Senior Ruby Developer

Location
US-VA-Arlington

Overview

Software developers at Excella are consultants and thought leaders with great business and technology skills. We're delivering game changing products and applications for commercial and government clients. Our specialty areas allow you to choose and focus on your primary technical area, while providing the flexibility to move around depending on client need and your desires. We usually code in Ruby, C#, Python, Java, or JavaScript. We love polyglot developers!

Responsibilities

  • Use your passion to build cutting edge solutions to solve problems with the right technologies.
  • Employ the values and principles of Agile development on small teams.
  • Support quality development practices and pursue new and better ways to build software.
  • Understand and follow emerging design to appropriately meet the business needs of our clients.
  • Actively participate in improving the code base by performing code reviews.
  • Reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of all communities: open source, Agile, programming, etc.
  • Continuously improve and don't be content with the status quo. Code can always be better expressed, more elegant and simple, and higher in quality.

Qualifications

We are currently looking for driven, motivated, full stack developers with Agile experience and fantastic technical skills to join our team. We are looking for experienced developers that already know Ruby.

 

Qualifications include:

  • 3+ years of experience in developing scalable and high-performing web applications.
  • Direct experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks for rapidly developing web applications.
  • Experience with REST and/or SOAP based APIs consumption and creation in Rails.
  • Strong database skills with MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Deep commitment to test driven development using tools like Cucumber, RSpec, Capybara, Watir, or MiniTest.
  • Experience working with HTML5, CSS3, ERB, SCSS, JavaScript, or jQuery.
  • Design skills with experience in object-oriented methodologies, design patterns, database design, and data modeling.
  • 4 year college degree in computer science or engineering is preferred.

Bonus:

  • Cloud – we work on GitHub, Heroku, AWS, Azure.
  • NoSQL – MongoDB, Redis, etc.
  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery tools – Jenkins/TeamCity, Vagrant, Puppet/Chef/etc.

If you have a public GitHub profile, a blog or presentation materials please let us know!

About Excella

Excella is a leading provider of Agile software development and data and analytics solutions to clients in the federal, commercial and non-profit sectors. We believe that great work leads to great things –- our experts measure success by the positive impact we make on our clients, community, and colleagues. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

 

Here's what you can expect from us:

  • Workplace sites look different for everyone – whether it’s your home or the office, we believe in a flexible work/life balance that supports you regardless of your location. We offer a home office allowance that can be used for home office furniture/equipment, a daily pass for a coworking space, etc. Our commute reimbursement plan has you covered for whether you bike, Metro, or drive to work.
  • We offer top of industry medical, dental, and vision benefits with multiple options to choose from such as an employer-contributed health savings account, infertility coverage, and orthodontia so you can select the plan that works best for you.
  • Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, Excella wants to support you. We provide 8 weeks of Parental Leave, discounted pet insurance, and a Care.com membership with 3 back-up emergency child or elder care days annually – all available to you on your first day.
  • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 15 days of paid vacation, 6 federal holidays, and 4 floating holidays.
  • Diversity and inclusion matter. Excella created and continues to support employee led-affinity groups and the Inclusion Diversity Equity Ambassador (IDEA) team, a cross-functional employee-led initiative to continually foster innovation and increase inclusion within Excella.
  • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
  • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences.
  • We encourage mindfulness and overall well-being through employee wellness events, a HeadSpace membership, as well as access to TalkSpace and mental health coverage through our medical plans.

 

Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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