Software Engineer II (Ruby on Rails/Support)

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 90,015-181,143 Annually
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About Fearless Digital

Fearless Digital builds software with a soul. As a division inside Fearless, we're part of its digital services integrator model to unlock the power of organizations, people and tech. Our division designs, engineers, and delivers digital solutions to solve problems and drive impact. Using iterative development cycles, we minimize risk for our customers and efficiently deliver intuitive and responsive technology. In this way, we help set the stage for tech to work better for people. That's not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our team members excited to come to work every day. We take a holistic approach to our people’s well-being, and our culture and benefits are designed to support our people in working the way they like best. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With flexible schedules, continuing education support, and a family-friendly work environment, we’ve created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won’t discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we’re committed to providing an  inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

Fearless Digital Benefits

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you’ll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Life-friendly schedules
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) We believe in taking time off to be well and thrive. That's why we offer 14 days of PTO, 8.75 days of sick leave, 11 federal holidays, your birthday (floating day), jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Up 12 weeks of FMLA paid at 100%
  • We cover 100% of your premium for our medical HSA plan + the deductible portion of HSA contributions, 80% of your premium for our HMO or PPO plans, and offer competitive dependent coverage. We cover 100% of dental and vision premiums for you and your dependents and offer medical and dependent care FSA options. We also offer life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and legal planning and support insurance.
  • Tech, education / training, and wellness allowances
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting
  • Referral bonus: Bring your friends! If someone you refer is hired, you’ll get a bonus of $6–12k!
  • Total Pet Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Compensation

Our Compensation System is designed to reward remarkable work, grow your impact and support the whole “you” over the course of your career.

We believe in paying people fairly, so we've established a compensation model aimed to ensure everyone at Fearless — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work. Our approach to compensation is intended to ensure our total package serves all of your needs and includes base pay, medical and other benefits, performance rewards, 401k matching, plus a few perks (tech and wellness reimbursement programs)! Our salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location and provide team members salary growth within a salary grade over time. Team members automatically progress within a salary range through annual increases (given to reward service at Fearless) or merit increases (given to reward and individual's demonstrated performance and growth within the position). Fearless team members are also eligible for discretionary bonuses based on company performance.

The salary ranges for this position based on location are listed below.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified as a part of our annual salary range review.

Salary Range

  • AL, FL, GA, TN Residents:  $90,015 (min) - $117,019 (mid) - $144,024 (max)
  • NC Residents: $92,799 (min) - $120,639 (mid) - $148,478 (max)
  • DE, MD, PA, TX, VA Residents: $97,439 (min) - $126,671 (mid) - $155,902 (max)
  • DC Residents: $109,503 (min) - $142.354 (mid) - $175,204 (max)
  • CA & NY Residents:  $113,215 (min) - $147,179 (mid) - $181,143 (max)

Location:

  • In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our offices are located in Baltimore.

Fearless is looking for a Software Engineer II to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing:

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Software Engineer II develops, maintains, and enhances complex software systems that solve customer and user problems.  This role brings breadth across software development skills and depth in specific technologies like languages and frameworks that allows them to build effective software solutions. The Software Engineer II shares in the responsibility with other software engineers and team members to deliver maintainable solutions.

We need your coding skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions 

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Coaches and mentors others to develop their professional skills.
  • Takes initiative for their own growth through personal leadership.

Functional Role 

  • Decomposes tasks into discrete objectives to serve the strategic direction of the team.  
  • Builds software solutions with minimal direction in the form of maintainable code in accordance with the project/organization technical standards.
  • Delivers complete software solutions that function well within the full system including documentation and automated unit/integration tests.
  • Debugs existing software and corrects defects.
  • Performs manual exploratory testing individually and with the team, as appropriate for the project test strategy.
  • Advises the team on specific implementation options that meet business requirements.
  • Contributes actively in team Agile processes through collaboration, discussion, and/or preparation.
  • Provides feedback to improve the team’s technical procedures.
  • Collaborates with other Engineers and Designers to implement features that meet design specifications and deliver business value.
  • Contributes during all phases of the development lifecycle from task creation to production deployment of new code.
  • Coaches others on the team through code reviews.
  • Seeks and engages peer-reviews of tasks and deliverables; coaches others when reviewing their tasks and deliverables.

Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies  

Must-Have Skills

  • Ability to obtain required security clearance for this project: Public Trust
  • This role will require up to 50% of helpdesk troubleshooting
  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated working experience with Ruby on Rails
  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated working experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Demonstrated experience with building out production applications
  • Demonstrated experience with JIRA for helpdesk support issues
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar technology-related degree.
  • Proficient in web-development including front-end (browser) and back-end (server) including UI components, client-server integrations, APIs, and data persistence. 
  • Proficient in at least one programming language and associated framework such as Node.js (express), Python (Django/Flask), Go, Java 8+ (Spring.io), Ruby (Ruby on Rails).
  • Proficient with important libraries and technologies in the ecosystem of programming language expertise.
  • Proficient with the unit testing frameworks appropriate to the language of expertise.
  • Proficient with HTML, Javascript and ability to quickly translate designs into well structured markup and maintainable CSS.
  • Proficient with at least one front-end technology like React, Angular, Vue, Ember, Backbone, Svelte.
  • Experience with building applications in containerized development environments.
  • Expert in basic git actions like cloning, creating branches, navigating between branches, staging code for commit, committing code, resetting, and merging.
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to learn new systems and technology quickly.
  • Ability to discuss technical tasks and team process topics with team members and outside stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with advanced Git actions like rebasing, squashing, and cherry-picking.
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, and build relationships and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills

  • React front-end development experience
  • Proficient in more than one programming language like Node.js, Python, Go, Java 8+, Ruby, etc.
  • Understanding of Agile principles.
  • Experience implementing applications for execution in a containerized production environment; for example Docker in a container orchestration platform like Amazon ECS or Kubernetes.
  • Experience developing applications hosted with a cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or similar IaaS/PaaS providers.
  • Experience with test scripting frameworks like Selenium and Cypress.js.
  • Holds a current CompTIA Security+ certification.
So, what’s next?

Over the years, we’ve honed our interview process to help ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we’re the right fit for them. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews! Depending on the role's/project's requirements, the interview process may include some differences. At the minimum

  • Introductory Interview: This is where you and your recruiter will build rapport, explore your career and educational background, discuss salary expectations, role requirements, and set expectations for the interview process, specific to the position of interest. 
  • Technical Interview (Skills Fit): This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you’ll be interviewed by the technical team to dig more into your background and technical capabilities. 
  • Business Interview: At this point, you’ve made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you’ll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and determine whether or not we’ll be moving forward with the hiring process.


More Information on Fearless
Fearless operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Baltimore, MD and Montgomery, AL. Fearless was founded in 2009. It has 145 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, 401(K) and Flexible work schedule. To see all 14 open jobs at Fearless, click here.
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