Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer


Remote - Anywhere
About The Role

We’re looking for a Software Engineer to help us build and shape a tool that thousands of developers use every day. As an Engineer at Buildkite, you will work closely with design, product and engineers to build new product features and manage our existing platform as the product expands.

A typical day for a Buildkite Rails Engineer might look like:
  • Collaborating via Basecamp on crafting an upcoming feature or fix.
  • Primarily working on our Ruby on Rails (majestic) monolith. You’ll be deep in our PostgreSQL databases.
  • Solving problems in our production app and isolating issues to fix.
  • Video calls with others on the team to discuss or solve problems, or to just say hi.
  • Providing feedback on a GitHub pull request, or responding to feedback left for you.
  • Helping customers. At the moment, a person from product engineering is rostered on to support for the whole week, and we each take turns to work with our team of dedicated Support Engineers to solve customer problems.

This job is for you if you:
  • Have deep understanding and knowledge of complex Ruby on Rails systems. You should have helped design, develop and maintain Ruby on Rails production web applications, and are familiar with the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Believe in quality code. You should know how to balance your own high standards of code quality with the problems you are solving and external constraints like how time-sensitive it is or the impact it will have.
  • Like solving problems. You are happy working through difficult technical problems and solving them in straight-forward ways. If you don’t know the answer immediately, you will be comfortable digging into the problem until you figure it out and know when it’s time to ask the right point to ask for assistance.
  • Understand development processes. You are comfortable writing Git commits, pull requests and tests using tools like RSpec. You know how to tackle critiquing others code in a positive and productive way, and receiving the same sort of feedback.
  • Are a good communicator. You should value empathy and kindness and be able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking.
  • Are comfortable with working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable working by yourself and taking initiative when team members are offline.
Timezone | Any timezone between Adelaide (UTC+0930) to Vancouver (UTC−0700) inclusive.
Hours | Full-time or part-time
Role Type | Permanent