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Sr. Software Engineer (Web Applications / Ruby on Rails)

at Aspera in Emeryville, CA   —   Jul 15, 2014   |  
Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Founded in 2004 and experiencing remarkable growth, Aspera is profitable, privately held and headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale and serves more than 1,700 customers across all industries that need to move large volumes of data over wide area networks in practical timeframes, such as enterprise IT, games and software development, government, legal & eDiscovery, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas.

High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe.

We are seeking a highly motivated senior software engineer with expertise in building scalable, extensible and user-friendly web applications (largely Ruby on Rails). This is an opportunity for you to take your passion for Rails and build compelling applications to develop the next generation of transfer management and collaboration products, which exploit our unique data transport core.

You will participate in the architecture, design, and implementation including enabling these products for large scale and cloud based deployment, and will work in a small, smart, fast-moving team. Our engineering team is fully agile, and have a really fast release cycle - which keeps our environment very energetic and fun.
Play a key role in the architecture design and review on multiple products
Contribute in various area of the web application development (from DB to frontend)
Play a key role in developing new product features
Work closely with UX designer and PM to deliver great results in an agile environment
B.Sc. or greater in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline (MSc preferred)
5 Years or more of Professional Software Development experience
Excellent software development skills with proven experience in building scalable web applications in Ruby on Rails
Strong understanding in web application architecture - MVC, and be able to contribute in different areas of the web-stack (i.e., frontend coding, API, web service, etc).
Strong knowledge of web technologies and standards such as REST, SOAP, NoSQL DB, jQuery, etc.
Previous experience building collaboration and network management products
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to deliver great results in an agile development
B.Sc. or greater in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline (MSc preferred)
Market-competitive and depending on experience
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