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Ruby on Rails Engineer


Ruby on Rails Engineer

Position Summary

The Software Engineer I is responsible for software development as a member of a project innovation team. He/she works closely with subject matter experts, business analysts, quality analysts, and others to design, develop, and test software solutions to business problems.

Key Job Responsibilities

Develop technical specifications for software from business requirements.
Follow instructions written in specifications and delivered verbally, including refining and elaborating on requirements based on experience.

Work closely with Manager or Director and other project members as a team where necessary, and also work on own initiative where appropriate.

Develop code including unit tests, appropriately employing object-oriented design methods and patterns and following industry and Kaplan standards.

Work in a cross-disciplinary manner with members of the editorial, data analytics, and SEO/SEM teams to plan and implement software products.

Solve problems of limited scope and complexity, with assistance on occasion from more senior developers.

Operate and support the configuration management and development/test environment and tool set as necessary.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.)

Computer Science or related discipline

3-5 years related experience

Production level software development

2 years experience considered in lieu of every year of formal education required

Server-scripting programming such as Ruby-on-Rails, Java or Python.

SQL database experience.


Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Ability to stay focused and detail-oriented in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Collaborative, diplomatic, entrepreneurial.

Preferred Qualifications

Postgres experience preferred

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