Full Stack Ruby

Gurulink

Posted over 1 year ago

Our client, lead by a successful serial entrepreneur, is doing things no one thought possible….by using Technology, Software, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data / Analytics, the Academic Community in Montreal and his owns smarts to disrupt the apparel industry…

Having recently won a nice round of funding they are now ready to fill 1 or 2 critical roles including a Full Stack Software Developer using JS and RoR (and a whole bunch of other cool technology).

This job is the ideal role for an intermediate, smart, entrepreneurial software developer who is ready to apply her or his work ethic, software design, dev smarts and passion for business to get the job done.

Here is what your day will probably look like:

  • Gain exposure to the existing ecommerce platform and start to figure out how it works, lead by the Sr Developers, by …wait for it…..fixing existing bugs…
  • Begin to understand the platform design
  • Understand the existing features
  • Ensure & improve documentation for all of the features
  • Begin to review Roadmap and planned feature set release
  • Ensure continuous improvement
  • Identify strengths weaknesses of existing system
  • Being to plan new features set rollout
  • Ensure any and all new features can be replicated across all sites (product lines)
  • Begin to assume full responsibility for design of next generation platform
  • Ensure ability to scale
  • Assume technical leadership for platform
  • Hire someone to do what you were doing and then oversee the addition to the team to assume continuous fixes and improvement

Here is an idea of what our client's tech stack looks like:

a. Ruby - (MVC)

b. Rails

c. JavaScript

d. HTML5

e. CSS3

f. Unix Linux

g. Testing Framework (Rspec, Selenium would be cool)

h. CI – no tool today

i. DB: Postgres / MySQL

j. Cloud AWS, specifically S3

k. NewRelic & Appsignal for monitoring

l. Sidekick

m. Github

n. JIRA

Here is what we feel you need to bring to the table:

  • 2 to 4 years of experience in Web Development
  • 1 to 2 years focused on ecommerce
  • Some sort of Academic training, a degree in Comp Sci would not be overkill …
  • A love for Ruby
  • A passion for JavaScript
  • A good attitude and work ethic
  • Great communication skills – ideally bilingual…but English will do

To apply please send your CV to:

Robert McDougall rwm@gurulink.ca or Lydia Roe Hansen lydia@gurulink.ca