To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.


Sr. Platform Engineer (Ruby on Rails)1

  • Company: CloudFactory Kenya Ltd.
  • Deadline: Wednesday 30th April 2014
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

The Company:

CloudFactory is more than just the hottest tech startup  - we are working to connect one million people in the developing world to basic computer work and raise them up as leaders to address poverty in their own communities. All of this happens as our technology platform breaks large projects into small computer tasks which are then performed by our distributed global workforce. Providing our clients from around the world with accurate results requires software engineers, data scientists, business leaders and a host of other brilliant people to come together at our office in Nairobi, Kenya and Kathmandu, Nepal. That is why we need you - the best and brightest in Kenya! If you are passionate about changing the world with technology as much as we are, come join us in our effort to transform Kenya  and other developing nations.

Life is short, come build things that matter!

The Position:

POSITION NAME: Sr. Software Engineer  (Ruby on Rails)

EXPERIENCE: 3 to 7 years in a similar role

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a senior platform engineer, you will be a key member of the scrum team. Your most important goal is to drive the entire team towards successful sprint by completing and helping others complete each user story in the sprint backlog. This requires you to be technology evangelist and motivate others to use cutting-edge technology to solve hard problems in projects.

Responsibilities include developing new features, fixing bugs, optimizing codes, working with designers to turn fancy UI designs into fully functional web applications, writing and maintaining unit, functional, acceptance and performance tests, benchmarking and load testing, finding bugs and logging them in the ticketing system, becoming  an expert in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, CSS and other related technologies, developing  requirements, designing user interfaces, architects and programs to deliver on company projects, testing, debugging and deploying projects into a production environment, contributing to an efficient and effective development environment, mentor others to help them grow technically and personally.

Needed Skills:

·  Strong logical skills and ability to learn new skills quickly.

·  Ability to work independently and lead a team of junior developers.

·  Proficiency in Ruby on Rails. 

How to apply

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