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Ruby on Rails Developer For LA Gaming Startup

From: Perry L.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:06 AM
Sleepy Giant entertainment
Position/Title 	Location 	Department 	Work Area
senior Ruby on Rails Software ENGINEER 	newport beach, CA
	Infrastructure & Services 	headquarters

Primary Function
Sleepy Giant targets the growing interactive video game market. The
games will be free to download, with subscription and
micro-transactions available to players to enhance the gaming
experience. New areas for exploration and play are planned and will be
added regularly over a span of several years. Sleepy Giant is an
early-stage company and the candidate must thrive in a fast-paced,
entrepreneurial environment and be willing to take on a variety of

Ruby on Rails Software Engineer will work with the technology team to
build an end-to-end publishing platform on Ruby on Rails. Candidate
will provide solid technical insight and leadership in areas of
requirements definition, product architecture, functional design,
integration strategies, system performance and scalability, usability
design, and overall corporate development practices. Candidate must
have experience developing commercial software products and/or
enterprise level solutions on Ruby on Rails Architecture using Active
Record, Action Pack, and MVC architectures.

We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a fast
paced group to be responsible for the front AND back end production,
development and maintenance of our web site properties. You will be
building web applications and producing quality code to support
marketing strategies.

This position requires a technically experienced and sophisticated
programmer who is fast, detail oriented and able to solve problems
quickly and efficiently. This includes working with a variety of tools
and processes to build solid sites and databases including creating
the required components and integrating those components.

The Candidate must be a relentless self-learner who keeps abreast of
ongoing developments in the use of tools and technologies. The
candidate will be responsible for meeting project objectives, budget
requirements and schedules as well as meeting internal process

Sleepy Giant Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal
Opportunity Employers.
Reports To: 	Responsibilities
director of engineering 	

    * Build and Deploy Complete Rails Web Application
    * Exploit the New Features available in Rails 1.2
    * Use Rails' Ajax Features to Create Slick Interfaces
    * Design Best-Practice MVC Architectures
    * Work with Databases easily Using ActiveRecord
    * Implement Caching to Alleviate Database Performance Issues
    * Achieve Maximum Code Reuse with Filters and Helper Functions
    * Application Security

Minimum Qualifications 	Additional Positive Considerations

    * At least 3 years administration, integration, and implementation
of professional Web based application development with: Ruby, Ruby on
Rails, ODBC, ADO, JavaScript, XML, DHTML/XHTML, HTTP, PHP, and
ActiveX, COM/ATL on Windows Platform
    * At least 3-4 experience with program integration with back-end
production databases in MySQL and MS SQL Server
    * At least 5+ years of programming experience using object
oriented design and analysis methodology
    * A customer service oriented individual with strong communication
and interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to deliver clear and
accurate project status reports
    * Proven ability to troubleshoot network and software applications
    * Proven leadership characteristics, including the ability to
achieve results through others
    * Well developed analytical and problem solving skills along with
an excellent understanding of business decision making and cost
control processes
    * Ability to work under pressure
    * Advanced budget planning and development skills
    * Strong service attitude
    * Impeccable ethical background
    * Willingness to travel as needed
    * The ability to work under minimal supervision, independently
and/or as a member of a project team
    * Additional Abilities and Aptitudes; Working effectively with
coworkers, clients and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and
positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and
suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed
of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and
issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical
business solutions.

Educational Requirements
B.S. Computer Science or similar 	Worked in large software
organizations, successful startups as well as failed startups.

SQL Expert

Database tuning

LAMP certifications a plus.

Because our company deals with online gaming, a background in gaming
(whether it be online or console) is definitely a plus.

Kind Regards,

David S. Lee

Sleepy Giant Entertainment, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
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