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Senior/Principal Ruby on Rails Engineer

Cambridge, MA
One of Boston area's fastest growing, VC-backed, tech companies is looking for a Senior-level Ruby on Rails Engineer to plan, direct and participate in the development, deployment, and maintenance of our client-facing web applications across desktop and mobile platforms. We're an industry affiliated partner of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). 
 
You will be charged with helping to guide our core product architecture by translating business needs into application technology strategies. A key responsibility of this role is the evaluation, selection, and integration of reusable frameworks, services, and application interfaces. You will be a decision maker on what frameworks we use (we currently use Rails), how we build and test web applications, and ultimately influence what web app development looks like in the future. You will be a coach and mentor for developers at all levels, participating in code reviews and facilitating design discussions.
 
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years of Ruby on Rails experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and associated frameworks
  • Ability to articulate engineering design strategies related to scalability, performance, security, usability and development platforms
  • Communicates and enforces best practice coding standards to maintain high code quality
  • Assists team members by reviewing code and providing suggestions
  • Collaborates with teammates to deliver in an agile fashion.
  • Mentors others in the team and actively cross-trains to learn and disseminate knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to articulate engineering design strategies related to scalability, performance, security, usability and development platforms
  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles
  • Familiarity with MVC and Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • Experience implementing responsive, content-driven designs
  • Moderate to Expert-level experience with Sass or Less
  • Experience in Git or a similar version control system
  • Has solid CS skills, but also knows when to be pragmatic
  • Experience in architecting front-end, middle and back-end tiers for high volume websites
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