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Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


Scout is looking to add a Senior Software Engineer to help us keep shipping features to customers who love our products.

Day-to-day, they'll be responsible for taking high-fidelity prototypes and transforming them into fully functional features with a solid and secure GraphQL backend, modular front-end components, and automated tests. High-quality code and the ability to deliver milestones all the way to production are our key metrics for success.

You're probably keen to hear about our tech stack:

Our application is built on Ruby on Rails.

We take full advantage of Postgres with a trigger-based time machine, SQL views, and a willingness to drop from ActiveRecord to raw SQL when it makes sense.

AWS is our product's home.

We're really enjoying React and Redux with ES6 and SCSS.

Sidekiq, Redis, ElasticSearch and websockets definitely play their parts.

And curious about our engineering workflow:

Each month we agree to milestones to deliver by the end of the month.

We release to production once a week.

Jira and Slack help us coordinate across continents and time zones.

GitHub helps us improve each other's code, and our well-tuned linter keeps reviews quick on style and heavy on substance.

Our QA team works hard to catch issues, bugs, and cross-browser glitches before we merge a pull request into the mainline, and again before release in the weekly smoke test.

CircleCI Enterprise gives us the power to continually improve our automated testing infrastructure.


* Minimum 5+ years software development experience
* Minimum 2+ years RoR experience
* Proposes the pragmatic solution to painful problems
* Finds opportunities to teach others
* Loves to hear about the value our work delivers to our customers
* Kindly and consistently pushes the team forward, but knows how to pick their battles

Nice To Have:

* Experience (or interest in) data engineering, API design or integrations
* Experience (or interest in) event-driven architectures
* Experience with React / Redux or modern JavaScript
* Experience with Postgres and writing well tuned queries
* Experience with Elixir or Phoenix

You're responsible, skilled, helpful, and kind. You recognize your team relies on you, but you know when to stop working and value the smart solution over the hard one.

Timing. It's good to be early. We're backed by leading investors New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Ventures, and Google Ventures.

Competition. Whom do we compete with? 3-Ring binders full of paper, clunky shelf-ware from the 90's and gathering data, specs, and requirements in Excel spreadsheets via email after monotonous email. Intuitive, cloud-based software that helps procurement professionals source fast and make a bigger business impact.

Smart and sustainable growth. Make money, not fake money. Yes, we're growing, but we're doing so in a controlled manner. We don't throw money at things like installing skate ramps in our offices, free facials for our employee's pets, or all-you-can-eat spinach cupcakes on Fridays. The money goes into the business and continuing to build & bring the best product possible to market.

Benefits. We are adding them, not scaling back. Medical, dental and vision coverage. Health Savings Accounts. 401(k) plan. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Retirement plan. Lunch twice a week. We are continuing to always evaluate our options to do what we can to bring the best to our employees.

Transparency. Lots of companies say it, few of them actually live it.

About Scout

Scout provides a new breed of cloud-based strategic e-sourcing solutions that help organizations achieve better outcomes and make a bigger business impact. Our simple, effective interface enables companies to streamline supplier selection, manage vendors, centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Scout serves over 150 enterprises across a wide range of markets, including technology, retail, restaurants, manufacturing, hospitals, universities, construction, insurance, and more.

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