Friday, April 07, 2017

Ruby on rails Developer - Palo Alto

Rate can be over $100 for the right candidate. If interested, email me at bparanj at gmail dot com.

Job Details:
Position: Sr.
Software Engineer (Ruby on rails Developer)
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: 3+ Months contract with possibility of Extension

Job Description:
· Create progressive solutions to solve complex test automation challenges.
· Collaborate with the QA team to architect, develop, and maintain an innovative test automation system for the organization, with respect to functionality, performance, scalability and other quality goals.
· Apply Development and QA Best Practices and actively look for process improvement opportunities.
· Develop and maintain automated test systems.
· Mentor and assist QA Engineers in the use of automation tools.
· Maintain test environments and test automation systems (install/update software on remote and/or virtual systems).
· Provide feedback to internal teams on application flexibility, consistency, and user-friendliness, and provide information to help business stakeholders make the best decisions possible.
· Provide the team with risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies.
· Research, analyse, report, and track defects through completion.
Skills & Requirements

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Information Systems or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

· 5+ years of development / test automation experience, preferably with complex web applications using Ruby or other OO languages.
· 3+ years of experience working specifically in or with QA teams.
· 3+ years of experience with SQL (MySQL preferred).
· Knowledge of Windows / Linux / OS X operating systems is a plus.
· Familiarity with Agile development principles is a plus.
· Desire to learn from and mentor other team members, including paired programming practices.
· Demonstrated ability to become a subject matter expert.
· Knowledge and experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Build and Continuous Deployment practices, tools and trends.
· Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, Hyper-V, OpenStack, etc. preferred.
· Understanding of SaaS infrastructure and components (RDBMS, Web and Application Servers, Queues, Caching, etc.).
· Experience with Ruby is preferred.
· Working knowledge of Ruby on Rails and ability to read and interpret intent in a large application is a huge plus.
· Experience with source code revision control systems such as GIT or SVN.
· Highly detail oriented and well organized.
· Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
· Ability to identify small inconsistencies throughout a complex system.
· Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team.
· Must be self-motivated and take initiative in performing tasks and growing skills and knowledge.
· Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and written, to team members and management.