Lead Software Engineer (Rails)

At Procare Solutions
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Partial Remote (with restrictions)

Posted on November 29th

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About Procare

Our mission is to simplify childcare operations and create meaningful connections by providing technology, expertise, and unparalleled service. Procare Solutions is the number 1 name in childcare software – used by more than 30,000 childcare businesses across the country. For over 30 years, childcare professionals have looked to Procare to provide real-time information for making critical decisions, maintaining compliance with local and state regulations, and adhering to business best practices. We make childcare management run smoothly so that our customers can spend more time focusing on the kids, not back-office administrative duties.

A Little About the RoleAs a Lead Software Engineer on our team you will help build, maintain, and direct a best-in-class SaaS web and mobile solution. We have built a solution which enables childcare organizations to efficiently and intuitively manage their business, so they can focus on the children. The demands for these organizations are high and you will be a part in helping our customers easily manage their growing business complexity by making their daily demands simple to navigate. This includes features to enable communication with teachers, parents and leads; tracking and recording daily activities for children, staff schedules and payroll as well as customer billing to name a few. You’ll be a key member of our growing engineering team while we expand on existing features and deliver new functionality. This role may be focused on feature delivery or developer enablement depending on the candidate’s area of interest. Our fast-paced, agile environment uses modern technologies where you will help optimize our code and cloud infrastructure for stability and performance. We value self-starters with the ability to communicate ideas effectively and contribute to our culture of respect, dedication, and fun. Clean code, principles over dogma, and balancing the pull between practical vs perfect solutions round out the qualities we seek and value.

What You Will Do

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering
  • Architect, design, develop, and deploy features across the tech stack
  • Direct the work of a focused engineering scrum team / pod
  • Coach other members of the engineering team on best practices
  • Write performant, maintainable code while iterating and shipping rapidly
  • Ensure appropriate automated test coverage for optimal product reliability and release velocity
  • Refactor existing Ruby or JavaScript code to improve code maintainability and efficiency
  • Develop and document REST APIs
  • Improve the performance of existing systems
  • Configure monitoring and alerting systems
  • Contribute to improving and enforcing development, Agile, and CI delivery best practices
  • Present new ideas and respectfully debate those ideas with the team

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • 8+ years of experience building web and SaaS based applications
  • Expertise with Ruby on Rails (RoR) and excitement about dabbling in other frameworks and technologies
  • A keen eye for good RESTful API design, scalability, and/or microservice architecture
  • Strong experience with JavaScript frameworks (React specifically a plus)
  • Strong AWS experience a plus and experience with cloud-native software delivery (including containerization)
  • Strong knowledge of Git and branching models in a collaborative coding environment
  • Experience with CI/CD and build pipelines across multiple environments
  • Communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of working successfully across engineering, design and product
  • Experience with Agile processes in a structured setting (Scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Experience using data for decision-making related to team and system performance, relying heavily on telemetry and monitoring
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • BS in Computer Science or related experience

Why Procare?

  • Excellent comprehensive benefits packages for full-time employees, including: medical, dental, & vision plans- choose the plan best for you
  • HSA option with employer contributions of $50/mo
  • Medical, Dependent Care, and Transportation FSA Plans
  • Company-paid Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Vacation time, holidays, sick days, volunteer & personal days, including a mental health day a year
  • 401K Plan with employer match and immediate vesting
  • RTD ECO-Pass for all Denver employees
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $2,000/year
  • Casual workplace environment
  • Prime downtown location close to restaurants and entertainment
  • Promote from within

$140,000 - $160,000 DOE


This position is based in our Denver office. We are currently in a flexible hybrid in-office/remote working model based on local COVID-19 health regulations and business needs. Candidates must be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine or have a medical exemption or religious accommodation. Candidates must be willing and able to work from our Denver office a few days a week.

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