Senior Software Consultant - Ruby

100% Remote - (United States and Canada) | Full-time | Fully remote

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100% remote (US & Canada)  I 100% Employee Owned 


Why We Started Test Double
Software is broken, and we're working hard to fix it. At Test Double, our mission is to improve the way the world builds software. While the goal may seem audacious, it’s what drives us. We believe that the current state of software development is not good enough and we’re looking for others to join our cause.


Our Consultants
Developers at Test Double focus on writing high quality software to solve our customer’s problems. We  implement solutions that are well-tested, easily maintained, and built with empathy for users. Many of our engagements allow us to work alongside our clients as embedded members of the team. We take on a variety of projects and clients, which provides a kind of experience accelerator.


Core Values
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement are among our core values. We're proud to support our Double Agents when they speak at conferences, blog, contribute to open source, and organize in their local software community. Another core value is that we’re owners. We own problems and solutions. And we’re all actual owners, because Test Double is 100% employee-owned through an ESOP.

Our Culture
Test Double is a small, growing, and adaptable agency. We actively enlist the help of all of our developers to guide and improve our business. Those opportunities include participating in our candidate qualification process, strategic expansion with our current clients, and active involvement to support equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Central to our success over 10 years as a growing company is focusing on people first. We want all of our Double Agents to feel happy, healthy, and supported. Work-life balance is paramount to achieving this goal. We provide ample opportunities for our developers to feel engaged, including employee resource groups centered around interpersonal growth, weekly team hangouts to learn a new skill, coffee chats to meet other team members, TD Connect internal events, and much more. 

Responsibilities

  • Proactively working with client and/or internal teams to deliver quality software solutions
  • Engaging in client and/or internal discussions on how we’re delighting the client or how we might improve the client
  • Communicating effectively with direct client colleagues (e.g. other ICs, project managers) on process, delivery, and team health
  • Developing and  improving the relationship between the client and Test Double over time
  • Progressively enhance the codebase and supporting systems to ensure technical debt is paid down as a natural part of the delivery process
  • Collaborating with direct client colleagues to increase proficiency of the software project team while working to complete deliverables
  • Mentoring and teaching fellow agents as part of supporting their colleagues’ growth objectives or resolving issues arising in client delivery
  • Actively contributing to at least one area of the company (e.g. qualification, marketing, agent support) for a portion of the year
  • Pursuing areas of professional development in the context of current projects

Qualifications 

  • Proficiency in one of the core technologies we frequently staff (Ruby with Rails, Javascript with React, or DevOps)
  • Ability to use prior experience to rapidly assimilate new software systems and identify root cause opportunities for improvement
  • Ready to address architectural concerns on small systems and teams
  • Experience influencing teams in decomposing work and maintaining a healthy backlog that is valuable to the business
  • Skilled at encouraging teams in the adoption of healthier agile team processes and beneficial software development practices and  principles
  • Communicates effectively within project teams, including addressing conflict in a timely and direct fashion with a focus on achieving a resolution

Compensation:

$134,000 – $168,000 USD I $169,000 - $213,000 CAD

Dependent on experience and interview process 

Benefits:

  • 5 weeks flexible time off (vacation and sick time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Up to 14 weeks parental leave (8 weeks at 100% of salary)
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance (we pay 100% of premiums for agents and their families)
  • 10% Growth Time each week
  • 1 week of conference attendance ($3,000 annual budget, prorated your first calendar year)
  • ESOP Employee stock ownership program - Test Double is 100% employee owned
  • New computer hardware purchase every 3 years
  • Co-working space reimbursement (1/2 rent up to $500 monthly)
  • 2 week Sabbatical leave after 5th year
  • 2 company-wide retreat experiences each year
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Retirement contribution match up to 3% of salary
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D (Canadian-base Agents Only)