Mid-Senior Rails Engineer

Location: Remote - Same Timezone
Type: Contract
Posted: 17.MAR.2022

Summary

We’re a small consultancy that has been steadily growing, and we need another engineer to help us on one of our projects.

Description

Hey! We're Room 118 Solutions, a small web application consultancy specializing in Ruby on Rails application development. We’ve been steadily growing, and we need another engineer to help us on one of our projects. We currently need around 30 hours of work per month on an internal application for one of our clients.  


The Project

  • Ruby 3.0 / Rails 6.1

  • RSpec / Capybara

  • PostgreSQL

  • Some Coffeescript in maintenance mode

  • Sass

  • Git(hub)


Location

We work remotely, and don't have an office, but we're based in the NYC area. We're not very picky on how or when or where you get your work done. Want to work from Tahiti on Wednesday? No problem. Prefer working nights? That's cool. We just ask that we have some overlap in our work days (we're on Eastern time) to touch base. 


You

We're looking for a US-based* mid-senior level engineer. We’ve left this open because everyone defines themselves a little differently.  You just need to be comfortable diving into an application that has been under development for over 10 years and is heavily domain-specific.  Our workflow is to assign you a few features to work on each month, then stay off your back unless you need us — we’re always available for guidance and mentorship if that’s something you need or want.  We're also open to new ideas and technologies, so you will have a lot of influence over our projects. If you've ever felt unheard or like a grunt programmer at your old gigs, you'll love working with us.


* Note that we are currently unable to hire California-based contractors.


If you have more availability beyond what’s needed for this project, we also expect to have more work on other projects in the coming months.  All of our projects are on a similar stack as this one.


Are you interested in joining our team? Here’s what we need from you:

  • A résumé if you have a current one, but don't bother writing one if you don't. A brief informal employment history is just as good.

  • Most importantly, please share with us some of your previous work. If you have a Github account, send that over. Either way, it's great if you can send over a few of your favorite code snippets with a brief description of why you're proud of them. Alternatively, describe some interesting problems you’ve faced and how you went about solving them.

  • Your timezone

  • Your hourly rate for 30 hours of work/month.  This is for a 1099 contractor position.

  • Your availability over the next few months in terms of available hours per week or month (we realize this is subject to change, we just want to get an idea for how much bandwidth you have beyond what's needed for this project).


Fellow shops/agencies: Thank you for your interest, but we're specifically looking for an individual.

 
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