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Senior Developer (Ruby on Rails)

As a Senior Full-stack Ruby on Rails developer you must be able to manage the interchange of data between the server and users as well as be a mentor for junior resources on the team.  The team’s primary focus will be to develop server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to the front end. We are looking for a highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. As a team we need to be responsible and motivated to support the team and the company beyond daily job responsibilities.

 

You must also be comfortable working with a co-located and distributed agile team.  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!

 

Qualifications

  • You enjoy the idea of deploying your own code on your first day of work and being responsible for what happens.
  • You love to teach and learn from others.
  • You are passionate about user experience, whether that means multiple iterations to deliver a simple yet powerful UI, or an API which even the most novice developer could master.
  • You can make informed technology and implementation decisions and justify them.
  • You are obsessive about reducing operational overhead whenever and wherever possible.
  • You can accurately set and meet deadlines.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Collaborate with team members in a Scrum/Agile development environment.
  • Ability to interpret complex requests & implement based on aggressive timelines
  • Ability to work on interpret complex requests, implement based on aggressive timelines, and multiple tasks independently.
  • Proactively monitor application/application servers using tools such as New Relic, SumoLogic, RollBar, etc.
  • Help maintain and improve code quality, organization and automation.

Skills & Abilities

  • 6+ years developing Ruby on Rails applications
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, RoR, RSpec, Postgres and SQL databases
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (CircleCI, Jenkins)
  • Experience with Heroku and AWS cloud platforms
  • Excellent collaborative decision making and troubleshooting skills.
  • 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.
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