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Senior Ruby Developer

at Zooppa in Seattle, WA   —   Apr 20, 2014   |  
The red (now blue) couch!Working in the conference room.Zooppa's a Mac.
Overview is the leader in crowdsourced advertising, and a pioneer in social media. We are not a social media marketing service; we provide a social media marketing product. Zooppa is an international startup that works with international brands like Google, Nike, Samsung, AT&T, Warner Brothers, etc. to stage online video competitions. The Senior Developer position would be based in downtown Seattle.

We are looking for a Senior Developer to help us take our product to the next level. Over the next year, we will be completely redesigning our platform and bringing a new version of our product to new markets; we’re looking for a Ruby Developer to help us hone and realize our vision.

The office is located in Seattle, WA near Pioneer Square.
The Senior Developer will create and support web applications, services, and utilities for internal and external customers. Participate in all parts of the product development cycle, from inception to final delivery; providing developmental coding as well as advice, and expertise along the way to final implementation. Zooppa developers integrate with every department in the company. The Senior Developer will work under variable delivery time frames, from very short turn around to longer term, large-scale efforts.
Architecture and development talent
5+ years web development experience (PHP, Java, Python)
3+ years Ruby / Ruby On Rails development experience
Experience with other Ruby frameworks (Sinatra, Rack)
Experience scaling a website
Experience in RESTful API design
Solid experience working the entire web application life cycle (design, development, testing, implementation)
Experience with clustering/caching, threading and performance issues
Work in a mixed OS environment that includes Mac OS X, Linux (RHEL), and some Windows
Experience working in an Agile development environment is highly preferred
Experience with international business and/or working with people of various nationalities, knowledge of foreign languages, in particular Italian, a plus
Experience as manager of a small team is a plus
Experience with online video delivery is a plus
Knowledge of web front-end technologies, frameworks and techniques including: JavaScript (jQuery is a plus), HTML/CSS
Knowledge of a functional programming language (Eriang, Haskell, Ocami, Lisp, Scheme) a big plus
Strong command of web standards and best practices
Knowledge of relational databases
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are imperative
Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
We offer competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes health insurance and stock options. Please email if interested.
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