Sr Engineer - Ruby on Rails, (Elixir interest)

Company: Ondawa Group
Location: Lewisville, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 30.NOV.2017


Build API and web-apps using Ruby on Rails and Elixir that handle complex data models and state efficiently. Growing Disruptor - Post IPO Success.


Senior Developer - Ruby on Rails, Elixir/Phoenix

A successful and growing disruptor is doing good and making life better for people across the United States.  We have re-imagined our industry and are leading the way to delivery new and innovative products and services that improve the quality of life.


Build API and web-apps using Ruby on Rails and Elixir that handle complex data models and state efficiently, while having great architectural design to manage complexity.  The Senior Developer will develop operations solutions by guiding development of program specifications, overseeing testing efforts, role building modern API-driven web and mobile systems.


  • Apply via email: and/or
  • Call Joyce Schiffer – 203-241-2655 –  Working direct with hiring managers. 


 What you will be doing:

  • Build API and Web-Apps using Ruby on Rails and Elixir that handle complex data models and state efficiently, while having great architectural design to manage complexity.
  • Javascript/React work required (often with front-end developers, but an understanding of the stack and ability to jump in directly is important).
  • Own responsibility of technical decisions and direction for one or many projects/teams.
  • Aptly manages team demands on his/her time and shows willingness/ability to delegate technical execution or responsibilities when appropriate
  • Act as a liaison or primary point of contact for communicating with client side technical expertise.
  • Direct technical aspect of operations related to escalated client accounts or high severity issues as they affect or confront a project or team.
  • Attends to both business and technical considerations when designing solutions to project/team or company related issues.
  • Demonstrates interest in improving the company’s technical awareness, depth and use of technology across the business.
  • Participates in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies as it related to software development.
  • Provides thought-leadership as it relates to emerging technologies and readying company and engineers for productively integrating the same into business.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related, required. Master’s Degree, Preferred in CS or Information Technology or related
  • Has deep experience in Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with Elixir/Phoenix – we have it in production.
  • Willingness to grow your experience and involvement in Elixir/OTP based services.
  • Solid experience in Javascript.
  • Experience in a TDD environment and a preference for strong testing.
  • Technically strong in and enthusiastic about backend systems and solid software architecture.
  • Experience with Rspec/Minitest/Cucumber.
  • Sees things from a user’s point of view, and figure out the best system flow to implement requirements.
  • Solid experience with automated build tools for continuous delivery (like Jenkins, TeamCity etc).
  • HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Understands how to debug hard problems in HTTP, XHR, JSON, CORS, SSL, S3, etc.
  • Willing to get involved in some front-end work in Javascript/React/Angular (react/angular not required)
  • Deep Javascript knowledge and modern Javascript framework knowledge would
    be great.
  • Has Basic Linux/Unix CLI knowledge.
  • Working source code control (git) knowledge
  • Ability to debug and consider performance and memory leak issues
  • Debugging/profiling at the C/C++ level to analyze memory leak and performance issues
  • Experience with AWS
  • Able to reduce complex requirements and user interaction flows into solid API designs.
  • Good understanding of common architectural messaging/api patterns and pitfalls.
  • Coffeescript experience is a plus (although we are removing it from our system).
  • Knowledge of other languages is a huge plus
  • We have a single PHP system that we are sunsetting – working on moving away from that is our only PHP-related project.

We commit to your success:

  • Commitment to Learning: Perpetual learning opportunities lunch time sessions, team events, our extensive library of materials including Pluralsight and Code School services.
  • Conferences: We regularly attend area conferences and user groups as a team.
  • Quarterly company-wide hackathons
  • Work with industry leaders
  • Community Involvement


Highly Competitive Compensation:  Tremendously Competitive Salary+ bonus.  Not only will you work with a great team, but you will be compensated appropriately.  The company offers a bonus as well and equity potential.  401K match, full medical, dental, vision etc. benefits.

Best perk is the Team!

More about the Company:

Call Joyce Schiffer at 203-241-2655

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