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2746 Backend Developer-Ruby

Location: Portland, OR (Remote)

Description:
Our client is seeking a talented backend developer with a Ruby background to join the team as they solve exciting new problems in the outdoor space. In this role, you’ll be working to evolve and maintain our API, data processing pipelines, and other backend systems. If that’s you, we’d love to talk and please send your resume to careers@itmotives.com! We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thanks!

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
The Role:
This is a full-time, remote position. The company primarily based in Portland, OR and expect working hours to overlap at least 4 hours with 9–5, US Pacific time.


The Role-We’re looking for people who:
• Are great communicators — Effective communication is key to how we work. We value patience and empathy in our product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
• Work well both collaboratively and independently — You’ll be working on a team of 2–3 developers. We come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
• Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to our company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help us build better products.

You will:
• Work closely with our web and mobile developers on the implementation of new product features
• Collaborate on API design and architecture decisions
• Diagnose and troubleshoot backend issues in production
• Maintain integrations with external services, such as Stripe, Iterable, Mapbox, and our campground partners
• Update and maintain existing API functionality

You have:
• 3+ years of backend development experience on production apps
• A strong knowledge of Ruby and familiarity with Rails
• A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design
• Relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions

Extra Credit:
• Experience with Elasticsearch
• Knowledge of JSON-API
• Familiarity with DevOps tools and cloud infrastructure management