Sr Ruby on Rails Software Engineer
MapQuest, Inc. - Denver, CO

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I. POSITION SUMMARY

A senior-level individual contributor within a MapQuest Technology team. Responsible for authoring and refactoring front-end software with mission-critical or customer-facing consequences. Works with teams across MapQuest and AOL to ensure long-term success of technical solutions.

II. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Practices agile development methods and exemplifies core agile values of transparency, collaboration, embracing change and iterative development.

2. Estimates level of effort for specific product requests.

3. Develops object-oriented Ruby on Rails, Javascript, JQuery, CSS and HTML for all .com properties.

4. Collaborates with product managers, UI designers and peers across MapQuest to develop outstanding consumer experiences.

5. Provides mentoring by leading periodic code and sprint reviews.

6. Provides broad perspective on risks, development alternatives and expected technical debt in ‘Sprint-0’ meetings.

7. Routinely works with peers in other Technology teams to ensure interoperability and scalability.

III. QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS

Education: Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Experience: 2+ years deep hands on Ruby on Rails experience. 5+ years of experience in software development with proven track-record of delivering high-value, high-quality, consumer-facing solutions.

Specialized Knowledge: Clear, demonstrated expertise in current front-end technologies including Ruby on Rails, JSON, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, HTML. Development experience with PostgreSQL. Proficiency in unit and functional testing. Test driven development and pair programming experience a plus.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills.