Backend Software Developer

Seeking a skilled mid-level Backend Software Developer strong in Ruby on Rails, MySQL and general web development.  We have a small development team responsible for the entire stack at Vertical IQ. Someone in this position splits their time between development in the core RoR application and other development projects like data aggregators, process automation and reporting.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for building out our products for the web and beyond using current tech and best practices. You’ll collaborate with our full team to arrive at elegant and meaningful solutions, shipping software that helps and delights our customers. You’ll also help establish dev practices that enable us to build faster, more efficiently, and more effectively.

This position reports to the VP of Technology and provides the opportunity to work in a fun, team-oriented environment. Work can be performed in our Raleigh office, at home, or a combination of the two.

Responsibilities - Your responsibilities will change over time, but a few core tasks will include:
  • Designing, maintaining, and enhancing internal systems, programs and web applications
  • Developing innovative web portal solutions and back-end services for new products
  • Extending, and optimizing existing applications which run in cloud-based computing environments including E-Commerce and content management systems
  • Strengthening and maintaining the infrastructure for the application platform
  • 3+ years professional software development experience
  • Strong competency in RoR, PHP, Python, MySQL
  • Strong competency in Linux environments.
  • Experience in AWS or similar cloud-based environments highly desired
  • Experience in developing website-based portals and web services
  • Experience designing, implementing, and testing production software applications
  • Ability to profile, optimize, and scale applications in cloud-based computing environments
  • Experience with configuration management


In addition to salary and the potential for bonus, the position is eligible for Vertical IQ’s standard benefits which today includes health insurance for the employee, 401K plan with matching, stock options, 4 weeks paid vacation, gym membership and more.


Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Vertical IQ is a nationally recognized leader in Industry Intelligence. Whether they’re pitching a local brewery or a national biotech, successful sales and marketing teams use Vertical IQ to better understand a prospect’s or customer’s business challenges before, during, and after sales meetings. Covering more than 530 distinct industries, 3,400 local economies, and more than 97 percent of the U.S. economy, Vertical IQ equips users with the confidence and credibility to make memorable first impressions and sustain enduring relationships. Learn more about how Readiness Wins at Vertical IQ.

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