Ruby on Rails Engineer
Whitespectre is a product-centric, Rails-led technology consultancy for both VC funded start-ups and large, established companies across the US and Europe. We’re also a product incubator with our own applications and B2B SaaS platform. As long-term partners to our clients, we’ve played a critical role in their growth- both through the products we co-create and the expertise and processes we bring. Proudly remote first since 2013, we’re a close-knit team of 75, working in fast-moving, cross-functional agile pods to solve interesting technical challenges and drive real business impact.
What's it like to be a Rails engineer at Whitespectre?
Our rails developers are sharp technical experts with the ability to think like product owners- being able to advocate for code quality as a long term strategic investment while knowing when to adapt a more start-up mentality to deliver rapid business value. They drive architecture and implementation decisions, mentor other engineers, and stay up to date with the latest rails techniques and trends as part of the collective Whitespectre rails brain trust.
Whitespectre operates on a fully-modern tech stack- toolset includes Rails6/7, Postgres, Elastic, REST/GraphQL, ReactJS, Typescript, Webpack, CI/CD with Docker, Heroku/AWS, etc. Working smartly is important to us; automation, dynamic environments spin up with new feature branches and slack bot integrations control our production releases.
We follow an agile 2-week sprint methodology with Product, UI/UX and Engineering within the team to align closely with business stakeholders and incrementally build and release new functionality.
The majority of our projects involve building greenfield applications and our delivery teams typically own products end to end - your thinking and contribution make a big impact!
You can read more about life in our engineering team in this blog post by our Rails Tech Lead, Diogo.
Competitive salaries, with payment in USD
Annual Performance & Salary Reviews, with proactive career management
20 Days PTO & 3 Charity Days annually
Funded face-to-face meet ups in Barcelona, as well as, South America and Asia
Assisted Relocation package up to $5k
Flexible working hours for efficient teaming in a 100% remote environment (proudly remote-first for 10 years!)
Free English classes & educational expenses support
Generous Employee Referral Plan
Team Fitness and Charity Initiatives
In addition to the above benefits, we foster an inclusive working environment that provides:
Great company environment - check out Glassdoor
Opportunity to contribute to company-level initiatives
Work with a broad range of best-in-class technologies
Cross-company knowledge groups - improve your expertise, share your learnings and work with different technologies and tools
Regular brown bag learning sessions
An emphasis on Work-life balance
This is the right position for you if want-
The responsibility of designing new architectures and writing robust, performant code and being confident to justify your technology decisions. (Plus debating and recognizing when a colleague has an even better idea!)
The challenge of collaborating with business stakeholders and Product Managers to advocate for technology solutions while bearing in mind the tradeoffs for business results
To solve problems that can’t be addressed by just searching Stack Overflow
The opportunity to go outside your core Rails expertise and strengthen skills with other technologies (e.g. Elixr, React.js or Node.js)
An environment where excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are valued and honed
A culture where people from different backgrounds interact, collaborate and reach a shared goal
The “check the box” Requirements
3+ years of experience in software development, 2+ years of Rails
Experience contributing to technical decision making within a team
Can work full-time with significant crossover with the core hours: 11am - 7pm Central European Time
Live outside of the US. Please, no recruitment agencies.
Interested in applying?
Apply by completing the form below - and we’ll get back to you. Candidates enjoy meeting our Rails Technical Leads and discussing interesting coding challenges as part of our updated selection process.
Or email us with any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our process includes the following:
A 30 minute video call with our Talent Acquisition team to understand your experience & expectations
A 60 minute technical interview including a live code working sessions with a lead engineer to explore your technical capabilities
Final interview(s) with the company leadership to confirm fit & finalize your offer
Don't wait, tomorrow could be too late.
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