Staff Engineer - Ruby on Rails

$122,550.00/Year - $165,450.00/Year

Full Time

    Job Description

    Department Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 200 company that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service - Sling TV - that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

    Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win - it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve, to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    DISH is seeeking a Staff Engineer- Ruby on Rails who will be working on a Ruby on Rails that serves as an API Gateway that is both the main provider for high traffic client applications and consumer of big data sources. The ideal candidate is expected to be an experienced Ruby on Rails professional with hands-on experience who is ready to roll up their sleeves, and commit themselves to the principles of code excellence.

    They should be experienced with handling complex items and be able to abstract that complexity to its simplest parts.

    Concretely this project will ingest data from many different providers with various different data types. Your job will be to learn to compress and abstract that complexity in an elegant, scalable, and observable way, with writing good documentation along the way. We work in a highly collaborative environment, so this developer must be able to communicate well and work well with different engineers across the stack and other key roles.

    At the same time s/he can explain the architecture and implementation details to various stakeholders-from junior and mid-level engineers to executives in the organization. S/he will be passionate about software development. They are constantly striving to learn new things and improve their skills. They follow industry news, regularly discover and work with new technologies, and read literature to keep their skills current and up to best practice standards.

    Key responsabilities:

    • Maintain a legacy Rails API only codebase but continuing to modernize the flows and process.
    • Implement new endpoints, queries, and update existing ones to serve our client systems.
    • Looking for new ways to introduce predictability, observability, and reliability in code bases and architectures.
    • Writing documentation and performing knowledge transfers.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders including the executive, product, other architects, and engineers in the teams to assist with implementing new features.
    • Able to come up with the solution that can overcome the shortcomings of our open source or commercial tool(s).
    • Have good experience with CICD, RESTful APIs and SRE practices.
    • Bring strong analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills with the ability to independently create solutions and work with others in the team.
    • Have good interpersonal, presentation and white boarding skills.
    Skills, Experience and Requirements


    • 3 - 5 years experience in Ruby on Rails:
    • 2 - 4 years experience in BDD and TDD using RSpec, Capybara, and Minitest or equivalent
    • 1 - 2 years experience in NoSql Databases (ElasticSearch or equivalent)
    • 2 - 4 years experience In memory caches (Redis, Memcache or equivalent)
    • 3 - 5 years experience in Engineering in cloud environments
    • 2 - 4 years experience in Data Streams (Apache Kafka, Influx or equivalent)
    • 3 - 5 years experience Working in an Agile and Scrum environment
    • 3 - 5 years of experience Implementing automation scripts for common tasks for development purposes (Bash, Ruby, Python)
    • 1 - 2 years experience working with containers (Docker)
    • 1 - 2 years working with AWS
    • Experience with good maintainable REST API design and development.

    Good to Have Skills but Not Required:

    • Experience with Ruby on Rails design patterns and their evolution.
    • Experience with multi-data store Rails API applications.
    • Experience with scaling Ruby on Rails APIs through refactoring, re-architecture, and query optimization.
    • Experience with taking quantifiable metrics and logs from New Relic / Sentry / Cloud Watch / etc. and using that to engineer a better product.
    • Experience with OOP design patterns, specifically in consuming legacy code and providing new direction to beautify code bases for maintainability and scalability.
    • Understanding of video encoding and DRM.

    Working attire: Business casual

    Working hours: This is a full-time position: 40 hours/week. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Salary Range

    Compensation: $122,550.00/Year - $165,450.00/Year
    Compensation and Benefits

    We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.

    The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.