Lead Back End Engineer (Rails)

Company: Fountain
Location: San Francisco , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 15.NOV.2017

Summary

Job Description About the role: Fountain is looking for a Lead Engineer who cares about solving the inefficiencies in the modern workforce...

Description

Job Description

About the role:

Fountain is looking for a Lead Engineer who cares about solving the inefficiencies in the modern workforce and is excited about breaking the status quo of an old, static industry. We're looking to bring on our first engineering hires to help us scale to every serious hourly-work employer in the world - and you'll be leading that team.

Responsibilities:

You'll be on the front-lines of building a product that thousands of applicants touch each day and working with a top-notch team. As we scale, your frameworks will dictate how our engineering team operates at 10 and 100 people.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of industry experience working with Ruby on Rails.

  • Good knowledge of object-oriented patterns in Ruby - we think it is crucial to apply proper object-oriented principles to grow the application.

  • Some JavaScript knowledge for enabling our user interfaces - we need at least basic knowledge with jQuery experience. Ideally, you would prefer (and know a little bit of) React.

  • Solid understanding of Agile development practices and Lean Software Development principles. You should be very efficient at understanding different use cases, prioritizing tasks, working with Git and implementing the GitHub flow. We ship new releases every day.

  • You are proficient enough to optimize relational databases (PostgreSQL 9.4+), using noSQL databases (we use Redis and ElasticSearch), and scale the application (we use Heroku). Good ElasticSearch knowledge and experiece with maintaining performant PostgreSQL databases is a huge plus.

  • Not afraid of taking risks, and vested in making our business a success, together.
    Comfortable leading a team. You will be immediately responsible for helping us hire 3 additional engineers and building a team around you.

Nice to Have:

  • Open source contributions (please send a link to your GitHub profile)

  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks. React.js would be a huge plus

  • Experience with highly performant PostgreSQL databases or experience with ElasticSearch

  • Interest in working with large amounts of data and machine learning

  • Experience leading a small team of engineers

  • Experience hiring engineers

 
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