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Ruby Design / Developer (40% Remote)
Posted date [Oct-17-16]  (ID: 119484)
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Retained search firm, specializing in difficult tech placements
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If your career goal is to build commercial applications from-scratch vs maintaining pre-existing apps written by someone else, then this role may be for you.

Full-stack design / developer - RUBY - for a custom software development company specializing in in mobile and web based product development. They use open source development tools to build scalable solutions. They're 5+ year old growing firm with 15 software engineers, business analysts/project managers, and creative talent delivering some really cool stuff. They own some projects entirely, sometimes they’re an extension of the client. 50%+ of their products can be found in an app store or publicly on-line.

They offer work-from-home up to 3 days/week, Flex-hours for in-office days and UNLIMITED VACATION*. They're located in trendy ol’downtown area right beside a terrific coffee shop. Lots of eateries and outdoor patios within a stone’s throw. Walkable from GO train (Lakeshore Line). The often have Lunch & Learns where one of the team members will show off the cool projects they’re working on, whether it’s a client project or a personal project.


  • Proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, full-stack coding of new Products, features and functionality
  • 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

Experience & Background

  • 3 years experience with open-source development and technology foundations, and a pragmatic approach to using the right tool for the job
  • 5+ years of experience in a software development roles
  • Successful track record of delivering projects, both individually and as a team member (hint: bring them to the interview!)
  • RoR v3/4
  • Bootstrap
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL and data model design (logical & physical data models)
  • SSH/Linux server maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of optimization tactics such as caching
  • Git, or similar source code control systems
  • Agile Scrum environment
  • Shopping carts experience
  • Slack
  • GUI design experience
  • 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

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SearchVelocity helps tech companies like this one identify and hire A-players like you. Our specialty is 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, more than half of these years as hiring management of Technical staff. We can help you find the right people. Visit us at

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Job Title Ruby Design / Developer (40% Remote)
Company Name SearchVelocity
Category Category -> IT / Internet
Job Type Job Type -> Full-Time
Location Oakville
Area Location -> ON GTA - Mississauga