Remote Rails Developer

Decisiv · Aug 6th 2018

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Why work with us?

We’re a growing “mature startup” focused on ecosystem building. We’re not a social gaming gold rush company and we’re not about sweat equity or burning the midnight oil. We invest in clean code, cloud computing, continuous delivery, and well-crafted APIs because they help us to delight our customers. We try new things, and we know when (not) to use them. We invest in our team through conferences, get-togethers, and group learning.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a bundle of qualities that are hard to fake: humility, open-mindedness, technical acumen, good decision-making, experience, depth, curiosity, and kindness. We’re looking to grow a well-rounded and closely-knit team, so there’s not a fixed profile that we’re hiring for. We’re looking for game changers of all backgrounds who can make a unique contribution in a small team environment.

Your experience should show some or all these:

  • Work with Ruby and Rails

  • Demonstrable success in API (RESTful) development

  • UI/UX design with a modern JavaScript Framework

  • Test or behavior-driven development and CI

  • Object design, data modeling and software architecture skills

  • Understanding of business requirements and acceptance criteria

  • Selection of new technologies with creativity and due diligence

It’s great if your experience also demonstrates:

  • Deep SQL or no-SQL skills

  • Integrating with external systems

  • Developing significant libraries, algorithms or adapters

  • Managing complexity in large applications

  • Leadership of project, team or process

We'd love to see your Github account, code samples, or anything that shows your work. If such are unavailable, we can give you a short coding exercise. If you provide an example design document or README (or even an email) demonstrating thought and communication that's helpful too. So drop us a line and tell us about yourself!

We have curated a brief set of questions to help get to know you. We hope it’s an opportunity to share what you care most about and to share your unique experiences and accomplishments. This is not an assessment, so there are no right or wrong answers. A cover letter that contains brief but thoughtful answers to each question is plenty.

  • What experiences have most influenced your approach to software development?

  • What are you looking for in a team?

  • What do you regard as characteristics of well-crafted code?

  • We’re always looking for ways to improve our tools and workflow. Do you have any suggestion of a tool or process enhancement you’ve tried or adopted recently that worked well?

Candidates must be located in the United States and be able to work legally in the United States. Absolutely no companies - only individual developers who want to join a team and are looking for long term employment.

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