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From: user 9.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:50 PM

Ruby on Rails Team Lead – DUMBO New York


Ruby on Rails Team Lead


CLIENT is a rapidly expanding, venture-backed firm in the Daily Deal space. They offer great discounts to our users through both a traditional Daily Deal and an inventory yield management program that allows service providers to discount wasting hours without cannibalizing existing business. Their best-in-breed technology drives our innovative approach to discounting, consumer targeting and product recommendation.


About the Position

Join a fast-moving, agile team in one of the industry's hottest sectors in perfecting the technology that is revolutionizing the Daily Deal space. Our client’s application is built on Ruby on Rails (2.3.x) and uses MySQL and Memcached as data stores. On the front-end, we use jQuery, CoffeeScript, HAML and SASS. We are looking for a sharp, experienced individual to make an immediate impact on our team. That individual will work directly with the CTO on implementation strategy for new features and refinement to the existing code and architecture.  He or she will be responsible for managing the velocity of a team of 2 other engineers.


The ideal candidate for this position has a great work ethic and self-management skills. He or she will be a key member of our development team as we seek to further build out our product and expand both domestically and internationally. The position will be based out of our client’s headquarters in DUMBO, New York City.


Required Skills

Ruby on Rails architecture and development

Apache, SVN, Memcached, SQL

Standard Rails stack tools

Object-Oriented JavaScript, preferably with jQuery

Experience in a fast-paced, Agile environment

Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience

5-7 years of experience designing production-level applications

Strong command of web standards and best practices


Personal characteristics

Self-motivated individual willing to take ownership of key projects

Excellent communication skills and leadership potential

A passion for entrepreneurial endeavors

The ability to innovate when necessary to meet business requirements on a short timetable


Desired Skills

NoSQL and MapReduce (e.g. MongoDb, Riak)

Continuous Integration, BDD, TDD



Previous Team Lead/management experience a plus




Ted Fuentes, President



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