Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

Company: Tista Science and Technology Corporation
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 18.JUN.2020


* As a Senior Software Engineer you will lead key technical initiatives to enhance the Veterans experience alongside engineers, designers, a...


  • As a Senior Software Engineer you will lead key technical initiatives to enhance the Veterans experience alongside engineers, designers, and product managers and other forward thinking technology organizations to build key products for the Board of Veterans' Appeals
  • Work closely with customers to build core features and support production applications
  • Modernize and deprecate existing legacy applications using new open source technologies and modern cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • Coordinate with partner teams at the VA to build effective integrations with other systems
  • Become an expert in the Veterans' Appeals data model
  • Debug complex, distributed systems
  • Build scalable products that will quite likely last decades
  • Lead the on call production support team for customers on a regular basis

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 6 years of open-source software development experience
  • Expert in Ruby on Rails backend framework and experience with at least one other modern web development framework (Django, NodeJS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Unix command line basics (curl, grep, awk, sed, chmod, ssh, etc)
    • Distributed systems
    • Modern software architecture
    • ReactJS
    • PostgreSQL
    • AWS tools
  • Practitioner of modern software delivery practices
    • Agile
    • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience dealing with legacy/third party dependencies successfully
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly
  • Ability to operate proactively in an unstructured environment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical discipline


  • VA MBI


  • Mostly remote with some onsite support in Washington, DC

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

#thinktista #tistacares #tistavaluesvets

Employment Transparency:
TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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