Senior Ruby on Rail Developer

Project Wayfinder - Remote - Full time

The Organization

Imagine if adolescent education was designed for all students to develop lives of meaning and purpose? In 2015 Project Wayfinder was founded at the Stanford d.school to answer this call. With our fifth academic year upon us, our toolkits + trainings have journeyed to over 20,000 students, 1000 teachers, 200 schools across 25 states and 20 countries.

With our $1.5M seed funding secured, we are now pushing our expansion across the country + globe. Our goal is to continue to double our impact and revenue each year for the coming years. Our vision is to become the preeminent SEL curriculum company in the world - leading the global movement of purpose learning, meaning making and belonging-based education world wide.

What We Value

You will be joining a staff of incredibly motivated and dedicated staff members that are committed to living the values of our organization. We have a very close culture where team members get to know one another and build lifelong relationships. We also feel and act like a purpose-driven organization. To the best of our abilities each person’s role aligns with their own sense of purpose which feeds into the organization’s larger sense of purpose.

Read this article by our Founder about our workplace culture in Conscious Company.

We also value access, equity, diversity, and belonging. This is represented primarily in three ways: our product, our staff, and our schools.

Product: We have intentionally developed our curriculum to be able to cross national, racial, and socio-economic boundaries. During the process of curriculum development, we have had over 30 educators work on and develop the curriculum from a variety of backgrounds.

Team: Our team is composed of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experience. We intentionally recruit, hire, and work with people from diverse identities + experiences.

School Partners: We intentionally target a wide array of educational partners from traditional to non-traditional that work with a range of students from different socioeconomic groups: we have taught our curriculum in low income schools in the Bronx, independent schools in Silicon Valley, and after-school programs in San Antonio.

Learn more: Project Wayfinder Team + School Partners

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer passionate about writing elegant code to join our engineering team remotely.You will work on building a digital education platform that will help students across the US and the world with their social emotional learning and mental health.

We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations- such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people, etc - to apply!Responsibilities

  • Develop robust, scalable, and secure features
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code
  • Lead technical design discussions
  • DB design/changes
  • Conduct code reviews with other developers
  • Analyze, debug, and resolve support issues

Requirements

Skills + Experience

  • 5+ years experience building web-based applications
  • 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails, MVC, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience of version control using Git including clone, checkout, push, pull, merge, etc
  • Experience with a popular server technology like Heroku or AWS
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Agile software methodology experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience building SaaS or EdTech products
  • Knowledge in Rails caching strategies
  • Experience working at startups.

Benefits

Compensation

We offer a competitive package that is based on location and experience. We also offer the following benefits:

+ Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.+ 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.+ Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.+ Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.+ Healthcare: Medical, dental, and vision policies.+ Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.+ Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreat, and celebrations.+ Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.+ Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!+ Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.+ ...And much more! Lots of other perks make this company an incredible place to work.

Location

Remote work. This role is remote, but requires you to be available for calls for at least 4 hours between 9am-5pm US Central Time. As such this role can be anywhere where you can

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Senior Level

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