Kforce Director of Engineering - Ruby on Rails / React in Purchase, New York

Are you a Ruby on Rails Director of Engineering looking to join a growing technology company? Are you also still a hands-on Full Stack Developer with leadership skills? If so, please read on.A Kforce client is seeking a talented Director of Engineering for their Ruby on Rails Developer team to help mentor, lead, and enhance a rapidly growing company. This position is in Purchase, New York (NY).Summary:The client is looking for a hands-on leader who is interested in building modern API-driven web and mobile systems that will make a difference in the health and well-being of your fellow citizens. The client is the country's (and possibly the world's) largest and most innovative healthcare firms. Their services are powered by modern technologies and are created by great teams of engineers who are using their technical skills for real human benefit.Please note that this is a hands-on leadership position. The client will also consider a Lead Developer as well, though the preference would be Director level.Director of Engineering-Ruby on Rails, React Important: One needs to know how to build APIs and web-apps using Ruby on Rails and Elixir that handle complex data models and state efficiently, while having great architectural design to manage complexity. There may be JavaScript/React work required (often with front-end developers, but an understanding of the stack and ability to jump in directly is important). Their core services are provided via a Restful and JSON APIs, so the candidate will be focusing on the backend delivery of those services. Please provide example web apps and code to show abilities in this area.

  • Technically strong in and enthusiastic about backend systems and solid software architecture

  • Experience in a TDD environment and a preference for strong testing

  • Experience with RSpec/MiniTest/Cucumber

  • Sees things from a user's point of view, and figure out the best system flow to implement requirements

  • Has deep experience in Ruby on Rails

  • Interested in and has some experience with Elixir/Phoenix

  • Willingness to grow experience and involvement in Elixir/OTP based services

  • Solid experience in JavaScript

  • Solid experience with automated build tools for continuous delivery (like Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.)

  • HTML/CSS knowledge

  • Understands how to debug hard problems in HTTP, XHR, JSON, CORS, SSL, S3, etc.

  • Willing to get involved in some front-end work in JavaScript/React

  • Basic Linux/UNIX CLI knowledge

  • Working source code control (Git) knowledge

  • Ability to debug and look into performance and memory leak issues

Director of Engineering-Ruby on Rails, React Desired Extra Skills:

  • Debugging/profiling at the C/C level to analyze memory leak and performance issues

  • Experience with AWS

  • Able to reduce complex requirements and user interaction flows into solid API designs

  • Good understanding of common architectural messaging/API patterns and pitfalls

  • CoffeeScript experience is a plus (although we are removing it from our system)

  • Knowledge of other languages is a huge plus

  • Deep JavaScript knowledge and modern JavaScript framework knowledge would be great

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:YearsMinimum Compensation:140000.00Maximum Compensation:175000.00