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Job responsibilities

  • Experiment with upcoming trends in designs & codes
  • Create high-quality technical documentation
  • Design, build and maintain applications in Elixir
  • Ensure application scalability, simplicity, and maintainability
  • Lead and support design and development decisions.
  • Test, analyze, and debug software applications

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or IT (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience working with Elixir (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Proficiency in technologies like Elixir, Erlang, Phoenix, among others
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience in building and implementing RESTful APIs
  • Capable of documenting design changes into databases
  • Experience working with database technologies like SQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones
  • Fluency in English to communicate effectively with engineering leaders

Preferred skills

  • Passionate about functional programming
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Great team player with strong attention to detail
  • Experience in code versioning tools like Git, SVN, Mercurial, etc.
  • Familiarity with HTTPS, concurrency, and pipeline-style data processing
  • Experience with cloud infrastructures like AWS, Big Data, Hadoop, and Hive

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How to become an Elixir Developer ?

Elixir is a dynamic programming language that allows you to create scalable and maintainable systems. Elixir is based on the Erlang virtual machine, which is well-known for running low-latency, distributed, and fault-tolerant systems, as well as being used successfully in web development and embedded applications.

José Valim, a former core member of the Ruby team, founded the language in 2011 and it is heavily based on it. It features an expressive syntax and style that looks comparable. . It is interoperable with it, as well as its ecosystem and performance, because of its byte-code compatibility with the Erlang VM (BEAM). Elixir can handle a lot of traffic while still delivering good performance and cool features. It was also built using the actor model, which is a concurrency technique for creating scalable systems.

What is the scope of Elixir Development?

Elixir took a few years to establish itself among the developer community. However, in 2021, it filled an intriguing niche, and in specific applications, it bared its teeth and outperformed its opponents.

It provides a foundation for many large-scale online programs, together with Phoenix. An elixir is a great option if you're looking for a scalable MVP. It's also a good choice for embedded software because of Nerves.

That's a plus, but keep in mind that Elixir will never be as well-known or have as large a community or as many ready-to-use libraries as some of its competitors. On Stack Overflow, it's not a language that has a solution for every imaginable problem.

What are the roles and responsibilities of an Elixir Developer?

Elixir Developer jobs responsibilities include a variety of tasks, such as -

  • Test, analyze, and debug software applications
  • Create high-quality technical documentation
  • Experiment with upcoming trends in designs & codes
  • Ensure application scalability, simplicity, and maintainability
  • Design, build and maintain applications in Elixir
  • Lead and support design and development decisions.

How to become an Elixir Developer?

Elixir can be learned in the same way as any other programming language. It would be as simple as learning the built-in functions of the language and then learning new syntax if you had a decent foundation in the programming of any kind. Here are some steps you’ll need to follow to become eligible for Elixir Developer jobs:

You'll confront challenges and learn about concepts that you wouldn't be able to cover on your own side projects if you worked on real-world applications.

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Skills required to become an Elixir Developer

Elixir Developer jobs are a relatively young and rapidly expanding field. As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to becoming an Elixir Developer. Depending on your educational background, technical talents, and areas of interest, there are a variety of ways to break into the industry.

If you want to progress your career in the United States, you'll need to learn the following skills:

1. A sense of scale and concurrency

What is concurrency, exactly? Consider computing to be a race in which the winner is determined by the completion of the course by all competitors. The runners (processes) are usually bound together with a rope so that if one fails, the others are unable to continue any further. What if you untie the racers and let them finish in whichever order they want, regardless of the end result?

Concurrency isn't normally the first or third thing new developers learn, but for Elixir developer jobs you should start learning about it as soon as possible. Elixir has a variety of uses, but when you need to accomplish a lot of things at once, it's where the magic happens. Unlike the more connected ways other systems function, Elixir may scan through multiple processes flopping at the same time, with dozens more running in the background.

Without this linkage, an Elixir system can have self-healing properties, and its processes are small enough to execute on all CPUs at the same time. In this way, Elixir is similar to its father, Erlang, which is characterized by the phrase "write once, run forever." They both use a concurrency mechanism that is much distinct from traditional threading.

2. HTTPS protocol and server

Web apps will be a big part of your Elixir work in the future. As a result, it will be governed, at least in part, by the HTTP protocol and server infrastructure.

Elixir comes with a number of excellent web frameworks, like Phoenix and Absinthe, to mention a few. However, you won't be able to accomplish anything with them unless you have a fundamental understanding of how the internet works.

To begin, I would suggest a few things. Familiarise yourself with the basic request-response communication cycle, which is well-explained here. Not only should you be aware of HTTP status codes, but also what to do if they occur. The distinction between POST and PUT methods is useful, and Stack Overflow has a nice explanatory thread. In this one-hour video, you'll learn how to use cookies in HTTP. Then, thanks to Mozilla, brush up on your HTTP header knowledge. Web Socket expertise would be a good finishing touch for this starting inventory. Although it is a wide topic, the basics can be found in this blog post.

3. Databases

If you have trouble with databases in your prior technology, don't fret; Elixir will make things easier for you. Elixir will not toss many logs beneath your legs during the learning process if you have no relevant experience.

Elixir, however, isn't for individuals who want everything right away. A standard Ruby deployment will take care of a number of things for you when it comes to databases, such as creating and seeding the initial database. However, with Elixir, you are responsible for some of it.

After the initial stumbling block, Elixir performs admirably. Ecto, the database wrapper, supports both SQL and NoSQL databases. It's even more than that because it's a language-aware question.

4. Data processing in the style of a pipeline

Because Elixir is a functional language, it encourages data processing in the form of pipelines, which are made up of functions that modify immutable data structures. You will feel at ease if this method of data processing appeals to you. As you gain experience, libraries like GenStage or Flow will let you implement Elixir in a distributed context, which is one of Elixir's key advantages.

5. Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills

Elixir developers frequently collaborate with data scientists and analysts, software engineers, research scientists, marketing teams, and product teams, therefore the ability to accurately explain project goals, timetables, and expectations to stakeholders is an essential skill.

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How to get remote Elixir Developer jobs?

To stay up with all of the industry's current advances and to gradually develop their skills, Elixir Developers must work hard enough. To excel in their industry, they must follow the best practices successfully and consistently. In this regard, there are two things that developers should take into account to move forward. They may require support from someone more experienced and skilled at teaching new abilities while they are practicing. Furthermore, as an Elixir Developer, you must fine-tune your analytical, computer programming, and soft skills. As a result, the developers must make certain that someone is on hand to help them.

Turing has the best Elixir Developer jobs vacancy that fits your Elixir development goals. Working on difficult technical and business problems with cutting-edge technologies will help you grow quickly. Get full-time, long-term remote Elixir Developer jobs with greater pay and faster career progression by joining a network of the world's greatest developers.

Why become an Elixir Developer at Turing?

Jobs in the United States that are best in class
Jobs in the United States that are best in class
Rapid advancement in your career
Rapid advancement in your career
Developers' exclusive community
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With Turing jobs, there will be no more looking back
With Turing jobs, there will be no more looking back
Work from home full-time
Work from home full-time
Better remuneration
Better remuneration

How much does Turing pay their Elixir Developers?

Every Elixir developer at Turing has the freedom to select his/her rate. Turing, on the other hand, will recommend a wage at which we are confident we can offer you a rewarding and long-term opportunity. Our remote Elixir Developer jobs recommendations are based on our market analysis and demand from our most prestigious clients.

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