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Job ID: 51540

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Our client is seeking a talented backend developer with a Ruby background to join their team as we solve exciting new problems in the outdoor space. In this role, you’ll be working to evolve and maintain their API, data processing pipelines, and other backend systems.
This is a full-time, remote position – must be located within 3 hours of PST

Looking for people who:
Are great communicators — Effective communication is key to how we work. We value patience and empathy in product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
Work well both collaboratively and independently — You’ll be working on a team of 2–3 developers. Come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to the company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help us build better products.

Work closely with web and mobile developers on the implementation of new product features.
Collaborate on API design and architecture decisions.
Diagnose and troubleshoot backend issues in production.
Maintain integrations with external services, such as Stripe, Iterable, Mapbox, and external partners.
Update and maintain existing API functionality.

3+ years of backend development experience on production apps.
A strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design.
Relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions.

Experience with Elasticsearch.
Knowledge of JSON-API.
Familiarity with DevOps tools and cloud infrastructure management.


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 



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