Sr. Ruby Backend Developer

Remote (Canada)
Toronto, ON +1

About the role:

We're building out our first Research & Development (R&D) team based in our AMER region and we're looking for smart, talented and experienced team members that can take ownership, articulate their point of view and back their opinions with a well researched and knowledgeable stance. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the ongoing improvement and development of our platform, through domain driven design and continuous deployment of high quality software code.


Role location:

We know that each employee has unique needs. We want you to bring your best each and every day so we ensure you have the flexibility to be your most productive self. We have embraced hybrid working in all our locations; our employees have the option to work from home, an office or a blend between the two.


We have an office space located at 150 King St W, Toronto for those choosing to work in an office environment. 


We are open to candidates across Canada.



What you will be doing:

  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
  • Collaborating with the front-end developers and other team members, including customer-facing teams to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience
  • Integration of data from various back end services and databases
  • Configuration and maintenance of varied AWS services
  • API development and Integration of data from various back end services & databases
  • Delivering middleware functionality including implementing FIX standard and engine
  • Recording data and reporting it to proper parties, such as clients or leadership
  • Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, and better assist other team members
  • Developing back-end functionality and assisting the Lead developer
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed
  • Participating in researching, producing POCs, and evaluating new methodologies and technologies that improve quality, reliability, scalability, security, and performance of Practice Ignition technology, architecture, and product
  • Actively participating in code reviews by providing constructive comments and sharing and enforcing best practices, to improve codebase quality, efficiency, and security
  • Mentoring and guiding developers by providing quality coaching and ensuring proper execution of their tasks
  • Committing to support a safe, mindful, and productive team environment, maintaining open, honest, and respectful communication


How we work:

  • Distributed team
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Code Reviews
  • Kanban
  • Spark Projects
  • Retrospectives


Our stack:

  • JavaScript SPA using React.js with Styled Components
  • Ruby/Rails (using our own framework inspired by DDD)
  • Postgres, Redis, Heroku, Sidekiq
  • Testing is done with RSpec, and Cypress with Chrome Headless
  • CI/CD using Buildkite


What you need to succeed:

  • Approx 5-7+ yrs experience in backend development, and recent experience with Ruby/Rails
  • Tech Stack: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Sidekiq/Redis, Heroku
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, distributed systems, algorithms and software design
  • Passionate about clean code architecture and software craftsmanship
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or similar
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with background job processing
  • Experience with Message Queues
  • Comfortable working in the terminal
  • Proficiency within an editor of your choice
  • Experience working with profiling tools
  • Knowledge and familiarity with caching strategies, design patterns, cloud architecture and tools.
  • Consuming and integrating with third party APIs


Why join us:

  • Founder led, global SaaS organization, in hyper growth mode and scaling fast 
  • We work without ego in a collaborative, open and transparent work culture
  • Competitive salary and employee stock options from day 1
  • 20 days accrued annual leave/vacation, along with 10 days of wellbeing days to take care of yourself and/or loved ones
  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits from day 1
  • Annual education allowance to support your professional growth
  • Curious and smart coworkers who won’t back down from a challenge
  • Employee recognition program
  • Quarterly wellness allowance to spend on your wellness and what this means to you
  • Paid subscription to Headspace
  • Home office reimbursement
  • Personal tax return assistance
  • Paid parental leave 
  • An extra paid day off to celebrate your birthday, alongside volunteering leave 
  • Monthly virtual social events


Company Values:

We are better everyday

We work without ego

We are smarter together

We hero our customer


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Ignition is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ignition is proud to provide employment and recruitment accommodations during the recruitment process. Once our team reviews your resume and contacts you if there is a fit, we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact careers@ignitionapp.com 

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