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Lead Ruby on Rails Developer - Modern Web Development (FinTech)
This is a terrific opportunity for a smart and collaborative Lead Software Engineer to join our organization and lead one of our development squads. At Forward Financing, our mission is to be the leading provider of financing solutions to under-served small businesses. As one of the fastest growing companies in Massachusetts, we are at the forefront of growth in the FinTech space. We are 100% dedicated to this vertical and to achieving our mission all while building a great culture and place to work.
In this role, you will be the Lead Software Engineer for one of our five full-stack agile development teams charged with creating robust and scalable software solutions for our partners, merchants, underwriters, sales agents and payment specialists. 80% of your time will be focused on either hands-on development or supporting the development efforts of the software engineers on your team.
You will report directly to Technology Leadership and collaborate frequently with engineers and users at all levels working on cutting edge web applications, data management tools, QA automation, and DevOps. This role is also looking for someone who will partner closely with the senior business leadership team, and serve as an ambassador for technology in driving collaboration and the right processes for solving complex problems.
In this role you will:
Be a software developer first, focusing 80%+ of your time building new solutions to drive sustainable and measurable value to the business by:
Developing modern web applications, libraries, systems integrations and microservices
Partnering closely with your product owner and senior leadership to define the technical requirements and implementation plan to satisfy the business objectives
Provide hands-on technical leadership and direction for the 4-5 engineers on your team and create the foundation for a high-performing, agile unit that can scale to meet the strong demand and exciting opportunities resulting from our explosive growth
Actively contribute to the simplification, security, and fortification of the platform by:
avoiding bugs in correctness-critical areas of the code base
finding solutions to increase the testability, engineering ease and extendability of services across the ecosystem
developing components that are well-designed, documented and tested, with a design that matches the desired architecture of the system
Increase the productivity, predictability and throughput of the technology team by:
participating in, following and improving our development process
using good judgment when evaluating tradeoffs between speed, quality and cost
embracing and sharing best practices, domain knowledge, documentation and learning
Contribute to the Forward Financing culture and serving as a positive ambassador for the technology team
Passionate: High energy. “Can-do-attitude”. Optimistic, open, and objective toward others.
Coachable: Open to feedback and continual professional improvement. Flexible and adaptable.
High Standards: Quality orientation. Follow through on commitments. A Doer who gets things done.
Efficient: Producing significant output with minimal wasted effort, organized planning and prioritization.
Proactive: Self-starter, continually seeks additional responsibilities. willingness to go the distance to get something done, including working long hours at times if needed.
Collaborative: Strong “people orientation”. Can disagree without being abrasive or intimidating. Team player.
Emotional Intelligence: high degree of self-awareness. Handles interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Exercises good judgement while under pressure.
Communicator: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative and possesses an openness to people and a willingness to hear what others are saying.
5+ years building and supporting modern web applications as a full-stack engineer or combination of frontend and backend experience compatible with the technologies we are leveraging on our team (Ruby on Rails or Python preferred)
Experience mentoring other engineers or taking on informal leadership responsibilities (formal management experience not required)
Openness to working with a blended remote/co-located team
Experience architecting or developing across complex systems (service oriented architecture would be a plus)
Experience managing data and application security requirements (including solid SQL or PostgreSQL/ relational DB experience)
AWS and microservices experience is a plus
Strong communication skills among engineers and senior stakeholders
Experience working in a high-performing agile environment
Experience with multi-team planning and coordination
Experience delivering measurable business value through engineering
Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible, and reliable working capital to small and medium-size businesses nationwide. By combining proprietary technology with a team of small business financing experts, Forward Financing delivers same day funding with the speed and simplicity business owners need to succeed and grow. With a simple online application, businesses can trust Forward Financing for approvals within minutes, funding within hours, and personalized support and service when they need it most.
Since 2012, Forward Financing has provided over $400m in funding to more than 10,000 small businesses. Consistently recognized as an industry leader, the company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and receives top ratings across all major customer review platforms. In 2017 and 2018, Forward Financing was named by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Massachusetts. Learn more at www.forwardfinancing.com
At Forward Financing, we believe that if our company succeeds, all of our employees succeed too! We offer a competitive compensation package for highly qualified candidates that are extremely motivated, have a positive attitude, and are able to ramp up quickly. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and commuter benefits along with gym reimbursement, 401K, paid volunteering days and a matching gift program. We work in an open environment with a start-up vibe, conveniently located just steps away from South Station and conveniently located to all major "T" lines. You will have the opportunity to work with people who enjoy a fun, social office culture, as well as wonderful engineers all over the world.Apply