Software Engineer (Ruby/Rails)

Remote - US Full Time Mid Level
$100K - $125K Yearly

Published on July 08, 2024

Child care has a multi-generational impact, and we are proud to design, develop, and support solutions that not only help business owners , but also create meaningful connections between caregivers and families. One of our values is Grow Together- this applies not only to us as employees, but also to the businesses and families we support.

About Procare

Our mission is to simplify childcare operations and create meaningful connections by providing technology, expertise, and unparalleled service.

Procare Solutions is the #1 name in childcare software – used by more than 35,000 childcare businesses across the country. For over 30 years, childcare professionals have looked to Procare to provide real-time information for making critical decisions, maintaining compliance with local and state regulations, and adhering to business best practices.

We make childcare management run smoothly, so that our customers can spend more time focusing on the kiddos, not back office administrative duties.

A little about the role…

As a Software Engineer on our team, you will help build and maintain a best-in-class SaaS web and mobile solution. We have built a solution which enables childcare organizations to manage their business efficiently and intuitively, so they can focus on the children. The demands for these childcare organizations are high and you will be a part in helping our customers easily manage their growing business complexity by making their daily demands simple to navigate. This includes features to enable communication with teachers, parents and leads; tracking and recording daily activities for children, staff schedules and payroll as well as customer billing to name a few.

You will be a key member of our growing engineering team while we expand on existing features and deliver new functionality. Our fast-paced, agile environment uses modern technologies where you will help optimize our code for usability, stability, and performance. We value self-starters with the ability to communicate ideas effectively and contribute to our culture of respect, dedication, and fun. Clean code, principles over dogma, and balancing the pull between practical vs perfect solutions round out the qualities we seek and value.

What You Will Do…

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering
  • Architect, design, develop, and deploy features across the tech stack
  • Write performant, maintainable code while iterating and shipping rapidly
  • Ensure appropriate automated test coverage for optimal product reliability and release velocity
  • Refactor existing Ruby or JavaScript code to improve code maintainability and efficiency
  • Develop and document REST APIs
  • Improve the performance of existing systems
  • Assist in configuration of monitoring and alerting systems
  • Contribute to improving and enforcing development, Agile, and CI delivery best practices
  • Present new ideas and respectfully debate those ideas with the team


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years' of experience building web and SaaS based applications
  • Expertise with Ruby on Rails and excitement about dabbling in other frameworks and technologies
  • A keen eye for good RESTful API design, scalability, and architecture
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (React specifically a plus)
  • AWS experience a plus and experience with cloud-native software delivery (including containerization)
  • Strong knowledge of Git and branching models in a collaborative coding environment
  • Experience with CI/CD and build pipelines across multiple environments
  • Communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of working successfully across engineering, design, and product
  • Experience with Agile processes in a structured setting (Scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Experience using data for decision-making related to team and system performance, relying heavily on telemetry and monitoring
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Why Procare?

  • Excellent comprehensive benefits packages including: medical, dental, & vision plans- choose the plan best for you
  • HSA option with employer contributions of $50/month
  • Vacation time, holidays, sick days, volunteer & personal days
  • 401K Plan with employer match and immediate vesting
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dependent Care, and Transportation FSA Plans
  • Company paid Short and Long-Term disability and Life Insurance
  • RTD EcoPass for all Denver employees
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $2,000/year and continued Professional Development
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 live support
  • Casual workplace environment
  • Some meals provided
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Prime downtown location close to restaurants and entertainment
  • Promote from within- excellent career paths


$100,000-$125,000/year DOE


We are currently in a hybrid in-office/remote working model based on business needs. While our preference is a candidate located in Denver, CO, this role is open to remote candidates in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI.