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Sr. Software Engineer, Ruby on Rails

Company: Surprise.com
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:


Surprise.com is on a mission to help people make a positive impact on themselves, their teams, and their communities. Our flagship product, Surprise for Teams---, is the world's first and only SuccessOS---. Surprise for Teams makes it fun and irresistible to perform better, which creates a positive, long-lasting impact on people and their organizations.

What will you be doing?
Making our product better, stronger, faster;
Implementing new features in partnership with our Product Department;
Tuning the application to make it more performant and scalable;
Innovating lightweight, robust, platform-agnostic RESTful APIs;
Designing an easy-to-maintain, easy-to-extend back end infrastructure;
Shipping the best code you can and helping other developers through code review and mentorship
What are we looking for?
5+ years of Rails development;
A BS or higher in a technical field (Computer Science, Math, Physics, etc.);
Experience in developing API-only applications;
Strong knowledge of Ruby 2.6+, Rails 5-6;
Relational DB's (preferably PostgreSQL);
Background processing (Sidekiq), Redis;
Track record of making all local technical and architecture decisions;
Track record of building a strong local engineering culture and holding everyone accountable;
Extensive experience doing code reviews and coaching more junior developers;
Experience in high-velocity feature development focused projects before (b2b, b2c)
What skills will come in handy?
Experience contributing along the full web stack (Rails, Postgres, Javascript, HTML, CSS);
An interest in collecting data from disparate sources, whether via APIs or other means;
Experience working within a geographically dispersed team;
Demonstrated ability to expertly manage conflicting priorities;
High-bandwidth, high-energy, competitive, and creative individual;
Driven to outperform; dedicated to self-improvement.
A team of extraordinary people, working hard to better themselves and further our mission;
Competitive comp;
Company-paid medical, dental and vision;
And, of course, we get Surprises internally!

Keywords: Surprise.com, Los Angeles , Sr. Software Engineer, Ruby on Rails, IT / Software / Systems , Los Angeles, California

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