Senior Software Engineer

Telecommute · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Research & Development · MB


Faria Education Group specialises in building and operating software systems for use in international education. The main products are ManageBac and OpenApply . We are a remote-first company that values diverse teams. The worldwide technical team behind these products are spread between Taiwan, United States and Ukraine. We have additional technical staff in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

We now have an excellent opportunity for the right person to build an additional North America-based team to handle targeted development tasks across a variety of our products. This is a team lead position that includes assembling a team with three other developers and coordinating their work to deliver high-quality, fully-tested code on a demanding timescale. You will have substantial autonomy coupled with substantial responsibility.

Currently we are a Ruby on Rails shop, though you may have the chance to explore additional technologies as our systems mature. We use a variety of other software in production including Rails, Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Memcached, and more.

Role Description

This is a high-level, full-time, in-office position. We are a remote-first company but as lead for this new team you will be expected to assemble your team in one location for coordinated work. We expect you to be able to contribute to the development of high-quality software solutions and to efficiently manage your team to provide value throughout the company.

You should already be experienced with web development using Ruby on Rails, and have experience using and creating API solutions. You will need to quickly grasp existing code, and contribute to codebases with respect for the processes of existing teams. We also value high-quality UI/UX work that matches our emphasis on customer service.



Because we are a global company, effective communication is essential:

Location and Hours

This is a full-time job. We expect to locate our new office in a mid-sized US or Canadian city with a good population of Rails developers to draw on. Please consider your readiness and ability to help recruit for the team when applying. Office hours are not fixed, but we expect you to establish core office hours for your team.

Because of the global nature of our business, you should also be prepared for conference calls outside of business hours. Potential emergency situations can call for support at any hour, though we work hard to minimize those situations.

*Please note: Due to a high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.*



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