Senior Full-Stack Rails Engineer

Limerick/Ireland/Remote


Why this?

  1. 1. Build the next transformational education company
  2. 2. Own and solve some intriguing and rewarding problems
  3. 3. Be a key part of our early growth and scale journey

Role Status

Full Time

Remuneration

Remuneration is €60k - €75k & equity*

About jumpAgrade

jumpAgrade is building the world’s best personalised teaching platform. We are making personalised teaching possible by unlocking teacher’s time to reach students with a tailored learning experience. Why? Because students who received personalised instruction perform better than 98% of traditionally taught students. We are Ireland’s no. 1 online tuition provider with our unique research-backed framework for student feedback. And we do this in a way that reaches students from less-fortunate backgrounds, addressing the inequity in education with a combination of purpose and technology. We work with universities like Trinity College, DCU, UL, UCC and many others.

We are building a global SaaS learning platform to provide world-class personalised teaching experiences for the modern day learners and teachers. Our software platform allows schools, institutions and organisations to bring together the best practices in teaching & learning with digital learning systems.

Our Team

We’re looking for a key new member to join our small but talented product team. We pride ourselves in fast-paced development while still maintaining high-quality products with simplicity in mind for our end users. You’ll be working with a growing team of engineers distributed across the globe at a time where you’ll have a huge impact on the products but also shaping how that team of engineers grows, performs and delivers amazing experiences that facilitate learning in ways that wouldn’t have been possible before now.

We’re looking for an engineer who shares our passion for innovating in the education sector, who can quickly learn, adapt, and grow in a fast-moving startup. You will be a great fit if you are driven by a strong sense of purpose and see education as a transformational way to help learners to fulfil their potential.

Examples of Technical Challenges

  1. - Building a curated news feed with the most relevant updates based on user habits, time, and priorities
  2. - Computing & tracking engagement score, grades & motivation of students to give insights on their learning
  3. - Developing an app store for 3rd party integrations
  4. - Translate educational frameworks into user experiences that delighted teachers and learners

Role Description

  1. - You’ll play a major role in planning & developing major features
  2. - You’ll work across our entire stack to deliver high-quality, maintainable code
  3. - You have extensive knowledge of Rails, Javascript, HTML & CSS to build and deliver delightful user experiences
  4. - You should be driven by clean but functional design and intuitive user interfaces
  5. - You will take full ownership of projects and features from design to implementation and deployment

Requirements

  1. - Proactive, self-motivated personality with a strong commitment to learning
  2. - 5+ years of professional development experience working with Ruby on Rails or other MVC framework
  3. - Great engineering skills and strong computer science fundamentals. Engineering related degree is a plus but not essential
  4. - Fluency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Front-end framework experience with React or similar is a plus
  5. - Experience with relational databases
  6. - Solid experience with AWS, Heroku or other cloud providers
  7. - Strong UX and design sensibilities
  8. - Strong skills in testing & quality assurance
  9. - Experience building and debugging complex systems
  10. - Demonstrable work examples
  11. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Nice to Haves

  1. - Experience building strong processes and managing other engineers
  2. - Experience tackling full-stack performance optimisation challenges
  3. - Experience in an early-stage startup or a fast-paced engineering environment
  4. - Experience with agile software development methodologies
  5. - Experience with Rails, Git, Redis, Sidekiq, PostgreSQL, RSpec, React

Perks & Benefits

  1. - Competitive salary: €60k - €75k & equity*
  2. - Flexible hours, vacation time, and remote working options
  3. - Enjoy annual performance-related bonuses
  4. - Standard annual leave in Ireland

*NB: This a guideline for the package we expect for this role. It will vary depending on seniority and the split between salary and equity.

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