Ruby On Rails Engineer

Location: Redwood Shores, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About the Job

  • Collaborate closely with a lean Agile team of Software Engineer, QA, Devops and product managers to manage the full software lifecycle including requirements, architecture, development and testing 
  • Design and develop server-side components and services for AutoGrid Flex product suite. 
  • Benchmark and debug critical issues with algorithms and software as they arise
  • Work closely with product management teams to understand application requirements 
  • Assist DevOps in troubleshooting product issues in production and demo systems 

About You

  • Solid understanding of data structures, coding standards, best practices, software design, architecture.
  • Extensive hands on development using MVC architecture, JSON, API development and best practices, performance profiling and tuning tools, and deploying Rails apps on AWS
  • Expert in the following:
    • Application development in Ruby-on-Rails (RoR)
    • Rails ActiveRecord advanced concepts (e.g. polymorphic association)
    • Ruby background job frameworks (e.g. Resque)
    • Server-side caching ( e.g. memcached, Redis )
    • Web services in Ruby (both SOAP and REST) 
    • Strong SQL skills (MySQL, PostgreSQL) 
    • Enterprise Messaging framework (Kafka or RabbitMQ)
  • Being able to write thorough unit testing (Rspec, Cucumber, etc) with high code coverage
  • Self driven, motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Agile / SCRUM methodology for product development
  • Proven ability and desire to deliver projects on time with high quality
  • Able to cope with and thrive in fast paced, dynamic work environment with evolving project requirements
  • If you are an expert in Java/Java EE and willing to learn Ruby-on-Rails we'll be happy to train you
  • Computer Science or equivalent engineering degree. MS preferred 


Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Web 2.0 technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX
    • JavaScript frameworks:  JQuery, backbone.js
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages e.g. Java, C++, Python
  • Experience with cloud technologies e.g. Amazon AWS
  • Exposure to NoSQL databases (e.g. HBase)
  • Experience with horizontally scaling web applications (HAProxy, Unicorn) 


Benefits and Perks

  • Collaborative, close-knit environment in Palo Alto
  • Working with a really smart and fun group of people on solving BIG problems for a GIGANTIC industry
  • Competitive salary with equity
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance (PPO, HMO options)
  • 401(k) and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Choice of your computer (Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux, Windows)
  • Flexible hours
  • Easy parking
  • Catered team lunch three times a week
  • H-1B visa transfers welcome
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