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Senior/Lead Web Developer at Quikly / Detroit Tech Startup

We are looking for someone with great software development skills to serve in a senior development position with us as Quikly. Our primary development language is Ruby; however, we consider ourselves a language agnostic shop.  Currently we are going through a transition to a micro-services architecture. In addition to Ruby, we also currently use JavaScript, and Go. Have experience with Ruby, Go, JavaScript, Elixer, Swift, Scala, Java? We’d love to hear from you!  Basically, as we transition to micro-services, we will use the best language for each service. More important than a expertise in any specific language, we are looking for someone who has a demonstrated passion for developing software, and a hunger to work in an environment that will push you to continuously learn and explore new languages, frameworks, and development techniques.

For this role, we also like candidates are are familiar with at least one cloud hosting platform. Currently we use Heroku and Amazon Web Services (AWS). On AWS, we currently use EC2, RDS, Lambda, Cloudwatch, S3, and Cloudfront.

 


RESPONSIBILITIES / WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Help us build the code that powers our consumer-facing web app, as well as the tools and interfaces for clients and for our own team.
  • As a lead developer, lead development projects, help identify new technologies and techniques that can improve our app, lead code reviews, continually help to improve our development processes and mentor other team members when the time comes to grow the team.
  • Manage your own workflow and your own time

REQUIREMENTS / WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU:

  • A formal education or knowledge of formal software development design, architecture, and methodology processes.
  • Understanding of what makes code easy to maintain
  • Experience with unit and functional tests
  • Familiarity with git
  • Knowledge of relational databases (we use Postgres)
  • Appreciation for Agile development, continuous integration, and easy to maintain code
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

BENEFITS / WHY THIS JOB WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY:

  • True startup experience: Small team, no bureaucracy, code you write will have a real impact on the business
  • Camaraderie of a tight-knit team that works hard and is fun to be around
  • Salary and health insurance
  • A focus on learning, team and individual growth, and enjoying what we do
  • Unlimited coffee and Faygo slushies in an amazing office space in Downtown Detroit

About Us

We are a close-knit team of music lovers, retro video-gamers, competitive ping-pong players, outdoor enthusiasts, and technology geeks that have bound together to chalk up a major win in the startup world. We have the resources, talent and results to make it happen. Previous developers on our team have gone on to join the likes of Facebook and Amazon. You will have a major impact on our success and work on an app that millions of people use every month. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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