Rails Architect

New York, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Yrs of Exp:
7+ to 10 years

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Job Description

This is a permanent full-time salaried position with bonus and benefits located in Boston, additional relocation assistance provided. As a core member of the Enterprise Architecture group, the Ruby on Rails Architect will be primarily responsible for leading the design and development of architectural solutions to build, and optimize, highly scalable, web-based multi-tenant applications that are utilized by national associations and agencies of higher education, colleges and universities as well as students. Accountabilities Buildenhance web applications leveraging Ruby on Rails frameworks. Recommend and own implementation efficient technical solutions to enhance the scalability and flexibility of our products to seamlessly support future growth and business needs. Participate in design discussions and validation of requirements with product management, software development and user experience teams. Contribute to the evaluation, prototyping and selection of software, as well as the design of software solutions from ground up. Generate and maintain architecture blueprints and detailed design specifications for RoR applications Inform technical solutions with in-depth knowledge of IT industry best practices, technologies, architectures and emerging technologies Implement agile development processes and standard practices such as Test Driven Development, to streamline development and improve quality of software delivered Provide hands-on guidance and mentorship to the RoR development teams Foster and support culture of innovation and excellence in the engineering organization Position Requirements Minimum of a Bachelorrsquos in Computer Science or related field of study. Masterrsquos Degree would be a plus but is not required. 7+ years of lsquohands onrsquo experience in building complex applications for Internet and Intranet. At least 4 years lsquohands onrsquo programming experience in Ruby leveraging the Rails framework Deep understanding of Rails development best practices and coding conventions Expertise in design and build of private and public APIs based on RESTful architecture Exposure to Java, JEE and OOPOOAD methodologies Solid understanding of enterprise integration patterns Experience with HTML5Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery or other JavaScript libraries Advanced knowledge of PostgresSQL and, or Microsoft SQL databases. Good understanding of source control systems (Subversion Git a plus) Ability to work well independently and within a team Experience from Test Driven Development Excellent written and verbal communication skills Possess an ability to handle change and to multitask This is a permanent full-time salaried position with bonus and benefits located in Boston, additional relocation assistance provided.

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