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Senior Software Engineer (Ruby)

Winter Park, Florida

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The Senior Software Engineer (Ruby) is responsible for the development of educational web applications for Full Sail University utilizing Ruby and associated technologies. They work in a team setting and participate in all parts of the software development lifecycle.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain back-end components for Full Sail educational web applications including our in-house learning management system (LMS).
  • Write clear, maintainable, efficient code that achieves business goals.
  • Design application architecture, data models, and APIs to support new functionality and document decisions made in the process.
  • Incorporate security best practices to ensure that applications appropriately control access to sensitive resources.
  • Perform code reviews and assist peers with difficulties and troubleshooting.
  • Assist front-end developers with correct and efficient utilization of API resources.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional product teams to understand business needs and design appropriate changes to address these needs.
  • Assess the technical feasibility and impact of proposed functionality and provide guidance with respect to potential issues that may arise.
  • Create automated tests to identify and resolve problems during development.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and remedy application defects and issues.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Full Sail University.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of company and personnel information.


  • Strong understanding of software development fundamentals.
  • Strong understanding of Ruby fundamentals and modern usage.
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, SQL, data modeling, and query performance tuning.
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript fundamentals and modern usage.
  • Comfortable working across the web stack with modern front-end technologies as need arises.
  • Comfortable utilizing MacOS/Linux command line tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across technical and non-technical subjects.
  • Aptitude for creative problem solving along with a methodical and patient approach to troubleshooting.
  • Desire to continuously learn new skills and refine existing ones, ability to help others to do the same.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Participatory approach to teamwork along with initiative to work independently.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 5+ years professional experience as a software developer, preferably with a recent focus on back-end development of web applications in a team setting.
  • 2+ years of Ruby experience, preferably in a professional production environment or in substantial personal projects for which the applicant can share source code.
  • Experience collaborating with other roles in the software development process such as stakeholders, design, and operations.
  • Experience with extensive automated testing in a production environment.
  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or another pertinent degree program is positively recognized but not required.
  • Professional experience developing highly interactive, medium to large scale web applications is highly beneficial.
  • Experience integrating with third party APIs is helpful.
  • Experience working with educational technologies is helpful.
  • Experience with the following technologies is beneficial:
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sequel ORM
  • JRuby
  • RSpec
  • Java
  • NodeJS
  • ReactJS
  • Redis
  • AWS technologies such as S3, RDS, EC2, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, etc.

Environmental Factors/Physical Demands:

Work is performed in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have the ability to maintain active customer and employee communication; access, input and retrieve information from the computer system; enter alphanumeric data into a computerized system often while listening on the telephone. May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to thirty (30) pounds.

Full Sail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.