Senior Ruby and Python Developer

Based anywhere in the U.S.

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Based anywhere in the U.S.

Position type

Full Time

Work Type

Full Remote

Position Description

We are looking for a senior level developer to help design, develop, and maintain our backend axe libraries, plugins, and integrations (written in Java, C#, Ruby, and Python). You will be responsible for libraries and plugins that integrate into a wide variety of technologies and testing frameworks.

We are the axe API team which maintains axe-core and related axe products (both open source and closed source). Our team is fully remote and manages a large set of products across multiple different technologies (TypeScript/JavaScript, React, PostgreSQL, Java, C#, Ruby, Python). As such we expect candidates to be able to get up to speed quickly and be willing to learn and work on technologies outside their knowledge area. We also expect candidates to show daily progress towards their work.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain axe libraries, plugins, integrations, and APIs written in backend languages
  • Write new features, unit and integration tests, and related
  • Act as the team’s domain expert in non-JavaScript languages axe integrates with (packaging, publishing, language conventions, etc)
  • Actively work with customers, users, and support to reproduce and resolve issues
  • Assist in the review of pull requests, including security reviews
  • Write and review technical proposals
  • Help maintain existing axe products by responding to customer issues, fixing bugs, and adding new features
  • Mentor other engineers on the team


  • Proficiency in Ruby and Python
  • Familiarity with Typescript/JavaScript
  • Capability or willingness to learn and desire to work in all of: Java, C#, Ruby, Python, TypeScript/JavaScript
  • Experience working on a product team
  • Basic secure Web programming knowledge and experience
  • Source code management, pull request reviews, and related

Additional Skills Desired

  • Java
  • C#
  • Node.js
  • HTML and CSS
  • Accessibility
  • Demonstrated work on libraries or plugins
  • Golang
  • CI/CD
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About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 5,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

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Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems