Software Developer - SME (Ruby on Rails)

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston, Virginia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021


Description We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users....



We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the Front End elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of Front End technologies is necessary as well.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advice/input that impact strategic client outputs and business results.
  • Will be involved in decisions that Impacts functional strategy by developing new solutions, processes, standards or operational plans that support the customers mission. Serves as a technical lead on large, complex projects.
  • Serves as a technical lead on large, complex projects.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Integration of data storage solutions like data lakes and Legacy oracle data bases
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by Front End developers with server side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automation
  • Analyze (though proof of concept, performance, and end-to-end testing) and effectively coordinate Infrastructure needs driven by developed software to meet customer mission needs
  • Support the Agile software development lifecycle following Program SAFe practices
  • Use industry leading DevOps tools like GitHub, Jenkins, Unix bash scripting
  • Document and Perform systems software development, including deployment of build artifacts across different environments leverage GitFlow constructs
  • Communicate key project data to team members and build team cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Leverage Atlassian tool suite like JIRA and Confluence to track activities
  • Apply and identify best practices and standard operating procedures
  • Create innovative solutions to meet the technical needs of customers.
  • Mentors and coaches technical staff.
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as RSpec and Resque
  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors
  • Basic understanding of Front End technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Able to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • Candidate must have Bachelors with 22+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience. Will consider work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Candidate must be US Citizen.
  • Candidate must have a TS/SCI with Polygraph
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