RoR Software Engineer, Boston AREA

RoR Software Engineer

Job Code: 13SE.001

Location: Lexington, MA

Position Overview:

FirstFuel Software is looking for a talented and creative full stack Ruby on Rails (RoR) developer to join its Engineering team. As a ROR programmer you will take the lead in developing engaging ROR applications by interactive presentation of complex energy data and patterns. You will work closely with the user experience designers and product managers to create full-stack prototypes of new concepts and ideas. You will work on cross-functional teams and collaborate with product management and software engineering teams to convert prototypes into enterprise grade applications.

If you have experience creating simple, engaging consumer applications using ROR and related technologies, want to work had in a fast-paced environment for a rapidly growing start-up, and want to make an impact on a global energy conservation effort for the result of your work, this is the job for you…

Required Qualifications:

  •  Formal education or experience in structured software

    development. B.S./M.S. in Computer Science preferred.

  •  3-5 years of RoR and web development experience (REST,

    Web Services, XML, HTTP).

  •  Experience developing production quality commercial

    applications through a full lifecycle of product development, validation and deployment.

  •  Experience with agile design and release methodologies

    and Scrum lifecycle practices, or a strong desire to learn including: pair programming, test driven development, continuous integration, iterative delivery, retrospection.

  •  Interpersonal skills to collaborate closely with

    cross-functional team and to communicate with executive sponsors.

  •  Expert level knowledge and hands on experience working

    with Ruby On Rails technologies (Ruby, Rails, Rspec, Active Record, etc).

  •  Strong understanding and hands-on experience working

    with HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript libraries (JQuery, etc.) and SQL.

  • Ability to implement HTML and CSS from mockups.

  •  Exposure to large scale systems development, especially

    enterprise distributed systems.

  •  Passion for building and delivering high quality

    products in a timely manner.

  •  You jump at the chance to sketch, post-it, mind map,

    and brainstorm to solve problems.

  •  You enjoy exploring new technologies and ideas for

    creating compelling interactive applications. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Mac or Linux environment.

  • Working knowledge of MVC and ORM architecture.

  • Knowledge of Java and AWS deployment.

  •  Experience implementing responsive designs using

    Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation or other frameworks.

  •  Experience working with EC2/Hiroku, Capistrano, Git,

    newRelic, CoffeeScript, SCCS, etc. Contact: To apply for this position, please send your cover email and CV to Please note that we are unable to provide work authorization (H1B, Permanent Resident or similar) sponsorship.

Company Overview:

“Managers and policy makers are referring to Energy Efficiency as the ‘first fuel’”- Jon Wellinghoff, FERC Chairman

FirstFuel Software is the trusted source for energy use intelligence. FirstFuel helps customers deliver scalable energy efficiency through the Remote Building Analytics platform, which uses advanced meter data analytics to identify, enable, and track energy efficiency savings behind the meter in commercial buildings - all without onsite visits or device installations. Designed to be rapidly and cost-effectively deployed across hundreds or thousands of commercial buildings, FirstFuel changes the scale at which the sector can achieve its energy efficiency goals. Founded in 2009 and privately held, FirstFuel is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. For more information, please visit