Senior Backend Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Dvora Life


Jersey City, New Jersey

$120,000 - $160,000 annually

Senior Backend Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

DVORA Life is a tech-first real estate development company providing a flexible backend system for residents that allow them to book events, spaces, services, pay rent, live chat with customer care, and much more. 

We are looking for an extremely talented Senior Backend Engineer with Ruby on Rails experience to lead our backend team in overhauling our existing database and rebuilding it with a more highly scalable architecture. 


What you’ll need: 

●     4-7 years experience building Backend systems with Ruby on Rails 

●     Bachelors in Computer Science or related field 

●     Strong Data Structures and Algorithms knowledge 

●     Ability to articulate and present complex ideas and write clear technical documentation 

●     Experience building REST API’s that are highly secure, understanding engineering best practices when creating a Backend system. 

●     Strong understanding of the integration between the Backend and clients written in iOS, Android, and Web applications. 

●     Experience with Architectural Design, ability to create scalable Architectural systems for a backend that can be packaged as a framework for other developers to consume 

●     Knowledge of Git, terminal commands, branching strategies, and deployment across multiple environments (Gamma, Staging, Production, and so on). 


Preferred Qualifications
Not required, but if you have any of these it’s a huge plus! 


●     TypeScript/JavaScript knowledge and web frontend development experience. 

●     iOS or Android native development experience 

●     Experience building real-time chat software or strong experience with 3rd party API’s which enable chat across Web, iOS, and Android. 

●     MySQL query and relational database experience 

●     Understanding of Gang of Four design patterns and utilizing them to build a more scalable architecture 



●     Direct the team and architect a new Backend system that can support endpoints for all Resident and Managerial services including chat, ticketing, booking services/spaces, payments, and more. 

●     Develop in Ruby on Rails the new backend system and collaborate with Web and Mobile development teams in integrating with the REST API. 

●     Migrate existing endpoints onto the new system gradually and strategize deployment to ensure no interruptions for residents or managers in the process 

●     Attend meetings to present proposals and review architecture including with business leadership and the CEO 

●     Write technical documentation and provide an external facing API that third parties can consume 

●     Maintain the database and provide a secure system for sensitive data 

●     Implement new features and components as needed for the expansion of the business 



●     Competitive Salary 

●     Full Health Benefits 

●     Dental Insurance 

●     Stock Options 

●     4 weeks paid time off annually between vacation, holidays, and sick days 

●     401(k) and retirement benefits 



●     Monday-Friday 

●     Partially remote if preferred, needed at the DVORA Life headquarters at 155 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ a minimum of 2 days a week 



Job Type: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible 

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