Rails Developer

Portland, remote within the US

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Help us take FINE to the next level!

We specialize in the art of bringing brands to life online. Since the early days of the commercial web, we’ve created custom digital destinations that connect clients with their customers in innovative ways, always honing tools and platforms that set the pace and standard for web development. As a Rails Developer, you will bring special moves in web development, push innovation, and mentor developers while working directly with designers, project managers, information architects, and front and back-end devs, to create super-smooth, responsive, accessible websites for our clients.

Core Values
At FINE, we are committed to our core values and strive to live them every day.

BE HUMAN
People here are the real deal. You bring genuine intentions, unite by your actions, stay humble in your greatness, open with your quirks, and honest in your flaws.

BE AWESOME
You’re at the top of your craft and game. Whatever your skill and role, you’re a highly engaged, positive solutioneer. A leader, a do-er, and an always improver.

MAKE BIG HAPPEN
You approach your work believing it has the power to impact our company, our clients, and even our world. All that you do is strategically motivated and aims for a world-class outcome.

The Role

As a Rails Developer at FINE you will join a team of other developers, designers, information architects, and producers to build world-class digital experiences for clients across multiple industries. This role focuses on developing custom content management systems in Rails and the cloud, building and integrating APIs, maintaining Ruby gems, and collaborating with front-end developers on VueJS/Nuxt applications.

Responsibilities

  • Work on new and existing CMS’, from custom Ruby on Rails builds to cloud platforms
  • Work on new and existing websites built in Nuxt/VueJS
  • Work as part of a dev team on larger builds and solo for smaller builds and updates
  • Collaborate with producers, designers, and IA to help understand technical capabilities
  • Lead and share internal and R&D initiatives
  • Consistently deliver maintainable, readable, and quality code

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience as a full-stack developer building custom CMS websites
  • 4+ years experience with JavaScript, including awareness of when to use jQuery and when to use SPA frameworks
  • 2+ years experience with Ruby on Rails, including building Rails apps within a team environment
  • HTML5, CSS3, and related specs, APIs, and polyfills
  • Familiarity with ECMAScript 6, VueJS/Nuxt, and emerging trends in JS
  • Code by hand and know how to use existing resources to build on for custom results
  • Educated on the latest web standards and accessibility
  • Self-motivated to take initiative; undertake new initiatives willingly; finds consensus and solutions to challenges; can anticipate potential roadblocks and other issues before they arise
  • Extra points if active in the wider development community

FINE Details

Our values manifest themselves in a small group of dynamic, creative learners who are passionate about producing inspired and effective work, who seek to improve every day, and who understand that life is too short to not enjoy yourself along the way.

Our promise to clients is to help them evolve their brand and business to become their best selves, and deepen their relationships with customers. For the “A player” (that rare and talented top 10%) looking for something special, this position is the opportunity for you.

  • Do you see brand, digital, and creative as powerful business drivers?
  • Do you believe the best work is done in small groups of passionate experts?
  • Do you love design that is simple, beautiful, and intuitive?
  • Do you have a high level of attention to detail?
  • Do you have a passion for serving others?
  • Are you looking for a place to learn and challenge yourself every day?
  • Are you able to maintain calm in times of stress?
  • Do you focus on priorities to achieve set goals?
  • Do you value the people you work with as much as the work itself?
  • Do you look at work as a career rather than just a job?
  • Are you inspired by the opportunity to address and solve interesting problems?
    If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to meet you!

Our Company
FINE is a brand agency. But for us, branding has moved far beyond slick logos, flashy sites, and clever campaigns. It’s a deep process of building value, based on values. It starts with the core reason a company exists, then permeates everything you do about it. Brand-Led Business Building™ helps us engineer companies (including our own) by aligning Vision, Operations, Expression, and Traction to create the kind of business people today truly buy into.

Since 1994, we’ve earned hundreds of awards and worked with countless clients to help define businesses using brand as our lens. Our work and our people have been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Fast Co., Adweek, CMO.com, AdAge, and many others. We’re proud to have helped friends across industries, from pioneering hospitality brands to innovators and nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.

Career Benefits

We’re whole human beings here at FINE, and we’ve designed our benefits offerings to support our team in a whole range of human things. Things like:

  • A selection of robust health plans (medical, dental, and vision) to choose from, with option for 100% employer-paid coverage
  • Vacation, sick time, company paid holidays, and our annual holiday close
  • A 401(k) plan combined with a discretionary company contribution, driven by company performance
  • Company-paid group-term life insurance with the option to purchase additional coverage
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Paid maternity/parental leave
  • Professional development to keep you growing
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for dependent care as well as certain dental and vision expenses
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Friendly atmosphere and culture
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Outstanding work environment
  • Working with other “A players” driven to create great client results

The Location
This Rails Developer job opening is open to remote work locations within the United States, as well as from our Portland, Oregon office. Located in a newly renovated building in downtown Portland, the FINE PDX office is cozy, collaborative, and comfortable. Each unique space was designed with multiple uses in mind, whether a strategy session on the collaboration wall, refining a design idea over a cup of coffee in the Bistro, or visiting with a client in the Library. Note: As of Q3 2021, FINE employees are working remotely during the pandemic.

FINE Reviews
“I’ve worked on multiple projects building sites for everything from wineries to private equity clients. There’s always an interesting new feature or challenge to overcome with each project, and our designers always bring fresh ideas to the table. Part of a successful build is coming up with ways to create flexible object oriented data models without over engineering too much complexity into it, so that sites can evolve and change with the client’s needs over time.“ — Jeremy Clemans, Senior Developer

“FINE is full of deeply talented, kind, and caring people. It’s a place for creatives to be human—a place where you can do great work while sustaining the fullness of your life that inspires it."
— Terra, Senior Content Strategist & Writer

More FINE Details

Our Hiring Process
Our business may be small, but we think hiring’s a big deal. So we take a very thorough approach to finding the right fit for both our company and each human who comes to work here. Our process includes several interviews, an analysis of your career history, and in-depth reference checks. We respect your time and appreciate your participation in our mutual goal to help you find the ideal position for your skills and strengths.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We believe in this big-time. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. FINE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply
If you feel you are up for our in-depth hiring process and want to contribute to a dynamic, growing company, please begin your application by clicking Apply Now below.

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