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Silicon Valley Ruby on Rails Message Board › Silicon Valley startup (eMeter!) looking for talented Ruby developer

Silicon Valley startup (eMeter!) looking for talented Ruby developer

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Berkeley, CA
Post #: 4
Where can you work on challenging engineering problems while saving the planet?

Come put your talents to use where green tech meets software. Every single electric, gas and water meter in the world is being replaced by a smart meter, all linked into a Smart Grid that allows unprecedented visibility and control. eMeter is the nerve center of that Smart Grid, providing the leading software platform and applications on which modern energy companies run their businesses and engage their consumers to drive efficiency, cost reduction, and environmental benefits.

Position Summary

eMeter is seeking an Automation/Tools Engineer to drive the development of automation tools that will simplify and streamline the deployment and implementation of eMeter’s EnergyIP platform across various enterprise-level software systems, and who will contribute to the overall growth and success of the Deployment Services team. This is a cross-functional, dynamic and collaborative team, and this position offers tremendous opportunity and visibility.
The qualified candidate will have 4-7 years experience in fast-paced technology companies, and is capable of developing robust tools, installing, testing, and deploying complex software in UNIX, Oracle, Siebel, Tibco, and Tomcat environments. This candidate should also be comfortable creating technology solutions in partnership with customers.


  • Maintain and enhance current java-based automation solution. Create new automated tools for new ancillary projects and integrate them into a unified automated installation tool for all eMeter products
  • Build a variety of tools (installers, upgrades, utilities) to replace, automate, simplify, streamline and improve manual installation and deployment processes for eMeter’s EnergyIP platform; these will be productized and leveraged for both internal and external customers, across various enterprise-level software systems, including Siebel, Tibco, Jakarta–Tomcat in UNIX environments
  • Work closely with subject matter experts in various technology verticals throughout the company, including Engineering and Quality Assurance, to ensure tool design is optimized
  • Develop, drive and document installation and deployment standards
  • Stage and test complex Enterprise-level deployments utilizing your tools, and create test cases against these deployments
  • Drive process improvements and tool development to support software deployment, installation and configuration processes


The successful candidate should be professional, reliable, customer-focused and a good communicator, with an eye for detail and they must demonstrate they’re able to work independently as a self-starter who will ‘take the ball and run’.

  • JRuby/Ruby, Java and Unix Shell Scripting
  • SQL / SQL Plus; Oracle 10/11G
  • Experience designing, developing and deploying automation tools (installers, upgrades, utilities) in complex technology environments
  • Experience with web environments/tools, including Apache, Jakarta-Tomcat, Websphere
  • Experience with support, administration and installation of Enterprise-level Software (Oracle, Siebel, Tibco, etc.)
  • Creative problem solving and software troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work well independently and within a group; the drive and motivation to create solutions, great communication skills and a positive, cooperative attitude

To apply, please click here.

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