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Experienced Backend Engineer - Ruby - Remote

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Posted 9 months ago


Founded in 2007, Theorem LLC (formerly Citrusbyte) is a remote-first, fully distributed, technology consulting company.

Our customers, F1000's and startups alike, come to us because they need to change how something is done in order to succeed and they're looking for a solution that isn’t just about technology — but also people, process and leadership. We consult, form a diverse team of experts, and deliver strategy and execution all under one roof.

Our services range from new product development, pure RD, legacy modernization, pricing strategy development, revenue generation, process optimization, to organizational transformation and cultural design.

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As Experienced backend Engineer you will use Ruby as a core language and associated frameworks, to build a scalable platform that revolutionizes the way our client interacts with their customer. You will create and review pull requests daily and engage with internal teams and directly with clients with an agile environment. You will work in small teams with a product manager, designers and other engineers to scope design and implement features. You will provide input on app architecture. 


As our Experienced Ruby Backend Engineer you have deep knowledge of the Ruby language and you make it a habit of learning the mechanics behind the magic of any framework. 

You are a passionate technologist with the discipline to create and finish projects. You have opinions about your favorite open source projects, or perhaps you have contributed to some or started one of your own.  You are a communicator. Whether you are raising the flag within an implementation or sharing your favorite playlist in Slack, you will not shy away from letting your voice be heard.  

While we have team members all over the world, our current project needs require team members who are physically located between UTC -3 and UTC -8.

  • Architect and build web applications using Ruby
  • Be a leader-contributor on a team creating a distributed system that will change the way people shop and interact in a retail environment
  • Collaborate with product designers and clients to clarify requirements, prototype functionality and build products
  • Plan, estimate and prioritize work in a remote, distributed team environment
  • Guide our clients in best practices in order to achieve great project success
    • 5 + years of professional software development experience
    • 2+ years of production experience utilizing Ruby on Non-Rails environments
    • Demonstrated proficiency with server side development using 2 or more programming languages such as Typescript, Scala, Python, Go or Rust
    • Previous remote work experience is required
    • Previous experience collaborating on highly distributed teams
    • Previous experience in a consultative environment is required
    • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum environment.
    • Possess a strong and reliable internet connection.
      • You are able to hit the ground running within your area of expertise and are not afraid of challenges outside of it
      • Thrive on collaborating with other team members and across disciplines
      • You are happy to receive feedback and see it as an opportunity for reflection and improvement 
      • You are always learning - Whether you are learning to help your team and customer work through new concepts and technology 
      • You are astute, you know when to push an issue and when to let things lie
      • You are friendly - you reach out to your teammates even if they aren’t on your project team
      • You can work through ambiguity - you aren’t shy about asking questions to gain clarity
      • Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial - always on the lookout for new opportunities to improve the company externally and internally

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