RoR Architect

Location: Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia


  • Sr/Arch Level, 7+ years of recent industry experience
  • Tech stack is Ruby on Rails, Scala, Backbone, ReactJS, MySQL
  • Must be highly proficient in Ruby on Rails and some concurrent backend language
    (Java, Golang, Scala, Erlang)

Core Skills

  • Ruby 2.x, Ruby on Rails 3.2­5, and JRuby
  • Scala or other concurrent backend language
  • RSpec and TDD in general
  • Rails architecture, code organization, performance, and security best practices
  • Rails application scaling issues and best practices
  • Experience with microservices frameworks, deployments, and operations
  • Agile software development experience
  • SQL (MySQL or PostgreSQL)
  • Git / GitHub
  • Linux
  • JIRA


  • Computer Science or related degree
  • Amazon Web Services Stack (EC2, S3, etc)
  • Previous Rails upgrades (3.2­>4, 4­5, etc.)
  • Docker and containerization
  • Kubernetes for deployment management
  • Solr or other search index
  • Cassandra
  • Modern JavaScript and related tooling (ES6, Webpack, etc)
  • JavaScript frameworks (ReactJS and Backbone)
  • CircleCI or other CI/CD tools


  • Demonstrate deep web application development experience for complex apps
  • Must have experience with architecture, scalable systems and conducting code reviews
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal) with the ability to appropriately tailor
    messages for the audience.
  • Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary
  • Have a focus on quality, and operate iteratively to get from good to better
  • Write automated tests to thoroughly validate the correctness of your code
  • Write performant, maintainable code that is easy to read and well­ documented
  • Work collaboratively to define and clarify business requirements and to design and
    deliver the solutions in support of these requirements.
  • Provide technical insights and tactical direction for architecture, design, security, cloud
    deployment, and agile processes to ensure effective delivery and alignment with overall
    technical strategy and governing standards.
  • Be effective in a team environment working with fellow engineers, product management,
    and design
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast­moving team
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and self­motivation.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical ability and logical troubleshooting skills.

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