Ruby On Rails Engineer (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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What we’ve built & are building:

Apptegy works with thousands of schools and school districts across the United States. For the past 6 years, we’ve been working making our technology to a breath of fresh air. School leaders, superintendents, and administrators have some of the most stressful and demanding jobs in the world. They are responsible for the safety, well-being, and education of thousands of students. Every day they juggle the roles of politician, disciplinarian, visionary, and accountant.

That’s why we focus on simplicity. By making everything simple, we lower the technical barrier so that any administrator can lead with the most powerful tools available.

In short, we are enabling school leaders to brand, market, and strengthen their schools. Amazing events and happenings occur in schools every day and our technology allows that to be shared across web, mobile, social media, and alerts with a single, simple-to-use tool.

As a Ruby on Rails Engineer you will: 

-Write beautiful code in Ruby and Rails (often for new features, new products/platforms) 
-Work with a SCRUM team with other RoR engineers and front-end (Vue.js), QA/Test, and DevOps engineers
-Discuss the best architecture for a feature and dive deep into Design Patterns
-Write clear documentation with the help of Product and Tech Ops
-Use good coding standards (best framework and language idioms)
-Work closely with Product Managers and Engineering leaders (CTO & VP)

What you should bring to the table:

-3+ years of experience in Ruby and/or Rails (developing and monitoring production Rails apps)
-Experience developing idiomatic Rails applications to a high standard
-RESTful API design and know-how
-Experience writing tests for your code
-Strong experience in a top-level database system (ideally Postgres, but others work also)
-It’s also helpful to have some experience with Amazon Web Services (particularly EC2, EKS, Lambda, etc.)

What is expected of engineers at Apptegy?

We expect a lot of our engineers. We’ve been able to build an exceptional team that cares about their work and each other. We are incredibly proud of our team. We are also fortunate to have the opportunity to build products, platforms, and features that empower schools and school leaders to highlight their strengths and give the best opportunities to their students. 

Self-driven & Always Learning: At Apptegy, we believe that the right people are intrinsically motivated. We have built a team of engineers that enjoy learning and take that responsibility seriously. Whether they are starting out on their career or well into their experience, they are still looking to improve on their weaknesses and to use their strengths to help others. 

In short, they are naturally motivated to do meaningful work and they own their learning experience. 

To quote one an experienced engineer that joined Apptegy in 2020, “People here are like some sort of crack squad of commandos. They are running into what needs doing and doing it. They’re more likely to do too much than too little. This is an excellent team.”

Speak up: In some companies, engineers have to wait their turn to speak up. You have to have a minimum number of years of experience to have a voice at the table. Or if you’re a senior engineer, you need to hold off until you’ve gained the trust of the veteran engineers. 

At Apptegy, you have a voice from the start. Some of the best ideas have come from junior engineers that see things differently. We want the best ideas to win— no matter who it comes from. And those times when the best idea comes from someone else are an opportunity for you to learn and to increase your learning process.

What is true of you?

An aptitude for challenge & a track record of success:
-You have completed a four-year college degree ideally in Computer Science or similar (or without a technical degree, you have experience building successful products and platforms for 5+ years)
-You have an impressive track record in your academic and work history.
-You have been involved in decision making, architecting, or delivering robust backend features

An ability to manage your day and be effective & efficient:
-You have managed your own workflow and schedule. 
-You do not need someone to guide your day or tell you what to do next.

Strong communication skills: 
-You enjoy and have experience presenting or communicating in a professional environment.
-You know how to communicate your ideas 
-You want to learn from and listen to the ideas of other engineers
More Information on Apptegy
Apptegy operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Little Rock, AR. Apptegy was founded in 2013. It has 214 total employees. To see all 30 open jobs at Apptegy, click here.
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