Position Description – Junior Programmer - Contract

General:

Option Technologies is seeking a long-term contract relationship with a junior Ruby on Rails programmer. We are an industry leader in the development of interactive audience response systems and meeting technologies.

Position Description:

Perform design and development work on our web products under the direction of a senior programmer. We are looking for someone that can think outside the box, find creative ways to solve complex puzzles, and work harmoniously with project stakeholders. Our ideal candidate loves to learn, is willing to take risks, can work efficiently, is self-motivated and wants to make an immediate impact. We also want someone that is comfortable presenting and supporting their own ideas for product improvement.

Our web products are primarily written in Ruby on Rails and Javascript (JQuery), and they are thoroughly tested with RSpec and other testing platforms. Real time, bi-directional web socket communication is heavily used and application security is a top concern. We use Postgres as our database of choice and database knowledge is a critical component of this position.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervisor:

Senior Programmer

Qualifications:

Bonus Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $35.00 to $45.00 /hour

Experience:

Contract Length:

Benefits:

Schedule:

Work Remotely:

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Junior Programmer - Contract

Option Technologies

Software Engineer Full Time

Position Description – Junior Programmer - Contract

General:

Option Technologies is seeking a long-term contract relationship with a junior Ruby on Rails programmer. We are an industry leader in the development of interactive audience response systems and meeting technologies.

Position Description:

Perform design and development work on our web products under the direction of a senior programmer. We are looking for someone that can think outside the box, find creative ways to solve complex puzzles, and work harmoniously with project stakeholders. Our ideal candidate loves to learn, is willing to take risks, can work efficiently, is self-motivated and wants to make an immediate impact. We also want someone that is comfortable presenting and supporting their own ideas for product improvement.

Our web products are primarily written in Ruby on Rails and Javascript (JQuery), and they are thoroughly tested with RSpec and other testing platforms. Real time, bi-directional web socket communication is heavily used and application security is a top concern. We use Postgres as our database of choice and database knowledge is a critical component of this position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Turns design specifications and ideas into fully realized, marketable functionality
  • Maintains code and keeps it up to date with Ruby, Rails and gem releases
  • Communicates progress to management and other stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Works with management to overcome issues and move the projects forward
  • Presents and discusses ideas for product improvement or new product development
  • Assists with upper-tier support issues
  • Stays up to date with the latest information on the RoR ecosystem
  • Researches new technologies and methodologies as required
  • Ability to work on both long-term projects and short-term fixes
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisor:

Senior Programmer

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate, 2 or 4 year college graduate preferred.
  • 2+ years Ruby on Rails, Javascript (JQuery), Sass, RSpec, TDD experience
  • 2+ years Postgres experience
  • 2+ years Git/Github experience
  • Knowledge of web socket communication (primarily Action Cable and Faye)
  • Proficiency with written and verbal communication
  • Experience communicating with technical and non-technical people
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Resourceful, well-organized, highly dependable, dependable transportation, efficient and detail oriented.
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve issues that arise throughout the work day.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond when the situation requires.
  • Ability to work independently.

Bonus Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • DigitalOcean
  • Linux
  • Brakeman and understanding of security vulnerabilities
  • AWS
  • Volume/stress testing systems

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $35.00 to $45.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Git/Github: 2 years (Preferred)
  • JavasScript/JQuery: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Ruby: 2 years (Required)
  • web socket: 1 year (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • Varies

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19