Re: [ruby-84] Seeking RoR Ninja with Chuck Norris Skillz

From: user 4.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:38 PM
Sounds like a good list of software choices unfortunately I am just learning ROR and I have a
contract currently.  I particularly love the flash/mysql/CSS choices.

--- Chad <[address removed]> wrote:

> Hi -
> I'm building out a web development team and am looking for a couple people
> who have been go-to guys and gals in their organizations, have great ideas,
> know how to implement those ideas, and like playing with new technologies
> (Ruby on Rails, etc.). They will join GMG Entertainment's Studios division,
> which is focused on creating innovative and unique consumer facing digital
> online destinations and original content. A full-time and on-site employee
> is highly desired, but we will consider an off-site or consulting
> relationship if it is the right fit.
> IF YOU ARE A RECRUITER and feel compelled to reach out to me about your
> services, please don't ;-)
> So OK, here is the job description:
> *The Technology
> *We've chosen Ruby on Rails for our platform, MySQL for the database, and
> will be deploying in a hosted Linux environment. On the front end, we are
> using Flash, AJAX, YUI Library, DHTML and standards-compliant CSS to create
> something that we think is pretty cool.
> *Your Ninja Skills Will Include*
>    - Ruby / HTML / JavaScript / CSS expertise
>    - Experience with a LAMP environment
>    - 3+ years experience with Object Oriented analysis and design and MVC
>    programming concepts in Ruby on Rails
>    - Experience with test-driven-developm­ent
>    - Experience with complex SQL queries and database performance issues
>    - MySQL, migrations
>    - Source control (Subversion)
>    - Familiarity with agile software development practices
>    - High comfort level in an environment that supports short iteration
>    cycles with frequent releases
> *Extra Points If You Have:*
>    - Contributed to the Rails community via patches, plugins, gems
>    - Take an active role in the Rails community, and enjoy meeting other
>    RoR enthusiasts
>    - Experience configuring and building out scalable, fault-tolerant,
>    co-located Linux/Unix networks of servers
>    - Can finish a Guitar Hero 3 song on a difficulty level of Medium or
>    higher
> *The Benefits*
>    - A unique startup environment, without the startup drama (we are self
>    funded and profitable)
>    - A competitive salary
>    - Equity and profit sharing
>    - Full medical, dental and vision
>    - Flexible daily schedule to accommodate how you work best
>    - Free dinner (if you're working late)
>    - Free soda, Fiji water and snacks of your choice
>    - Arcade game (Joust and Robotron - just to name a few)
>    - A desk with a 30" HD Apple Cinema display and a shiny new MacBook
>    Pro ? no kidding
>    - An opportunity to work with great people
> *The Company
> *GMG Entertainment is a premier 21st century digital entertainment and media
> company based in Santa Monica, CA. The Company culture and business has been
> built upon an entrepreneurial drive and created by experienced leaders and a
> team of people that thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, creative and energetic
> environment. GMG is at the intersection of traditional media and the
> internet. Our folks come from such places as LAUNCH Media (now Yahoo!
> Music), Target, Embassy Row, LivePlanet and Ebay Inc.
> *Location, Location, Location*
> Yes, we're in West Los Angeles - Santa Monica, specifically. If you are not
> familiar with the area, one of us recently relocated from the Bay Area
> (Mountain View, Ca.), and so far there has been: Sun, sand, great sushi and
> lots of fun. But enough about us.
> *Still Here?*
> OK cool, so you probably want to know how to get in touch with me - please
> send an e-mail to [address removed]. If possible, please include a
> PDF version of your resume.
> Thanks for your time,
> Chad Alderson
> VP Product, GMG Entertainment
> [address removed]
> IF YOU ARE A RECRUITER and feel compelled to reach out to me about your
> services, please don't ;-)

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