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Technical Lead - Ruby on Rails

Development | Hybrid in Hyderabad, India | Full Time

Job Description

Job Purpose:

To lead, oversee and contribute to the development and maintenance of web applications by utilizing Ruby on Rails expertise. As the Ruby on Rails Technical Lead, you'll not only contribute to coding but also ensure that the team meets its goals, follows best practices, and delivers high-quality software solutions to meet client needs. You will work closely with other team members to implement new features, improve existing functionalities, and help in optimizing the software architecture. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software solutions that meet our clients' needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide the software development team in the design, development, and optimization of Ruby on Rails web applications.
  • Collaborate with product managers to translate requirements into technical specifications: project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Conduct code reviews and mentor junior and intermediate developers to enhance coding skills and best practices. Review and validate implementations to ensure they meet requirements and match the specifications.
  • Oversee software architecture decisions, ensuring scalability and maintainability.
  • Facilitate communication between the development team and stakeholders.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving high-priority software defects and issues.
  • Plan & manage sprints and work closely with DevOps & QA teams to ensure smooth deployment and testing processes.
  • Promote and enforce coding standards and best practices within the team.
  • Evaluate and introduce new technologies, processes, and policies to improve development efficiency.
  • Provide regular status updates to upper management and stakeholders.
  • Assist in hiring and training new team members.
  • Design, develop, and optimize web applications using Ruby on Rails to improve functionality and user experience.
  • Estimates development tasks based on the appropriate business constraints.
  • Provide on-call support as necessary.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of experience as a Ruby on Rails Developer.
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Strong proficiency in Ruby programming language and experience with front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Proficiency in both relational (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB).
  • Experience with RESTful API design and integration.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Ruby on Rails framework.
  • Proficiency with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) as well as NoSQL Databases like: MongoDB.
  • Strong understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles.
  • Version control system experience (e.g., Git).
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code.
  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Experience of working with front-end frameworks/libraries like: Angular, React, or VueJS would be a strong plus.

Expected Competencies:

  • Strong managerial and leadership skills.
  • In-depth understanding of software architecture and OOP principles.
  • High-level problem-solving skills and strategic thinking.
  • Ability to motivate and guide team members to meet project objectives.
  • Proactive in identifying issues and bottlenecks and providing solutions.
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps culture.
  • High commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable code and to understand complex software architecture.
  • Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot and solve coding issues.
  • Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to pay attention to programming style and neatness.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams, respecting opinions and contributing constructively to team goals.
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work and testing rigorously before deployment.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and adapt to changing project requirements.
  • Efficient in balancing multiple tasks and deadlines.

Work Timings:

Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 9 PM IST to provide healthy overlap between India team and US team and supporting both to ensure adequate collaboration. This role will be working in Hybrid Mode and will require at least 2 days’ work from office at Hyderabad. Occasional evening and weekend work may be expected in case of job-related emergencies or client needs.

EEO Statement:

Cendyn provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cendyn complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Cendyn expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Cendyn’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.