Ruby On Rails Application Developer

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Application Developer to be responsible for the development, testing, and maintenance of applications utilizing Ruby on Rails and related technologies. While a member of a larger team, the candidate is expected to build, test, and deploy applications, enhancements or microservices for existing applications on their own. Candidate will be required to create and execute SQL queries to verify data and troubleshoot issues. Candidate will also be responsible for assisting with the development of software technical documentation including requirements specifications, design documents, and test plans. The Senior Developer will lead technical and architectural workshops and design sessions, as well as lead and mentor other developers.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the full lifecycle of software product development
  • Perform prototyping, system analysis, development, fielding, and maintenance of systems
  • Develop, code, test, and debug new software or enhancements to existing software
  • Evaluate new software products and technologies, and provide recommendations to enhance existing systems
  • Conduct software testing to ensure satisfaction of application development requirements
  • Support software quality assurance and configuration management activities
  • Document software procedures and develop software reports, plans, and products, such as software development plans, software requirements specifications, software design documents, software development files, source code, version description documents, and test plans

 

Skills & Requirements

Required

  • Master’s Degree or 15+ years of experience in the software development field
  • Demonstrated experience with Ruby as a programming platform to develop multi-tier web-based applications
  • Experience working within proper Software Configuration Management (SCM) processes, utilizing source code control, and change management software is highly desired
  • Understanding of Ruby Best Practices
  • Mentor and lead other developer teammates on best practices and coding standards
  • Strong SQL coding background; understanding of SQL statement optimization/tuning
  • Demonstrated experience with front-end web development (JavaScript, JQuery)
  • Experience with developing APIs and Microservices
  • Experience working in Agile and Kanban environments
  • GIS functionality experience
  • Experience with Sublime Text, Atom, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Infrastructure experience: AWS, Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, Apache, Chef
  • Version control experience: Git, Github
  • Requirements management experience: Leankit
  • Testing tool experience: Cucumber, Brakeman, RSpec

Preferred

  • Certification: Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or 15+ years of experience in the software development field

Clearance:

  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation and must meet the requirements of a DHS suitability public trust.

Location:

  • Arlington, Virginia

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice. 

http://www.octoconsulting.com/careers

 

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation