Junior Software Engineers – Ruby on Rails

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Company: Smith & Keller
Location: New York City, NY
Date Posted: April 6, 2015
Source: Smith & Keller INC
Junior Software Engineers – Ruby on Rails

December 23rd, 2014|Manhattan | Ruby

Smith & Keller is hiring for Junior Software Engineers who are working with Ruby on Rails.  Eager for a unique opportunity where you will not only continue to improve your development skills but also be a part of engineering a technically challenging and impactful product? Hungry for the opportunity share your ideas in an open environment and be inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of others? Our engineering environment is a collaborative space where ideas for product improvements and contributions aren’t just welcomed and encouraged, but expected.

Our client makes meaningful software, entrusted with protecting the world’s data. We work on cutting edge technology to handle data and communication from desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from around the globe.

In addition to the contributions you will make to our products, our client is serious about nurturing and contributing to the local technology community. We host and sponsor numerous technology user groups and are actively involved in technology-focused community service.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING with Ruby on Rails
As a Ruby Developer you will work on enhancements and expansion of current products as well as participate in the development of new products and technologies.

Junior level developers will have both code and skills challenged and will grow and learn daily.  An incredible opportunity to grow your skills and experience in parallel with the company’s explosive growth. Senior level developers will provide leadership by solving complex problems with elegant solutions as well as mentoring junior engineers.

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Working closely with front-end developers and product managers on the enhancement and development of products in Ruby on Rails
Actively contributing ideas for product improvements and solutions to technology challenges
Showing a passion for continued learning, staying abreast of new technology and trends
Delivering clean code supporting consistent user experience and product quality

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Ruby on Rails development skills plus experience in two of the following: C++, C#, Python, Java, Groovy, or other language
Junior-level: 0-3 years of experience in web development and Rails
Senior-level: 3+ years of experience as a Rails developer, or 5+ as a software engineer
Comfortable working in an agile environment: We do sprint planning meetings, estimation, burndown charts etc), rapid releases
Passion for developing clean, well-tested code, and aggressive refactoring
Experience maintaining and configuring apps running Apache/nginx/Passenger, mongrel, Redis/Resque
Experience with BDD in Ruby/Rails (test::unit, rspec, cucumber, etc)
Ability to guide and mentor junior developers
Experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc
Meeting with stakeholders and planning & prioritizing features
Experience profiling code, making tests faster
Planning & coordinating software releases
letter when you contact us.

If you contribute to open source; make sure to include your github/bitbucket profile and/or google code projects.
Backbone or other client-side JS MVC
Experience with PostGIS/geospatial data
Experience with puppet/chef
Experience deploying apps with JRuby
Experience with mobile web development (responsive designs etc)

Ruby on Rails

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