Senior Developer


Location: Burlington




Client: Farmers To You (FTY)                       

Location: Middlesex, Vermont

Team: Website & ERP Systems Development


Farmers To You is an online farm-to-table grocer focused on developing lasting partnerships and mutual understanding between our customers and the growers who produce the amazing food we sell. Most of our sales are currently in the Boston area, with additional sites in Central VT, and the Champlain Valley. The FTY Team is passionate about working collectively to change the food system and building connections between families and farmers who feed and support each other.

Position overview

The Senior Developer will play a critical role at FTY in helping to extend, deploy, and support our new software system and white label of offerings that is radically changing the way food is shepherded to customers.  As the Senior Developer, you will be on the ground floor and an integral team member in leading this change. In this position, you will oversee our staging and production environments and will maintain, update and deploy as necessary. Delivering on our mission means providing quality system design and delivering exceptional customer experience. We work closely with our farmer partners in creating a sustainable and healthy food production system. FTY colleagues are compassionate and collaborative members of the food community.


Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Partner with Development Team throughout the product development lifecycle balancing the voices of internal stakeholders, our farmer partners, and family of customers
  • Contribute to systems knowledge and streamline future software development and deployment
  • Design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Report defects and offer suggestions for product improvement
  • Review and provide a point of view on product change requests
  • Learn about and assist in the deployment of product updates, new technologies, and fixes
  • Build tools to reduce errors and improve the customer experience
  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors
  • Investigate and resolve technical issues
  • Develop scripts to automate issue detection and resolution
  • Write high quality, well-tested, and scalable code
  • Evaluate the short- and long-term implications of every decision

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience as a technical lead with practical, hands-on technical experience is a must
  • Minimum of 5 years IT experience in enterprise, application, and information architecture design
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in application development
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Solidus, Alchemy, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML/CSS/Bootstrap, Git/GitHub, Redis, Docker, PostgreSQL
  • Experience in people, product and/or project management is a plus
  • High proficiency writing SQL
  • Experience with PCI is a plus
  • High proficiency querying and manipulating data: SQL, Python
  • Action-oriented and have a point of view that can influence in a collaborative team environment
  • Comfortable reading & writing code, and can describe what each part of the code is doing
  • Able to negotiate a path forward with peers even when there are disagreements, while maintaining a positive and constructive attitude
  • Desire to “do what it takes” to solve technical challenges
  • Demonstrated efficiency in working in agile/scrum environment

Farmers To You is partnering with Gallagher Flynn’s HR Consulting Team to source candidates for this search. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an introductory cover letter and resume to Michelle Rawls at [email protected] or call 802-556-1167. While we appreciate all interest in this opportunity, only candidates whose experience most closely aligns will be contacted.   

Disclaimer: What’s listed above is representative of the responsibilities of the position but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Responsibilities may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP and Farmers To You do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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