Senior Ruby Developer at 8th Light, Inc. (Remote)

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Senior Software Developer (Crafter)- US Remote
Who We Are
At 8th Light, we take a human-centered approach to software design and development, strategically collaborating with the people writing the code as well as those using it. We embrace the need for adaptability in a constantly changing world. We are a team of polyglot generalists - thinkers and doers ready to take on most any challenge that we encounter.
As an employee-owned software consultancy, our team of expert developers and designers hold the title of "Crafter" to reflect our dedication to quality, our emphasis on continual learning, and our belief that software is truly a craft - something that we take pride in. We value colleagues who enjoy learning and teaching, which supports our collaborative organization. You will be mentored and supported, and you'll further your expertise as a technologist, a manager, or both.
We enjoy working with empathetic, passionate collaborators who value the work they do. If this approach to software design and development resonates with you, we'd love to talk.
Who You Are
You've shown long-term repeated success on a variety of projects, typically over the course of 4+ years. You can be the go-to leader for any software development engagement. You have a broad and deep range of expertise that allows you to make an immediate impact on projects. In your previous experience, you have:
  • Written production-quality code in Ruby OR Elixir OR Java OR Python OR JavaScript OR TypeScript OR React - preferably two or more languages
  • Built high-quality, maintainable software collaboratively, incrementally, and pragmatically
  • Built larger features or subsystems
  • Used context-appropriate automated testing to inform software design choices and catch bugs
  • Debugged and refactored pre-existing code to incrementally improve it
  • Collaborated with teams using Git, MacOS/Linux, and CI/CD
  • Addressed architecture-level concerns such as scalability, security, reliability, and performance
  • Led projects or teams
  • Brought together people from different functions and perspectives in forums that encourage idea sharing, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Made thoughtful recommendations and set direction in the face of ambiguity
  • Mentored and shared knowledge with colleagues
  • Actively sought out and effectively given feedback
  • Communicated empathically with stakeholders and colleagues
  • Collaboratively led stakeholders to balance technical considerations with product and user needs

What You'll Do At 8th Light
As a lead technologist on projects, you'll work with a variety of clients, typically one to two in a year, and in a variety of languages over the course of your career with us. You'll lead more complicated projects, leading teams to do so. You'll work with colleagues who share your passion for creating software. You'll invest time developing your skills and sharing what you know. You'll be responsible for:
  • Making immediate contributions to projects, rapidly building trust with clients
  • Working pragmatically to balance technology choices while delivering high-quality work within deadlines
  • Leading architecture and software design discussions
  • Generating new potential solutions to challenges (technical and non-technical) in partnership with team members and clients
  • Leading or initiating formal feedback conversations with teams and clients via retrospectives
  • Clearly articulating and documenting outcomes and driving forward action items
  • Ensuring your team has a healthy, prioritized, estimated backlog
  • Managing high-level project roadmaps as the team lead for large engagements
  • Maintaining relationships with client technical leaders
  • Regular syncs with the client to provide status updates, and for identifying and evaluating risks and presenting potential solutions
  • Serving as a manager or mentor to those on your teams
  • Identifying and resolving blockers to team progress
  • Contributing to 8th Light by serving as a mentor to apprentices, leading or designing workshops internally or for clients, representing 8th Light in the tech community, or supporting our hiring processes

A Note on Compensation:
8th Light has recently adopted a compensation strategy that allows us to be competitive in each market for which we hire. Thereby, salary ranges for each position are not only determined based on experience and knowledge base, but also regional labor markets.
To enquire further into the range in your market for this position, contact us at [email protected] .
THE NATION-WIDE RANGE FOR THIS ROLE: ~$106,000 to $160,000
Nice to Have
We work across many areas, and encourage anyone with the experience listed to apply. Given recent client requests, we would particularly like to encourage applicants with experience in the following areas:
  • infrastructure as code
  • data engineering
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • native mobile development

We truly hope to hear from you.
Join Us
We recognize that creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is an ongoing journey, and we're excited to share our journey with you. We have a proud tradition of hiring talented colleagues with unusual career experiences. We're more interested in your experiences, results, and impact than brand names, degrees, or keywords that may appear on your resume. We appreciate your time in completing a few application questions to help us get to know you better.
8th Light is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SolidityLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularFrameworks
    • CircleCIFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • JestFrameworks
    • JupyterFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • GitLabServices
    • Google CloudServices

An Insider's view of 8th Light, Inc.

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I shifted careers to software crafting at 8th Light I was given the opportunity to build something tangible. I completed the six-month apprenticeship that gave me the basic skill set to become an effective consultant. Since then I've been exposed to multiple technologies and experiences that have catalyzed my development and consulting skills.

Charles

Software Crafter

What are 8th Light, Inc. Perks + Benefits

8th Light, Inc. Benefits Overview

8th Light has a comprehensive benefits and total compensation package that is flexible and customizable as per your family/ life/ personal circumstances. We are supportive of family friendly flexibility which includes perks and offerings such as an extensive parental leave program which covers (4 paid months- time off). Our benefits and perks also re-enforce our values of Humanity, Education and Ownership- with options to purchase stock, Learning and Development stipends with paid time allocated to growth and continuous learning, additionally a popular donation matching program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
8th Light offers a company day of service. Team members elect to participate in support of various charities, foundations and non-profits regionally and locally, such as Code First Girls, Code Platoon
Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with Code Bootcamps to provide opportunities to career changers and self taught software developers to deepen their knowledge base and gain experience through our world class Apprenticeship
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Community, Connections and Collaboration work group and our Career Pathing work group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Women in executive level positions, including the Co-CEO. women and POCs on the 8th Light executive board and throughout the company.
Unconscious bias training
Led by the Director of Training and Development, unconscious bias training is a quintessential component of the 8th Light Interview Process.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
There are internal networking communities including but not limited to a Persons of Color Channel and Woman Forums.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We partner with various diverse talent communities, broaden our scope of where we post, source and evaluate candidates. We prepare candidates for success with details on every step of the process.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Through opt-in enrollment, our plans offer Heath Care, Dependent, and Commuter Reimbursement.
Disability Insurance
8th Light offers company-paid both short-term and long-term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
The Dental plan offered provides comprehensive dental coverage with low, predictable costs. 100% of coverage for preventative services, including x-rays. Child orthodontia coverage available as well.
Vision Benefits
100% coverage for eye exams and lenses after $35 dollar copay-- with a $130 allowance for frames per year. 20% discount offered on balance for frames at participating providers.
Health Insurance Benefits
8th Light offers four unique options for comprehensive medical coverage to support you and your family. In addition to MD Live, a service offering included in all BCBS plans at 8th Light.
Life Insurance
Employer paid coverage of up to $50,000 with the option to increase coverage at a low-expense.
Pet Insurance
Pet's veterinary services are covered with 90% reimbursement. Open to all ages. Includes spay/neuter, hereditary, Rx therapeutic diets, dental and more. Provided at low cost through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Annual budget for personal wellness to be used on: massages, gym/fitness memberships, equipment and more.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to comprehensive mental health coverage through medical plans, 8th Light offers EAP services at no cost to employees. Unlimited telephone consultations, and up to 3 in-person sessions/ yr.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Eligible 60 days following employment. 8th Light will match 100% up to the first 4% employees contribute.
Company Equity
Over 40% of organization are employee owners. Employees will have the option to purchase shares of the organization. Employee owners will receive quarterly payouts based on organization's performance.
Match charitable contributions
8th Light will match up to $250 per calendar year for each employee’s contributions to a charitable organization.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Available immediately upon employment. 8th Light covers 12 weeks of leave at 100% of salary.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
8th Light is 100% Remote. There are office spaces open for voluntary employee use. With state of the art issued office technology, not limited to MacOS Notebooks and 4K monitors for the home office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Four weeks of paid time off with incremental increases based on tenure of employment. PTO can be used for vacation, personal, and sick time at the employees discretion.
Paid Volunteer Time
8 Hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Can be used in addition to PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Employees are reimbursed $100 per year for health and wellness expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New hires receive a $200 stipend for home office furniture. In addition to a state of the art work device (Apple Notebook) and 4K monitors, accessories, and more-- through partnership with FirstBase.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
There is an annual $1,500 learning and development budget given each crafters, there are opportunities for educational expenses as well as conferences paid through 8th Light's partnership.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Employees are assigned mentors at the start of employment to guide them throughout their career journey and assist them in getting acclimated into the culture at 8th Light!
Continuing Education stipend
All employees are awarded an annual $1,500 stipend for learning and development expenses. This can be used on: classes, software subscriptions, conference travel, etc.
Time allotted for learning
Based upon role, employees are given time allotments to focus on non-project based learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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