Staff Software Engineer - Ruby/RoR

At Housecall Pro
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on August 20th

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Why Housecall Pro?
  • Housecall Pro is a mission-driven company - we champion the Service Pro to success. 
  • We are tackling a large market ($700b+) generally underserved by technology and unencumbered by a dominant competitor. 
  • Competitive compensation and benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employee assistance program, 401K) that start on day 1.
  • Our passionate employees bring their authentic selves to work. Housecall Pro employees are encouraged to create employee resource groups to make the world better (think volunteering and philanthropy).
  • Equity in a growth stage startup backed by top-tier VCs.
  • Paid holidays and self-managed take-it-as-you-need-it paid time off.
  • Opportunity to come onboard with a team that is experiencing high growth with ability to explore different career paths.

The role: Staff Software Engineer - Ruby/RoR
Your primary focus will be to work directly with the product management team to conceive, develop, and refine our core web applications and deliver outstanding experiences and value to our customers. You will work in an iterative, data driven environment to refine the application. Your leadership skills will be important in mentoring junior teammates, leading a team and conducting rigorous code reviews across the teams you work with. A strong commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential. Your customer-centric focus is critical for our and our customers’ success.

What you'll be doing
  • Design, develop and deploy features for Housecall Pro’s core Ruby/RoR applications
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Work with product management to refine initial concepts features that deliver customer delight
  • Build and execute a high velocity of smart, highly performant server side A/B tests to increase business metrics
  • Understand clear sub-system boundaries, and make recommendations on where functionality belongs across different sub-systems
  • Develop and maintain code quality standards and enforce them across the team
  • Continually introduce architectural improvements and refactorings to the code baseline
  • Write automated tests at the appropriate architectural level
  • Conduct code reviews and architectural reviews for features developed by other members of the team
  • Lead feature teams in their weekly iterations
  • Maintain and improve our continuous integration and development environments

Core qualifications
  • Ability to work at a fast pace with a drive to quickly deliver value to our customers
  • BS, MS or Ph.D in a computer science / computer engineering program
  • 4 - 10 years industry experience developing commercial Ruby/RoR applications
  • 2 - 4 years experience leading teams and performing code reviews
  • Advanced knowledge of Ruby/RoR
  • Strong architectural ability within Ruby/RoR
  • Can communicate and work independently with non-technical stakeholders to see through large epics
  • Depth of understanding and teaching ability in clean code, refactoring, and test-driven development
  • Familiarity with ReSTful APIs used to connect our Android, iOS, and Javascript applications to the web application
  • Strong understanding of underlying systems architecture
  • Independently gain knowledge and opinions on multiple systems
  • Researches and assesses current and new technologies
  • Experience with performance and memory tuning with tools 
  • Strong proficiency with continuous integration/continuous deployment

Founded in 2013, Housecall Pro has become the leader in the field service management software space. We are committed to improving home service professionals’ business by providing solutions that support their success by delivering software that includes scheduling, dispatching, job management, invoicing, payment processing, and marketing. With over 200 employees in the US and over $50M raised in venture capital, we are growing our organization commensurate with our business opportunity and expect significant headcount growth in 2021. 

Housecall Pro celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees with equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Housecall Pro is an equal opportunity employer; committed to an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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