Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Designation:Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer

Job Ref Code: RoR003

Experience: 4 - 10+ years


Job Description:

DCKAP is on look out for a senior Rails developer to help build an exciting new live video tool, to crowdsource content from eye witnesses at the scene of breaking news. We are currently a distributed team, building across iOS, Android, Rails and the Wowza Media Server (Java). We are looking for an experience software engineer who can help guide the architecture and execute on our vision. We are looking to initially engage on a freelance basis with a view to hiring full-time if things work out.


- Guide software architecture
- Lead the build of new features
- Manage remote engineers
- Design and implement systems to scale
- Practice test driven development, using unit tests and integration tests
- Own release management


- Expert Rails knowledge (3+ years), using HAML, SASS, JS, asset pipeline
- Experience with databases and migrations, including MySQL, PostgresSQL, MongoDB
- Experience with implementing continuous integration, and tools including Jenkins
- Experience with release management and Git 
- Comfortable with front-end development
- Knowledge of multiple authentication systems (e.g. OmniAuth, oAuth)
- Proficiency with responsive frameworks and and cross-browser/platform compatibility (e.g. Foundation, Bootstrap)
- Experience with live and on-demand video (ideally Wowza) using RTMP and/or HLS (desired but not required)
- Thorough, consistent use of TDD via Rspec, Capybara, Selenium
- Commitment to delighting users and exceeding expectations
- Passion for producing beautiful, well-structured, working code
- Enthusiastic about the news media and its transformation



  • Date posted:Apr 15, 2014
  • Location: San Francisco, CA