If your career goal is to build commercial applications from scratch vs maintaining pre-existing apps, then this role may be for you. Due to the nature of the business, you’re usually utilizing the latest tool sets and language versions with virtually no maintenance.

About the Job
The purpose of this role and why this role exists.

We continue to grow and are now adding two Ruby on Rails developers, a junior and senior, to our Oakville team.

We’re a custom software development company specializing in mobile and web-based product development. We use open source development tools to build scalable solutions. We’re a 15-year old growing firm with 140 staff between our Montreal head-office, Ottawa-Gatineau, Oakville and Boston offices. Our Oakville office has 25+ software engineers, business analysts/project managers, and creative talent delivering some really cool stuff. We own some projects entirely, sometimes we’re an extension of the client’s team. 50%+ of our products can be found in an app store or publicly on-line.

Our work environment

  • Flexible working location when required
  • We use team collaboration and other video conferencing tools to collaborate remotely alongside many other modern tools
  • We have amazing clients who are fun to work with and appreciate our value to them
  • We are the sole technology provider for several clients where we have been able to earn their trust and respect
  • A breadth of experience exposure across several personalities, client types, projects, and industries
  • Casual, yet professional environment
  • BYOD

Top Responsibilities
The part that you play in this organization, and specific duties you are measured against

  • Proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams to define & design of new Products, features and functionality (senior role)
  • Full-stack coding, end-to-end delivery, implementation, development testing, defect investigation and resolution
  • Direct interaction with the client
  • Provide effort estimates, planning out weekly sprints alongside 5-month objectives, while identifying and assisting in mitigating technical, schedule, and other project risks

Some of the Experiences & Background we’d like to see
All the things you’re good at because you’ve done most of these before

  • 1-year (junior) – 3-years (senior) experience with open-source development and technology foundations, and a pragmatic approach to using the right tool for the job
  • 2-years (junior) – 5-years+ (senior) years of experience in software development roles
  • Successful track record of delivering projects, both individually and as a team member (hint: bring them to the interview!)
  • Ruby on Rails v3/4/5
  • Bootstrap
  • ReactJS and/or React-Native (very nice to have)
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL and data model design (logical & physical data models)
  • Effective communication skills as you will be in regular contact with the client – great opportunity to further refine your communication skills
  • Experience working in a Mac and Unix environment
  • Experience consuming third-party libraries, APIs and Web services
  • Proficiency with cross-browser/cross-platform issues
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent 

Let’s Get to Work!

To learn more about the client, their culture and the opportunity, we invite you to share your resume with us via this job board or to Rick @ SearchVelocity.ca, Subject: RoR

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About SearchVelocity.ca

We provide recruitment services to technology companies to identify and acquire high-value technology staff. We specialize in complex assignments, roles requiring multiple technologies, skills and/or business vertical knowledge, like this one.

We bring 25+ years of broad experience working in software companies and IT professional consulting firms as hiring management of Technical staff.  We can help you find the right people.

Based in Halton Region, Ontario (GTA-West) we specialize on the staffing challenges of tech companies located in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Georgetown, Hamilton, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto. Visit us at SearchVelocity.ca


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