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Senior Systems Engineer, RoR

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Posted 3 months ago

EVERFI is an international technology company driving social impact through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to mental health to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI’s Impact-as-a-Service TM solution and digital educational content have reached more than 41 million learners globally. In 2020, the company was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and was featured on Fortune Magazine’s Impact 20 List. The company was also named to the 2021 GSV EdTech 150, a list of the most transformative growth companies in digital learning. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, as well as Advance, Rethink Education, Rethink Impact, The Rise Fund, and TPG Growth. To learn more about EVERFI and how you can #answerthecall please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for developing features and maintaining company software applications. The Senior Systems Engineer partners with other Engineers to review and deploy quality code. This Senior Engineer interacts and has regular meetings with the Program Manager and other Engineers to communicate progress around weekly development plans. In addition the Senior Engineer helps mentor and develop junior team members.

  • Write well-documented and structured code on a daily basis to meet weekly software development goals.
  • Attend weekly development meetings and actively participate in discussions around best weekly software development goals and best practices.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business analysts, project managers and other engineers
  • Complete all assigned tasks in the ticketing system including new development and maintenance requests.
  • Mentor junior team members by regularly reviewing and providing feedback on their code.
  • Submit code for evaluation and feedback from Engineering team members through use of a version control tool.
  • Consistently write unit and integration tests around code and maintain the company test suite.
  • Develop a strong understanding of software development methodologies and styles that are most effective.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the product code base in order to become more efficient and effective.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field preferred; or an equivalent combination of experience and education
    • 5 years of professional experience in backend web application stack, preferably Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL
    • Knowledge of version control tools such as git
    • Knowledge of test driven development, preferably using Rspec
    • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable web application
    • Understanding of industry development standards
    • Experience with Redis, ElasticSearch, Single Sign On (SSO), ReactJS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker preferred
    • Experience with Kafka or similar, SAML, ReactJS
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other software engineers on cross-team projects
    • Strong problem solving and prioritization skills
    • Experience working in an agile environment
      • Competitive base salary and bonus potential
      • 401k program and equity plan
      • Comprehensive health care and excellent parental leave benefits
      • Flexible PTO and generous holiday schedule
      • Casual work environment
      • Annual company-wide retreat
      • Opportunity to work with talented people who have fun in the workplace
      • We’re looking for future team members who are energized and inspired by our values, as well as people who bring new backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. At EVERFI, our eight core values are an active part of everything we do:

        • Relationships First
        • Demand Excellence
        • Embrace Diversity of Thought Drive Change
        • Act Like an Owner
        • Always Show Up
        • Share the Credit
        • Require Honest Positivity
        • Always Ask: “Did I Matter Today?”

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