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Lead Software Engineer- Ruby on Rails

Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/10/2018 Job ID: RORLEAD Areas of Expertise: Technical Pay Rate: 110-120k

Direct Hire

NO C2C rates

Email kayo@css-tec.com

  • Our client is looking for someone who will be the technical “go to” for the other Software Engineers.  Want someone who the other Engineers can go to for questions, code reviews, best practices.
  • This individual doesn’t need to have lead or management experience, but be ready to take that step
  • There are currently 5 other Software Engineers, but that could be increasing to 7 or 8
  • The technology they are using:
    • Ruby on Rails- main platform- really important- they are in the process of upgrading to the latest version
    • Google Cloud
    • Kubernetes Containers-  If they have Docker experience instead, that is fine.
    • React JS- They are moving away from Angular JS, but if someone only has Angular, that’s fine
    • Elixir-nice to have, not mandatory
  • Need someone who is a problem solver
  • Ability to do code reviews
  • Looking for someone who has the ability to see the big picture and how the pieces fit together.
  • Must have outstanding communication skills- this person will be interacting with the business and other IT Teams
  • Ideally the Manager would like someone who has strong experience on the Data side of things specifically with Data Structures

Lead Software Engineer

 

Position Summary:

  • Our engineering team is friendly and highly collaborative, so we want you to be too. We like reasonable, opinionated people and expect friendly sparing about best coding practices in meetings and around the office. All voices are heard, but loyalty to decisions is expected. Our working environment is fun, caring, and relaxed while our work is passionate, serious, and professional.
  • The Lead Software Engineer position is an opportunity to make a vast impact by simplifying the tasks of co-workers continually and by aiding the needs of people across the country systematically.
  • This is a senior position within our Engineering department. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate ways they have mentored other engineers and architected solutions to complex problems. We are looking for an experienced engineer who can share this knowledge effectively with others.
  • The Lead Software Engineer will report to the Director of Software Engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively seek out and complete features in a reasonably scheduled time;
  • Pair with other developers to troubleshoot, refactor, and help/learn;
  • Provide constructive code reviews of pull requests;
  • Write effective tests proving accuracy of code;
  • Communicate to fellow team members the reasons why choosing approaches to solutions.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years developing browser-based software applications;
  • Familiarity with data engineering and backend data processing;
  • Developed mastery with Ruby on Rails and React/Angular JavaScript frameworks (an example project at home is all that is needed);
  • Proficiency in another programming languages a plus, like Python, Elixir, or Go;
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills, a detail-oriented personality, a collaborative spirit, and a love for technology that will ultimately impact the lives of others;
  • Experience in other aspects of web development like graphics, video, writing, server admin, database optimization, and or deployment automation is a plus.
  • Comfortable working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and understand different services that GCP offers.
  • College degree – especially in a CS-related field is a plus.

 

 

 

Kay Odenwelder
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Kay has been working at CSS for over 19 years. She specializes in placing Technical Professionals in Direct Hire, Contract to Hire and Contract opportunities.
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