Front End Developer - Ruby on Rails

Company: Fast Switch, Ltd.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 14.JUN.2019
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Job ID: 52121 Our client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking a Front End Developer. We're looking for a talented developer to join our team...


Job ID: 52121

Our client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking a Front End Developer.
We're looking for a talented developer to join our team to promote public safety through the use of our Background Record Check (BRC) platform. The right candidate will be someone who loves building software, loves our mission, and wants to make a real impact on the development of products that help people.
The front-end developer position will work with a cross-functional team to develop, enhance and maintain HTML/CSS/JS across a suite of applications. Familiarity with front-end best practices, ADA compliance, responsive layout, Bootstrap, SASS/LESS, and javascript are required. Day-to-day tasks will include working with engineering team for developing and testing responsive screens, working with ADA consultants on ensuring site is accessible, and architecting CSS and markup for readability and extensibility.
Tasks and Deliverables:
Develops work flow diagrams, data flow diagrams and data mapping documents. Creates functional specifications, designs, and wireframes from business requirements used to develop software applications.

  1. Codes application elements using Ruby on Rails, CSS/SCSS/HTML, and HTML5 and checks all code in/out of a central repository to ensure code integrity and version control.
  2. Writes well-tested Ruby code to develop new applications, fix bugs, and create new enhancements in existing or new web applications.
  3. Creates normalized data models and schemas based on analyzing business processes and legacy data.
  4. Configures and deploys multi-tiered cloud-based application infrastructure.
  5. Configures and deploys continuous integration service to ensure rapid deployment of tested features.
  6. Works with web administrator for all web application releases and product integration.
  7. Provides quality control/assurance to systems and programming activities including determining root cause of form/feature failure, taking corrective actions, coordinating testing, and implementing changes.
  8. Work with End Users to conduct prototype and pilot reviews to ensure functionality before full implementation.
  9. Works with QA, and other IT staff, as warranted to expedite software fixes that affect production, data quality, and access.
  10. Conducts code review of 3rd party vendor code and enforces the client's standards.
  11. Conducts thorough research of existing and emerging technologies.
  12. Communicates effectively and work with stakeholders, technical support staff, and project teams.
  13. Experience building complex, algorithm-driven back-end services and leveraging multiple repository technologies
  14. Experience designing and implementing elegant and robust web service APIs
  15. Demonstrate competence with modern front-end toolkits, such as backbone, angular, ember, or react
Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas. We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting. Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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