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Security Startup Looking for a Passionate Senior Rails Developer!

Patrick V.
Virginia Beach, VA
Post #: 3
Hi. We're looking for an awesome Senior Rails Developer to join our growing team. If you've ever wanted to work for a interesting security startup with great people this is your chance. We're a little different than your average startup so we put together this FAQ.

Q: Ok who are you guys?
A: ThreatSim is comprised of some really smart security hackers who were tired of working for large companies. There are people here from Mitre, HP, Fortify, RSA, Verizon Business, Cybertrust, and others. We wanted to do the small company thing and it's worked well for us.

Q: What would I be working on?
A: You'd be working on our SaaS service, ThreatSim. It lets our customers send simulated phishing campaigns against themselves. When the user clicks on the simulated phishing link they are immediately shown training. It's an unconventional approach to changing user behavior and it works (hint: we have data).

Essentially we get to think like bad guys and help our customers improve their security. It's an interesting space to say the least. If you ever wanted to learn more about security and cutting-edge attacks, this is the place. We simulate evil AND give our customers data that they can use to protect their organization. You will spend a lot of time thinking "if I was a bad guy I'd..." then have to pivot and think "if I was a security engineer I'd...".

Q: Where is this position located?
A: This is a remote position that is open to US residents only located within the US. We understand that not every rails developer wants to move to SF, NYC, or DC so we let you work wherever you are productive.

Q: What skills and qualities are you looking for in a candidate?
A: Here's a bullet list:

Ruby on Rails 3.0+
Relational and non-relational databases: MySQL, Redis
Background job processors (e.g. Sidekiq)
Javascript frameworks (e.g. jQuery, pure JS)
Client-side and server side MVC
Comfortable with git for version control
Continuous integration
MS Office (hah right, could you imagine?)

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working remote and managing themselves. You will be an integral part of the team with a huge impact on the future of our product. We're passionate about what we do and you should be too.

Q: How often do we get together in person?
A: For people local to DC we try to get together for lunch every few weeks. For those that are remote we have a few events every year (company picnic, go-kart racing, paintball, holiday party, etc.) Some of the folks here brew beer so I suspect that they hang out more often.

For more information, check out the job post at 37 Signals
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