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Funding500K-1M USD
IndustryMobile, Search, Software, Open Source, Social Networking
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SW Engineer/Full Stack Ruby on Rails

at Inkqwire Solutions in Shhhh...   —   Jul 07, 2014   |  
Full Stack Ruby/Rails Engineer

At our client they solve hard problems on a big scale using cutting edge technologies and a light continuous deployment process. Their stack includes JavaScript (RequireJS, AngularJS, Node.js), RoR (Ruby 2.0, Rails 4, Resque), Java (Netty) and Python (nltk). They are big users of MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, Hive and RabbitMQ. They are well funded and growing fast, on track to touch 100M users every week.

Display advertising makes the Web suck yet the only way many of the cool sites we enjoy make money is through ads. What to do? How about create an end-to-end system that delivers sponsored content users actually enjoy interacting with? That’s what they do and the tens of millions of users they touch every week love the content they give them.

They're looking for a Full Stack Ruby/Rails Engineer to be a core contributor to mission-critical systems. They have three Rails applications, two of which are externally facing. They also use Ruby for background processes that manage key parts of our business. You will design & develop significant new functionality using Ruby 2.0, Rails 4, AngularJS, MongoDB and Redis.

About you
•You are passionate about making users happy.
•You like to take ownership and understand the impact of your work.
•You have experience building complex Web applications using modern frameworks.
•You either know Ruby/Rails or you are excited to learn them and have demonstrated doing great work in multiple programming languages.
•You are comfortable writing backend code and speaking JSON.
•You understand the basics of scalable cloud systems: Linux, security, Amazon EC2, HTTP and RESTful Web services.
•You are not afraid of continuous deployment.
•You're familiar with message queues, RDBMSs, NoSql and key-value stores. You understand the key trade-offs involved in using them.
•You understand the principles of software craftsmanship. You write clean code, even when working on extremely hard problems. You unit test everything.

What You'll Do
•Make their users, customers and partners happy by writing great code.
•Design & develop key features in their flagship Rails applications.
•Use Ruby to manipulate large amounts of data.
•They've scaled by 20+x in the last year. Help them get to the next 10x-100x of scale.

•The opportunity to stretch and be awesome.
•A top-notch product organization with great people you can learn from.
•Cheap stock options in a growing startup with a very experienced team. They have a dozen startups under their belts with many big exits.
•Competitive salary and full benefits.
•The best workstation setup you’ve seen: top-of-the-line Mac, triple monitors, height-adjustable desk, Embody chair.
•The chance to relax and play at work. Their office has Mad Men couches, a media player, frequently delivered lunches, etc. When you are not writing Ruby you can hack our 3D printer.
•Help relocating to the Boston area.

What we look for in everyone
•Ambition to make things awesome, not just good enough.
•Positive attitude and desire to work with great people.
•A hunger to learn and grow.

How to apply
•Send us a message explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position.
•Include your resume, plus links to your LinkedIn and Github profiles, blog if you have it, projects you've worked on, talks you’ve given, etc.

InkQwire about this position

We represent a number of successful start-ups in the Boston area, specifically for Full-Stack Ruby on Rails Development. We are seeking a highly skilled, intelligent, out-of-the-box thinking software engineer. Must be able to communicate exceptionally well, both verbal and written.

Our client is a small team in a well-funded startup changing the way advertising affects 100+M people every week. They are looking for passionate people who love startup life and care about user experience, customer development, working with a divers
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