Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

At The Environmental Working Group
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on September 17th

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a national, non-partisan organization that uses the power of information to protect the environment and human health. EWG seeks a detail-oriented, creative, deadline-driven applications engineer to assist with development of several of our web sites which include EWG, Skin Deep©, Healthy Living Cleaning Guide, and Food Scores.  This person will also support the Healthy Living team with our EWG Verified™ program.

The Senior Ruby on Rails engineer will take responsibility for programming and implementing features within an existing Rails app.

This person will ensure projects are completed according to established timelines with creativity and professionalism. Experience with Ruby, Rails, and version control is required. 

This person will lead collaboration with project leads, scientists, analysts, and other developers to develop innovative solutions that help further EWG’s mission.

Minimum five years of recent experience building and maintaining web-based software systems at scale, specifically Ruby on Rails.
Experience integrating with third-party (APIs) and/or contributing to Machine Learning algorithms.
Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms.
Experience using version control software as part of a team.
Experience with PHP a plus.
Experience with cloud technologies.  AWS experience a plus.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills

Location:  Washington, DC office
Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. EWG offers fully-paid, excellent health care, paid parental leave, opportunities for remote work, plus tax-deferred 403(b) plan. It’s a casual, growing office with 50+ engaging co-workers and donuts on Fridays.

How to Apply: 
Please send resume, cover letter, salary history, and sample URLs to Brett Dorow at  This position will be open until it is filled

EWG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
EWG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to foster a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. EWG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, matriculation or political affiliation, or any other protected class recognized in any of the jurisdictions where EWG has offices or employees working remotely. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation and promotion.

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