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Software Developer

SPARK Business Works Grand Rapids, MI

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Position Overview

As a Software Developer, you know software inside and out and can make insightful decisions to ensure a great user experience. You'll be responsible for the back-end development in this role while having ingrained empathy towards your users.

We craft experiences no matter the toolset, but do still lean toward a particular stack. So you should know it or be able to transfer your current experience to bootstrap quickly. You should be comfortable working in an agile development environment with Git-based version control and have a deep understanding of the web.


  • Build digital applications using a variety of programming languages
  • Contribute to and motivate fellow team members to work in a positive, collaborative, and team-oriented environment
  • Use automated testing practices (TDD, BDD, full-stack integration, and continuous integration)
  • Work within an agile development environment alongside team members including task estimation, test automation, deployment automation, and continuous integration
  • Iterate on and improve existing products and applications
  • Provide technical feedback on early concepts
  • Work in a variety of client-facing settings
  • Help improve existing engineering and dev-ops processes
  • Stay up-to-date on industry changes and trends

Required Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, preferably in a role collaborating with other developers
  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails development specifically, Ruby and it's various frameworks
  • Strong SQL background (data modeling and query), along with document-oriented databases and key-value stores.
  • Strong written/spoken communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Comfortable creating and testing Prototype solutions
  • Bonus points for experience in other programming languages such as iOS, Elixr, and graph databases, and with tools such as Pivotal Tracker

SPARK Business Works

Why Work Here?

We are a focused and collaborative team providing unparalleled quality in every detail, each step of the way.

SPARK Business Works builds mobile apps, dashboards, and workflow tools that make our clients happy and their businesses better. We are growing in Metro Detroit and seeking an ambitious and detailed-oriented candidate who has experience launching projects they are proud of. You’ll have the autonomy, culture, and leverage needed to build amazing solutions and make an impact. Plus, it’s fun!
Posted: over a month ago