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Ruby Developer
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #47030 Posted April 20, 2021

Project Description:

  • Sr. Ruby Developer for Operations. 
  • Help build and mange operational tools for
  • We are currently looking for a Sr. Ruby Developer to work on and lead our current and future infrastructure tools.
  • The goal of our Deployment and Infrastructure Automation projects are to provide zero downtime deployments of all Applications in the fastest, safest, and most repeatable way for our Customers and Client.
  • These projects depend heavily on Ruby in an environment that doesn’t use Rails or Active Support for Process Orchestrations. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Is self-directed and has shared collective ownership for design decisions
  • Uses the best tools for the job, be those open source or otherwise
  • Comfortable in a simi-paired programming environment
  • Strongly favors TDD and BDD development methodologies
  • Up to date with current tools and techniques
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment
  • Handle working in a fast paced environment

Position Summary/Job Description:

  • Software and API Development and Design
  • Working in Simi-Paired Programming Environment
  • Unit testing and QA
  • Deployments / Releases of own tools
  • Work with infrastructure provisioning tools such as Chef, Vagrant, Kitchen, and Fog.
  • Learning and keeping up with latest trends in automation patterns and practices.

What would a normal day for this position look like??

  • Heads down doing developing and design.
  • Collaboratively working with, reporting to, and taking direction from current Sr. Ruby Developer
  • Status update meetings

Skills Overview:

What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?

  • Experienced Ruby Ninja - Writing ruby without the need of Rails or Active Support dependencies.
  • 7+ Years Professional Ruby Developer Experience or Equivalent Development Experience.
  • Strong Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns
  • Strong Knowledge of MVC Architectural Patterns.
  • Strong Knowledge of working with and creating web services.
  • Strong Knowledge of Client / Server Communications
  • Strong Knowledge of Concurrent and Parallel programing concepts.
  • Experience with Automating one or more of the following: OpenStack, Open shift, AWS, or other Cloud Providers 
  • Understanding of Deployment Automation concepts and patterns
  • Continuous Integration concepts and patterns

What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?

  • Frontend Development with AngularJS and TypeScript (Bonus) 
  • Experience with Fog gem (Bonus)
  • Experience with Message Queuing Technologies - (Bonus)
  • Chef or Puppet (Bonus)
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to Listen
  • Ability to offer ideas on technical direction
  • Team Player
  • Desire to contribute to overall direction of project

Will there be a Hacker Rank test Required for this REQ? 

  • Codility test will need to be issued.
  • May be required to code during interview.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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