Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

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January 11, 2023
Remote, United States of America
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This is a remote position for candidates in the US ET time zone.  Consulting rate $65-70 an hour, W2



  • Write software programs ranging from process automation to interactive Web applications.
  • Develop and implement APIs and provide support for all clients that use API services in a Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Maintain and make basic improvements and updates to existing projects and systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common application problems.
  • Debug and analyze best responses to flaws in applications already in production.
  • Develop prototypes rapidly for evaluation and validation purposes.
  • Create and maintain documentation for systems put into production use.
  • Strive to keep all deployed applications simple, elegant, minimal, and maintainable by application administrators.
  • Participate in reviews of own and others’ software code.
  • Quickly become familiar with various business data models (e.g. insurance, customer service, liturgy).


  • Represent the Software Engineering department in meetings with our internal customers and colleagues.
  • Evaluate development tools and languages and make recommendations for incorporating those tools into projects.
  • Understand the firm’s diverse operating environments, including basic network and web applications infrastructure and assist in identifying improvements to be made in existing systems and development practices
  • Consult with Infrastructure Group system administrators and network administrators to identify developers’ needs, and assist in assessing, validating, and improving these environments.
  • Keep abreast of current technologies and trends, including mobile web APIs


  • “Generalist” mindset experienced with utilizing and developing a broad range of systems and tools. Since many different software and hardware environments exist in the company, successful candidates will be extremely agile, rapid learners with a demonstrated diversity of experience in Information Technology systems as well as in-depth programming skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills, including comfort with teleconferencing to conduct business with colleagues and clients.
  • 6 months proven experience with object-oriented programming and experience writing applications in Ruby and/or C# as well as using Ruby On Rails and/or .Net MVC (Ruby on Rails is preferred).
  • 6 months experience with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, react.js, Backbone, Foundation and Sass
  • Experience with Agile software development practices a plus.
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Git, and Jenkins a plus.
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows essentials.
  • Comfort with most common command line tools.
  • Understanding of when to choose between compiled and interpreted languages, and ability to use both language compilers and script interpreters.
  • Understanding and ability to perform troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common application problems, including compiler linkage errors, run-time bottlenecks, multi-threaded race conditions, and database query optimization.
  • Experience with MySQL and/or equivalent database systems.
  • Solid understanding of ACID database properties, query isolation levels, and SQL coding practice to avoid database deadlock scenarios.
  • Experience using Apache and/or equivalent web server software.
  • Working knowledge of Perl, Bash, PHP, ColdFusion a plus.
  • Some experience developing high-performance APIs is a plus.
  • Some experience developing in a Service Oriented Architecture is a plus.
  • Objective-C or Swift experience is a major plus, as mobile application development is part of the product roadmap.
  • User experience with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems.
  • Understanding of customary source control practices and procedures in a team environment. (SVN or GIT)
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in software engineering, science, technology, engineering, mathematics or similar field, or combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.
  • Please complete the math question to prove you are human.

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