Ruby on Rails Developer


Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Job Summary

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast-growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

 At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

Position purpose Do you live, breathe and sleep codes? Do you easily find solutions to technological challenges? Do you like to take on technology’s challenges and make an impact on millions? Have you built innovation software applications? Do you think you have what it takes to deliver effectively as a software developer in a fast-growing software technology company?
If you answered yes to the questions above, we would like to speak to you!!!
We are sourcing for a Ruby on Rails Developer who will write server-side web application logic in Ruby, around the framework Rails and develop back-end components, connect the application with other web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application. You’ll be working alongside other engineers, Business Analyst and Software Testers, collaborating on the various layers of the infrastructure and contributing at the different stages of the SDLC to develop world-class technology solutions.

Primary relationships
• Reports to: Enterprise Architect
• Department: Engineering
Principal Responsibilities:
Participate in every stage of feature development from design and brainstorming through feature implementation, including fixing that last critical bug under a tight release deadline.
Work as part of a dynamic team collaborating closely with other developers, developers’ teams and product marketing.
Review requirements and provide input.
Create functional specifications and designs.
Implement major features from scratch.
Create unit tests for features.
Work with QA to ensure the quality of the feature.
Contribute to design & overall product architecture.
Job Competencies and Capabilities Essential Competencies:
Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as RSpec and Resque.
Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances.
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming.
Good understanding of server-side templating languages.
Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors.
Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful.
A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code.
Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system.
Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes.
Able to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests.
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools {{e.g. Git}
Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous development/deployment (e.g. Capistrano)
Added Advantage
First Degree in Computer science, mathematics or any related science discipline;
Good understanding of OOP and good knowledge of the JavaScript framework.
Excellent Presentation skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent collaborative skill.
Attention to detail;
Comfortable working in a loosely structured organization
Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
Working conditions
This role is office based
Equal opportunity
The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality
Relocation options
International consideration is given. However, the company is not responsible for procurement of visa or work permit.
Competitive based on experience 

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