Senior Ruby Developer

Context Travel

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time





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Context is a mission-driven organization at the intersection of travel and education. We are currently operating under two brands: Context Travel (international tour operator, self-hosted site) and Context Learning (online seminars and courses, hosted on Shopify Plus) and will be integrating the two brands imminently.

Context is looking for a self-starting senior developer who can step into a leadership role from day one and take full ownership of the codebase. This is a rare opportunity to build a strategy and team without needing to also lay infrastructure from scratch. The ideal candidate is looking forward to managing and growing a team of engineers but hasn’t quite left behind their love of rolling up their sleeves and writing code. Your time to start would be spent ~30% coding, 40% managing and hiring teams, 30% strategy.

We are looking for this candidate to have the following experience: * Minimum of five years developing software * Experience managing, coaching, and growing teams * Deep expertise in Ruby on Rails, including the RSpec testing framework * Experience developing Shopify applications * SQL proficiency: Can write moderately complex SQL queries and can use indexes effectively to improve performance * A passion for clean, RESTful APIs; ability to write, debug, and project-manage APIs * DevOps experience including configuring and deploying servers * Experience writing tests; familiarity with monitoring systems like Airbrake and Newrelic * Other nice-to-have experience: Experience working with modern JavaScript frameworks and build tools, experience developing secure frontend applications, integrating SMS systems like Twilio, Elasticsearch, Fastly, integrating ESPs, Rackspace and AWS, CDNs, token oauth, experience with Stripe payment systems, experience with machine learning and recommender systems

In addition to the above, we’d like to see the following soft traits: * Embrace lean principles (eliminate waste, deliver frequently, build integrity in, etc.) * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills * Humble collaborator and team player * Voracious desire to learn * Believer in the transformative power of cultural travel 

In exchange, we are thrilled to offer: A supportive, mission-oriented work environment under an all-female leadership team * Unlimited access to learning and tour experiences * A competitive salary with 401K (+ match) and health insurance * Unlimited PTO * A remote-first work policy * An annual company retreat to connect with international colleagues “IRL” when it is safe to do so

This is a full-time role that we are looking to fill as soon as we find the right candidate. The Senior Developer will report to our Miami-based Chief Commercial Officer. We were a distributed team prior to COVID and have well-established remote-work practices. You must have your own laptop and a strong wifi connection. US East Coast hours preferred. Context is an equal opportunity employer. We regret that we cannot sponsor international applicants at this time.

Salary or Compensation

$140,000 — $170,000



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