Sr. Ruby Developer - Remote

At Realogy
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on October 22nd

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We are looking for a new teammate to join us:
You'll collaborate to build, maintain and streamline the client-facing part of our large application. Among other responsibilities, you'll get to design animations and widgets, implement core third-party plugins, optimize our website, as well as refine and redesign our search functionality. You'll have both the opportunity and the independence to tackle all kinds of challenges: some days you'll work on refactoring a legacy part of the app to make it do something new, and on others, you'll build a brand new greenfield feature.
We've had remote developers since 2011, and our entire team has been fully remote for several years. We are seasoned veterans of working with a distributed team, across multiple time zones.

About You:
  • You are very experienced with Ruby on Rails but also a real generalist
  • You have enough full stack chops to lead a team that includes front end and ops expertise.
  • Experience with Varnish, AWS, iOS and Android apps is a plus.
  • You have experience architecting, building, and maintaining reliable web applications that serve hundreds of requests per second.
  • You care about maintaining a clean, readable, well tested codebase.
  • We work extensively with Ruby, Rails, Postgres, React, Varnish, and Sass. You have experience with most of these technologies, and are eager to learn new ones.
  • You communicate well and collaborate with the whole team, be it to clarify product specifications or work through tough code problems.
  • You enjoy mentoring fellow team members in areas where you have expertise – and graciously accept mentorship in areas where you have an opportunity to grow.
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills, including a track record of coaching and mentorship.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to present a technology vision
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Prefer technical visionary experience for a startup
  • Data-driven and able to identify insights that will influence future decisions
  • Have a proven understanding of best engineering practices for the full software development life cycle (SDLC) in a small, agile organization, including coding standards, code review, source control, build, test, deploy, and operations
  • An effective leader and team-player who knows how to hire and manage the right engineering talent

About Us:
Founded in 2006, Estately is a small team originally based out of Seattle, Washington. Through our website, iOS and Android apps, we offer online home search via Multiple Listing Services around the United States and connect people to real estate agents. In 2018 Estately became part of Realogy, one of the largest residential real estate companies in the United States.
  • We're focused on opening up the old school real estate world.
  • Our goal is to build the best place for people to browse, shop for, and buy homes.
  • We employ an iterative approach to building products and deploy multiple times a day.
  • We have a big vision.
  • We believe in hiring smart people and giving them the support and flexibility to succeed.
  • We are a 100% distributed, remote team.

We're looking to hire the best people wherever they are in the world. You should be awesome at working remotely and available to join our daily standup at 9:30 am PST.

Our Hiring Process
We believe in collaborative interviews where we work with you to solve realistic problems. We interview for practical skills in a one-on-one setting, and strive to use your preferred editor and tools whenever possible. Great candidates don’t usually write code on white boards, or implement basic data structures from scratch, so we won’t ask you to do that. We want our recruiting process to be transparent to you. It roughly consists of the following steps:

An initial call between you and a member of our team
  • We'll tell you more about the work that you'd be doing, and why we think Estately is a great place to work. You'll have the opportunity to ask us lots of questions, too. We'll ask you about your experience and some technical questions, mostly to get a feel for where you're at as we move forward with the process.
Individual Exercise
  • We have a few practical challenges to assess technical knowledge. Over the course of a few hours, you'll be fixing a bug in our app (that we've previously fixed), so we can see how you approach solving a realistic problem.
Pairing on a Few Potential Features
  • During the pairing exercises you'll pair with one of our developers to implement an (existing) feature in the app. This will take a couple hours or so, and will mostly consist of discussion about the approach, with some coding in the midst of it.
Discussion with representatives from our Product and Design teams
  • As a small team, all of our developers work very closely with product and design. These short sessions will give you a chance to meet and speak with the product and design folks that you would be working with on a regular basis.

Estately seeks to increase the ratio of women and underrepresented minorities in software engineering and development, we encourage women and people from underrepresented groups to apply for this position.
Estately is striving to be a diverse team, made of and built by people with different backgrounds and lifestyles. We don't discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, religion, color, or any other group.

This position can be performed anywhere except Colorado.
Remote working requires 50 MB download and 7 MB upload internet speed.

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