Senior Full Stack Ruby Developer

  • 462 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Rent-A-Christmas has forever changed the way businesses and individuals decorate for Christmas in New York City. Rent-A-Christmas rents a variety of real and artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garland & lights to New York City businesses, local residents & even those just visiting for the season. Our Rent-A-Christmas Elves deliver & setup all rentals at the beginning of the season, and come back after the holidays to take down all rented decorations, making Rent-A-Christmas the easiest way to celebrate Christmas in NYC.

Job Description

As our Lead Full Stack Engineer, you will have to the opportunity to leverage your strategic thinking and vision to guide and code a complete re-engineering of our entire ecommerce platform from the ground up. You will be involved in strategic meetings to discuss our business and functional requirements, and work alongside an all star team of executives and designers to turn evolving business needs into functional website magic. Each member on our team is passionate about the work being done at Rent-A-Christmas, and you will also be passionate about the work and proud of the joy you are able to bring to thousands of Christmas lovers.

Developer requirements and qualifications

  • Development of new web applications
  • Maintenance of existing web applications
  • Writing server-side web application logic in Ruby & Rails
  • Create back-end components
  • Connect the application with the other web services
  • Extending and maintaining JSON and Liquid-based APIs
  • Focusing on developing elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Presenting your own ideas and suggesting better solutions
  • Use best practices at every stage of the development cycle
  • Develop and manage a set of internal and external APIs
  • Always make sure that all code is error-free
  • Manage the overall structure and design of the company’s corporate website 


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 5 years of experience with Ruby and the Rails framework 
  • 5 years of experience with full web stack including HTTP, CSS(LESS/SASS), REST, and Javascript
  • 5 years of experience with Git and Github
  • 5 years of experience with React, Angular or Backbone JS
  • 5 years of experience with JSON and MVC templating
  • 5 years of experience with Apache server configuration
  • 5 years of experience with SQL backends, preferably Postgres or mySQL (open to NoSQL if you can prove your case for our business)
  • Familiarity with testing tools such as Cucumber
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Understanding of web analytics
  • Experience with Google Analytics or similar tools
  • Experience using open-source technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Demonstrable desire and ability to collaborate and work as part of a cohesive team unit
  • Passion for our business and bringing the joy, magic and wonder of Christmas to those around you on a daily basis

Additional Information

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