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Senior Ruby Developer

at ActiveProspect Inc in Austin, TX   —   Jul 09, 2014   |  
You will join a team of talented rubyists responsible for the setting the direction and carrying out the implementation of API based services for all our web applications. You will be responsible for understanding business requirements and translating them into well tested, maintainable, and reliable software. Your implementation suggestions will help us strike a balance between simplicity and achieving the desired outcomes for our users. We will rely on your insights and innovation to keep our products relevant and valuable for our customers.

Please apply via this link:
Expert knowledge of Rails and Ruby
Experience with authoring and maintaining gems
Experience shipping and maintaining high traffic web apps
Advanced testing ability
Working knowledge of HTTP and REST
Experience setting up and maintaining infrastructure required to deploy Rails
Experience with system and application monitoring solutions
Not afraid to get your hands dirty from time to time with ops duties
Knowledge of or willingness to learn other languages should the need arise
Interest in what happens under the application layer
The moxie to stand up for what you believe, and ability to argue your opinions succinctly
Direct participation in the decision making process
Hopefully you will also fulfill some of the following:
An active Github account that shows diversity of interests
Experience working in an agile shop
Experience writing high-concurrency APIs (EventMachine)
Experience with wrangling large data stores
Experience with Resque
Experience with Angular.js or a similar SPA framework
Front end HTML, JS, CSS ability
Familiarity with Amazon’s S3 and Glacier
Prior use of MongoDB
Hacking JS in the browser to do things it doesn’t want to
In-depth knowledge of browser security models
Competitive salary, and:
Start-up culture, with a financially stable company
Quarterly bonuses based on profit growth
Flexible work schedule
Flexible vacation time
Beautiful office space in Hyde Park (close to Central Market, Vino Vino, and Hyde Park Gym)
Your choice of MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt Display
Retirement plan matching up to 3% of your salary
Health and dental insurance
Paid attendance to one tech conference of your choosing per year
We don’t support IE8 or older
Fun office environment with Ping pong table, kegerator, and soda fountain.
Remote employment may be an option for the right candidate
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