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Ruby on Rails Architect Position for advertising agency company in San Francisco

From: Nicole P.
Sent on: Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:17 PM

Our client is seeking a Technical Ruby on Rails Architect to work as a consultant in our Web Development practice. The Technical Architect designs architecture, codes applications, provides technical leadership to small and medium sized software development teams, and communicates technology design decisions and their rationale to clients and client organizations. We are currently looking for a seasoned Technical architect specializing in the Ruby on Rails platform to help deliver large, multi-lingual web sites and applications for some of the most recognized brands in the consumer space.



•Develop, document and implement software architectures.

•Technically lead and mentor software development teams.

•Explain application architecture decisions and their rationales to client management and technical teams.

•Proven ability to lead small to medium sized development teams.

•Acts as a Development Manager and Mentor for assigned technology staff.

•Manages technical implementation tasks, time and resources

•Ability to accurately estimate implementation effort required based on available information.




•7-10+ years of project experience performing software development, including at least 2-3 years of project experience architecting applications on the Ruby on Rails platform.

•Leadership: Excellent team building and leadership skills. Excellent communication skills. Highly self-directed. Able to multitask given incomplete and conflicting knowledge.

•Experience with Agile development methodology is a must

•Expert knowledge of the Web Application Architecture space.

•Knowledge and experience in architecting and developing e-commerce systems.

•Expertise in Content Management systems like Interwoven, SiteCore, Drupal etc. is a plus.


Engineering Requirements:


•Working ability to perform requirements elicitation, requirements analysis using use case modeling, and requirements specification as a supporting member of the requirements team with emphasis on requirements impacting persistence.

•Knowledge and experience establishing development, build and integration environments for RoR-based systems.

•Knowledge and experience establishing and enforcing development standards for small development teams (up to 4 developers).

•Knowledge of databases and data modeling is necessary.

•Knowledge of basic system and network administration tasks is necessary.

•Working ability to identify architecturally significant requirements such as caching, scaling, performance, pagination etc. and provide conclusive technical recommendations for addressing such requirements.

•Consulting experience is a must.

Work with interactive agencies or marketing departments is a plus.


Are you available?  Please send a current resume to Nicole at [address removed]


If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to [address removed].  If you aren't available but know someone who may be interested please feel free to pass this information along.  We do offer a generous referral bonus!


To see a complete listing of all current openings please visit our website at  Mainz Brady Group, a technology staffing firm, is recognized as a leader in comprehensive employment and staffing solutions to the best known companies in Software Development, Finance, Electronics/Manufacturing, Retail, R&D, Services, Government, Biotechnology, Healthcare and Telecommunications.  We specialize in Information Technology, Technical Sales & Marketing and Human Resources staffing - on a Contract, Contract to Hire, and Direct Hire basis.


At Mainz Brady Group, our experienced professional Technology Staffing Specialists take great pride in our ability to give our clients the very best talent available and, in doing so; we are able to offer the best career choices for our candidates.


We look forward to working with you!


Nicole Blincoe

Sr. Staffing Manager

Mainz Brady Group, Inc.

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