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RightScale - Senior Software Engineer


RightScale is transforming the way enterprises deliver IT, and we’re looking for smart, hard-working, and collaborative teammates to deliver on that promise by anticipating the needs of our customers and helping them solve real problems.

We are currently looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to be based in our Edinburgh office. We are looking for someone who wants to take on challenges and experience start-up life. You'll have an opportunity to work across our technology stack, develop new features, and be involved in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering, architecture and design, UX and wireframes, to coding and testing. Our office is at CodeBase, the newest and largest technology incubator in Scotland, and our headquarters are in Santa Barbara, California. Check out the RightScale Engineering Blog to see what our engineering team is working on. 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Actively participate in an agile software development life-cycle, decomposing requirements, documenting and discussing the design, estimation and implementation, being a strong communicator is imperative.
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot multi-layered, SOA structured, cloud-based software application in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS frameworks.
  • Develop rapid prototypes and participate in pair programming.
  • Contribute to the knowledge base, Wiki and other RightScale resources to help build the best customer experience.
  • Ability to quickly triage problems, determine root cause and drive resolution.

You'll be expected to have:

  • Experience in developing web applications, and can show us your personal/work projects.
  • Experience with an object-oriented language (Ruby, Python, PHP, Java), model-view-controller framework experience is a plus.
  • Be comfortable developing on Linux environments.
  • Experience with following is a big plus: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, AngularJS, Amazon EC2/S3 or other cloud services.
  • Experience with AngularJS and Javascript

Some perks of working at RightScale:

  • Work in a fun office environment complete with Monday lunches, Tuesday bagels and stocked snacks. Our Santa Barbara office has yoga, ultimate frisbee, and beer on tap. Our Edinburgh office has weekly friendly football, and video games including our favourite: Mario Kart.
  • Enjoy competitive salaries, benefits packages, stock options, and regular social events, including the legendary RightScale Employee Meetup.
  • We invest in good tools, whether it’s MacBook Pros, TravisCI, Slack or GitHub.
  • Spend your Friday afternoons hacking on what you like; this is our iTime (innovation time), where we can pursue projects that involve some sort of technological exploration of ideas that are novel, interesting and foster professional growth.

Sounds good? Join us and collaborate with extremely talented and passionate colleagues to lead the cloud computing revolution. Feel free to include examples of your work or your GitHub profile.

RightScale supports diversity in the workplace and encourages women and people from underrepresented groups in software engineering to apply.

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