Full Stack Ruby and React Developer (Remote) #3915


  • US-Remote
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is looking for a Ruby API and React JS developer to join our Veterans Affairs modernization team. You will be joining a team partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help Veterans and their families avoid, manage, and resolve VA debts. This important work will be instrumental to ensuring that Veterans and their families resolve debts quickly and easily, while avoiding unnecessary fees and penalties. By delivering new features and enhancements informed by user feedback and research, our team will improve the digital experience for managing VA debt, while treating each Veteran with dignity and respect.


The Fullstack Engineer (strength in backend engineering) will write components and service APIs using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React, and SQL; leveraging software development principles and best practices. They will be working within a standards-focused ecosystem. We want you to apply your experience building APIs, front-end React pages, and working back-end integrations with downstream systems to create solutions for our nation's veterans.


This position is fully remote.


Create light-weight Ruby back-end services on a modern stack

  • Working with your full-stack team including customer-focused researchers, designers, front-end engineers, DevOps engineers, and other back-end engineers.
  • Experience in requirements decomposition from larger tasks/capability and working with stakeholders and SMEs.
  • Use Ruby to build scalable back-end services and APIs that gracefully integrate with legacy systems and modern front-end frameworks.
  • Use unit and integration testing to ensure systems meet business needs.
  • Ship software that impacts the lives of millions of American Veterans and their families


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of experience (or commensurate experience)  
  • 3+ years of Ruby experience or evidence in GitHub of solid Ruby skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails, Javascript/React, SQL, API testing with Postman/curl.
  • Full-stack development with React JS or other front-end JavaScript frameworks.
  • Experience in an agile environment like Scrum or SAFe.
  • Good understanding of JavaScript and JSON.
  • Experience with GitHub or other Git-based version control systems
  • Experience developing in a cloud environment, AWS or equivalent.
  • Must be able to design and discuss strategies for application architecture, design patterns, web applications and API integrations.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Sidekiq or other job manager such as resque/active job.
  • Experience using AWS Monitoring tools, including Sentry/Datadog
  • Experience with PostgresDB and Redis.
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment systems, Jenkins or Github Actions.
  • Previously contributed to open source projects.
  • Experience working in or with government agencies, especially VA.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EC2, S3, and RDS.

Clearance Required: Obtain and maintain a Suitability/Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $115,000 - $130,000 Annually

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