American Roamer: Brilliant Software Engineer

Posted by | September 9, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Memphis, TN


We are looking
for a brilliant, pragmatic, practical software

engineer that works well in an agile environment and loves a good

Do you…
  • Have a passion for technology?
  • Work well with people and enjoy teams?
  • Pick up new programming languages and technology quickly?
  • Take criticism well and enjoy creating a positive feedback loop with your team members?
  • Have an eye for good design? Does it make you mad when things are poorly engineered or just plain ugly?
  • Have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing?
  • Have an enterprising spirit and like working for a small company?
We’re looking for a candidate with software development experience

leaning towards web development. We understand that if you’re smart,

you can pick up anything, so we aren’t going to bother listing out

a bunch of requirements, but we will tell you what you’re going to be

What does this position entail?
  • Ruby and Rails development. We love
    cutting-edge technology and this is the “IT” technology for web
    application development. We love the MVC pattern and slick AJAX interfaces.
  • Rack web services. Our application is backed by lots of these little things.
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Don’t you just hate IE? So do we.
  • PostgreSQL. Our database technology of choice. You will be designing schemas, building ETL scripts, and vigorously defending your latest and greatest optimization scheme.
  • GIS. We do a bunch of stuff with maps. You will be getting into this as well.
  • Git. You should be familiar with source control methodology.
  • Linux in the cloud. We use EC2 and we love it.
Oh that sounds
great and all, but what’s the catch?
  • You may have an issue with our notoriously friendly atmosphere.
  • You’ll moan and groan as your desk is generously equipped with a brand-new
  • workstation with dual screens, multiple cores, and gigs of RAM.
  • You might have to deal with the stability and security of working for a profitable company that’s been around since 1988.
  • You’ll have to endure the medical, dental, and disability insurance.
  • You might have to sock some money away in your 401k.
  • Above all, you have to have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

To apply: Send a resume to

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