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Ruby on Rails Developer

at Normal in NY   —   Jul 10, 2014   |  
The Company

Henry Ford would have shot his brains out if he’d ever attempted to standardize these weird little flaps of flesh.

The cartilaginous collectors of sound and repositories of wax are the rocky shoals upon which many a captain of industry have landed.

And with good reason. Every ear is different. But has been treated the same.

It’s why most of what you see in the marketplace is essentially an admission of failure from manufacturers who have tried and failed to crack the earhole.

To us, putting a mediocre one-size-fits-all product into the intimate and one-of-a-kind spaces on either side of our our heads is no longer acceptable.

There’s probably someone else in the world who looks like you, has the same name and the same weird fetish for hairy Scottish men, but we guarantee if we stuck a finger in their ear, it would be completely unique.

So we did what any insensible person would do, we figured out something that won’t work for anyone else but you...

Normal is an entirely new kind of headphones- built by leveraging the latest advancements in internet, mobile technology & manufacturing.

We’ll tell you more in person.

The Candidate:

Normal is looking for an experienced Senior Rails developer drive our infrastructure to be powerful, reliable and adaptable. We are looking for a brand-obsessed, action oriented, no-bullshit-taker, who is ready to make the shift from his/her current job to something much more Normal. If you like what you have read so far, then lets get serious….

To apply:

Write a customized cover letter to me, Chuck, telling me why you want this job and why you are excited to join the team at Normal! Please submit your application materials through our online platform:
The Responsibilities:
Your main responsibilities pertain to keeping our Rails platform performing well and growing with our needs. You will report to Normal’s CTO.
This involves:
Managing long term development and maintenance of Normal’s APIs that service our native
mobile apps.
Building out new features for our internal operations platform also built with Ruby on Rails.
Takinging on challenging software problems.
Developing reporting tools as needed.
Integrating with 3rd party APIs.
Automation of secure data exchange with partners.
The Qualifications:
4+ years Rails development experience.
Experience with TTD, Agile development, Basecamp, and Jira.
You’veworked on large and complex rails apps.
Experience with Capybara, RSpec, and other automated testing tools.
Willing to develop HTML, Javascript and CSS when necessary.
You have experience developing single page applications with Backbone.js.
You have managed MySQL, Postgres and NoSQL databases.
You have experience with cloud services like Heroku, AWS and etc.
Mobile commerce and/ or E-commerce experience a plus but not required
You are super excited to join a startup that will disrupt the headphone industry.
You may be an audiophile.
You can not wait to dive right into any problem.
You have strong attention to detail and are a self-starter.
You have a passion for building and innovating and doing so quickly.
You are a risk taker.
You are proactive, plan ahead and execute without hand holding.
You are incredibly intelligent, energetic, makes thoughtful decisions and are able to figure things out without much guidance.
competitive salary & stock options.

To apply:

Write a customized cover letter to me, Chuck, telling me why you want this job and why you are excited to join the team at Normal! Please submit your application materials through our online platform:
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