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Experienced Backend Engineer - Ruby

Theorem

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Experienced Backend Engineer - Ruby

Theorem is looking for a motivated craftsperson to join our global team of 200+ professionals to support our growing distributed services business. We are on a mission to dismantle the traditional consulting ecosystem and replace it with an effective framework for innovation that transforms the way businesses think about and solve problems from the inside out.

Who You Are

As our Experienced Backend Engineer, you have deep knowledge of the Ruby language and you make it a habit of learning the mechanics behind the magic of any framework.

You are a passionate technologist with the discipline to create and finish projects. You have opinions about your favorite open source projects, or perhaps you have contributed to some or started one of your own. You are a communicator. Whether you are raising the flag within an implementation or sharing your favorite playlist in Slack, you will not shy away from letting your voice be heard.

While we have team members all over the world, our current project needs require team members who are physically located between UTC +1 and UTC -8.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Architect and build web applications using Ruby and Python
  • Be a leader-contributor on a team creating a distributed system that will change the way people shop and interact in a virtual and physical retail environment
  • Collaborate with product designers and clients to clarify requirements, prototype functionality and build products
  • Plan, estimate and prioritize work in a remote, distributed team environment
  • Guide our clients in best practices in order to achieve great project success

Qualification and Skills

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Current production experience utilizing Ruby in both Non-Rails and Rails environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency with server side development using Python and at least 1 more programming language
  • Previous remote work experience is required
  • Previous experience collaborating on highly distributed teams
  • Previous experience in a consultative environment is required
  • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Possess a strong and reliable internet connection.

You Will Be Successful When

  • You are able to hit the ground running within your area of expertise and are not afraid of challenges outside of it
  • Thrive on collaborating with other team members and across disciplines
  • You are happy to receive feedback and see it as an opportunity for reflection and improvement
  • You are always learning - Whether you are learning to help your team and customer work through new concepts and technology
  • You are astute, you know when to push an issue and when to let things lie
  • You are friendly - you reach out to your teammates even if they aren’t on your project team
  • You can work through ambiguity - you aren’t shy about asking questions to gain clarity
  • Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial - always on the lookout for new opportunities to improve the company externally and internally

Who We Are

Founded in 2007, Theorem LLC is a remote-first technology consulting company, fully distributed by design. We are privately-owned and committed to building a sustainable organization, at the company level, and for each of our team members.

Our services range from new product development, pure R & D, legacy modernization, pricing strategy development, revenue generation, process optimization, and organizational transformation and cultural design.

Customers come to us because they need to change to succeed and are looking for a solution that isn’t just about technology — but also people, process, and leadership. We consult, form a diverse team of experts, and deliver strategy and execution under one roof.

Current and past customers include some of the household names on the Fortune 200 list but also start-ups and non-commercial organizations.

Unsure if your skills meet all of our requirements?

Apply anyway! We would love to meet you and find out more about how your skills could add value. At Theorem, we value open communication and feedback. We believe that diversity of identity, perspective, and experience makes us stronger; we would love to hear your perspective too!

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% remote
  • Team retreat - Once a year the entire Theorem team gets together at an inspiring location to meet, work and play.
  • Healthy body, healthy mind, happy team - We offer paid vacation and support healthy lifestyles through our physical fitness benefits program.
  • Healthcare & finance - For US & UK based full time employees; we have comprehensive benefits.
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