Senior Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails at FRONTSTEPS

| Greater Denver Area
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Arizona and California, FRONTSTEPS is a SaaS company with a resident engagement platform to empower communities to be safe, informed, and efficient. More than 23,000 communities nationwide — that’s 4.4 million homeowners — are covered by FRONTSTEPS services! We deliver solutions that simplify how management companies, homeowner associations, builders, and security & patrol experts build, connect, operate, and secure modern communities. With a focus on mobile-first technology and best-in-class integrations, our products make it easy for community leaders and homeowners to communicate, collaborate, and drive a more prosperous community.

FRONTSTEPS is guided by the core values of 1) developing our people, 2) taking care of the customer at all times, 3) moving with purpose and urgency, 4) being open, honest, and transparent, 5) innovating and failing forward, and 6) being courageous.

POSITION OVERVIEW 

As a Ruby on Rails Engineer at Frontsteps you’ll help shape a platform that millions of home community residents and property managers use every day. 

You will be working with experienced, passionate programmers as part of the application team within a broader engineering organization with a strong technical culture. You will be expected to contribute not only to the back end (Ruby on Rails) code but also to the front-end code. We value a broad knowledge base and encourage our employees to develop a well-rounded skill set and be comfortable contributing to any part of the code base. 

We work in agile scrum teams, which means you will be working closely with a smaller group of co-workers. We use daily stand-ups and put a strong emphasis on communication and knowledge-sharing. Within a Scrum team, although members may have more specialized areas of expertise, each person will contribute to all types of tasks - client-side code, server-side code, and some manual QA. A variety of community-of-practice groups are also active for conversation around specific topics.  This position may be based remotely in the U.S.  All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Integration of data storage solutions (i.e. PostgreSQL, Redis)
  • Cross team collaboration with internal systems
  • Write clean and functional front-end code
  • Integration with 3rd party legacy systems via APIs and message buses
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Code reviews and technical documentation
  • Support product team by helping with planning and technical discussions
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automation

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with Ruby/Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as Devise, Sidekiq, Grape, ActiveAdmin, Pundit and Bootstrap
  • Strong understanding of testing with the ability to implement unit, controller and system tests using RSpec
  • Build, install and share gems and plugins
  • Strong understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (i.e. SOLID)
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages (i.e. Liquid, Slim)
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors (i.e. Sass)
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, ReactJS, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Proficient understanding of GIT
  • Familiarity with Azure, Auth0 and Docker will be a plus

This job is for you if you:

  • Have web programming skills. You should have helped design, develop and maintain Ruby on Rails production web applications, and are familiar with the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Believe in quality code. You should know how to balance your own high standards of code quality with the problems you are solving and external constraints like how time-sensitive it is or the impact it will have. 
  • Like solving problems. You are happy working through difficult technical problems and solving them in straight-forward ways. If you don't know the answer immediately, you will be comfortable digging into the problem until you figure it out and know when it's time to ask the right point to ask for assistance. 
  • Understand development processes. You are comfortable writing Git commits, pull requests and tests using tools like RSpec. You know how to tackle critiquing others code in a positive and productive way, and receiving the same sort of feedback. 
  • Are a good communicator. You should value empathy and kindness and be able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking. 
  • Comfortable with working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable working by yourself and taking initiative when team members are offline.

FRONTSTEPS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Our office is at 12th & Broadway near Civic Center. Tons of lunch options (Torchy's, Zep's, BurgerFi), a bus stop & a short walk from RTD at 16th & CA

An Insider's view of FRONTSTEPS

How does your team reward individual success?

We established a recognition program for our teams to acknowledge peer to peer award for individuals who go above and beyond. Plus, monthly & quarterly contests for gift cards & team lunch. FRONTSTEPS Managers are invested in seeing that we continue to provide a thriving, exciting, and supportive culture which focuses on innovation & growth.

Marina Vilaysane

Director of Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited about the new platform that we’re launching. And we're building rich new customer experiences w/ some household brand names. We're clearly the leader in our industry, but we aren’t taking that for granted. Every client, resident & partner who sees our new products are super impressed. It’s a fun position to be in.

Matt DeWolf

President of Payments

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is about expanding your knowledge through participation in cross-functional teams, engaging in a monthly Brown Bag lunch session or All Hands meeting, and contributing ideas on how to improve upon those processes you’ve participated in.

Sarah

Senior Manager and Controller

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I keep my office door open as much as possible to enable anyone to provide timely feedback and seek advice when the unexpected happens. For that to be successful I build relationships with people across my organization to let them know they can come to me whenever necessary and sometimes just to chat and catch up.

Leo Haasbroek

Chief Operating Officer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to change the conversation around HOA software and be a catalyst in opening up communication between neighbors, HOA Boards and community associations. We are building more than a company, it’s truly an effort to develop a culture of growth and excellence as a team.

Jamie Clymer

CEO

What are FRONTSTEPS Perks + Benefits

FRONTSTEPS Benefits Overview

The benefits of working for FRONTSTEPS are endless! Joining our team means opportunities to be daring and innovative ... every day! You can be part of the engagement team and foster our cool culture with events, outings, and parties. We just rolled out an awesome new program that allows employees to recognize other employees for going the extra mile. Led by employees, for employees it's just one example of what it means to be a FRONTSTEPPER! Oh, and there are a ton of other benefits like health care and beer Fridays ... KEEP reading to find out.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company-sponsored short and long term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
The FRONTSTEPS plan covers 100% of preventative care. We have options that include orthodontia coverage.
Vision Benefits
Our competitive vision plan covers 100% of a basic exam, with a copay. Plus, contact lens and eyeglass frame benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
FRONTSTEPS offers a PPO and a qualified high-deductible plan with FSA and HSA options.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
FRONTSTEPS dress code includes Hawaiian Shirt Day, Fan-dom Day, and Ugly Sweater Day. Oh, and all the other days, you can wear whatever is comfy and casual!
Commuter Benefits
RTD pass allowance is offered to all our employees!
Company Outings
Rockies games, ax throwing, bowling ... the FRONTSTEPS team is all about exploring and taking advantage of the cool stuff Denver has to offer!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Between ping pong games & foosball, there are snacks galore in our Cantina. Boulder chips, sun chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, and oatmeal. Fresh fruit replenished daily, bubbly water, and soda!
Happy Hours
Every Friday at 4:30!
Parking
Underground parking ... FRONTSTEPS pays a generous (and I mean, generous) portion of the cost to park in our building. No need to walk outside, eveh!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our product team demoes new features and enhancement that are releasing in the near future.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Acme Co. allows employes to set aside 5% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Indoor, on-site parking and gym. Supportive environment. Fun, friendly atmosphere with start-up energy and plenty of adult leadership to drive success.

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