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Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (REMOTE)

Company: Planet Argon
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Before our clients hire us, they've often already invested a lot of time, energy, and money into having custom web applications developed to help them solve tough business challenges. They come to us looking for a team to provide dependable support and maintenance of their existing Ruby on Rails (and a handful of React) apps. We do this in the form of recurring retainers where we take care of small feature updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, chipping away at their technical debt, and helping them experiment as they navigate forward as a business.This model means we rarely spin up brand new web applications for clients. It also means we get to build lasting partnerships and influence how companies plan for the life of their web applications.So, if you're the type of developer that really enjoys building shiny new things or pitching entire app rewrites, this probably isn't the position for you. However, if you're the type of developer that enjoys jumping into the deep end of complex projects, helping iterate and improve software, taking responsibility, and being given opportunities to help lead projects, we should talk.A Few Fun Facts About Planet ArgonWe've been specializing in Ruby / Ruby on Rails since 2005. Oh My Zsh was created at Planet Argon.We host the Maintainable Software PodcastLearn more about Planet ArgonThe RoleAs a senior developer, you'll be expected to mentor more junior level devs, lead meetings with clients, help evaluate potential new hires, and contribute to our blog or be a guest on our podcast. You'll also:Participate in short daily stand-ups to outline what you completed yesterday and are aiming to accomplish todaySwitch between 2 - 3 client projects/weekKeep an eye out for your teammates by being available to answer questions and pair programWrap your head around a number client projects and their business goalsPartner up with your project manager to figure out how to best prioritize your work for the coming weekHelp your team members plan how to approach technical problems, estimate tickets, write tests, and fix bugsDocument the tricks and lessons you learn to share with the dev community on our blogAsk clients for clarification on requirements that you aren't sure you understandBe an advocate for the long-term health and maintainability of our client's projectsSay, 'I don't know yet, but I'll help figure it out!' Improve the overall test coverage of our client projectsPerform code reviews on your teammate's pull requestsTake advantage of our flextime scheduling to swing by the gym, go for a run, or sit in the park with a bookDeploy code to staging and production environmentsNotice inefficiencies in our existing processes and taking note to raise then at our next team meetingCarve out a little time each week to try out some new toolsShare useful links with your peers in SlackHelp us become a better version of ourselves than we were yesterdayRequirementsThe ideal candidate has: 5+ years of experience with Ruby on RailsAbility to clearly and competently convey your thoughts and ideas verbally and in emails, JIRA tickets, and Slack messagesExperience collaborating with clients, stakeholders, and decision makersDeep understanding of how SQL databases work and how to navigate them Comfortable with an Apple Mac environment (maybe you even like to dabble with Linux?)Proficient in Git and able to help others with rebasing, merge conflicts, etc.Experience writing automated tests for Ruby on Rails appsUsing Capistrano, Git, etc., to handle Rails deploymentsExperience leading workshops or client presentationsKnowledge of HTML and understanding of CSS/SassExperience with AWS and HerokuExperience with JavaScript frameworks like React, Ember, Angular, and/or Backbone.Knowledge of software design patterns and experience with implementationMost importantly, we're looking for developers that embody our core values: PROACTIVE - We actively seek opportunities to improve our client's products, our processes, and our abilities. CURIOUS - A natural curiosity for the undiscovered results in remarkable work for our clients - and stronger connections for our team. We ask questions, learn, and aren't afraid to fail. DEPENDABLE - We are invested in our work. We manage expectations. We support our clients and teammates. We hold ourselves, our teammates, and our clients accountable. VERSATILE - We readily adapt to change and encourage innovation because our team and work are transparent and flexible. DELIGHTFUL - We choose to set a mindful, positive tone that allows everyone to flourish.Responses from freelancers, design studios or recruiters offering their services will be ignored.BenefitsNew hires are immediately eligible to receive the following benefits:Health, Dental & Vision insurance (Planet Argon pays 80% of premium)7 paid Company holidays each calendar yearPaid vacation time that would be earned during the first 90 days of employmentAfter 90 days of employment, you will also be eligible to receive these additional benefits:Full availability of paid vacation that increases with your length of employment5 days of sick time each calendar yearSIMPLE IRA with 3% of employee salary match;Family Leave policyHealth & Wellness ProgramHome Office Furniture StipendHome Internet Connection paymentsShort-Term DisabilityBasic Life InsuranceCharity MatchingParticipation in our flexible work time policiesThe salary for this position is capped at $130,000/year.We will perform background checks and request professional references from finalist candidates.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability Jobble

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