Ruby on Rails Engineer

Published on July 06, 2023

Covalent started as a research initiative to understand the drivers of the skills gap in advanced manufacturing and energy. With the most experienced workers retiring and the rapid adoption of new technology, the necessity for industrial employers to understand their workforce’s capability has never been more critical. However, our research uncovered that the majority of industrial employers still track worker qualifications offline, limiting access to data that can provide deep insight into how their workforce needs to evolve.With this in mind, Covalent designed a unique, cloud-based software solution purpose-built to manage end-to-end qualifications in complex, industrial environments. In doing so, we capture data required to improve company operations, individual employment outcomes, and ultimately contribute to closing the skills gap.We're an agile, passionate team focused on improving workforce outcomes and delivering value to companies and individuals through access to better data.Covalent Networks is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Covalent is redefining how top industrial companies are qualifying their workforces and utilizing workforce data. We’re looking for an exceptional Ruby on Rails engineer to join us in building that adds value to employees, companies and the industrial ecosystem.
As a Ruby on Rails Engineer, you will deliver solutions as we continue to maintain and expand on our core application, and will have the opportunity to be a technical thought leader in the building of new products as we look to expand the Covalent platform.
Our ideal candidate has strong expertise in software development principles, is excited to accept ownership of features and deliverables, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is enthusiastic about growing with an evolving new business. This is a fast-paced startup environment, candidates should be interested in working in a dynamic, agile engineering culture.
Given the industries we serve, this position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes a US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
This position is contract to hire. 
  • Write concise and maintainable code in Ruby on Rails, SQL and Javascript.
  • Help improve code quality through writing unit tests, E2E tests and performing code reviews.
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the scrum team (Engineering, QA and Product) to deliver features and bug fixes within a scrum framework.
  • Be a thought leader within the Engineering team and the larger organization.
Required experience:
  • 5+ years of web application development
  • 3+ years of Ruby on Rails 
  • 3+ years of SQL experience (Postgres preferred)
  • 2+ years of Javascript framework experience (React & Redux preferred)
  • Git source control experience
  • Strong communication skills around requirements, user stories and technical challenges

Nice to have:
  • Scalable data architecture experience
  • Experience integrating with other applications
  • The ability and desire to mentor other engineers
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Test-driven development experience
Why join us?
Our team is passionate about helping people gain in-demand skills that drive economic independence. To do so, we provide purpose-built software for technical training and workforce analytics in industrial environments. Our platform facilitates on-the-job learning and evaluations, validating proficiency for skilled workers. In joining us, you will be a part of that effort. We are early, scrappy, and will do what it takes to make our vision a reality. We’re backed by top-tier VC’s who share this mission with us.
  • Becoming an early contributor to a growing sales organization in a high-growth startup
  • Working with company leadership and a highly collaborative cross-functional team
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • Competitive base salary, variable compensation & benefits
  • Remote work initiatives
    • Home office stipend
    • L&D program
    • Monthly team-building activities (virtual)