Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails Developer

Location: Washington DC, Virginia
This leading technology company provides Software Engineering, Data Center & Core Infrastructure Development, and Scientific Support for some of the nation's most important agencies. Its list of clients includes the Department of Homeland Security, Department of United States Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The company's employees thrive in these challenging environments and take pride in advancing its clients' organizations beyond expectations.
 
As Ruby on Rails Developer, you will:
  • Provide consultation and development support services for engaging in mobile first development including Ruby on Rails, HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets, Responsive Web Design Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous  Delivery, and agile development practices
  • Analyze software requirements and provide solutions.  Perform analysis, design, coding, testing, implementation, and maintenance of software solutions.
  • Provide consultation and support services for the full life cycle of software product development. These activities will include communication with the user community during requirements analysis, prototyping, system analysis, development, fielding, and maintenance of systems.
  • Evaluate new software products and technologies, and provide recommendations to enhance existing systems or build new ones.
  • Provide software development support for the prototyping of analytical tools, data management and user interfaces to databases, and computational utilities.
  • Conduct software testing to ensure satisfaction of application development requirements.
  • Support software quality assurance and configuration management activities, such as those conducted by USCIS’ applicable review authorities.
  • 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. 
Required Qualifications:
  • BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area
  • 5+ years developing software for the Rails platform
  • ColdFusion experience
  • Proficient in Ruby, CoffeeScript, RESTful APIs, Jquery
  • Written and/or maintain a Rails plugin
  • Experience with Git and API and web services (REST, SOAP), Agile, SCRUM, JavaScript
  • Front End framework experience; ideally many new JS frameworks as well as CSS and HTML
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of relational databases: PostgreSQL 
U.S. CITIZEN ONLY FOR FEDERAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT
MUST BE ABLE TO PASS DHS SUITABILITY CLEARANCE
 
The company offers superb compensation, excellent Health and Welfare programs, a 401k Program with an excellent company match, more than twice the number of PTO days as most new employees, 100% paid Tuition Reimbursement for higher learning, and Profit Sharing.
 
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