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Senior Back-End Software Engineer

Apptegy is an Education Technology company based in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are growing and we're launching an office in Monterrey. This team will work directly with our teams in Little Rock. Together we are building products and platforms that help schools thrive by making it easy for schools to share positive stories with their communities and the world. 

About you and about the role

Apptegy is looking for senior Ruby developers with significant Rails experience to join a growing development team. We have a strong dev team with a full spectrum of expertise from junior to senior and need to add to our senior level ranks to help push the team forward. We are looking for experienced engineers who love helping and mentoring other developers and have the technical know-how to help us build the next generation of communication platforms for schools.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced developer to work closely with a friendly group of engineers building technology that has a direct impact on school kids' lives.

About you:

You understand that no one is perfect, that we all have weak spots, and you want to master the skill of self-improvement.

You are driven to do amazing work and complete every task to the best of your ability.

You constantly push yourself to get more done in less time by attacking your work with intensity.

You ask for help when you need it, own up to your mistakes, and put the needs of your colleagues above your own ego.

About the role:

This position is located in our Monterrey, NL office and will be working closely with the team there and with the team in Little Rock. 

Things you will do:

  • Looking after and enhancing existing production Rails services.
  • Mentoring junior developers and participating in code reviews.
  • Helping us design the backends for new products, often from a blank canvas.
  • Deliver clean and stable Rails code (with tests!).
  • Be an advocate for tech and engineering inside the company.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years developing and monitoring production Rails apps
  • Top communication skills for both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Able to develop idiomatic Rails applications to a high standard.
  • Solid REST API design and know-how.
  • Strong experience in a top-level database system (ideally Postgres, but others work also).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Awareness of current trends in DevOps and automation
  • Experience of front-end frameworks such as Vue, Angular or React.
  • Sound architectural skills for secure and highly available cloud apps.
  • Good understanding of Amazon Web Services (particularly EC2, EKS, Lambda etc.).

More about Apptegy

Apptegy’s mission is to help school leaders share the story of every student. Amazing moments are happening in school districts, but those moments rarely become stories that reach the community. Our products empower school leaders and educators to share those stories and run better schools.

Our unique value is with our publishing platform, Thrillshare, that allows schools to update all of their online communication from one place. Schools can write a message once, and Thrillshare automatically updates their iPhone app, Android app, website, Twitter, Facebook, text messages, and voice calls.

What it’s like to work at Apptegy

Working at Apptegy is… different. For many of our team members, working here is unlike anything they’ve experienced. We’re not going about building a company the easy way. Scaling a rapidly growing startup is difficult, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. If the challenge excites you as much as it does us, come learn more about what we're building and what it takes to be part of Apptegy: Thoughtfulness and High Performance.

Thoughtfulness

Internally, we look for chances to make each others’ days. Noticing someone needs a pick-me-up, remembering birthdays, and celebrating others’ success all help strengthen our internal bonds. Externally, we want to amaze people with how much we care about both the products we build and the services we provide — that happens by noticing and acting on opportunities to value others.

High Performance

What we are trying to accomplish is hard. While thoughtfulness is central to how we engage others, a personal ethic of high performance is needed across the company for us to succeed. High performance is a major focus in every role across the company.

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