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Lead Backend Developer

APR Staffing Portland, OR

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, dental, medical,
Job Description

Job Title: Lead Backend Developer - Ruby

Our client is seeking a talented backend developer with a Ruby background to lead their API team as they solve exciting new problems in the outdoor space. In this role, you'll be working to evolve and maintain their API and other backend systems.

This position will report to the VP of Engineering.

We're looking for people who:

  • Are great communicators — Effective communication is key to how they work. They value patience and empathy in their product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
  • Work well both collaboratively and independently — They come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
  • Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to the company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help them build better products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 2-5 other backend developers working to evolve and maintain our core API and data pipelines.
  • Collaborate on API design and architecture decisions
  • Work closely with the frontend teams on the implementation of new product features
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues in production
  • Implement and maintain integrations with external services, such as Stripe, Iterable, Mapbox, and our campground partners

Experience and Requirements:

  • 5+ years of backend development experience on production apps in Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience managing developers and a desire to help the team flourish.
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design
  • Relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions

Extra Credit:

  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Familiarity with JSON-API

Pre-Employment Requirement
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment screening that may include drug testing, background/criminal check, and if applicable, must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Company Description
APR Staffing was born from the merging of two well-respected staffing firms in Portland. ieSolutions, founded in 2002, has a long history as one of the largest locally owned technical staffing companies. Professional Resource Group, aka Data Resource Group, founded in 2009, also earned wide-spread acclaim for being a fast-growing and highly motivated professional staffing agency. Both companies have been recent award winners for the Portland Business Journal's Fastest Growing Private Companies. The two firms, now as APR Staffing, make for one of the fastest growing and most respected professional staffing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Collaborating with our customers, we augment their workforce with technical and administrative talent. We provide information technology, engineering, operation, technician, analyst, project management and administrative talent to our clients through out the Pacific Northwest.

APR Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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