Application Engineer Lead


Ann Arbor, MI

Industry: Life Sciences & Research


11 - 15 years

Posted 251 days ago

  by    Charles Goodwin

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We are gobal leading information company with a rich heritage and a bold entrepreneurial mission. If you?re excited by the thought of helping people and organizations go from new ideas to life-changing innovations faster, we?re excited to consider you for a position with our client. Our Company are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We?re looking for our own trailblazers to help us keep providing clients some of the world?s most trusted brands, spanning scientific and academic research, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.

You are a senior Ruby on Rails developer who loves nothing better than to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. You also have broad knowledge and experience so as to define and refine architecture. You will quickly grok the current state, help define the future state, and then guide and make major contributions to the development of the future state. We have systems in Rails 2, 3, 4, and 5. All the legacy systems need to be modernized. We have an in-progress project that needs attention, a migration of all systems out of the data center and into AWS, and a ton of modernization and feature work defined for 2018 and beyond. We are an agile shop, with daily check-ins, bi-weekly demos, bi-weekly maintenance releases, and quarterly feature releases. We are a Linux shop, running on Oracle, Postgres, and MySQL. 

Techstreet is a flagship brand of our client. Techstreet is a leader in the standards industry; we are the fastest growing and first in innovation. We aggregate content from 150 Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs). Some of our SDOs include well-known entities like IEEE, API, and ASHRAE. SDO content is provided to our customers via separate retail and subscription platforms. 

Job Responsibilities

?        Provide technical leadership and direction

?        Contribute in a major way to implementation

?        Balance short- and long-term priorities

?        Lead development of systems architecture

?        Mentor teammates

?        Collaborate closely with business stakeholders

?        Improve processes and productivity

?        Solve problems, show initiative, don't sit around waiting for someone else


Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

?        BS or MS in computer science or equivalent education + experience

?        Minimum of ten years of demonstrated progressive experience

?        Minimum of five years with Ruby on Rails

?        Advanced knowledge and practical experience with application design patterns

?        Fluent with version control using git

?        Experience with Elastic Search, AWS, SOAP, REST

?        Strong analytical skills and attention to details

?        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

?        Experience with current JavaScript frameworks, particularly Angular, and how to communicate with such a framework via APIs

?        Extensive experience with full stack (Linux, Apache, Passenger, RoR, RDBMS)

?        Extensive relational database programming experience (Oracle, Postgres, MySQL)

?        Excellent skills troubleshooting production issues

?        Quick learner