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Ruby Software Engineer - 66694-1A

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Updated: Jun 5, 2024
Location: Remote-Campus
Job Type:
Department: OIT/Student & Academic Srvcs

Job Opening ID: 66694
Reports To: Assistant Manager, UC Recruit Application Support
Department: OIT/Student & Academic Srvcs
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007300
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Contract


Position Summary:
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for supporting the IT needs of UC Irvine faculty, students, and staff. Our mission is to provide information technology leadership, services, and innovative solutions to promote the research, education, and community service goals of the University. Our team delivers innovative Ruby on Rails solutions for UC Irvine and the broader University of California system via Software as a Service delivery and other models. You’ll be working with a small Agile team building and scaling Ruby on Rails applications to support recruitment, appointment, merit review, promotion, and other Academic Personnel processes. The University of California is one of the largest public university systems in the country, comprising 10 campuses, a combined student body of 280,000 students, 227,000 faculty and staff, and 2.0 million alumni living and working around the world.
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Manager, UC Recruit Application Support, the Ruby Software Engineer applies skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. Resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results. Plans, designs, codes, tests, deploys, and maintains web applications and supporting tools. Develops using Ruby on Rails, MySQL, XML, HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other technologies. Develops new enhancements, framework component upgrades, and automated tests for applications running in a 24/7 load balanced production environment in AWS. Uses revision control, issue tracking, code review, and other tools that facilitate team development activities. Adheres to the full Agile Scrum development process including implementation of designs and business requirements, code review, quality assurance and deployment.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.


$73,900.00 - $133,700.00 (Annual Salary)


Department Website:


  • Minimum of 3 years of professional development experience using a modern framework. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of Ruby on Rails application development experience. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of MySQL, Postgres, or similar relational database.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Intermediate knowledge of secure software development. 
  • Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts using Ruby on Rails, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans. 
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with management on a regular basis. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand customer needs and translate into user stories, acceptance criteria, and software design. 
  • Verifies delivered software meets customer needs. 
  • Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source tools that reduce maintenance or enable new functionality. 
  • Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms. 
  • Demonstrated software repository skills using the Git version control system or similar. 
  • Demonstrated testing and test planning skills for developing code-driven automated tests such as unit, functional, and integration tests. 
  • Thorough experience with common programming tools. 
  • Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications. 
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. 
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. 
  • Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated broad problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to review code written by other developers and provide effective feedback. 
  • Experience receiving code review feedback. 
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective development guidance to other software developers.


Special Conditions Required:

  • Must pass a background check. 
  • Position is eligible for remote work up to 100% time. 
  • Must reside in the US.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]



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