Senior Ruby / Ruby on Rails Developer

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Job Duties

  • Aid in training/mentoring of other developers while also being excited to learn from others.
  • Participate in requirements, architecture, and design discussions.
  • Collaborate on design and architecture direction, with an eye toward short term flexibility while pushing for long-term gain.
  • Provide technical leadership via knowledge and understanding of software design and architecture.
  • Design, implement, and test high-availability systems for:
    • Processing incoming telemetry data including geolocation
    • Mapping and correlation of location data
    • Application of geofence-based rules for notification
    • Managing business relationships that allow sharing of assets
    • Enabling secure access to both web-based UIs and APIs
  • Support customer issues and requests along with the rest of the team.
  • Use the existing code base to gather knowledge and understanding of current functions.
  • Use and implement AWS-focused solutions including deployment (DevOps) mechanisms.

Knowledge and Skills

  • API design and development experience with priority given to GraphQL knowledge.
  • Understanding of and ability to explain standard programming techniques (OOP, functional, etc).
  • Ability to discuss business concerns and relate to technological ones.
  • Material experience writing, testing, deploying, and maintaining applications deployed to a cloud-based infrastructure. Should be able to argue for and against different architectural options (microservices, monolith, etc.)
  • Confidence using software version control systems to organize and parallelize development efforts.

Preferred to Have

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails in multiple versions.
  • Understanding of different data storage mechanisms, including RDBMS (specifically PostgreSQL) and key/value cache (specifically Redis), as well as the tradeoffs involved in making choices between them.
  • Experience with message-based systems (message bus, message streaming, pub/sub, etc.).
  • Knowledge of AWS product offerings and deployment mechanisms. Kubernetes (EKS) is a specific preference.
  • Experience working with identity platforms like Okta and Auth0.
  • Solid understanding of and experience with Agile/Lean values & principles and related methods.
  • Experience with data analytics and reporting systems.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with GIS software (specifically PostGIS, shapefiles, KML, MapServer, OpenLayers).
  • Experience in IoT development.
  • GPS device or other embedded systems/hardware background.
  • Experience with any of the following: Docker, Kafka, Resque, RESTful services.Familiarity with Terraform/Terragrunt and/or other “infrastructure as code” technologies.
  • Experience with Looker or similar business intelligence and visualization products.

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