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Remote Ruby on Rails API Developer


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Skill Set


Backend Programming

Job Details

Time zones: EST (UTC -5), CST (UTC -6), MST (UTC -7), PST (UTC -8), AKST (UTC -9), HST (UTC -10)

We're seeking a back-end developer to assist with the buildout of a Ruby on Rails API-only application. Our ideal candidate has experience building products across the stack and a firm understanding of Ruby on Rails, APIs, and databases.

  • Spin up a new Ruby on Rails API-only project that utilizes an existing database schema
  • Develop REST API endpoints that will serve as the back-end for a newly built Next.js app
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design
  • Write tests corresponding to the newly built endpoints
  • Collaborate via Slack and weekly video calls
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with Ruby and RoR
  • Experience with hosting platforms like AWS, Heroku or DigitalOcean
  • Knowledge of at least one MVC framework
  • High level understanding of Next.js and React
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Unit/integration testing experience
  • Understanding Docker from a developer standpoint
  • Work up to 20 hours per week