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Project Description                                                                                                                                                                       The team works on advanced bioinformatics technology programs that focused in the support of precision- based medical trials for the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. The project is organized into cross-functional teams that work closely with stakeholders, developers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, and designers to build state-of-the-art portfolio of exploratory projects that are inherently multidisciplinary that impact cancer research and treatment.


 Position Description                                                                                                                                                                   The full-time Senior Ruby Developer will be an integral key member of the team that brings their Ruby development experience and expertise to create cutting-edge software solutions. The position is ideal for a Ruby expert who is interested in working in an exciting growth environment among people passionate about advanced technologies in the fight against cancer.



Design and develop Ruby modules and REST web services with Sinatra or Ruby on Rails frameworks
Deliver high quality code tested with RSpec and Cucumber
Analyze and interpret complex requirements from scientists and doctors
Ensure consistency with an established software development architecture
Introduce new technologies and best practices as needed to solve business problems
Be a part of development team to create practical solutions in Agile/DevOps environment
Be an expert to research and identify technical solution and be a mentor to junior staff



 Required Qualifications                                                                                                                                                          

Excited about creating amazing application with cutting-edge environment
Expert knowledge of Ruby
Minimum of six (6) years of relevant software development experience
Extensive knowledge of RESTful and/or SOAP web services development
Experience with Sinatra, Ruby on Rails, or other application frameworks on Linux environment
Passionate about object-oriented programming with strong design skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Take ownership and work independently on a large portion of a project with minimal supervision
Ability to work effectively with a team on complex projects with strict requirements
Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent years of experience in lieu of degree



Must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance


 Preferred Qualifications                                                                                                                                                         

Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB is preferred
Experience with continuous integration, Jenkins, code quality tools,
Knowledge of test driven development, test frameworks like RSpec and Cucumber
Knowledge of front end technologies like JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JSON, jQuery is a plus
Comfortable with version control systems like GIT or SVN, and bug tracking systems such as JIRA
Ability in formulating and implementing IT solutions to meet business requirements


 Benefits Summary                                                                                                                                                                       

Competitive base salary plus bonus
Paid time off
Ten paid holidays
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Retirement benefits with employer contributions
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance, Short and Long Term disability

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