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Senior Rails Engineer

at Scribd in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 17, 2014   |  
Are you an experienced full-stack web developer (whether with rails or not)? You've come to the right place. Scribd has built the 2nd largest Rails site on the web (by traffic), and we'd love for you to help us take it to the next level. No prior rails experience required.

Scribd has a flat engineering structure without sharply defined roles. No matter whether you gravitate towards the front-end, the back-end or somewhere in between, we're likely working on projects that are in your sweet spot. Scribd is built in rails, but if your experience is in another web framework, we find that transfers over quickly.

The ideal profile combines a strong overall computer science background with deep experience in full-stack web development. You're equally at home writing complex SQL queries, architecting scalable Rails services, and building beautiful Javascript-heavy HTML5 applications. You've demonstrated your abilities writing top-quality web or open source software. You have a strong product sense and excellent technical judgement.
Very comfortable doing full-stack web development
Knowledge of one or more web application frameworks
Strong knowledge of SQL, MySQL and databases
Strong JavaScript skills - knowledge of one or more JavaScript frameworks
Avid follower of the technology industry and current technology/web-related trends
In-depth knowledge of scalability, systems engineering, design patterns, and algorithms
Great product sense and design sense; excellent technical judgement and architecture experience
Expert knowledge of rails and ruby
NoSQL (HBase, Hive, Redis, Hadoop) knowledge
Experience working on large-scale web applications
Ability to own projects end-to-end as demonstrated by significant open-source contributions, independent projects, team leadership, or startups
Detailed knowledge of performance and scalability, including front-end web browser performance analysis
Computer Science degree or equivalent experience

Resumes for engineering roles are reviewed directly by a senior member of our engineering team within 24 hours. If you're not sure which engineering role to apply for, just make your best guess. We'd love to hear from you!
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