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Full Stack Engineer (Ruby Back End)
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

WW is looking for candidates to help change people's lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, we build communities in order to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about WW and jobs with a purpose, visit

Role overview

To help us achieve our goals, we are seeking a Full Stack Software Engineer to join our team. You will leverage your knowledge to develop new consumer focused products using modern Engineering such as Continuous Integration and Deployment. As a developer at Weight Watchers, your code, designs and decisions will be highly visible, and will directly impact and delight lots of users.

Key responsibilities

* Program daily in Ruby, Rails, AngularJS, Express and others.
* Build out restful endpoints and lightweight aggregation layers.
* Build out unit tests and other automated tests.
* Build out new features and iterate on existing features.
* Design and implement low-latency, high-availability and performant applications
* Enable analytics via tag management and logs.
* Help define architectures and design patterns.
* Participate in code reviews.
* Answer technical inquiries on code base and product
* Lead the way with writing programmatic unit tests.
* Design to build programs to help kids, teens & families lose weight and live healthier


* Experience with Ruby on Rails in a production environment
* Experience with React.js, Backbone.js or similar JavaScript frameworks
* Experience with web services API integration (Rest, JSON, XML).
* Good understanding and experience with a variety of web-related technologies (i.e., JavaScript, CSS, HTML, browser security)
* Enjoys building features end-to-end, from HTML and CSS through the backend, including the database
* Understanding of efficient and effective schema use in databases within Postgres, MySQL or other relational databases
* Experience with RSpec or TestUnit/Minitest and a strong desire to use them
* Experience designing and implementing backend systems for mobile and web-based applications
* Experience incorporating Open Source subsystems into production code
* Understanding of general user experience and UI design principles.
* Ability to understand requirements and map to technical implementation.
* Experience modelling domain data in service and storage layers.
* Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software design
* Strong track record of shipping products
* Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT, SVN,
* Deployment experience with tools like Docker and Aptible/Heroku
* Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Experience working on Agile teams (pair programming, refactoring, story writing and estimation)
* Experience in mentoring and leading other Engineers
* Computer science degree or equivalent academic or professional background.

As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work. We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall well being, including:

* Competitive compensation and profit sharing plan
* A 401K plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
* Health care coverage starting on your first day
* Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
* Commuter benefits
* Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
* Free WW membership for you plus 3 free WW memberships for your friends and 3 for your family
* Free fruit, snacks and coffee to get you through your day
* Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
* Robust employee referral bonuses
* Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career

WW is an equal opportunity employer. WW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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