Full Stack Ruby Developer

  • Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 01, 2018
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Job Description

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation is an exciting news and journalism organization on a mission to democratize the news for the public benefit.  To help support our mission and programs we are looking for a RUBY engineer who would embrace the opportunity to take a leadership role with our fast growing organization.

The position requires a professional who is adept at coming up with solutions when out of scope challenges arise, bootstrapping solutions, is a fantastic communicator, is team-oriented, and understands how to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

This is a long-term role with full time potential. Contract to start.


    Design, develop, modify, and implement scale-able, robust applications
    Advise on any technical issues and drive resolutions/solutions
    Coordinate/lead code reviews while implementing high standards
    Manage changes to project scope, proactively identify issues, and develop alternative solutions
    Evaluate, research, recommend, and implement new technologies to ensure applications remain current


    Significant experience in software development
    3+ years of experience as a Full Stack Ruby Developer
    Strong experience in an Agile development environment
    Contributor to at least one Ruby Open Source project
    Hands on experience in JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, AngularJS, Bootstrap
    Experience writing clean, efficient and well-engineered code
    Knowledge in Mean Stack - Express.js, AngularJS (or Angular), and Node.js
    Experience in creating reusable, scalable code
    Experience in building web applications using modern frameworks like React or Angular
    Experience in integrating front-end code with back-end technologies and 3rd party APIs
    Hands on experience in developing dynamic web applications based on REST APIs
    Ubuntu server admin experience
    Good to have exposure to React Native (For M Mobile Apps), D3.js (Charts/Reports)
    Hands on experience in Responsive Web Development
    Experience working in cross-functional, highly collaborative Agile teams.
    News and journalism experience is a plus, but not required


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