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Backend Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

A rapidly growing startup is looking to double the size of their engineering team and is hiring for a Senior Backend Ruby on Rails Developer for their SoMa HQ. The right candidate will have the opportunity to help build the first iteration of new products and work with the newest technologies.

Job Description

Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Building microservices in Elixir (no previous Elixir experience required)
  • Integration of data storage solutions 
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization

Skills

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with (or a desire to learn) Elixir
  • A customer-oriented mindset
  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Microservices, Scaling, and RESTful APIs
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools 
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

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