Avid Life Media Inc.: Senior Ruby Developer

Posted by | January 20, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Toronto (Yonge/Eglinton), Canada

URL: www.AvidLifeMedia.com

Ruby Developer
As engineers at Avid Life Media, we deal with
some of the most challenging problems any of us have come across. The scale and
speed of our growth force us to experiment with techniques and technologies
only the very biggest websites ever need to use. Sometimes we find something
other people have pioneered, and adapt it to fit our sites. Other times we’re
the pioneers, inventing new solutions. If
you’d like to work in a creative and challenging engineering environment where
every new project is a learning opportunity, work with really smart people, and
get paid well for your efforts, then you’ve come to the right place.
Avid Life Media has a flat engineering
structure that gives individuals a great deal of responsibility. As a senior
developer, working on properties such as HOTorNOT, CougarLife, Established Men,
and ManCrunch you will be involved in all stages of developing the product you
are working on. You’ll create new product ideas and help guide the product
roadmap, spec out what the next generation will look like, and implement it
yourself. Because of this, we look for individuals who thrive in an environment
where they will work creatively, take initiative and deliver on commitments.
•  Contribute to product design and implementation discussions
•  Push the envelope on speed to implement projects from the idea phase
to production
•  Test and iterate code before and after production release
•  Design, architect, implement, and QA new functionality.
Qualifications & Skills
•  Experience
with Ruby, Ruby on Rails and/or Merb
•  Strong JavaScript
using JQuery and/or Prototype
•  Good knowledge of SQL
•  Understanding of scalability, systems engineering, and algorithms
•  Sense of product and design
•  You know a lot of languages and you’re comfortable learning new ones
•  You understand the importance of test/behaviour driven development
•  A general familiarity with Unix like operating systems (Linux, OS X,
BSD) and a love for the power of the command line.
•  Experience with PHP, Erlang, Objective-C
•  Familiarity with Facebook Developer Platform
•  Experience with Sphinx, Lucene and/or Solr
•  Familiarity with Apache, Memcache, Nginx
•  Familiarity with XMPP and Ejabberd
•  Familiarity with Reddis, Beanstalk
•  Experience founding or working at a startup
•  Knowledge of database scaling and common caching, sharding and
partitioning approaches
•  BS or greater in an Engineering-related degree, Computer Science,
Math, or Physics
•  Strong statistics/math skills (if you can’t measure it, you can’t
understand it).
About Avid Life Media
Avid Life Media Inc. is a leading social
entertainment company that operates some of the most vibrant dating communities
on the web.
Our passion is making a product that rocks and
putting it in millions of people’s hands all over the world. We offer
competitive salaries and company paid benefits, interesting challenges, and a
fun work environment. We’re looking for great people to join us.
For more information about Avid Life Media Inc.
and some of our businesses, check out the following: www.avidlifemedia.com; www.ashleymadison.com; www.hotornot.com; www.cougarlife.com; www.mancrunch.com; www.establishedmen.com; and, www.eroticy.com .

To apply: If you think you’re up to the challenge, please submit your resume and brief cover letter (in the same document) to hr@avidlifemedia.com. In the subject line, please reference Sr Ruby Developer.

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