Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

At Surprise.com
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote (with restrictions)

Posted on October 17th

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Surprise.com is on a mission to help people make a positive impact on themselves, their teams, and their communities. Our flagship product, Surprise for Teams™, is the world’s first and only SuccessOS™. Surprise for Teams makes it fun and irresistible to perform better, which creates a positive, long-lasting impact on people and their organizations.

We are currently looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer to join our development team in Los Angeles and help us continue delivering a world-class product to our users. Led at the top by former engineers, we maintain rigorous standards of technical excellence.

If you're the kind of engineer who loves a challenge – who can't leave a problem unsolved – then this is the role for you!

What will you be doing?
  • Making our product better, stronger, faster;
  • Implementing new features in partnership with our Product Department;
  • Tuning the application to make it more performant and scalable;
  • Innovating lightweight, robust, platform-agnostic RESTful APIs;
  • Designing an easy-to-maintain, easy-to-extend back end infrastructure;
  • Shipping the best code you can and helping other developers through code review and mentorship

What are we looking for?
  • 5+ years of Rails development;
  • A BS or higher in a technical field (Computer Science, Math, Physics, etc.);
  • Experience in developing API-only applications;
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby 2.6+, Rails 5-6;
  • Relational DB’s (preferably PostgreSQL);
  • Background processing (Sidekiq), Redis;
  • Experience in leading at least 1 pod of engineers before;
  • Track record of making all local technical and architecture decisions;
  • Track record of building a strong local engineering culture and holding everyone accountable;
  • Extensive experience doing code reviews and coaching more junior developers;
  • Experience in high-velocity feature development focused projects before (b2b, b2c)

What skills will come in handy?
  • Experience contributing along the full web stack (Rails, Postgres, Javascript, HTML, CSS);
  • An interest in collecting data from disparate sources, whether via APIs or other means;
  • Experience working within a geographically dispersed team;
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly manage conflicting priorities;
  • High-bandwidth, high-energy, competitive, and creative individual;
  • Driven to outperform; dedicated to self-improvement

Benefits
  • A team of extraordinary people, working hard to better themselves and further our mission;
  • Competitive compensation and equity;
  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision;
  • And, of course, we get Surprises internally!

Sponsorship
At this time, Surprise is unable to process work authorization or visa requests. We hope to do so in the very near future. Applicants to Surprise need to be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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