Software Engineer III-(Ruby on Rails)

Company: Fearless
Location: Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 22.APR.2021
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Fearless is looking for a Software Engineer III (Ruby on Rails) to add to our diverse team of 140+ employees (and counting!). What you'll b...


Fearless is looking for a Software Engineer III (Ruby on Rails) to add to our diverse team of 140+ employees (and counting!).

What you'll be doing:

We're looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Software Engineer III develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems based upon technical direction and requirements. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment.

Provides analysis of the software components in the system design such as hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of COTS/GOTS in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

What you should know:

  • This position is located in Baltimore office.
  • This position has the flexibility to support some remote work / telecommuting.
  • During COVID, this position will be 100% remote.

Why we're excited about you:

We need your Software Development skills! Our teams typically work together to determine the right languages and tools for the job. For this specific client, the candidate will need to have a strong understanding of Ruby on Rails.

What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We're excited about candidates who can support the following:

  • Be an owner of the team's software, assessing the need for clean up, improvements, and the long-term sustainability of our codebase and weighing the opportunity cost against deadlines, etc.
  • Collaborate with talented designers, product managers, and fellow engineers to plan and build new features that are the best possible solutions given circumstances and risk
  • Write robust, scalable, well-designed software that delivers great value, is easy to maintain, and well tested
  • Push and refine our technology, user experience, and technical practices
  • Build up junior engineers through direct mentorship and strategic processes
  • Help develop effective processes for ensuring our products have high quality code and minimal defects
  • Lead in all phases of the development lifecycle from task creation to production deployment of new code
  • Review other developers code and provide specific, constructive feedback
  • Collaborate effectively with team members, leaders, and managers to meet the project outcomes

As well as:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails(required)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience deploying systems (AWS/Heroku/Digital Ocean/other)
  • Experience with JSON/YAML
  • Relational Database Development with experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, or similar databases
  • Familiarity with REST approaches for API communication
  • Experience as a developer and applying Object Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques, as appropriate
  • Experience with TDD/BDD using RSpec/Jasmine/etc.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript, Devops, AWS

At Fearless, we believe in sharing knowledge, fresh perspectives, and unique interests as individuals and as a company, so we're also interested to know what makes you tick. We want to know where your interests and passions lie so we can all grow together.


We believe in paying people fairly, so we've established a compensation model that ensures everyone at Fearless - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills - is given equal pay for equal work.

So, what's next?

Over the years, we've honed a 3-step interview process that helps ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we're the right fit for them. If we think you're a good fit, we'll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews!

  • Cultural Interview - We're a people-first company, so we always start off by getting to know more about you, how you work, what your career goals are, and what you're passionate about. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for Fearless, so don't be shy!
  • Technical Interview - This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you'll be interviewed by our Passion Coaches and/or the team's Project Lead to make sure your skills align with the project requirements.
  • Business Interview - At this point, you've made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you'll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i's, cross the t's, and determine whether or not we'll be moving forward with the hiring process.

Why Fearless?

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you'll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • 3 weeks accrued PTO + 1 week sick leave + 10 federal holidays + your birthday off(paid)
  • 100% coverage of the employee-only premium for HSA, HMO, or PPO plan and Employee Wellness Plan
  • Tech, education / training, and snack allowances
  • Free parking in downtown Baltimore / public transit coverage
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions

About Fearless:

Fearless is a full-stack digital services firm in Baltimore that delivers sleek, modern, and user-friendly software designed to push the boundaries of possibility. It's our mission to build software with a soul - tools that empower communities and make a difference - so we can create a world where good software powers the things that matter.

That's not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our employees excited to come to work every day. That's why we encourage our employees to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With built-in company mentoring, continuing education support, flexible schedules, and a family-friendly work environment, we've created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won't discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we're committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

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