Remote Ruby Developer for SaaS Web Product

Once A Month Meals · Feb 11th 2019

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Headquarters: Dayton, Ohio URL:

Position: Full-time Ruby Developer for SaaS Web product

Reports To: Product Manager

Demand: Typically, 40 hours per week during normal business hours

Location: Remote (within the U.S.) or on-site in Dayton, Ohio

Start Date: Flexible

Application: http://bit.ly/OAMMRUBYDEV

Once a Month Meals (OAMM) is a Web-based product and community with the goal of empowering wellness through meal planning and freezer cooking.

OAMM believes that your work, time and hobbies shouldn’t come at the cost of family and health. Gathering around the dinner table, eating with those you care about and enjoying a nutritious meal is paramount to our mission. Therefore, we create software to further empower individuals to bring back family dinner time without sacrificing the little spare time they have available—giving our users time for what matters most.

OAMM began as a mom blog in 2009 with a deep, rich, invested community. Over the last several years it has emerged as a SaaS product fueled by the passions and membership of the community. The technology side of our product is exciting and challenging to build but unlike many other SaaS products, it isn’t the technology that drives the product. The driving force is our community/membership. We believe strongly that these two things, technology and community, have to be in balance and we are looking for a web developer that can respect, appreciate and aspire to help us grow both. OAMM is also committed to steady growth through self-funding as we evolve our product.

The Position

Once A Month Meals is looking to add to its technology team an experienced Ruby Developer. As part of the OAMM technology team, you’ll work with freezer cooking, “cooking math,” ecommerce, and more. You’ll need to be comfortable with SQL databases like MySQL and Postgres, and either understand (or be able to come up to speed quickly on) Solr. Experience designing, building, and supporting HTTP APIs with authentication is important, because we leverage a number of third party APIs for crucial aspects of our systems.

It will be important to have the experience and ability to do some long-term, big-picture architecture thinking but have the skills and desire enough to implement this architecture through solid, tested code.

Your job duties will include:

  • Maintaining two Rails apps
  • Keeping the Ruby gems updated on staging and production environments
  • Watching and improving performance (speed and analytics) of APIs
  • Build, maintain and test new features
  • Develop automated deployments and tests
  • Assistance in setting technical direction for the OAMM products

Skills/Tools/Qualifications:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Git
  • Automated deployments (Capistrano, etc.)
  • Stripe API

Because we are a small (8 full-time and 3 part-time), fully-bootstrapped team, we all play multiple roles. As we grow, we want to continue to build a product design and development team. This position will be a key-player on that team with opportunity to impact the technical architecture and the future development team.

The ideal candidate is:

  • a self-starter—they seek out opportunities to learn new methods or technologies
  • a problem-solver—they figure out how to get things done
  • comfortable with task runners like gulp and grunt
  • competent with git and github
  • mindful of performance and interested in implementing tools like performance budgets
  • unashamed in their support of accessibility best practices as well as progressive enhancement and responsive design
  • able to communicate effectively in writing and in-person
  • willing to balance all constraints of a problem: user needs, timeline, budget, product vision
  • A meal planner - they see the benefits and are willing to plan meals for themselves on a regular basis

Experience with deeper software development best-practices (or strong desire to grow into them) is a plus:

  • work with other members of the product team to build modular, maintainable and reusable code
  • work with internal and external resources to implement fixes and features to the stack currently in place (WordPress, Sass, Rails, Ember)
  • recommend and implement best-practices around developer productivity, source-control, automated testing, API design, security, performance and share our learnings with the greater tech community

Additional experience in the following strongly desired:

  • Solr
  • CircleCI
  • Docker
  • PHP
  • Familiarity with javascript frameworks such as React, Ember, or Angular

The Culture

OAMM strives to create an environment where individuals are encouraged to work independently but enabled to work collaboratively. We recognize the importance of balance and are very family-friendly.

The Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • Personal Days: Two weeks (plus one week holiday shutdown and minimal standard US holidays due to peak sales periods matching those holidays—so we try to make up for it during the year)

  • Flexible Schedule: Work when you want, just provide us with some Eastern Time Zone overlap for meetings

  • All the hardware and software needed to do your job

  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of families

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