Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Posted on September 2nd, 2021 | 72 days left to apply | 18 views

You will be part of a team of passionate engineers responsible for building and maintaining the backend services supporting Getsmarter’s customer operations. Your work will directly support the company’s marketing efforts and therefore have a significant impact on the company’s success. In this role you will have the opportunity to engage business stakeholders, designing and architecting the future of our backend services.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

Technical

  • Ensure that the integrity of the business domain products are maintained.
  • Ensure best practices are followed.
  • Research and recommend technology to meet business requirements.
  • Research, design, implement and maintain enterprise architecture.
  • Work with business to clarify and define requirements.
  • Responsible for the quality of code produced by team members.
  • Ensure code is thoroughly tested.
  • Responsible for uptime and monitoring.
  • Proactively look for improvements and handle implementation.

People

  • Provide feedback on technical performance.
  • Assist with technical interviews.
  • Coach developers through complex issues.

Accountability for results

  • Make sure best practices are followed by team members.
  • Communicate progress effectively with team members and business stakeholders.
  • Work with juniors to break up tasks into smaller pieces.
  • Drive solutions when maintenance issues arise.

Business

  • Work with stakeholders to clarify and define requirements.
  • Provide business domain knowledge to help drive decision making by business.
  • Understand the roadmap and how current work relates to the strategic goals.
  • Effectively communicate technological limitations to business.
  • Manage ambiguity around tasks.

Personal

  • Lead the company's values.
  • Promote continuous self-improvement.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • ± 5 - 10 years web development experience.
  • A degree in a software development related field.
  • Experienced Ruby on Rails developer, comfortable working with existing codebases.
  • Experience with the following technologies required:REST APIs.Writing unit tests.Source control.Continuous integration.
  • REST APIs.
  • Writing unit tests.
  • Source control.
  • Continuous integration.
  • Solid experience with object oriented programming principles.
  • Familiarity with AWS would be a bonus.

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

Working Conditions

  • The candidate may be required to work after hours and be on support, if needed.
  • High stress fast paced environment.

Management Responsibilities

  • Personal time management is important.
  • Ensure that administrative tasks, e.g. CapEx tracking sheet and Jira tickets, are updated in a timely manner.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

2U is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U Cape Town offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with coffee from our in-house barista. We have other in-house perks like subsidised healthy meals, a gym with free yoga sessions and social events all year round. We celebrate special milestones like birthdays and workaversaries, truly showing that #RelationshipsMatter.

Benefits

2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • 2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year
  • Subsidised medical aid with Discovery
  • 4% 2U contribution towards Discovery Life Pension Fund and Group Risk Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay. 

Tech, people, and data to help top universities transform in the digital era. We offer a proprietary system which factually and directly assists universities, students and faculty to exit their intents with effectiveness. We are made up of a core group of people and a core group of tools which deploy to assist by providing tools for learning and study, for better management, for self learning, assessment, improvement and planning. Inclusive herein are live classes, tech tools, compliance assistance, compatibility programs and much more.
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