Ruby on Rails Engineer (Remote)

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About Our Candidate:

We are looking for individuals who share our growth mindset and are ready to execute ideas that will change an industry. The right person has a strong development background will help create and execute the technical vision and build innovative and scalable solutions.

 

You are a developer who is enthusiastic about writing clean, efficient, and accessible code in a functional framework. Committed to the total development lifecycle, the maintenance of code quality and bug-free applications is of the utmost importance. You are someone who can leverage the latest software tools to optimize data storage, e-commerce functionality, and fluidity across mobile platforms.

 

Join us as we keep this expansion rolling.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Experienced with Ruby, Rails, and API development standards

  • Writes clean, maintainable, reusable, and efficient Ruby code

  • Proficient with test frameworks and the ability to add the appropriate level of coverage for a feature

  • Understand how a modern web application works end to end and how applications perform under load

  • Strong software engineering & architecture fundamentals

  • Strong understanding of Agile best practices

 

What You'll Need:

  • 3-5 years’ software development experience (Ruby on Rails)

  • Experience using Ruby on Rails in conjunction with an underlying database (PostgreSQL is preferred)

  • Can work with SQL schemas, indexes, and optimize SQL queries

  • Solid understanding of web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript)

  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills, results-driven

  • Ability to blend sales acumen, outstanding interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm to stay flexible in a fast-paced, changing environment

 

Who We Are:

BacklotCars, a KAR Global brand, is an online marketplace for auto dealers and is changing the way they buy/sell wholesale vehicles. Through BacklotCars, auto dealers, auto finance, and rental car companies can transact without having to go to physical auctions. Our end-to-end solution is truly seamless for dealers, as BacklotCars provides vehicle inspections, transportation, and inventory finance. Our mission is to make wholesale easy so dealers can be more successful. The team at BacklotCars includes professionals from both inside and outside the auto industry, which gives us a unique perspective on its problems and innovative solutions. We blend our deep expertise in the auto industry and technology to modernize auto wholesale.

 

We were founded in Kansas City and graduated from 500 Startups, a prestigious accelerator in Silicon Valley. Since launching, we’ve seen tremendous growth and now help dealers buy and sell thousands of cars a month across the US.

 

*COVID19** The health and safety of KAR Global employees and prospective employees are of the utmost importance to us. The majority of our full-time employees, except for roles deemed essential to be in the office, are currently working remotely and will continue to work remotely until further notice. Additionally, we are conducting all interviews virtually, unless otherwise discussed.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DojoLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • TorchFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our Chicago office is located in River West on the North Branch of the Chicago River. We have free shuttles to major train stations and CTA lines.

An Insider's view of KAR Global

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture is more like a family than colleagues. One of my favorite aspects about this office is our Parents-designated Slack channel—an online team collaboration site. It is a great reminder we aren’t just employees, but we can be moms and dads at work, shamelessly sharing fun stories about our personal lives.

April

Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

KAR Global’s DevOps teams are always solving unique problems, but tackling complexity is the real challenge. We’ve found that meaningful solutions come when we don’t focus on fighting fires reactively and instead work collaboratively on building proactive frameworks and implementing forward-thinking processes.

Brandon

Jr. DevOps Manager

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a 15-minute huddle to talk about progress from the day before, the day’s plan and barriers to success that need to be addressed. This gives us a clear understanding of our priorities for the day. Our teams are dynamic, so every member of our project team works together each day to discuss design approaches and share ideas.

Mo-Ting

Lead Backend Engineer

What are KAR Global Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
KAR Auction Services gives every full-time employee a day with pay to volunteer with your favorite cause.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have both a local culture and company-wide wellness committee.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA) also available for employees enrolled in KAR medical plan. Both individual and dependent FSA's available to everyone.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
The annual employer contribution to HSAs is $750 for employee only coverage and $1,500 for family coverage. Contributions are prorated based on hire date.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Offering free weekly virtual workouts courtesy of River North Gym that are also available on demand after they take place.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave pay (full wage replacement) for employees within 6 months of the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
We partner with River North Gym to provide employees complimentary physical fitness options (virtual and onsite), as well as several sessions of 1:1 training with a health coach.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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