Remote Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

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icon-timeDecember 2, 2020

Senior Backend Developer
Location: Houston, TXDepartment: Software EngineeringType: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced
We are a close-knit team of engineers with a core belief that together, we can solve ANY challenge that comes our way. We strive for “kaizen” (Japanese for “continuous improvement”) through our use of Scrum with weekly sprints and retrospectives (Side brag: Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of Scrum, is a long time GoCo client!). We are looking for smart, team-first players that want to build a great product and have fun while doing it.

You can learn more about our culture, mission, and perks here:

Our Current Stack

React.js Single Page Application, with Redux and Relay
GraphQL API Server built on Ruby on Rails and Postgres
React Native mobile app
Heroku and AWS infrastructure
CircleCI Continuous Integration
Client and Server unit tests, plus full stack integration tests
What will I be doing?

Building out our cutting edge GraphQL API
Adding new feature functionality to our Web and Mobile Applications
Scaling our architecture to support millions of users
Contribute to an engineering culture of collaboration and continuous improvement
Necessary Skills

Experience building APIs for consumption by Single Page Applications
Experience working with Ruby on Rails
Expert in SQL, specifically Postgres
Passionate about user experience, and not shy to give your input
Comfortable working on a Mac and Linux based environments
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment – we ship code every week
Eagerness to learn new languages and technologies
Collaborative, positive attitude, and self-motivated
Office environment

Update – for safety, we are currently working remote. When we do get back into the office, here’s what you can look forward to:

We sit together to facilitate collaboration and pair programming
We play light background music, and anyone can play the role of “Office DJ”
If you need quiet space, we have private rooms to retreat to
We like games: mini basketball, shuffleboard, and ping pong are staples
Our campus has a relaxing lounge area, on-site gym, and plenty of places to walk and get food.
Benefits and Perks

Casual dress code, in-office gaming systems, free snacks, company paid meals on Fridays, birthday lunches and snacks, free parking, and gym membership.
Equity/Stock options
Flexible paid time off
Paid parental leave
Insurance benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, HSA and Life Insurance
More reading, for your leisure

We’re a small tech-startup. We have an open culture driven by honesty, hard work, fun and creativity! Your contributions at GoCo will have a high impact on the business giving you great meaning to your work.

A normal work day at GoCo hardly feels like work at all. We love to push the limits utilizing the latest modern tech and take pride in delivering to our users a platform that is delightful, intuitive and beautiful.

Personal learning and growth is also a key ingredient to GoCo’s culture. Managers act as mentors helping guide each team member in achieving their goals. If you’re a passionate, hard-working person wanting to make a big impact in their workplace, then we’d be delighted to work with you!

GoCo has been named one of Houston’s best places to work by Houston Business Journal – let us show you why.


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