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Ruby Developer
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on July 27, 2021
Job Id #48039 Posted June 1, 2021

Tell me about your department:
  • Dotcom – Operations
  • Current suite of tools in continuous development include but not limited to:
  • Custom command line applications for deployment and management tools. (Ruby)
  • Custom web based deployment and management portal. (Ruby)
  • Custom monitoring portal(s) (PHP and Ruby)
Project Description:
  • Ruby Developer for Operations. Help build operational tools for
  • We are currently looking for a Ruby Developer to work on our web Automation and Monitoring Tools.  
  • The goal of our Deployment Automation projects are to provide zero downtime deployments of all Applications in the fastest, safest, and most repeatable way for our Customers and Client.  
  • These projects depend heavily on Ruby. Being able to work with and without Active Record / Active Support is required. 
The ideal candidate:
  • Is self-directed and shared collective ownership for design decisions
  • Uses the best tools for the job, be those open source or otherwise
  • Comfortable in a simi-paired programming environment
  • Strongly favors TDD and BDD development methodologies
  • Up to date with current tools and techniques
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment
Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:
  • Developing 
  • Working in Simi-Paired Programming Environment
  • Unit testing 
  • Quality Assurance of unit testing
  • Deployments
  • Work with infrastructure provisioning tools such as Chef, Vagrant, Kitchen, and Fog.
What would a normal day for this position look like??
  • Heads down developing 
  • Collaboratively working with, reporting to, and taking direction from current Sr. Ruby Developer
  • Status update meetings
Skills Overview:
What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?
  • Experienced Ruby Ninja - Writing pure ruby without Rails or Active Support dependencies.  5+ Years Ruby Developer Experience.
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming
  • Experience with MVC Architectural Patterns.
  • Experience working with and creating web services.
  • Understanding of Client / Server Communications
  • Experience with one of the following: OpenStack, Open Shift, AWS, or other Cloud Providers 
  • Engrained understanding of Deployment Automation concepts and patterns
  • Engrained understanding of Deployment CICD concepts and patterns
  • Frontend Experience with AngularJS / TypeScript (Bonus)
  • Experience with Fog gem or aws-sdk (Bonus)
  • Experience with NoSQL Technologies and Concepts (Bonus)
  • Experience with Message Queuing Technologies - (Bonus) 
  • Understanding of Concurrent and Parallel programing concepts. (Bonus)
  • Chef or Puppet (Bonus)
What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to Listen
  • Ability to offer ideas on technical direction
  • Team Player
  • Desire to contribute to overall direction of project
Will there be testing required for this role? If so, what test would you like administered & who would you like to administer?
  • Will be required to code during interview.
Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:
  • Large Enterprise - preferred

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