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ROR - Senior Software Engineer

This job was posted on Oct 25
Ventures Accelerated
Working from remote
Contracting

If you want to work on building tech products that you would actually use as a part of your daily life, we are a team of product developers, designers, engineers, and hackers looking forward to welcome you to our tribe.

Ventures Accelerated works closely with entrepreneurs, & organisations who need support in building their technology infrastructure to enter new markets.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership & direction to the development team
  • Coach & mentor team-mates building applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Identify & encourage areas of growth & improvement within the team
  • Give technical feedback on early concepts
  • Improve existing engineering and server operation processes
  • Develop new products and applications from ground-up
  • Sketch new concepts and solutions to communicate them to others
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve technical & application problems

Requirements

  • Ruby on Rails - You should have worked with RoR inside out over the last 2-3 years to be capable of guiding your team.
  • HTML/CSS - You need to know the front-end to be amazing at the backend. You should be proud of your front-end work.
  • Full web stack - To build a great RoR product you need a working knowledge of the entire web stack from web servers to databases, and the pains of making them work together.
  • Javascript - You are a maker, you need to know how to use javascript and related frameworks to engage people.
  • Passion for Product development - Yes, we love building products, show us what you have built with your blood & sweat.

Bonus points if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with Javascript and AJAX heavy web application development
  • Knowledge of front-end frameworks (angularJS, emberJS, knockoutJS, etc.) will be prefered
  • Experience with advanced CSS and responsive designs
  • Familiarity with our software stack, which consists of Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Heroku, Resque, Redis, Git, Rspec, Unicorn & Nginx, Javascript, and angular.js