Senior Rails Engineer

Remote - US Full Time Senior
$100K - $150K Yearly

Published on April 24, 2024

We’re a little odd, we know.
We’re a new type of agency transforming government digital services.

Our team is full of experienced engineers, product and project managers, and other commercial tech professionals who love bringing scalable solutions to life as much as they love working with clients to solve problems. It’s this rare combination that makes us so good at what we do.

 

Oddball believes that the best products are built when engineers understand and value the things they are working on. We value learning and growth and the ability to make a big impact at a small company. We believe that we can make big changes happen and improve the daily lives of millions of people by bringing quality software to the federal space.

We are hiring a Senior Rails Engineer to work on a pivotal Federal program that is making a positive impact on millions of Americans' daily lives.

What you'll be doing:

Working hand in hand with other engineers in developing API endpoints and services that proxy requests to various other applications. Some of these rely on message queues, some are xml, some are json. Day to day work will involve writing code, developing tests, and debugging. Our engineers are expected to give input on high level architecture and coding decisions.

What you’ll bring:

  • 5+ years experience in working with Ruby on Rails
  • Minimum of 3 years working in an Agile software development environment
  • Programming in a major open source language, such as Ruby, Python, Go, Java, or JavaScript
  • Understanding of the fundamental technologies of the web: HTTP, SSL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JSON
  • Experience with a front end JS framework (like Angular, React, Backbone) 
  • Extensive experience in taking program requirements and creating an architecture vision with experience in high volume and high availability networks and systems
  • Experience in creating and conveying to team members the architectural vision for a program or project
  • Build APIs that support both the digital services we deliver as well as third-party usage
  • Use unit and integration testing to ensure systems meet business needs
  • The ability to write code that is a pleasure for other engineers to read and understand
  • Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle - from gathering and analyzing user/business system requirements to creating application system models
  • Experience participating in design meetings and consulting with your project team to refine, test, and debug programs in order to meet business needs
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EC2, S3, and RDS preferred

Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen and able to work domestically 
  • Must be able to  attain low-level security clearance 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

Benefits:

  • Fully remote
  • Annual Stipend
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Company Match 401(k) plan
  • Flexible PTO, Paid Holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities:

Oddball is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact an Oddball HR representative to request such an accommodation by emailing hello@Oddball.io

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Compensation:

At Oddball, it’s important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level.

United States Wage Range: $100,000 – $150,000