Ruby on Rails Developer

Bloomberg BNA - Arlington, VA (30+ days ago)



Bloomberg BNA provides legal, tax and compliance professionals with critical information, practical guidance and workflow solutions. We leverage leading technology and a global network of experts to deliver a unique combination of news and authoritative analysis, comprehensive research solutions, innovative practice tools, and proprietary business data and analytics. Bloomberg BNA is an affiliate of Bloomberg L.P., the global business, financial information and news leader.

Bloomberg BNA seeks a Web Applications Architect to be responsible for business analysis, application design, development, integration and delivery and application maintenance and support. Individuals in this position must be a self-directed professional, who will also bring leadership skills and quickly learn new technologies and programming languages.


  • Propose, develop and support world-class customer facing web applications using a range of technologies.
  • Participate in the analysis of system and business requirements to provide hands-on solutions to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.
  • Deliver high-quality code by defining and deploying best practices in unit testing and regression and testing frameworks.
  • Perform integration and testing of software components across an entire team, as needed.
  • Serve as the scrum master for a cross-disciplinary team on an as needed basis.
  • Responsible for the delivery of discreet products and components, marshalling resources across a matrixed organization.
  • Communicate with the Product Management and development teams to raise issues and identify potential barriers in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping.
  • Responsible for protecting our customers and brand by writing secure-by-design code.
  • Lead, supervise, mentor, and train other team members in order to develop a strong, best-in-class development bench.
  • Direct the work of and provides technical guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Participate in recruiting, hiring, onboarding and performance management of new team members.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


5+ years’ experience as a software engineer or architect for web applications; 3+ years’ experience developing web applications in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment with Object Oriented languages (Ruby on Rails, Java, etc.); experience using a variety of languages and technologies to develop web solutions; experience working in an iterative or agile development environment, preferably Scrum; demonstrated commitment to high quality user facing and back end code that is usable, maintainable and well thought out; strong track record of establishing best practices in software architecture and development; experience developing applications using SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) interfaces and architectures such as REST; strong record of project execution and completion with experience using Scrum and agile development practices; excel at working with multidisciplinary teams to develop great user experiences; ability to work with and mentor other developers and lead by example to develop highly proficient and productive teams; must be a self-directed and highly motivated individual who embraces modification of their work based on customer feedback and other business factors; works closely with designers and other developers in a tightly knit, agile team; ability to work both independently and collaboratively across team and organizational boundaries; displays enthusiasm for the challenge of pushing the limits of the web platform to deliver disruptive, innovative solutions to the world that will delight our customers; must be focused on front-loading quality into the development process, ensuring that quality tests are not failing; familiarity with new and emerging technologies across the full stack; familiarity with web application security topics such as SAML, AD, and SSL; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to interact with all levels of employees and customers throughout the organization; ability to travel, as required, to meet with stakeholders; willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $120,000.00 to $140,000.00 /year


  • Arlington, VA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)