Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

At Huckberry
  • Full Time
  • Employee

Posted on September 19th

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We're looking for a sharp and collaborative Ruby on Rails Developer to join our team during a period of high growth. As a Technology leader, you'll be excited and obsessed with web application development and enjoy sharing your ideas and leading them forward in a positive, cross-functional company.

In this role, you’ll also work closely with non-technical folks at Huckberry to improve our backend data management system, streamlining workflows of our in-house photographers, writers, marketers, and merchandisers while never taking the foot off the gas of site performance with continual tweaks across our React front end, Rails backend, and setting high-performance baselines across our technology stack. The ideal candidate will have this balance inherent to their thinking and process.

**Preference for this position to be based in Austin, Texas but open for the right candidate

  • Design, build and maintain tested, efficient, and reusable Ruby code
  • Ensure the best possible performance and quality of deployed code
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Guide and teach our developers on better development practices, problem solving, evaluating projects
  • Thought partner across Eng, Prod, Data leadership team to collaborate on technical and procedural improvements and moments of synergy for the betterment of all
  • Optimizing a site with a predominately mobile customer base, balancing code choices for optimal user experience vs. code weight
  • Increase Huckberry’s abilities across its Marketing Technology stack to fuel future growth
  • Implement/improve Customer Engagement Platforms
  • Brainstorm solutions to internal roadblocks, so that we can launch new campaigns that bring perspective to our products

  • 7+ years of experience
  • Practical yet ambitious – ability to break down tasks into manageable chunks, differentiate between must-haves versus nice-to-haves, handle uncertainty, and see projects through to their completion

Tech We Use
  • Ruby / Ruby on Rails
  • Javascript / ES6
  • React
  • Redux
  • CSS / SCSS
  • Git

Bonus Points
  • You’ve read POODR or Eloquent Javascript
  • You have familiarity in React and Redux
  • You send a code sample or project you’ve worked on recently
  • You have experience or interest in pair programming
  • You write a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why you’d be a great fit

Our mission of inspiring and equipping adventures is at the core of everything we do. That's why in addition to competitive market salaries and benefits, we have a generous vacation policy, paid time off to volunteer, flexible work from home time, a sabbatical program (recent employee trips include a surf and yoga retreat in Morocco, dog sledding in Norway et al.), summer "See You Out There" Fridays, white water rafting trips, and, of course, loads of free gear.

Company Description
Huckberry is a leading men's lifestyle brand and journal. Over a million guys trust us as their go-to resource for the best gear, adventure inspiration, and a lot more. We were recently named one of IAB's most disruptive consumer brands, and we've collaborated with everyone from Matthew McConaughey and Kelly Slater to brands like Lululemon and Coors. We look forward to meeting you!

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Huckberry encourages candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are always eager to further diversify our company, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect where all can flourish. All of our employment decisions are based solely on merit and business need.

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