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Lead Developer/Ruby on Rails

at PawLinks, LLC in New York, NY   —   Jul 15, 2014   |  
PawLinks, LLC, a New York City based startup focusing on the pet industry, is looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join the team as Lead Developer. We are both a consumer facing site and a SaaS platform for the pet industry.

We have a working beta with live customers and a feature rich product roadmap. This role will be taking over for an outside consultant, so will need to be well versed in RoR, Linux, MySql, AWS and able to work quickly to get up to speed and take ownership of the existing codebase and site architecture. Must be able to support both the front and back-end while we grow the team.

This is a project, work-for-hire opportunity to convert to full-time position
Partner with business leads to implement product vision
Maintain existing code base
Provide feedback on feature list and plans as they evolve on areas where the specifications are not complete enough to have full confidence in the estimated time to implement;
Provide feedback on areas of featured consistency, as well as missing areas that need to be specified;
Research various javascript libraries and widget frameworks to see how well they meet the Company’s needs and what additional customization cost might be involved for any features;
Calculate estimated time to implement for features;
Create and maintain an up-to-date list of implementation unknowns and dependencies for specifications; and
Set up, maintain and deploy all prototype servers.
3-5 years working with Ruby
1-2 years working with Ruby on Rails
Agile Development
Ruby on Rails
XHTML/CSS Javascript (using jQuery)
BS Computer Science or related degree from accredited university
Project based
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