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Funding1M-5M USD
IndustrySaaS, Consumer, Social Networking, Financial Services
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Senior Software Engineer - Ruby

at Tykoon in New York, NY   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
Tykoon is an online financial services platform that empowers parents to teach their children the imperative values of earning, saving, giving and responsible spending. Engineers at Tykoon work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. Our platform is built using Ruby, Rails, Python, Tornado, PostgreSQL, and Redis. Our interfaces are built with HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Sass, Objective C, and Java.

Be a part of a talented, fast-paced, energizing team and see your work change lives.

What we need you to do:

* Create and maintain scalable, modular software for Tykoon’s applications and APIs
* Collaborate on software design
* Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing systems
* Stay current on new, relevant technologies
* Participate in code reviews and discussions
* Mentor junior team members

You are experienced with:

* Ruby with Ruby on Rails, Sinatra or similar frameworks
* Software design patterns / OOP
* Javascript / jQuery
* SQL and query optimization
* Resque or DelayedJob
* Linux or other *nix
* Git or other DVCS
* Building and consuming APIs and web services
* BDD, TDD, Cucumber, and RSpec

Awesome extras:

* Computer Science or related degree
* Mobile native app development
* Python experience
* Tornado, Node.js or other event-driven programming frameworks
* CouchDB, Riak or other NoSQL db
* CoffeScript, HAML, Saas

About Tykoon

Tykoon is a new social financial services platform for families where kids can earn, save, give and spend real money. Tykoon helps parents teach their kids money management skills and instill strong financial values. The program is customizable to each individual family's financial values and the virtual environment is safe, secure and private. Kids can earn money through jobs, chores, and gifts; save based on personal and family goals; spend in a safe environment powered by; and give directly to charities through Network for Good.

We are headquartered in the heart of the Flatiron district in NYC on 20th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. We have an amazing high-floor southern exposure office with lots of great light, natural plants, as well as open and private workspaces. Our founders are experienced entrepreneurs and are highly motivated to build a collaborative, interesting and productive workspace and company.

For more information, please visit to learn how a new generation of Tykoons can change the world.
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