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Ruby On Rails Developer

Auto Accessories Garage
🏢 Auto Accessories Garage 🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, US 🕑 May 17

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AutoAccessoriesGarage.com is a growing e-commerce company specializing in selling automotive parts and accessories. We're built upon a firm understanding of both the industry and the developing technologies that drive the e-commerce shopping experience. We take pride in our streamlined workflow, agile development, creative approaches, and entrepreneurial spirit.

As a company we believe that a small team of forward thinkers with the right drive and focus can outperform a bloated, hierarchy-driven corporation. Our workflow relies on constant communication, efficient tactics, and always questioning if there is a better way to do things. We trust each other to take the reins and follow through confidently with our individual tasks as well as join together and tackle big-picture problems.

We offer a relaxed working environment in addition to 401k with matching contribution, medical, dental, and vision benefits for full time employees.

You will work in our Chicago office (Wicker Park / Bucktown).  We will also consider remote workers in the Seattle area, where our lead developer lives.


We are seeking a bright and energetic Ruby On Rails Developer to join our team. This position plays a critical role in building and maintaining the systems that support, and create a top-notch shopping experience. The ideal candidate has excellent problem solving skills, and is comfortable in a fast-paced development and deployment cycle. 

On an average week, you will:

  • Develop and enhance our internal/external software systems; improving the overall experience for both our customers and our internal marketing, data, and customer service teams
  • Work as a team with senior developer and IT team to build elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Be involved in all phases of launch cycle, start-to-finish

Recent Projects You Would Have Collaborated On:

  • React JS shopping cart that customer and call center agents can simultaneously connect to and see each others' updates
  • Migrating advanced site functionality to Rails Engines to make it available to other applications
  • Exit Intent and Cart Abandon widget that analyzes customer behavior, offering on-screen and follow-up email incentives
  • Order Management System product editing, refund and upcharge tools and workflow
  • Product data bulk upload and editing
  • Automated JSON and XML API communication with our suppliers, for placing and tracking orders
  • Content management system with WYSIWYG editing
  • Product Review submission pages with photo upload feature

We need someone with:

  • At least 3 years experience programming professionally, preferably in Ruby on Rails or a similar framework
  • Experience writing beautifully elegant code in Ruby On Rails
  • Javascript experience, especially React and Redux, preferred but optional
  • Strong familiarity with SQL, including parameterized queries, subqueries, table joins; PostgreSQL or MySQL experience preferred
  • Preference for Unix/Linux as a development and production environment
  • Experience with git or a similar version control system
  • Optionally knows a bit about business practices or bookkeeping terminology.  If you've had a business class or two in uni, that's a big win
  • Web Services, REST, SOAP, and general API experience is a huge plus, as we're doing increasing amounts of automated communications with vendors and partners

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is detail-oriented, possessing superior problem solving skills
  • Has good time management skills and is able to shift priorities
  • Is accustomed to, and prefers a small team environment
  • Takes joy in learning new technologies
  • Doesn't think he/she is above sweeping up or taking out the trash once in a while
  • Is a reliable, humble, and generally awesome person

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