Senior Software Developer

Company: SXSW
Location: Austin, Texas, Remote - Anywhere
Type: Full-time
Posted: 24.MAY.2021


SXSW aims to have the best event technology in the world. We rely heavily on custom, proprietary software to make that a reality.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Develop web applications using Ruby on Rails, HTML, Javascript(Vanilla, React, and jQuery), PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, Sidekiq

  • Develop scalable REST APIs using a Ruby on Rails stack and Postman

  • Technical lead on complex web features such as search features using elasticsearch and user authentication using OAuth

  • Lead devops architecture and processes using Ansible, Terraform, AWS, Docker, and Capistrano

  • Lead and maintain continuous integration and deployment configurations

  • Mentor other developers and designers


  • 5+ years of experience developing web applications with Ruby

  • Detailed knowledge of various application development methodologies and technologies

  • Experience with cloud hosting and other DevOps principles and technologies

  • Experience with diverse software integration projects

  • Experience working business tools such as Google Suite & Docs, Jira, and slack.

  • Experience working on technology or production for events, conferences, tradeshows, or concerts is a plus


  • Experience building web applications with Ruby on Rails - adhering to best practices

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Problem solving ability in high intensity, time-sensitive situations

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Experience mentoring and coaching mid-level and junior developers

  • Filemaker Pro experience a plus - ability to learn Filemaker is a requirement

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