Senior Backend Developer (Core team)



Software Engineering
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

About Workato

Workato is the only integration and automation platform that is as simple as it is powerful — and because it’s built to power the largest enterprises, it is quite powerful.

Simultaneously, it’s a low-code/no-code platform. This empowers any user (dev/non-dev) to painlessly automate workflows across any apps and databases.

We’re proud to be named a leader by both Forrester and Gartner and trusted by 7,000+ of the world's top brands such as Box, Grab, Slack, and more. But what is most exciting is that this is only the beginning.

Why join us?

Ultimately, Workato believes in fostering a flexible, trust-oriented culture that empowers everyone to take full ownership of their roles. We are driven by innovation and looking for team players who want to actively build our company.

But, we also believe in balancing productivity with self-care. That’s why we offer all of our employees a vibrant and dynamic work environment along with a multitude of benefits they can enjoy inside and outside of their work lives.

If this sounds right up your alley, please submit an application. We look forward to getting to know you!

Also, feel free to check out why:

  • Business Insider named us an “enterprise startup to bet your career on”

  • Forbes’ Cloud 100 recognized us as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world

  • Deloitte Tech Fast 500 ranked us as the 17th fastest growing tech company in the Bay Area, and 96th in North America

  • Quartz ranked us the #1 best company for remote workers


We are looking for an exceptional Senior Backend developer (Ruby) - Engine Team to join our growing team.

In this role, you will also be responsible to:

  • Build/extend/troubleshoot/fix complex heterogeneous Ruby (Rails but not only) applications, as well as small self-contained microservices

  • Improve execution engine of custom third-party code (Ruby DSL, isolation, performance, new features)

  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code in Ruby (and some GOlang)

  • Integration of data storage solutions Postgres/Redis/S3/DynamoDB/Kafka/ClickHouse etc.

  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

  • Provide code reviews to your teammates

  • Evaluate and propose improvements to existing system

  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization


Qualifications / Experience / Technical Skills

  • Strong experience developing, shipping and maintaining Ruby and Rails applications (5+ years)

  • Vast knowledge of Ruby, experience with intensive backend applications not only MVC

  • Excellent debugging, analytical, problem-solving, and social skills

  • Knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms and how they are used is a must

  • Good understanding of all building blocks of large web applications: databases, load balancers, application servers, message brokers, caching, monitoring, etc.

  • Good understanding of network protocols and stacks

  • Good understanding of DB technologies: classic databases and modern no-SQL

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • 5+ years of industry experience

Optional Requirements

  • Experience of developing DSLs in Ruby

  • Background in C/C++/Linux or other system programming

  • Deep knowledge of physical DB design

  • Experience of working with Docker and other isolation technologies

  • Experience of working with public cloud infrastructure providers(AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)

  • Experience in related fields (DevOps, ML, DBA, Enterprise applications, etc.)

  • Experience in building/deploying data processing pipelines is a plus

  • Experience of working with third-party REST APIs at scale (request throttling, batch processing etc.)

Soft Skills / Personal Characteristics

  • Readiness to work remotely with teams distributed across the world and timezones

  • Spoken English (at the level enough to pass technical interview and later work with colleagues)