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Ben A.
user 13703274
Berkeley, CA
Post #: 2
Stanford University Library - Web Developer

To view the position description and apply:

1. Go to http://jobs.stanford....­
2. Keyword search for 40447


Stanford University Libraries is seeking a talented web developer to support scholarship in the digital age by delivering on the promises of the digital library. This is a 21-month, grant-funded position.

The Web Developer will primarily develop digital library software to enable online discovery, viewing and collaborative annotation of digital library materials. He or she will develop and deploy web services to enable interoperability between digital library repositories at different institutions, and will integrate image annotation and transcription tools into digital library applications. The Web Developer will be a member of a core team dedicated to the successful completion of a grant-funded project, and will work closely with the project
manager, the information architect, digital library infrastructure developers, the user experience designer and other web developers involved in digital humanities initiatives. This particular project is
highly collaborative, and will involve interactions with developers, scholars and staff from other institutions. Developing and implementing open standards and open source software is an explicit objective of the project.

As a member of SULAIR’s web development team, the Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Stanford Library’s web and digital library infrastructure, and help plan, specify, and build the technologies needed to support the University’s goal of ubiquitous access to scholarly information.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Design and deploy RESTful web services for exposing and delivering metadata and images from digital library repositories at Stanford and elsewhere. Develop technical documentation describing the web services
framework, and work with partners to deploy these web services at other institutions.
• Analyze, enrich, and transform digitized content and associated metadata into defined formats, schema and systems. This will involve automated manipulation of XML-based metadata as well as bulk conversion and ingestion of digital image files into digital library repository systems (such as Fedora).
• Develop and deploy an online discovery environment that allows visitors to search metadata and full-text indexes of digital library data, and provides users tools to interact with those data. These web-based tools will support text transcription (from scanned images), image annotation and online group collaboration.
• Develop and deploy technologies to deliver to the web large digitized images. This includes implementation of a load balanced JPEG2000 image server, supporting web services for streaming images over http and implementation of an image viewing application.
• Produce documentation and provide technical support within SULAIR and to partner institutions in deploying and implementing these technologies in different digital library environments.

Required Knowledge and Skills

• Participation in at least one web development project using Ruby on Rails, Java or PHP. Familiarity with a range of programming and scripting languages is essential; Ruby on Rails expertise is highly desirable.
• Demonstrated ability to write solid, simple, elegant code both independently and in a team-programming environment and within schedule limitations.
• In-depth knowledge of HTML and related website development technologies and software (especially Javascript, CSS and PHP).
• Demonstrated expertise with XML and related tools and technologies (e.g., XML schema, schema management and databases, XSLT, X-forms).
• Experience with relational database design and management. Experience implementing database applications for SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently on a project from specification to launch; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and work with all levels of staff, vendors, and consultants.
• Demonstrated proficiency working on a cross-functional web development team, including human-computer interaction specialists, system administrators, database programmers, librarians and end users.
• Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to technical projects, especially test-first development and automated testing. Also must make effective use of team collaboration tools, build management, and version control systems.
• Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to open source software development projects.
• Demonstrated experience with library applications and technology, including experience participating in relevant library open source efforts.
• In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata standards and the scholarly communication framework
• Quick and self-bootstrapping learner. Particularly adept at quickly learning new scripting and programming languages.
• Expertise in networking and systems integration in a heterogeneous hardware and software environment.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

• Familiarity with XML schemas used to describe digitized cultural heritage materials, such as TEI, MODS, METS, and EAD.
• Prior experience working in digital humanities technology projects, particularly projects involving medieval manuscripts.
• Familiarity with test driven development processes, or the desire and ability to learn them.

Qualifications and requirements:

• Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent required; advanced degree desired
• Related Experience: Three to five years required; five to seven years desired.
A former member
Post #: 2
Hi all - we're hiring Ruby Developers at all levels! We have one of the largest legacy Rails applications in the e-commerce space! We're agile practitioners, believers in paired programming, and TDD. Although we are a high-growth company, we maintain a casual start-up environment based on collaboration and entrepreneurship. Cool, exciting things are happening here @ ModCloth San Francisco!

Please see the job description below and check us out here: ModCloth, distributor of independent designer fashion and décor as well as the 2nd fastest growing company in San Francisco, is seeking Agile Ruby Ninjas (or “Ninjas-in-Training”) for our San Francisco office! In this role, you will contribute to the company's success as a leader in e-retail technology and social commerce.

Position Description:

Develop ModCloth infrastructure using: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and a variety of common open source supplemental technologies (i.e. Sinatra, Rack, RSPec, Cucumber, Jasmine, Redis, jQuery, Capistrano, Solr, etc.)
Learn and break up a large monolithic legacy Rails application into small, testable, and well-understood functional units
Engage in paired programming full-time with fellow “Ninjas”
Employ test-driven and behavior-driven development to produce various types of code, feature driven or otherwise
Support QA team with testing and delivering quick feedback on bug reports

Resource Profile:

The ideal candidate will not shy away from daily complex and challenging development tasks, and is capable of thinking at a high level about system architecture and object-oriented design. We are looking for those who are excited about the agile development philosophy and are willing to drive high velocity within iterations. Agile Ruby Ninjas work side-by-side with business analysts, systems analysts, user experience designers, and other “Ninjas “to create something fantastic in the world of e-commerce.

Working knowledge of Ruby on Rails framework
Understanding of object-oriented design patterns and how they apply to Ruby
Understanding of ruby meta-programming and able to articulate where it’s appropriate
Solid understanding of ANSI SQL and data modeling for scalability and performance
Professional experience in xHTML/CSS/JS
Strong MVC framework experience
Willing to participate and contribute back to open source
Able to objectively compare various languages and frameworks while discussing the Pros and Cons of each
Have an eye for good design and an ability to implement “pixel perfect” UI designs
Understanding and willingness of agile development practices
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Have a positive and supporting attitude during pair and team interactions
Open to learning new things and exploring projects that may or may not come to fruition
Able to articulate design ideas while also being receptive to constructive criticism and ideas from others

Nice to Haves:
Knowledge of Solr, Redis, MySQL high performance web applications
Familiarity with Git
Open source contribution experience

The Current Team:

The daily routine of our Ruby Ninjas include primarily paired and test-driven software development. We employ Continuous Integration to ensure every branch is always green after each check-in.

In addition, we follow many of the core agile process routines, including:
Daily standup meetings
Sprint planning meetings
Sprint review meetings
Sprint retrospective meetings

When we need a good break, you will often find us playing ping-pong in the break room or enjoying fresh brewed Peet’s coffee with some of the most fantastic views of San Francisco’s cityscape as our backdrop!

The Company:

ModCloth is an e-retailer that has grown 17,500% over the last 3 years by selling affordable independent designer fashion and décor. The company has built a strong brand and a growing base of over 2 million unique monthly users through its dedication to customer experience and innovative social media engagement. Fun and unique site features such as Be the Buyer empower both the independent designers and customers, and represent just the first iteration of ModCloth’s market-defining social commerce platform. The team is now over 250 strong, across operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, and is held together by a strong culture centered on passion and entrepreneurship.

Venture-backed and profitable, ModCloth recently raised an additional round of financing ($19.8 million) from notable investors including Accel Partners, FirstRound Capital, Floodgate, Harrison Metal, and founder Jeff Fluhr.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter telling us why you can’t wait to join our team of ModCloth Ruby Ninjas!

Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. Links to your work are encouraged.

bashir E
user 12622104
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 3
Young startup (4 developers) in health information technology. Looking for a top notch RoR developer to take over managing all our technology projects (3 at the moment) and contribute to the development of some useful, cool and technically/mathematically challenging tools. Will work from your home. Angel funded. Equity, Paid, or Both.
user 10301414
Oakland, CA
Post #: 10
Beezwax Datatools, Inc. is a boutique development agency based in Oakland, CA, with developers working around the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. For more than 15 years we have designed custom web, database and desktop applications for organizations of all sizes, working in dialog with our clients to create powerful, elegant solutions using various technologies.
Beezwax is an extremely pro-developer firm, contributing tools and education to the wider developer community, while supporting all members of our team in leading fulfilling, creative lives. We support an amazing customer base, continually bringing in new projects as well as new clients that challenge our developers to use their full technical abilities and expand their skill sets.

We’re focused on creating the next generation of highly interactive, usable information applications — expert systems that streamline our clients’ workflow and make business fun again. We use Ruby on Rails, PHP, HTML5/CSS3 and AJAX, working with both SQL and FileMaker databases on the back end. We also build standalone FileMaker systems.

We’re looking for new developers to help us develop a wide variety of open projects. You should be actively engaged and passionate about the technologies you’re using, quick to learn, and ready to collaborate. Recent CS/CE grads are also encouraged to apply.

You should be interested in working as part of a smaller firm, although experience freelancing or working at a larger corporation is valuable.

Both part-time and full-time positions are available. We are open to working with freelancers on a per-project basis.

We are currently seeking the following:­
Web developer
FileMaker developer
Software engineer
Entry-level software developer

Beezwax offers compensation at competitive market rates, depending on expertise and experience.

To apply
Instructions are included in our individual job postings­.
We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully getting a chance to work together.
No calls please.
A former member
Post #: 2
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Santa Monica
Great Benefits
$ Excellent Salary

Who we are
We are a well known brand with some historical notoriety. We are one of the fastest growing, record label endorsed, music services in the USA. Set for record growth over the next few years we are looking for gun developers to help us get there.

What we need
Senior developers who have experience working with high traffic systems. Programmers who can hit the ground running and work positively within an established team.

Key Responsibilities
RoR coding
Lots of new feature development
Lots of application performance optimisation
unfortunately lots of bugs and maintenance
Some front end development
Help with Code Reviews
Trouble shooting issues with MySQL
Help keep the project clean and manageable
Help optimize and scale our system to support millions of users

Required Skills
RoR - expert
Javascript using jQuery - strong
HAML - medium
SASS - medium
MYSQL - strong
Capistrano / Deploying Applications - strong
Experience developing scalable applications
Knowledge of application server and database clustering
Ability to try and do new things to solve interesting problems
Willingness to improve your skills and get outside of your comfort zone

Desirable Skills
Ruby 1.9.2
Ruby on Rails 3
Coldfusion - we have some annoying legacy systems
Ability to develop massively concurrent, asynchronous systems

Personal Attributes
Easy to get along with
High level of integrity
A keen interest in new ideas and better ways of doing things
Not afraid to communicate their ideas or experience
Willingness to listen and learn from others
Someone who is passionate about what they do

Computer Science Degree and/or tertiary level education

A former member
Post #: 1
Senior Software Engineer @

To Apply: Please visit:­

Company: Goodreads -
Location: 785 Market St Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Company:
Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 4,400,000 members who have added more than 120,000,000 books to their shelves. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in December 2006.

The Role:
We're looking for programmers who want to learn how to build a top-tier social network, love to build cool stuff and work hard, can communicate well, and have a personality that fits in with ours.

As a Software Engineer, you will be in charge of helping to develop new products and features and scale existing ones. You should be comfortable discussing Memcached, MySql optimization, Lucene, Facebook API, xml/json/rest, nginx/haproxy/mongrel, ajax, user interface design, and more.

Our development philosophy is to work individually or in pairs, building everything from front-end to back-end. We divide up work on a project to project basis, and you'd be responsible for making sure your features have a clear user-interface, scale for millions of users, and have legible and easy to maintain code. You should be comfortable with those skills or dying to learn them!

The Right Person:
* Proficient programming with MVC frameworks. Ruby on Rails is preferred, but we'll take PHP, Python or Java.
* Knowledge of SQL (MySQL preferred).
* Experience with HTML, Javascript, and CSS.
* Comfort using the Linux operating system (shell scripting, cronjobs, installing software, etc).
* Bonus points for experience building your own website or startup or iphone app - we like entrepreneurs.

We Prefer Peopel Who Are Passionate About:
* Reading books!
* Building social networks and building great product.
* A/B testing and optimizing user experience.
* Building large scale websites (MySQL, Memcached, Sharding, etc)
* Thinking creatively and engaging and listening to users.

Bits O' Information:
* This is a new full-time, regular position w/ salary.
* Generous equity compensation for a company that is growing like a weed.
* Reports to the Director Of Engineering.

How To Apply:
* Captain Recruiter will be the first point of contact.
* All applications receive a response.
* All applications are kept strictly confidential.
* To apply, click below!­
Kalimah P.
Oakland, CA
Post #: 20
Code an Education Revolution (@Qykno) in 54 hours!

Location: San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley)

Event: Startup Weekend Education (June 3rd - 5th)

On June 3rd - 5th, an event called Startup Weekend Education will gather hackers, hustlers, and designers together and for 54 hours, teams will be formed around groundbreaking ideas, and each team will be engineering their product on-premise for the length of the entire weekend. There will be guests speakers, press, and a panel of judges who will be judging each product and its pitch at the end of this build-a-thon.

The Mission: Careerspotting 4 Kids

Should you choose to accept it, is to build a minimum viable product of Qykno, a Careerspotting for Kids platform that exposes youth ages 12-21 to career possibilities using video storytelling and social gaming. There are two pathways to take for a MVP depending on the skillset of the team:

(1) Web app of Video Storytelling will be a catalog of video content that features the stories of professionals sharing the how-tos of their journey.


(2) Mobile app of "roadmapping" that will be a location-based social game where kids receive awards and points for checking into destinations related to their career path.

Team Qykno: Will consist of five core members - three uniquely talented coders and:

Kalimah Priforce (me): 12+ years in education, youth dev. & biz strategy | Co-Founder @ Qykno

Taisha Rucker: Attorney | Program Director at Pacific Educational Group

Taisha and I will handle content creation, be responsible for marketing the product, and recruiting the UI/UX design and video production talent to the team from those in attendance. I'll pitch the concept to the crowd and draw excitement for the project.

Must haves:

  • Able to work with a diverse team with other programmers/developers in an intensive fast-pace environment.
  • You care more about getting it done than it having to be perfect.
  • Experience with at least one modern programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, AJAX, ActionScript, Python, C++, C#, Objective C, or Java.
  • A love of games and gameplay.


  • Social game development experience.
  • Experience with Facebook APIs.
  • You're available to join our team full-time; must have a flexible schedule.

The Perks:

  • We pay for your entry ticket ($75) value, plus food and transportation to and from your residence.
  • If we win, $5,000 divided amongst the team, plus the recognition of winning a high profile tech event.
  • Guaranteed invitation to join the co-founder/management team and join us for startup seed accelerator programs in the summer.

Contact us: team[at]qykno[dot]com, 347-985-0365, skype/gchat: kapriforce

We'll be making our final decisions by mid-may - three slots available!
A former member
Post #: 4
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We have an urgent opening with our client at San Francisco, CA for a Ruby on Rails Developer. Please go through the job description and if these interests you, send me an updated copy of your resume in a word format with the following information to be considered for this position:

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Job Details:

Title – Ruby on Rails Developer
Duration – Contract/ Full-Time
Location – San Francisco, CA
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Requisites/ Responsibilities:

 Having over 3 yrs of solid web-development experience
 Must have 2 years experience on Ruby on Rails development experience – ideally in customer facing internet web applications.
 Should be an expert with Rails 3, ruby 1.9.2/ruby 1.8.7
 JavaScript (if knows Backbone.js then it’s a huge +)
 Understanding of PHP with MVC frameworks is a great plus.
A former member
Post #: 5
Hello Friends,

We have an urgent opening with our client at San Francisco, CA for a Ruby on Rails Developer. Please go through the job description and if these interests you, send me an updated copy of your resume in a word format with the following information to be considered for this position:

Full Name:
E-mail ID:
Best Number to Reach:
Best time to Contact:
Current Location:
Willing to work in CA:
Visa Status:
Rates Expected:
Current Project Status:
Most Recent Client:
Lead time/Notice Period to start

Job Details:

Title – Ruby on Rails Developer
Duration – Contract/ Full-Time
Location – San Francisco, CA
Start date – Immediate

Requisites/ Responsibilities:

 Having over 3 yrs of solid web-development experience
 Must have 2 years experience on Ruby on Rails development experience – ideally in customer facing internet web applications.
 Should be an expert with Rails 3, ruby 1.9.2/ruby 1.8.7
 JavaScript (if knows Backbone.js - it’s a huge +)
 Understanding of PHP with MVC frameworks is a great plus.
A former member
Post #: 1
Hi! We are building a registry for the international digital preservation community. We are seeking a Ruby developer with interest and, preferably, experience with semantic/graph technologies. CDL is a great place to work!

Position title: Ruby Developer
Position location: Oakland, California - Term (Contractor: six months - plus)
Closing date: June 17 , 2011

CDL is seeking an experienced Ruby developer to develop a web-based registry application for the international digital preservation community. The candidate must have a solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design.

In addition, the candidate must have an interest and preferably, experience with semantic web/RDF/graph technologies.


•Experienced development with Ruby/Rails, Solr, MySQL/SQL
•Experience designing and developing clean and functional user interfaces, following web standards and best practices
•Experience with the latest front end debugging tools and understanding browser quirks
•Interest and/or experience processing and presenting RDF

•Understanding the differences between semantic and RDBMS-based UI/HTML development
•Experience with RDF and SPARQL, Semantic Frameworks (e.g. Jena) and triple stores
•Experience with pub/sub paradigms like Atom/RSS/pubsubhubbub

•Experience and desire to work in a short-cycle, agile, iterative development environment
•Experience using mercurial code repositories
•Experience providing high quality documentation of APIs and installation user guides

For more information, please see:­
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