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Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

at StudentAdvisor.com in Mid-Cambridge, MA   —   Mar 30, 2014   |  
Top 100 Social Media CollegesStudentAdvisorDigital Magazines
Overview
StudentAdvisor.com is a Ruby on Rails shop and we are growing! Supported by one of the largest media companies in world (The Washington Post) we have launched our StudentAdvisor.com business and moved it to Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. Our small passionate team is making huge strides helping colleges, students and parents engage with each other during the pre-College process, while in college and beyond. If you are a passionate developer who takes great pride in delivering superior quality code and wants to be part of a company that is “evolutionizing” (you read that right) how colleges engage with students and families, YOU want to be here!
Responsibilities
This is a direct contributor technical role with responsibilities in designing and implementing websites (primarily StudentAdvisor.com) and services in Ruby on Rails. You will master the domain of higher education and lead generation, and operate effectively in groups and individually with all of your colleagues.
Experience
Building large-scale enterprise websites
Experience in Ruby on Rails
Web services
Design patterns
database design
Skills
Design and implement software for multiple websites in Ruby on Rails
Design and implement web services using Ruby on Rails
Write and maintain unit tests, coordinate your development with your development manager
Stay on task and produce high-quality code and tests
Demonstrate ownership and pride of your tasks and output
Knowledge of the HTTP protocol as well as web services written in REST
Knowledge of MongoDB, Redis, Memcache
Experience with Postgres, MySQL, Oracle and/or SQLServer
Have a brilliant sense for software design and implementation
You are professional, thoughtful, respectful and passionate about your work
Education
Have 1-3 years professional experience and a B.S. or M.S. in Comp. Sci or equivalent experience
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