Sr. Ruby Engineer / Developer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18
San Diego, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18

We are seeking a Senior (Ruby) Engineer with demonstrated programming experience and a strong work ethic to join our rapidly growing team.  We are looking for a programmer who takes pride in developing outstanding software and is constantly looking to improve the quality of his/her work.  

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, and maintains systems that conform to PRA’s information technology principles, architecture, and strategies
  • Participates in design sessions and provides input on the software solution.
  • Debugs problems with information systems using a variety of analytical skills, techniques, and resources
  • Follows directives and standards on programming style and documentation
  • Provides training, technical support, and documentation of information systems to peers and end users
  • Routinely communicates status (problems encountered, and time remaining to complete) to the team and stakeholders
  • Act as a technical lead for a project, providing guidance on technical issues and design issues and mentor junior team members.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer/developer-using Ruby on Rails, Angular.JS, HTML5, CSS3. Javascript, jQuery, and SQL
  • Solid working knowledge of the Ruby language and the Rails framework is a must
  • Understanding of object-oriented design, design patterns and how they apply to Ruby
  • Solid understanding of SQL and data modeling for scalability and performance
  • Experience creating RESTful APIs for integration with mobile apps and web sites
  • Commitment to writing quality code through TDD - RSpec, Capybara, Phantom.JS
  • Proficiency with Git as a source code management tool
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with an Agile-based work tracking system such as Atlassian Jira, Assembla, or Rally
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)
  • Desire to learn new technology and use that knowledge in producing world-class mobile apps
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field preferred
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience designing web-based user interfaces
  • Solid understanding of one or more NOSQL databases - MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, etc.
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks - Backbone.JS, Angular.JS, Ember.JS
  • Experience with Twitter Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation
  • Knowledge of AWS, iOS SDK, Android SDK
  • MS in computer science or equivalent preferred

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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