Senior Software Developer

Ref: SWDEV16 – Q1, 2016
Location: Alexandria
 

Responsibilities

  • Develop new web applications as identified by supervisor and management through packaged and customized applications.
  • Preparing functional and technical specifications/estimations in collaboration with the Team Leader.
  • Participating in client meetings when appropriate and be able to discuss technical issues in a clear and positive way to non-technical audiences.
  • Keeping fully abreast of latest thinking in all areas of web development.
  • Conduct internal workshops on Ruby on Rails and related technologies best practices, tips, and techniques.
  • Work with technical directors to evaluate and bring in new technologies and innovative functionality.
  • Assist in code reviews of fellow team members.
  • Lead spike solutions and quick prototyping.
  • Actively contributes to corporate knowledge base.
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application development best practices.
  • Participate in research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of development efforts.
  • Pair, train and provide guidance to junior software development staff and team members.
  • Attend conferences and workshops, both local and abroad, to bring new ideas in.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Over four years previous experience in industry.
  • History of commercial web application design and development and exposure to the full project life cycle.
  • Strong knowledge of software design patterns, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Clear understanding of web and system security issues and designing for best application performance.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing, particularly AWS.
  • Proficiency in the Ruby on Rails framework.
  • Proficiency with MySQL or similar database technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of caching techniques, particularly memcached.
  • Experience in platform integration - building and consuming APIs under high volume, particularly with social networks.
  • Understands fully browser specific compatibility issues
  • Java stack experience is a plus.

Skills

  • Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Self motivated, organized, and highly initiative.
  • Easily recognizes system deficiencies and implements effective solutions.
  • Able to promptly communicate with the team and project stakeholders
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills in both Arabic and English.
  • Up-to-date with current internet trends with specific interest in social networking.
  • Highly innovative and always seeking ways to impress others.
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