where you’ll work. You’ll also work with your leader each week, month, quarter, and year to determine your goals (your KPIs or key performance indicators) and what you’ll work on.
The principle is to work when and where you want as long as you meet or exceed your KPIs. This may mean planning your day around team meetings or working a longer day because you’ll be out of the office for the next week. Overall, your schedule needs to help you achieve our vision and mission and demonstrate our core values.
At Kadince, work won’t tie you down to one location. You’ll be free to travel or relocate as you get the itch to try somewhere new. Want to spend a month abroad, working from a hotel and exploring the rest of the time? Go ahead. Just make sure you have a reliable high-speed internet connection (as if you would go anywhere without it anyway) and turn on the blurry filter during video calls so we don’t get jealous. We seriously get jealous. One of our teammates recently had zebras running around in the background of a video call during a team meeting. Come to find out he was working from the deck of his hotel at the Animal Kingdom in Disney World. Even though we were jealous, we thought it was pretty cool.
Who You’d Be Working With
We have over 30 team members (which makes us really happy since Kadince was started by two people in their basements). If hired, you’ll probably work with each team member in one way or another. Some of the people you’ll work with most frequently are:
Bernardo (better known around here as Beans) has been a web developer at Kadince since 2014. He’s originally from Chile, but has lived in Utah since he was 12. He loves to code, play video games, spend time with his wife, kids, and dogs. He also loves to learn new things. If he could do anything in the world he would go to space (although technically that’s not in this world, now is it?).
Rob has been with Kadince since 2020 and has been a great asset to the team. He has three beautiful daughters and an awesome wife. When he’s not writing cool code or developing awesome new features, you can find him riding motorbikes, hunting, fishing, or playing Call of Duty. Ask him where he got engaged. It’s pretty neat!
Nathan has been with Kadince since 2021, and he’s already fitting in great. He’s a junior web developer and likes to play with bugs. (Software bugs, not real ones. Or maybe he likes real ones too. Who knows?) He’s unbelievable with a yo-yo and likes to play the piano. He may have driven a purple car in high school, but you’ll have to ask him.
Since we’re a remote company, we don’t offer office snacks and ping pong tables. But if you’re a fan of “core benefits” that bring great rewards and peace of mind, you’ll like what we have to offer. Competitive pay, 401(k) matching, generous paid leave, insurance (medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability), a flex spending account, and profit sharing. Yeah, it’s pretty great...
And we love to spoil our team. We celebrate big events with you, like birthdays and work anniversaries, so you can expect some pretty fun gifts. We recently sent some high-quality lip balm to each team member so we could all play a prank on Scott, our Director of Product. We’re fun like that. And this year we’re giving every team member the last week of the year off (we like to spread holiday cheer).
Every year, we go on a super fun retreat as a team. This isn’t your typical conference room and endless meetings shindig. We spend about 5 days getting to know each other and doing fun activities in a cool place. Next year we’ll be at a resort in St. George, Utah (have you seen High School Musical 2?). Where will we go next?
How to Apply
Applicants who stand out are those who are interested in working for Kadince, not just applying for as many positions as possible or trying to keep unemployment benefits. We’ve seen it all. No kidding, we once had someone ask us in an interview what the name of our company is. Needless to say, we could tell that person wasn’t really passionate about joining our team.
When applying to Kadince, please send us a PDF of your resume. The questions below are your opportunity to tell us why you would be a great fit for the position. Take advantage of this time. Seriously, sell yourself!
Thank you for your interest in Kadince. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Kadince, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.