Sr. Software Engineer-Ruby on Rails\/Full Stack (Verba)

Company: Ingram Content
Location: San Francisco , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.JUL.2018


Posting Title Sr. Software Engineer-Ruby on Rails/Full Stack (Verba) 25-Jun-2018 Job Description Verba is currently recruiting for a Sr. S...


Posting Title
Sr. Software Engineer-Ruby on Rails/Full Stack (Verba)


Job Description

Verba is currently recruiting for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our team. As a Software Engineer for our Verba team in San Francisco, you would work in a beautiful exposed-brick office two blocks west of Union Square in downtown San Francisco. We are a small, open and friendly company. We currently use Ruby, Javascript, ES6 and Coffeescript, and layer on Rails, React, Backbone, Node, MySQL, AWS, and Chef, but we're always open to using the best technology.

What We Offer:
  • An opportunity to be part of dynamic, continually growing company and culture where your contributions make a real difference and new ideas are always welcome.
  • Amazingly smart and dedicated team at Verba.
  • A competitive compensation package with generous benefits.
  • The best office and culture with talent to match.
  • Verba, from its inception, cares passionately about lowering the cost of course materials, and it's central to our business objectives with VitalSource.
  • Cutting edge digital open source technology stacks and high volume global transactions that have a massive positive impact on students, classrooms, and institutions of higher learning
  • Organizational stability, career support, and enterprise level infrastructure support from Ingram Content Group LLC, one of the world's largest and most trusted distributor of physical and digital content.
Main Responsibilities for Success:
  • Expand existing software
  • Develop new software products from the ground up, staying true to our company's core values and needs while lending your own creativity to the mix.
  • Focus on creating fault-tolerant programming.
  • Create scalable, automated solutions.
  • Work directly with support to solve customer problems.
  • Write tests for existing and new code.
  • Directing software development projects.
  • Translate business requiremnets and objectives into technical applications and solutions.
  • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities.
Verba tackles textbook affordability through radical transparency. Our products have been transforming the college textbook industry for years, and we're about to make the biggest changes yet. Verba works with more than 350 colleges and universities of all sizes to reach over 3.1 million students each term, with software for students, professors and bookstores. Our success means we need to grow and we're looking for talented employees.

VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages. For more information about VitalSource, visit

Ingram Content Group LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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Preferred Qualifications

We'll be excited to hear if you also have the following experience:
  • Experience with pair programming
  • Experience with TDD or BDD
  • Working knowledge of SQL, HTML5
  • Extensive experience with Javascript, ES6 or other programming languages
  • Ideal candidate brings specialization to complement our existing team: AWS and DevOps
Minimum Qualifications

We would like our talented associate for this role to have at least these minimum skills & experience:
  • Bachelor's degree OR directly related year for year experience
  • 6 years software development experience
  • 3 years experience with Ruby on Rails
  • 2 years experience with JavaScript

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