Senior Back End Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Job Responsibilities:
• Be a sounding board for the senior software engineers and leaders – communicate, discover and build solutions together with other team members.
• Be a team player in the Back End (Ruby on Rails) team.
• Learn and grow from team members on maintainable and efficient codes.
• Code, test and document each deliverable according to the practice of the organization’s Software Development framework.
• Mentor junior team members and consult others when necessary.
• Continuously find creative ways of working in delivering better efficiency.
• This role will entail building awesome back end products with great product quality. You will work closely with the Product Engineering team members to achieve the above goals. The right candidate should be a techie at heart, willing to learn & open to feedback and have an unruly desire to innovate.
• Mentor, Grow and Progress as a Back End Engineer (Ruby on Rails)
• Work with the current Ruby on Rails platform as well as explore other potential technologies when needed.
• Assess and define technical solutions and guide the engineering team on implementation.
• Write clean, maintainable and efficient code.
• Create REST APIs for iOS, Android as well as external services to integrate with.
• Develop, maintain and enhance technical documentation.
• Consult experts when necessary.
• Architect technical system with the help of senior members.
• Mentor junior developers to grow and build great products.
• Review code in close detail, provide improvement guidance and insights.
• Improve our inhouse code base.
• Consistently improve the code quality and build releases
• Nurture and enforce best and appropriate technical practices.
• Push for automation or efficient methods and tools to achieve technical excellence.
• Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into design and overall architecture.
• Build automated unit, integration and system tests for the platform.
• Effectively structure data for scale.
• Have awareness of the broader product strategy and contribute to it.
• Identifying bottlenecks and optimizing solutions to these problems.
• Analyze codes and refactor inefficiencies to ensure highly performing codes.

Requirements:
• At least 5 years of web development experience.
• Strong understanding of OOP design patterns.
• Strong knowledge in HTML, CSS, Javascript, MVC frameworks.
• Can contribute to a project with only a small amount of supervision.
• Can be relied on to make the right decisions in the implementation.
• Architect technical system with the help of senior members.
• Able to guide junior members.
• Able to reliably estimate the time needed for tasks.
• Able to develop test cases independently – BDD and TDD.
• Seek to learn new technologies that can be useful for the team and the product and keep him/herself up to date.
• Great communication skills with the ability to share knowledge with other developers.
• Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git and Github.
• You have a strong knowledge working with SQL such as PostgreSQL.
• Familiarity with NoSQL Architecture is an added advantage.
• Understanding of caching strategies and cloud architecture.
• The ability to evaluate matters with a critical mind and think modularly.
• Experience with Agile development workflows is a plus.
• Takes ownership of quality and usability of code, and has the ability to improve it every time you revisit it.
• Able to effectively structure data for scale.

Note: Interested Candidates can send CVs to: valerie.atkinson@vawso.com

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