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Mid-Level Ruby on Rails Software Developer

Through the power of education, Penn Foster helps tens of thousands of students each year gain the knowledge, the skills, and the confidence to help them on their paths toward career and life success! Join our team and help change a life, or make a dream come true.

We are looking for a Ruby or Rails developer to enhance and build education technology solutions, and be a part of the revolution in the education industry. We are a passionate team focused on creating better opportunities for students. We are working together to better the student platform and experience. Every member of our team is expected to ship top-notch work and take complete ownership of their responsibilities. In return, this is an incredible opportunity to get down into the trenches of a growing business and product, work with cutting-edge technologies, be immersed in a seriously awesome company culture, and solve challenging problems daily.Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and building quality products is essential.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into design
  • Collaborate with distributed team members in a Scrum/Agile development environment.
  • Ability to interpret complex requests & implement based on aggressive timelines
  • Help maintain and improve code quality, organization and automation
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Work with on cross-functional teams and collaborate with product management and software engineering teams to convert prototypes into enterprise grade applications 
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow software development best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, SCRUM, refactoring, code standards)
  • Knowledge of learning technology standards like Common Cartridge, LTI, SCORM etc is a plus

 

Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of Ruby, Rails, Rspec, ActiveRecord and associated technologies
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL
  • Experience with full lifecycle of product development, validation and deployment
  • Experience with Agile design and release methodologies 
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests

 

Experience:

  • 3-5 years developing Ruby on Rails applications
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, RSpec, Postgres and SQL databases
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (CircleCI, Jenkins), automated builds, deployments and continuous integration, devops tools
  • Experience with Heroku and AWS cloud platforms
  • Experience with application monitoring tools such as New Relic, SumoLogic, RollBar, etc.
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and concepts
  • Knowledge of GitHub/Git version control, test driven development and code reviews
  • Experience with agile development workflows and JIRA
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including the ability to understand and convey complex technical information in simple terms
  • Willingness to work in a co-located environment
  • Bachelor's degree or related work experience
  • Experience with the.Net technology stack is a plus

 

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