AKQA: Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

Posted by | February 24, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.akqa.com/

AKQA is one of the world’s most influential creative and
technology companies. A recognized pioneer and innovator, AKQA provides digital
strategy, creative, media and technology solutions to the world’s leading
marketers, including Coca-Cola, Diageo, Kraft, McDonald’s, Nike, Visa and Xbox.
AKQA has 900 employees in Amsterdam, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai,
Washington, D.C. and their newest office in Berlin. For more information,
please visit www.akqa.com.
AKQA is looking Ruby on Rails Software Engineer. As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for
building and supporting client web applications using Ruby on Rails.  The position works within a development team,
taking responsibility for technical design, implementation, and testing. They
will work closely with the Technical, Project and QA managers to ensure on time
and on quality delivery of websites and applications.
  • Involvement
    in the complete life cycle development of client solution
  • Provide
    technical guidance to creative teams with respect to possible technical
    solutions for client projects
  • Evaluating
    business and creative design requirements to produce estimates and
    technical designs
  • Interpreting
    design specifications and producing functional code on test environments
    as well as client sites
  • Conducting
    unit tests to verify work independently and also provide quality assurance
    feedback on system level verification/validation
  • Managing
    development and test environments
  • Identifying
    technical risk and communicating clearly with architecture and project
    management teams
Required Skills
  • 3 years’
    experience designing and building web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Expert knowledge
    throughout the application stack. Relevant buzzwords that you need to
    understand some of (order of priority):
  • Rails (3)
  • Ubuntu
  • Facebook
  • Mobile Web
    CSS, JS
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Chef     
  • Akamai
  • Varnish
  • Nginx & Passenger
  • MogileFS
  • MongoDB
  • Solr
  • Understanding
    of design considerations for highly scalable internet architectures, and
    high performance user experiences
  • Complete
    understanding of the rails framework and tools
  • Excellent
    object oriented programming and design skills
  • Good understanding
    of Agile development methods
  • Proficiency
    in software engineering practices and tools, design patterns, version
    management and build management
  • Experience
    of integrating to SOAP/REST based web services and working with XML and
  • Expert level experience writing unit
    tests and writing testable code
  • 1 years experience reviewing creative
    design artifacts, and producing technical estimates
  • Documenting requirements and
    producing technical design assets (UML beneficial)
Beneficial experience: working in a
consulting business, retail business, or marketing organization.

General traits
drive, ambition, proactive,
confidence, thrives on challenges, excellent communication skills, and a good
sense of humour.


– B.S. in Computer Science or work equivalent experience

To apply: To learn more please send your resume with “Ruby on Rails Software Engineer” in the subject line to sfjobs@akqa.com

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