Rails Team Director

Rails Team Director

Zagreb

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

An experienced Team Director who will manage our highly organized Rails team, support their growth and facilitate the project delivery quality. 

Infinum’s Rails team is currently managed by a Head of Rails & Java, and consists of two Lead Rails Engineers and 11 Rails Engineers. Our technology stack centers around Ruby on Rails, with PostgreSQL as our database of choice. We follow the DDD methodology, and pride ourselves on excellent test coverage across projects.

We mostly build APIs, admin dashboards, and integrations with third-party services – without us, clients aren’t served, and emails aren’t sent. Since we are big believers in keeping API documentation up-to-date with the actual implementation, we generate ours from tests. 

We hold weekly presentations and discussions to support knowledge sharing, and closely collaborate with JavaScript, Mobile, and DevOps teams.

We like high-quality software, automating boring tasks, BBQs by the Mrežnica river, and team-building activities that involve jacuzzis. 


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Qualifications & Experience

  • at least 2 years of team management experience
  • at least 4 years of experience with Ruby on Rails or any other backend technology
  • background in software development or computer science with deep knowledge of software development patterns
  • experience with leading projects for both local and international clients
  • great interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to inspire and lead a team
  • great time management, organizational, and multitasking skills
  • proactiveness and high level of responsibility
  • affinity for keeping up with general software development news
  • excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Croatian

Bonus points:

  • experience working in a digital agency
  • experience in mentoring and coaching
  • experience in hiring

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Your responsibilities

Collaborating with the Head of Rails & Java and Lead Rails Engineers, you will lead our Rails team, nurture team members’ growth, and deliver high-quality project outcomes.

Team management

  • taking care of your team members’ well-being
  • developing team members’ professional potential through mentoring, educating, code reviews, and holistic guidance
  • delivering short-term, mid-term, and long-term plans for the team’s growth and development, often via OKRs
  • defining actionable and measurable goals for the team and your team members
  • proactively coordinating team members’ workload
  • facilitating team members’ growth to become Team Leads
  • having recurring performance reviews with your team members
  • participating in the hiring process if needed, from planning stage to interviews

Project sponsorship

  • acting as a domain coordinator or sponsor on one or more projects, with or without hands-on work
  • ensuring the quality of delivery and client satisfaction
  • arranging regular follow-ups on the projects your team members are working on

Internal processes

  • solving organizational and management matters, primarily optimizing talent utilization with the Planning team
  • collaborating with other Team Directors, HoDs, Lead Engineers, HR, Planning, Management, and Business Development to enhance the company’s internal processes, culture, and growth
  • continually improving your skills, encouraging others to grow and sharing knowledge with team members

The selection process

Tools
we use

GitHub

All of our work is on GitHub. Everything goes through pull requests and code reviews with your future team members.

GitHub Actions

We use GitHub Actions to automate our CI/CD pipeline, ensuring that our code gets from development to production with minimal fuss.

New Relic

New Relic is our go-to solution for monitoring the performance of our apps so we can make sure there are no bottlenecks that stop everything from running smoothly.

Docker

On some projects we add Docker to our toolkit to bundle up our apps and dependencies, making deployment a breeze.

AWS

Our go to cloud-computing platform which we use for hosting our apps, working with databases, storing files and other features.

Sidekiq

Sidekiq is our behind-the-scenes hero, handling all those background tasks and making sure our apps stay lightning-fast.

JSON:API

The https://jsonapi.org/ standard is our preferred solution for server-client data exchange. We’ve built multiple gems that simplify data extraction, serialization, etc.

Bugsnag

We rely on bugsnag for capturing errors on our applications. When a problem occurs in our code, Bugsnag automatically creates an event and notifies the whole development team.

Rubocop

A Ruby static code analyzer and formatter, created by the community to make clean code, by following the best practices used by Ruby developers.

RSpec

Tests are an important part of our projects, and we use the RSpec testing framework for Ruby and as well for Rails. It is the most frequently used testing library for Ruby in production applications.

Dox

Our in-house developed Rails gem for automatically generating API documentation from Rspec tests.

Revisor

We’ve built an application that observes the health of every active project and notifies us about new CVEs. We frequently update our dependencies and like to keep our apps and infrastructure up-to-date.

Productive

Most of our projects are managed using Productive, in-house software which substitutes Jira, Asana, Trello and other issue tracking products.

Slack

​Whether remote or in the office, Slack enables us to exchange information, discuss code, make decisions quickly and stay on top of things.

Handbook

Through the years we’ve built a vast repository of knowledge related to ruby, rails and backend in general. It serves as our guide and shows our way of working.

What do we offer?

Feedback and feedforward

Honest communication fuels growth. In our 1 on 1 sessions, 360 reviews, and career progression meetings, we discuss what is great and what could be improved. 

Additional equipment budget

A little extra to supplement your standard work equipment. Pick a latest-model mobile phone, tablet, e-book reader, or a pair of earphones you’ve been dreaming about. Mix & match, why not.

Contributing to open source

Sharing is caring doesn’t only apply to chocolate.

Educational budget

If you’re eager to learn, we’re eager to help. Every employee receives an educational budget.

Paid language courses

Paid language courses help our employees master the English language.

Doing a career switch

We don’t have a sorting hat to tell you where you belong, but we will support your career switch from one job position to another.

Traveling on business

Having clients all over the world means our employees sometimes have to travel to and work from beautiful locations.

Subsidized recreation

Stay in shape with a sponsored fitness membership of your choice.

Sponsored health checks

You know the old saying – the greatest wealth is health.

Working remotely

Office location? Anywhere. It’s all about flexibility.

Free power-ups

Snack on fruit, cookies, and nuts to keep your energy levels up.

Car and bike parking

Don’t let it get caught in the rain. We offer free parking for bicycles and subsidized car parking.

Flexible working hours

Tailor your working hours to fit your schedule.

Fun and games budget

Every team gets a monthly budget to hang out and do fun stuff.

Benefits

In addition to professional development opportunities, we provide a selection of benefits that help you thrive and grow.

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