Information Technology Product & Services

RoR Developer

Bengaluru
Work Type: Full Time

SOFTWAY

Department: Product Development


Vision for the Product Development Team

The Product Development Team is dedicated to shaping the future by turning ideas into products that will significantly impact customer lives and propel the organization forward. With a vision to launch a variety of products poised to become major revenue drivers, we are committed to crafting solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. Every product we undertake is a step towards redefining what's possible, ensuring our journey is one of progress, impact, and success.


Overall Purpose of the Position:

As a RoR Developer, you'll hold a pivotal position, driving the development and expansion of the portfolio.You will have a strong background in Ruby on Rails development and a proven track record of delivering high-quality web applications. You will work closely with our team of developers, designers, and project managers to build and maintain scalable, robust, and user-friendly software solutions for our clients.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Software Development and Implementation: You will be deeply involved in coding and building product features. Following best practices in software development, you will write clean, efficient, and well-documented code, contributing to the product's core functionalities and user experience.


  • Technical Architecture and Design: You will support the creation of technical architecture and design under the guidance of fellow engineers. Your role will include contributing to discussions on technical decisions, learning from the choices made, and understanding their impact on the product's scalability and performance.


  • Quality Assurance and Testing: You will ensure that the work you produce meets quality standards and delivers outcomes. This entails writing clean, efficient code, conducting unit tests to validate individual components, and collaborating with fellow engineers to integrate and test new features. You should also actively participate in code reviews, identify/fix potential bugs or issues, and assist in debugging and troubleshooting to maintain product quality and reliability.


  • Data Management and Analysis: You will support data management and analysis efforts by assisting in the integration of data collection mechanisms into our products. Learning how to analyze product usage data, you will contribute insights that can inform future product improvements and features.


  • Security and Compliance: You will help ensure that our products meet the highest standards of security and compliance. This will involve participating in security reviews, implementing best practices in coding, and staying informed about relevant regulations affecting our products.


  • Scalability and Performance Optimization: You will assist in efforts to ensure our product can scale and perform optimally. This will involve supporting performance testing and contributing to optimizations that enhance the user experience under varying loads.


  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: You will collaborate with teams across the organization, including marketing, sales, and customer support, providing technical assistance and ensuring that product development aligns with broader company objectives.


  • Product Strategy Development: You will contribute to the development of product strategy by providing technical feedback on the feasibility of proposed features and innovations. Engaging in discussions about product strategy will ensure that technical considerations are incorporated into the product vision from the early stages.


  • Innovation, Experimentation & Improvement: You'll have opportunities to contribute to innovation within your team by proposing new ideas or solutions to technical challenges. You'll participate in brainstorming sessions and hackathons, where you can explore creative approaches to problem-solving. You'll actively seek feedback from others to refine your ideas and learn from their experiences. Your curiosity and willingness to explore new technologies and methodologies will contribute to the culture of innovation within the team.


  • Mentorship & Development: You'll benefit from mentorship provided by more experienced Engineers who will guide you in your professional development journey. You'll receive feedback on your Software Engineering work and your mentors will share their engineering knowledge and experiences with you, helping you navigate challenges and accelerate your growth as a Software Engineer. Your openness to feedback and willingness to learn from others will contribute to a successful mentorship experience.


  • Culture & Strategic Initiatives: Within your team and the wider Softway organization, you'll support and foster Softway’s culture by living out Softway’s values, principles, and behaviors.

  • Leveraging AI Tools: Embracing and leveraging AI tools stands as a pivotal expectation. You are anticipated to proficiently utilize these technologies to enhance productivity, streamline processes, and foster innovation within our projects.

Behavioral Expectations Based on the Six Pillars of Love:


Inclusion: Cultivate an inclusive environment across all geographic locations, valuing and integrating diverse ideas and perspectives, especially from the India team.


Empathy: Show understanding and consideration for the unique challenges and perspectives of the India team and consulting clients. Build empathetic relationships to support their needs.


Forgiveness: Promote a culture of learning from mistakes and understanding in cross-cultural contexts. Encourage open discussions about failures and lessons learned.


Trust: Build trust through consistent, honest interactions, and reliable leadership, especially when managing remote and international teams.


Empowerment: Empower team members in all locations by providing autonomy, resources, and support for innovative and context-specific solutions.


Vulnerability: Demonstrate vulnerability in leadership, especially in international contexts. Be open about challenges and encourage the team to share their experiences and ideas.

Growth Mindsets: Embrace and foster growth mindsets within the team. Encourage unlearning old ways and re-learning new approaches to work. Challenge and dismantle any belief systems that impede embracing new ways of working or delivering work.

Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:

  • Technical Proficiency: Understanding of programming languages, software development methodologies, and coding best practices.

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyze problems, think critically, and propose technical solutions.

  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy in coding, testing, and documenting software developments.

  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills for collaborating with cross-functional teams and documenting technical processes.

  • Adaptability: Willingness and ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changing product requirements and technologies.

  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work effectively in team settings, contributing positively to team dynamics and outcomes.

  • Time Management: Proficiency in managing multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.




Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in Ruby on Rails development

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming principles and software design patterns

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and front-end frameworks such as React or Angular

  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure is a plus

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