Animoto: Ruby Developer

Posted by | September 20, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York, NY


Animoto is looking for a few solid Ruby devs to join our small
team of kick-arse developers. We’re a well-funded startup that has been
making a big splash all over the press, from the New York Times to
TechCrunch. We’re not looking for code monkeys—we want to find people
who care about their code and who want to be challenged and grow in
their skills.
Who we are: Here’s our blurb: “Animoto is a video creation platform
that automatically produces videos using images and music. Using their
patent-pending Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an
actual editor & director, the resulting video has the emotional
impact of a movie trailer and the visual energy of a music video.”
To be honest, that text just doesn’t do us justice. Check out this link to get a better picture of what we do. Or, if you won’t take our word for it, you can read what the press has to say and check out the awards we’ve won, including this year’s Webby Award for Best Services and Applications Website. We’re already cash-flow positive and have just finished raising more money to take it to the next level. We’re looking for some good devs to help us get there.
Who we’re looking for: I’m not going to list 100 technologies you
need to know to join our team. Through our hiring process we’ve
determined that there are only a few must-haves to pass the bar. You
need to demonstrate at least 2 out of the 3 following:
  • You understand Computer Science fundamentals (data structures/algorithms)
  • You have deep chops in at least one area of Computer Science (systems, web services, networks)
  • You are a seasoned Ruby
The other soft requirements are that you are a good fit for our team
(can you learn from others? can you collaborate well?) and that you
demonstrate that you can attack problems creatively and have a flexible
On top of that, here are the technologies that we use that would be helpful for you to know:
Rails, Merb, Capistrano, Git, Linux, HTML/DHTML/CSS/Javascript,
Ajax, AWS (S3/EC2/SQS/SDB), RESTful APIs, async processing/messages
queues (Starling, DelayedJob, etc), Nginx, Apache + Phusion Passenger,
Haproxy, SQL, db optimization.
Salary: Competitive

To apply: Send a resumt to

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