Rails Developer (Contract)

 
We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer who will be responsible for multiple areas of our application including but not limited to our global language architecture and the APIs that support integration with third-party applications. 
 
The role is for an independent contractor and will be undertaken remotely. Candidates based in any location will be considered. 
 
The primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by co-workers and third parties into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.
 

Responsibilities

  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Integration of data storage solutions
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

Skills

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as RSpec and Resque
  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessor
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Able to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
 

Education

Fluency in English
Bachelor’s Degree