Posted 8 months ago  

Remote Back End Ruby on Rails Engineer

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Blue Sky eLearn is hiring a fully remote Back-End Ruby on Rails Engineer for our Path LMS team. We need a talented, experienced engineer to help us refactor our monolith into microservices, build new microservices to support additional functionality, and build custom third-party integrations for new clients. 

This is a 100% remote, full-time salaried position averaging 40 hours per week. Candidates must be located in the United States.


  • Create microservices to support new features in Path LMS which are scalable, well tested, and conform to industry and company standards
  • Assist in refactoring our monolithic Rails application, including implementing large-scale database schema changes, modifying existing microservices, and identifying areas of the application which are in need of refactoring
  • Maintain existing, and build new, third-party integrations and single-sign-on services using a variety of technologies such as SOAP, XML-RPC, YAML, OAuth, and OpenID
  • Contribute in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including design reviews, writing user stories, reviewing code submitted by other engineers, and automated testing (we use rspec)
  • Educate and mentor other engineers on the team
  • Collaborate effectively with engineers, project managers, designers and QA
  • Participate in project scoping and planning, including shaping and estimating of project tasks


  • 5+ years of professional software development experience with at least 3 years of experience building web-based APIs with Ruby on Rails
  • Great OO skills, including strong design pattern and MVC knowledge
  • Experience implementing single-sign-on using OAuth and OpenID
  • Experience integrating applications with third-party APIs using JSON, SOAP, SAML, and XML-RPC
  • Experience building SQL database schemas (we currently use Postgresql)
  • Knowledge of software best practices, including continuous integration and TDD / BDD using Rspec/Capybara (or similar)
  • Experience using Git
  • Experience working on an Agile/Scrum team

Nice to Have

  • Experience working with Sidekiq
  • Experience with Heroku
  • PostgreSQL optimization experience
  • Experience refactoring and/or rewriting a monolitic Rails application in production

R&D Team Values

  • We communicate frequently and effectively
  • We are levelheaded and compassionate
  • We value diversity
  • We are passionate about our work
  • We maintain a healthy balance between work and life

About Our Product

As more and more organizations have needed to utilize online education in response to the current global pandemic, the use of our online learning management system has increased dramatically. So, too, have the demands on our app’s scalability, functionality, and usability. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid long term disability and life and AD&D insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick, bereavement, volunteer and family leave
  • Paid company holidays
  • 401(k) program
  • Remote work
  • Annual professional development reimbursement

About Blue Sky eLearn

Founded in San Diego, CA, Blue Sky eLearn provides a full range of learning technologies that include a proprietary learning management system and a complete set of virtual event services. We help organizations capture educational content from either live or virtual settings, then manage and deliver that content to a global audience through our learning platform.

We facilitate thousands of live web events each year for our clients. We currently house over 100,000 learning modules and have electronically issued over two million certificates to online learners.