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Senior Ruby Architect


We’re looking for Senior Ruby on Rails Architects to work for US software companies remotely.

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Ruby on Rails Chief Software Architect
$100,000 USD PER YR

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$8,000 USD PER MONTH PAID WEEKLY

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100% REMOTE LIFE WORK ANYWHERE

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TOP-NOTCH TECHNOLOGY

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ROCKSTAR TEAMMATES ALL TOP 1%

The Ruby on Rails Chief Architect role is the senior level of our technical positions and requires an expert-level understanding of Ruby on Rails and related technologies. This position is a hands-on leadership role. You will need a startup mindset, wearing multiple hats from lead architect to senior software engineer on the most complex elements of the product. You will also be a technical team leader and solution evangelist.

To qualify, you will undergo a competitive tournament-style test that will separate rockstar Architects from the crowd. Every Saturday, we will run a tournament and rank you against hundreds of your peers. You will have from Saturday 05:00 UTC to Sunday 05:00UTC to complete your testing - testing requires 3-5 hours to complete. We will then notify you if you have passed to the final round of interviews.


 

What are the expectations?

In the role, you will be creating solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements. It’s your responsibility to ensure that the customers are blown away by the technical differentiation and quality of the product.

Though we like to remove most of the management overhead for our Chief Architects to let you focus on the key technical solutions - you will be a peer-leader of a team of architects and developers to apply software engineering best practices and implement automations across all elements of solution delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code

  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications

  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization.

 

Ideal Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and SOLID principles

  • Able to work in a dev-automation environment with some source control, continuous integration/delivery systems

  • Experience with modern Javascript Frameworks (Ember.js, React, AngularJS)

  • Good understanding of HTML and CSS, including CSS pre-processors and responsive web design

  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful APIs

  • Working experience with RSpec and Cucumber test frameworks

  • Solid understanding of RDBMS

  • NoSQL experience is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • 4+ years experience with Ruby on Rails development and architecture

  • A ruthless commitment to quality: must write unit testing on both backend and front end

  • Extensive problem solving skills

  • An ability to communicate clearly regarding complex issues (in English)

  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances

  • Understanding of functional programming style in Ruby

  • Skills for writing reusable Ruby libraries or gems that may be used in expressive ways


 

Who Is Crossover?

Crossover is inventing the future of work.  A future where high-skill jobs are available to anyone around the world - as long as they are the best-of-the-best in that skill.  We assemble teams of these rockstars, apply best-known playbooks to run the teams and provide a platform to help each team and individual continuously improve.  Crossover then connects these teams to companies with specific needs.  And unlike freelancer marketplaces - Crossover only accepts customers looking for multi-year project or program needs. 

Crossover currently has 2000 members across 85 different countries.  To learn more about the Crossover strategy and vision - Andy Tryba, Founder & CEO explains further in the video below.

Here you can meet our Crossover team!

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100% Remote Life @ Crossover

A key benefit of joining Crossover is that all roles are location independent - live and work anywhere.  We believe you should let people work from where ever they believe they can be most productive.  We simply ask you to be productive for 40 hours on a weekly basis. You feel like swimming whole Monday? Totally fine!

Here's what we offer:

WEEKLY PAYMENTS IN USD

FULLY LEGITIMATE CONTRACT

FULL
40 HOURS/WEEK

LONG TERM
2-3 YR PROJECTS

 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Step 1: Online Application

Crossover has open positions demanded by our customers at all times.  You will start your application by hitting the 'Apply Now' button then uploading your resume and confirming your email address.  From there - the Crossover platform will guide you through the remaining steps.


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Step 2: Take the Fundamentals Test

The first test is a 'Fundamentals' test.  This is a multiple-choice test to check for baseline skills needed for the role.  The test typically takes applicants 20-30 mins to complete.  You will receive your score via email within an hour.  Passers will receive an email invitation to the next step in the application process.


Step 3: Implement the Tech Trial Project

The second test is a significantly more difficult and lengthy step - typically taking candidates 4-5 hours. In this step, we're going to give you a specific technical scenario that will be similar to something you may encounter in the role.  Though the scenarios are not real work products - we will be able to see which candidates are truly the top 1% and have put in the effort to standout amongst their peers.  You will also be asked to make a technical presentation to demonstrate your communication skills.

All the applications are being evaluated by full time Crossover software architects.  And you'll receive an extensive report after this test, even if you fail, so you'll know what skills to work on.


Step 4: Join the Interview

This is the final step of the technical evaluation. One of our architects from evaluation team will speak with you via Skype to understand if you're the best-fit for the position. They're going to ask you technical questions on your current and previous roles and ask you about the decisions you made for your Tech Trial deliverable. Being self confident and describing achievements in your career is very critical. 


Step 5: Meet the customer hiring manager and get hired

After you've passed our Crossover screens and we've concluded you are the top 1% of talent - you will then be introduced to several potential hiring managers.  This is intended to be a two-way discussion where you can ask questions about the team, product, metrics, etc.  The hiring manager will be looking to  evaluate you for fit within the company and team.  You can interview with as many hiring managers as desired and make the decision on which company or team best fits your interests and career desires.