Senior Software Engineer (Ruby\Elixir)

Who we are:

Blackbaud is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Our vision is to power an ecosystem of good that builds a better world. We seek to empower the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and the individual change agents who support them. Our strategy includes a focus on our employees and company culture, with a goal of cultivating an environment where our teammates can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. We strive to build a workforce that reflects the social good communities we serve.  

 

About the role: 

As a Full Stack Software Engineer you will focus on developing and enhancing web applications, while working with some of the latest technologies in user interfaces, server architecture, and cloud-based computing. Our relaxed remote work environment promotes paired programming, cross-team collaboration, efficient communication, Scrum methodologies, and TDD principles. The successful candidate will join a community of engineers organized into Scrum teams focused on Blackbaud’s state-of-the-art award management and stewardship management capabilities.

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Write well-documented and structured code on a daily basis to meet weekly software development goals.
  • Evaluate and improve security and performance of critical application components 
  • Attend weekly development meetings and actively participate in discussions around best weekly software development goals and best practices.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product managers, user experience designers, project managers and other engineers
  • Complete all assigned tasks 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.
  • Perform, design and code reviews for all key application functional components
  • Consistently write unit and integration tests around code and maintain the 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.
 

What we'll want you to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field preferred; or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Extensive experience with common web technologies required – Javascript, CSS, and HTML
  • 4+ years of professional experience in backend web application stack, preferably Ruby on Rails
  • Knowledge of version control tools such as git
  • Knowledge of test driven development
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable web application and industry development standards
  • 2+ years of professional experience working with REST APIs.
  • Experience with Redis, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Postgres, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and/or Docker preferred
  • 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
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