Lab Zero

Jobs at Lab Zero

Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

Lab Zero, a boutique product development and design consultancy in San Francisco, is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer to work directly with our high-profile Bay Area clients. From new skills to new products, clients come to Lab Zero to turn their vision for change into reality. You’ll join a team of experts who are granted the autonomy to make high-impact decisions with a variety of clients, including industry leaders. 

This is both a strategic and execution role in which clients will benefit from your hands-on expertise managing the full product development lifecycle. Personal flexibility in work and life is something we protect and we invest in our team members to continue growing and learning.

Responsibilities Include

  • Support the exploration and implementation of performance improvements for the systems we run
  • Provide Ruby on Rails leadership to the Lab Zero team as well as other engineers on our clients’ teams
  • Collaborate on subsequent Lab Zero projects and teams as we finish projects
  • Baseline new engagements by building upon lessons learned from prior projects
  • Use version control (Git) for versioning application feature or configuration changes
  • Tackle complex, Hands-on technical challenges and perform research when dealing with unknowns
  • Work with the DevOps team to automate the setup of the jobs in Jenkins (or other CI/CD products) as a self-service to developers and also uplift skills around creating a CI/CD ecosystem
  • Perform deep investigations to isolate and solve complex issues for online services
  • Provide recommendations for de-risking the design and implementation approach with your team
  • Deliver work in 1 week sprints
  • Demo work to team members and stakeholders
  • Write unit and functional tests to support a healthy CI/CD pipeline
  • Fullstack web application development, writing features in Ruby, SASS, JS and HTML (from the DB to the browser)

About Lab Zero

Lab Zero designs and develops custom software and products that move your business forward. We’re an experienced team of engineers, designers, product managers, and leadership coaches. Founded in 2008, we design and build products for clients ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 10 powerhouses. Companies choose to work with us because of our collaborative culture, our mastery of modern tools and tactics, and our focus on understanding and serving real user needs. 

Our clients seek services from the Lab Zero Team that include:  Agile Transformation & Coaching, Product Management, Software Engineering (Elixir, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Scala), DevOps (Kubernetes, Chef, Jenkins, Azure, Openstack, AWS, GCP), Visual Design, Branding, Identity, and UX Design. Some of our recent projects include: implementing a private cloud, custom software design and development, system integration, advisor/leadership roles. 

About the Technical Environment

Here is some information about the Technical Environment you will work with.

  • Openstack, AWS and GCP clouds
  • Jenkins and CircleCI
  • Jira, PivotalTracker, Trello
  • Github on/off premise
  • +10k to Millions of active users
  • Serving a customer base of Fortune 100 companies

Why We Need You Now

Lab Zero’s Engineering practice is growing! Our primary engagement with a client is a full cross-functional team, including product, design, and engineering. We have new development opportunities in Cupertino and San Francisco which will benefit from an experienced Ruby Engineer.

Required Experience

  • 3+ years working with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery (Haml, Sass, Less)
  • 3+ years writing tests with Cucumber, RSpec, BDD & TDD best practices
  • 3+ years working with Ruby on Rails applications running in a production environment
  • 2+ years working with SQL (MySQL or Postgres)

The Ideal Candidate

You've done development work for mature organizations and brought sanity to the process with less mature organizations. You can work well with a team. You can manage multiple priorities.

We would love to see extra skills and experience in these areas:

  • BS/BA Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 5+ years of developing and coding front-end and middle-tier of Web applications
  • 3+ years working in Lean / Agile development processes (TDD/ATDD, Pairing, Sprints, CI/CD)
  • Demonstrated experience in the full software development lifecycle including functional and technical specifications, implementation, QA, deployment, and maintenance
  • Experience shipping a product with React+Redux