Ruby on Rails Developer (remote)

Company: OpenGov Inc.
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.APR.2021
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Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails) - Data Platform UNITED STATES (REMOTE) /ENGINEERING /FULL-TIME APPLY FOR THIS JOB Imagine yourse...


Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails) - Data Platform



Imagine yourself here!

OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world).

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies. We have surpassed 1,000+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.

OpenGov is a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award winner!

About the Senior Ruby on Rails Software Engineer Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer you'll build best-in-class SaaS solutions that enable efficiency, transparency, and accountability within government agencies. You'll be a key member of our engineering team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies.

Having a keen eye for good API design, scalability, and micro-service architecture will help enable your success in addition to your ability to develop new features and functionality.

We value self-starters with the ability to communicate ideas effectively and contribute to OpenGov's culture of respect, dedication, and fun. We value clean code, principles over dogma, and making the world a little better every day.

What You'll Make Happen:

•As a Senior member of the Data Platform Team you will design, develop and support features and capabilities for other application teams to ship critical customer use cases for our ERP Cloud Solution for Governments

•Maintain current and implement new features in Ruby on Rails for an application that supports thousands of governments users

•Write performant, maintainable code while iterating and shipping rapidly

•Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering

•Deliver iterative improvements to realize a product vision on schedule

•Replace legacy components with smaller, easier to maintain microservices

•Refactor legacy Ruby code to improve code maintainability and efficiency

•Develop and document REST APIs

•Consume and publish events via our Data Platform

•Improve the performance of existing systems

•Configure monitoring and alerting systems

What You Bring - Experience:

•5+ years of professional experience and track record of developing high-quality scalable code using Ruby on Rails in a small, agile team

•4+ years delivering software using an agile methodology (Scrum ideally)

•Experience building SAAS software or heavily trafficked consumer-facing software

•Experience with cloud-native software delivery (including containerization)

•Successfully built APIs, architected database models, and event-driven patterns

•Solid SQL experience

•Strong verbal and written communication skills

•Solid OOP and software design knowledge

•Ability to solve complex problems and provide solutions that can be applied optimally in a service environment

Nice to Haves:

•Experience with modern Javascript frameworks (ideally React/Redux) is a plus

•Java experience is a plus

•Experience developing new UI features and refactor existing code using Ruby on Rails, ReactJS, NodeJS, PostgreSQL and Redis

What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs and SF Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Funding: $140 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!

» Board of Directors: Includes iconic executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO), Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world), Katherine August-deWilde (Vice Chair of First Republic Bank), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).

» Growth: Double growth with 1,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!

» Culture: Winner of 2021 Top Workplaces USA award and 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, monthly fitness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, we are the leader in cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company helping out our communities, cities, and states. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

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