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RE: [ruby-99] Lead Ruby Engineer in San Francisco

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, May 17, 2010 3:46 PM
Hey Buddy..
   You should never post your job description in these lists.. There's alot of recruiters out there, I'm one of em!
Jake Bear
Sr. Recruiter
Jivaro Professional Headhunters
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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Buddy White
Sent: Monday, May 17,[masked]:56 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [ruby-99] Lead Ruby Engineer in San Francisco

Please email me the names (ideally with phone #s and email addresses) of any friends or colleagues you know who may be interested in career advancement in the technology industry.  If we place someone referred by you, we will thank you with a referral reward.  So hopefully we can help your friends and put some extra cash in your pocket.

Also, feel free to have them view my managers profile on LinkedIn, where they can read testimonials of some people I’ve worked with, and verify that we are well connected in the industry.

Lead Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our team to build cutting edge web applications. The ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented problem solver, who can take some direction, and then proceed independently. This is a great opportunity to apply your passion to something with tremendous potential. We have an open, informal and creative atmosphere... We crank but we have fun doing it.

Our infrastructure is built on Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PHP, and Javascript. An ideal candidate would have experience in all of these technologies, and be able to float easily between frontend and backend with more focus being on the backend.



• Bachelors Degree (Computer Science or equivalent field) or a combination of education and relevant experience
• 3+ years web development experience
• Scaling a web application beyond a single server, especially in Ruby and/or PHP
• Integrating with lots of web services! (JSON/XML/REST/SOAP)
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills
• Sense of humor


• Experience installing and configuring memcached/monit/god/postfix/varnish.


• Hates ugly/unreadable code.
• Doesn't like untested code, but doesn't obsess about 100% code coverage either.
• Knows how and when to refactor.
• Is very comfortable in a linux environment.
• Proficient with CSS/HTML. Knows how to build clean, simple interfaces.

Company Description

Our company is a leading performance-based marketing agency specializing in search marketing, lead generation, and online publishing services for insurance companies worldwide.

For us, the consumer always comes first. This approach has helped us build and sustain a reputation for delivering the highest quality leads in the industry. We utilize proprietary technology and offer a consultative service that puts our clients ahead of the competition.

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