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Backend developer

Backend developer

Do you love building well tested and stable Ruby on Rails applications? Do you believe in that by working together we will achieve greater things than by working alone? Then we will probably get along great! 

Come join our product team at Universal Avenue as a backend developer and help us build out our API:s and services to ship anoutstanding product.

 

What you will do

As a Backend Developer at Universal Avenue you will be working tightly with both frontend and backend developers on the API and core functionality of the our platform.

  • Work with a team of engineers to build out the backbone of our platform, written in Ruby on Rails
  • Conceive of and deploy improvements to the architecture of the platform and overall processes and systems.
  • Work with, and learn together with an international team while shipping software.
  • Do code reviews and other tasks to help improve the overall quality and stability of our platform.

How we work

We are a mixed team of internationals working together on a common platform. The way way we tend to structure our work is around 2 week sprints where we start off with sprint planning and end with sprint review. The day after sprint review is dedicated to lab days where we spend our time on something that can improve ourselves or the platform. Examples might be some refactoring or learning about a new concept.

We also hold a retrospective after the sprint to figure out what we can improve come next sprint. We also regularly do book clubs where we read a book together to strengthen our skills together. Every month we do 1 on 1 to get feedback on performance and what can be improved / what was good.

 

Who you are

We look for people who are passionate about what they do best, people with a can-do attitude, lots of energy and a strong entrepreneurial drive. Together we can build a team that is motivated not only by profit but also by purpose, the feeling that the work truly matters.

You are a persistent and curious person that is encouraged to inspire change on a global scale and have dedication to something bigger than yourself. You are a standout colleague that can handle a high level of flexibility and freedom.

High pace is something you are used to working in, sometimes with tasks way beyond your job description that require getting into the details to ensure success. As a backend developer you rely on TDD/BDD (or other test driven methodologies) to build stable, well-thought-out and well tested software.

Together with our frontend and mobile developers you will build the system(s) that make up our core platform.

Required Skills

  • 2 years of Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • Test heavy development methods(TDD, BDD etc)
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
     

Nice to have skills:

  • GraphQL
  • React / Javascript
  • Elixir
  • Heroku
  • Experience working in Agile environment