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Sr. Software Engineer - Ruby

Torch Leadership Labs

Torch Leadership Labs

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
At Torch, we believe in the power of people. People are the heart of every success story. They collaborate to achieve ambitious things together. And they inspire others to build a better future.
That’s why our mission at Torch is to unlock the potential of people, teams, and organizations. We believe that trusted relationships are the key to helping people realize their full potential. When people experience transformational growth in the context of a trusted relationship, they achieve more, their teams excel, and their organizations thrive.
By combining a community of expert coaches, scalable technology, and the latest behavioral science, Torch helps our customers develop their people, create stronger leaders and managers, and drive business performance.
Backed by top-tier investors, Torch is a fast-growing, mission-driven SaaS startup comprised of people who are passionate about helping leaders, their teams, and their organizations achieve more. If that sounds worthwhile to you, join us. Torch is a remote and distributed team with an office in San Francisco. The rest of the team is scattered around the U.S.
All Torch employees are expected to reflect and enhance our company values, GROWS:
Go Deep
We study the science, learn from the best practitioners, and dig in with customers to solve their unique needs.
Relationships Matter
We lean into relationships with empathy to create more meaningful connections and more meaningful impact.
Own It
We take responsibility for our commitments, our contributions, our results and for the success of those around us.
Win Together
We believe that happiness and fulfillment at work comes from shared success and value.
Sprint Forward
We prioritize, sprint, learn, adjust, and then sprint again.
Torch is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support our mission of empowering individuals and organizations through enhanced digital experiences. This role will focus on developing our Ruby on Rails based backend system to create robust, resilient and effective user experiences.
We are looking for a highly skilled Senior Software Engineer with expertise in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and workflow development. They will be well-versed in the nuances of web performance, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility, ensuring that our applications not only meet but also exceed the highest standards. This role offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our software platform.
As a key member of our engineering team, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining scalable and efficient solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients. This role requires a leader who can mentor a team of talented engineers, helping to foster a culture of innovation, precision, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will bring both technical expertise and strategic insight, driving the team to deliver results that align with Torch's overarching goals of growth and customer satisfaction.
Please note we are only accepting US based applicants at this time.


  • Collaborate with product teams to design and build creative solutions, enabling personal growth for our clients while empowering our coaches
  • Work as a full-stack engineer to create reusable components with modern, maintainable, and testable code
  • Identify opportunities for rapid innovation using PaaS or Open Source components wherever possible
  • Design and communicate coding standards and contribute to the architecture plan
  • Take part in peer code review processes to help ensure a high standard of quality
  • Mentor your teammates and help guide them through their technical expertise and career journeys

YOUR EXPERIENCE - Basic Requirements

  • Six years of experience server-side programming with Ruby on Rails
  • Comprehensive understanding of various testing methodologies, ensuring thorough coverage and high-quality user experiences.
  • Experience with JavaScript (preferably using React, Flow or TypeScript)
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with PaaS cloud technologies, preferably AWS
  • Knowledge of RESTful web services
  • Comfort with distributed application design patterns and asynchronous programming models
  • Knowledge of security best practices and adherence to data protection regulations
  • Familiarity with front-end and back-end performance optimization techniques
  • A degree in Computer Science, a related STEM field, or equivalent professional experience


  • Experience with Serverless programming and/or container based development
  • Knowledge of Python , Flask, FastAPI and associated technologies
  • Exposure to working within and extending design systems, preferably using Storybook and ChakraUI
  • Setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Devising and executing build and deployment strategies


  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Torch Coaching
  • UP Days
  • Remote Workstation Stipend
Torch ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.