FULLTIME: Experienced Full Stack Rails Engineer (West Coast)

Grants Pass, Oregon, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Allows remote


Zeal is a web and mobile development consultancy that empowers organizations to solve their most valuable problems.

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Grants Pass, OR -- the center-point between the global technology hubs of Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. We have folks distributed across the country and welcome remote teammates.

Things we care about:

Culture: We promote an open and collaborative approach to the decision-making process. We are pragmatically agile — encourage pair programming and multi-discipline collaboration — and flexible, with an evolutionary view of the product lifecycle.

Values: To Serve. To Craft. To Ignite. We “sell” an experience. Empathy, enthusiasm, artisanship, and appreciation towards one another are our most valued attributes. We want you to bring a deep passion and excitement for the engineering art form. We embrace the label "consultant" and do our best to offer our clients solutions to their most valuable problems. 

Process: We practice the finer points of eXtreme Programming: a highly collaborative development process. We strive to maintain small project teams and tight cycles of feedback and remove as many operational barriers as possible. This enables our us to build the right product, the right way. We practice multi-discipline pair programming, which means we not only pair up engineers but also designers. We'll often pair with engineers from our client teams.

Level-Up and Give Back: We are always looking for ways to help the team level-up their skills: sponsoring and attending conferences, encourage speaking opportunities, host regular tech talks and meetups, and invite industry leaders to work with the team. Team members are encouraged to give back to the OS community through OS contributions, blog posts, and similar efforts.

Equipment: We hold true that our team should not feel hindered by the tools they use. As such, we provide up to date MacBooks, monitors and other pairing peripherals to each member of the team.

Some valuable skills we're looking for:

  • Professional experience crafting amazing web and mobile experiences using Ruby on Rails and Javascript, particularly React
  • Ability to communicate highly-technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Agile software development lifecycle
  • Object-oriented and/or functional software development patterns
  • Relational databases, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • GraphQL
  • Git version control: committing, branching, merging and rebasing
  • Ability to Implement design into HTML and SCSS
  • DevOps, using Amazon Web Services and Heroku
  • Test Driven Development and Pair Programming

Nice to have:

  • Elixir/Phoenix
  • Dev-Ops and experience with any cloud platform
  • UI/UX design ability

Our work style is very collaborative. We recognize that doesn't work for everyone. If you know you are not comfortable with frequent pairing and more communication over less, we might not be the best fit, and that's okay. We're always looking for ways for enhance our remote team experience.

If this sounds like you, please apply! 

** We apologize in advance that we are not able to accept international candidates for this opening at this time. You must be located in the United States of America.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Zeal, LLC (Coding Zeal) is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of every individual in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees, and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a national employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the United States of America, in which we operate. But we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.