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Software Development


2014-10-14 07:07


Ruby on Rails Engineer Needed for Explosive Growth EduTech Startup

We’ve had an incredible ride over this past year at Higher Learning Technologies. We were in INC magazine, raised a million dollars, and have a #1 grossing education app. We are an education platform changing the way the world learns and we need a world class hire to lead our iOS development team.

With high customer satisfaction and integrity, each worker’s progress contributes to a direct and quantifiable impact on our 400,000+ users. We want someone who is able to handle an organized and cohesive workflow with the flexibility to work on projects that challenge you.

HLT builds apps using modern web and mobile technologies, such as Ruby on Rails, Objective-C, and Java. We operate as a distributed and highly collaborative team organized around an agile framework.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design & development of Ruby on Rails applications
  • Design & development of API libraries
  • Involvement in developing and improving all aspects of our applications (development, testing, deployment, architecture)
  • Working with RESTful APIs and JSON formatted data
  • Writing unit and acceptance tests
  • Creation of technical documentation for APIs and component designs
  • Providing technical support of applications (fixing bugs and supporting clients' needs)


  • 3 - 4 years of experience creating applications in Ruby on Rails
  • 3 - 4 years of experience working with PostgreSQL
  • Experience working with front-end web technologies (JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Are self-directed and able to manage your time effectively

Bonus points for…

  • Experience working in an agile based project management framework
  • Experience developing for iOS or Android applications
  • Experience developing educational apps
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and/or Heroku
  • Experience working with AngularJS
  • Previous history of working with a remote, distributed team


  • Competitive salary
  • Stock option may be available
  • Remote candidates accepted, relocation not necessary
  • HLT offers a one of a kind work experience with a strong dedication towards employee satisfaction. We go above and beyond to make sure HLT is one of the best places to work in the world. Feel free to talk to any of our current employees!
  • With our team of experienced programmers, we promote collaboration with a strong support system.

About Higher Learning Technologies

Our small team released 5 apps within the last year and have 4 of them in the top 100 grossing apps in education. We plan to release 10 more this year. As former professionals in the industry for which we created our apps, we are a dedicated company seeking a dedicated programmer to join our small team to contribute developing our world-class learning platform.

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