Come, learn, and grow with WorldBrain. We want to pay you to improve your coding skills and help build awesome applications!
This is a part-time position for the summer with ample opportunity to continue work in the fall and beyond. Initially, your work will focus on front-end aspects of our web application.
Do you believe that experiencing the world is vital to everyone’s education? Would you like to contribute to an application that allows students to explore the globe? WorldBrain is launching a network for educators and students to chronicle and celebrate educational travel across the globe. This is truly a fun, rewarding project and an excellent chance to revolutionize the education industry. There are some really interesting problems around matching users with relevant peers, resources, and providers among many others. Come solve them with us!
Learn design patterns and architectural techniques that help web applications scale and change with requirements
Learn JQuery and Backbone.js along with other exciting client side technologies
Learn how to write tests first and implementation second
Learn Rails 3
Learn how to write good user stories, acceptance criteria, and acceptance tests
Ensure that software delivered is delivered qualitatively
Write well-tested and expressive ruby
Solve interesting problems in the simplest way possible
Work with a very small and innovative company
Work directly with the company's co-founders, Jakob Garrow and Laura Wallendal
Get paid to learn!
It would rock if you:
Are currently a undergraduate student in the Boston area
Have built a few rails applications, either just for kicks or for clients and/or employers.
What We're looking for:
Practical, demonstrated knowledge of web standards and best practices in front end development (HTML5/CSS3, Semantic Markup, Progressive Enhancement, W3C compliance, etc)
Solid communication skills as indicated from references. You will interface directly with clients on a regular basis.
A strong, insatiable desire to learn and hone your craft
A demonstrated understanding of the Rails framework and MVC fundamentals
A familiarity with object oriented design and architecture
Clean, well thought out code
It would rock if you:
*Are currently a undergraduate student in the Boston area
* Have built a few rails applications, either just for kicks or for clients and/or employers.
We want to make you comfortable.