Senior Web Developer (Rails/React)
Engineering | Belgrade, Serbia | Contract
We’re looking for an experienced full-stack developer to join a small but growing team of entrepreneurs and venture builders.
You should be confident with Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and React, as that’s our default toolset.
We’d prefer that you also have experience with a myriad of other technologies (eg, Phoenix/Elixir, Python, Vue, Angular, Typescript, Dart, Swift, Kotlin, ReactNative, Firebase, AWS) and understand when and where to leverage specialized tools to solve problems elegantly.
The position would include responsibility for rapidly building and launching web applications to power new ventures, as well as mentoring junior developers.
This will be a 40 hr/week, fully remote position with flexible schedule. With a good internet connection, you should be able to live wherever life takes you.
We currently have team members in Belgrade, as well as in Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and New York; we encourage occasional co-working sessions when you are in one of these regions.
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We are an operator-investor group that brings experience, capital, and talent to bold ideas. Our teams utilize time-tested approaches, strategic thinking, story-driven design, and rock-solid engineering to bring products to market in the digital & physical spaces, IoT, emerging technologies, and more.
Every member of Prota is expected to bring a genuine entrepreneurial spirit to the table; many of our product ideas are generated internally and brought to market in collaboration with our incubation partners, which include both large enterprises and new founder teams.
This is a remote, full-time position that can be either a “contract” or “contract-to-hire” setup. We are a remote and distributed organization with teams centered mainly around Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Belgrade.
Importantly, we include our software developers (and all team members) in much more than just their domains of work. We value human flourishing, education, and a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. We strive to include everyone - as they are available/interested - in all aspects of business development, design, engineering, and marketing across our organization.
Develop front-end web architectures, patterns, and fully functioning applications (React/Redux)
Develop server-side architectures and APIs with Ruby on Rails, leveraging best-practices for authentication and authorization
Architect databases (PostgreSQL) and data IO from 3rd-party APIs
Setup DevOps infrastructures (AWS/Heroku/Firebase)
Optimize User Experience across web and mobile platforms
Ensure responsiveness, performance, and scalability of applications
Lead small teams of developers and designers - in collaboration with other managers and stakeholders - to bring a project to completion.
Participate in the overall application lifecycle while focusing on coding and debugging
Define and communicate technical and design requirements
Recruit, train, help, and support new team members
Build high-quality, reusable code
Troubleshoot and debug applications
Stay up to date with current best practices
Build UI tests, unit tests, and integration tests
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs
Participate in conferences and educational programs
Requirements and Qualifications
Entrepreneurial drive and proven product sensibilities: we regularly create, develop, and work with startups
5+ years of experience as a back-end developer
In-depth understanding of web development
5+ years of experience with one or more programming languages such as Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, etc. (Ruby preferred)
5+ years of experience with a CMS framework
2+ years of experience with React (ideally with Redux)
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Team player with an attitude of “leaving the campsite better than we found it” and “we’ve got each other’s back” state of mind
Good organizational and time-management skills
Participation in regular project stand-ups even with potential time zone challenges
Meet project deadlines
Effectively communicate with peers, superiors, and stakeholders
Make rational, logical decisions and the ability to defend them to your peers, superiors, and stakeholders.
Take responsibility for your work and mistakes.