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Kenya, Nairobi · Information Technology

Job Summary:
We are seeking an experienced Backend Developer with a robust background in Ruby on Rails to join our dynamic IT team. As a Backend Developer, you will play a key role in designing, implementing, and maintaining scalable and efficient server-side logic. The ideal candidate should have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, a strong foundation in Ruby on Rails, and a passion for building robust backend systems.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional IT teams to understand project requirements and technical architecture goals.
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and efficient server-side logic using Ruby on Rails.
  • Implement and maintain APIs to support frontend functionalities and external integrations.
  • Work closely with frontend developers to ensure seamless integration of server-side logic with user interfaces.
  • Develop and maintain databases, ensuring optimal performance and data integrity.
  • Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality, maintainability, and adherence to coding standards.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve backend issues, optimizing performance and addressing scalability challenges.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in Ruby on Rails development.
  • Participate in the planning and estimation of backend development tasks.
  • Mentor junior developers and provide technical guidance as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of proven experience as a Backend Developer with expertise in Ruby on Rails.
  • Solid understanding of backend technologies and MVC architecture.
  • Proficiency in database design and management, preferably with PostgreSQL or MySQL.
  • Experience in developing RESTful APIs and integrating with frontend systems.
  • Strong knowledge of version control systems, preferably Git.
  • Familiarity with web servers and deployment processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proactive attitude towards learning and staying updated on industry trends.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Experience with microservices architecture.
  • Knowledge of containerization and orchestration tools (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Exposure to frontend development technologies.
  • Contribution to open-source projects or a strong portfolio of previous work.

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