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[NYC-rb] [JOB] Rails Application Developer - CharityBuzz

From: Mahiri
Sent on: Friday, April 27, 2012 8:23 AM
Hello All, looking forward to meeting some of you at the next meetup. I'm currently recruiting for a Ruby on Rails application developer at an exciting company based in NYC.  Please see job description below and reply to me directly with your resume if you feel you are qualified.  Call me if you have questions.  [masked].

Application Developer

charitybuzz is a rapidly growing company who is building an innovative tech team. We are looking for smart individuals who would want to be in the forefront of technology with hands on exposure to a fast paced business where they have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. We are seeking self-motivated people who can contribute ideas and excel in execution.

Seeking a talented web developer interested in working in a fast-paced, dynamic company with explosive growth potential. Senior Software Engineer will develop and maintain the existing Ruby on Rails-based application, and also may be asked to help out with other projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing rich web applications (AJAX, XHTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS, etc). We are looking for candidates with strong user-interface instincts. The successful candidate will have a passion for delivering high quality software and possess a high degree of creativity and enthusiasm, capable of owning large features. Excellent team work and communication skills are necessary. Sample code or links to your work would be most helpful.

Because the organization is small, this is a highly technical and hands-on position that requires significant understanding of various modern technologies and the ability to perform actual technical work as well as leading a team.

This is a key role in a company that is not afraid to make use of cutting-edge open source technologies in order to deliver the next generation of web applications.

  • Commercial website application design and development (min 3 years)
  • Working to ensure projects are completed on time/budget
  • Participating in client meetings when appropriate and be able to discuss technical issues in a clear and positive way to non-technical audiences.
  • Keeping fully abreast of latest thinking in all areas of web development
  • Outstanding Ruby on Rails skills
  • iOS (nice to have)
  • Android (nice to have)
  • HTML, Javascript, and CSS experience
  • Thorough knowledge of website accessibility guidelines and data protection practices
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Rails-brand Ajax (assuming comfort with Prototype/Scriptaculous and jQuery)
  • Good understanding of HTTP (requests and headers, statuses, HTTPS, etc)
  • Experience with web/app/db server setups (Apache/Passenger a bonus)
  • Development concepts: REST, MVC, SCM (git)
  • Agile or Scrum development methodology experience
  • Collaborative software products development
  • Deep Unix/Linux skills
  • Basic Java skills
  • Background in Object Oriented development
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into development issues and products.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to convey complex technical details to non-technical audiences.
  • Great attitude, good communicator (verbal, written)
  • Willing to work flexible hours and with remote engineering staff outside headquarters
  • Organized and detail-oriented and understands the importance of rapid issue resolution
  • Team player and can deal with high-stress situations
  • Understands the dynamics of a small company (wear many hats, likes variety of tasks, etc)
  • Continuous learner, takes initiative, and understands what it takes to get outstanding client satisfaction
  • Must be decisive, conscientious, interact well in a team environment, have a strong desire to learn and be able to follow policies and procedures
  • Ability to present technical information to groups
  • Use of time management to set priorities of various assignments and complete them within allocated times with little or no supervision.

Based in NYC.

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