BackChannelMedia: Ruby Developer

Posted by | August 21, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Boston, MA


Join the team that’s transforming the way the world will watch and interact with TV by Pointing and Clicking!
Backchannelmedia’s TV click-through to the Internet solution merges the direct marketing, Internet advertising and TV advertising industries into one platform driven by actual television viewer response results. It allows TV advertisers, broadcasters and other TV content distributors such as cable and satellite operators to measure viewer engagement using the power of the Internet in real time.  This is accomplished by inserting bookmarkable elements into commercial spots and in-programming and providing the viewer with the ability to forward them to a customizable portal on the Internet.  From that portal, the TV viewer can be directly linked from TV to a deeper branded experience on the Internet. 
As our Ruby Developer/Software Engineer, you have a passion for the latest technologies and want to be part of team that has made a commitment to Ruby for the development of backend of systems with multiple web interfaces. You will work to develop Backchannelmedia’s core technology that provides Token Registration and Management and Research Data Access and Analysis.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Using Ruby on Rails, develop backend code for Backchannelmedia systems that satisfy business requirements using appropriate tools.
  • Maintains and modifies existing applications independently as well as under the direction from senior staff members.
  • Performs maintenance programming for existing software versions as well as custom programming as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing data architect for Backchannelmedia’s systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to other technical and non-technical staff members.
  • Ability to use open source software such as Apache, Git, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL.
  • A solid working knowledge of *NIX. Knowledge of web programming using either Ruby, PHP, Perl, Java, or other languages.
  • Good knowledge of SQL such as joins, aggregates, stored procedures, and data normalization. 
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript event model, as well as browser compatibility issues.
  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience as Software Developer.  
  • Competitive starting salary; depending on experience.
  • Competitive Health
  • Dental Plan
  • Holiday Pay
  • Commuter Benefits 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Employee kitchen with free food and beverages
Additional Requirements:
  • Applicants must be US Citizen or hold legal premits to work in the US
  • Local applicants only; relocation does not apply to this position
  • This position is on-site and maintains standard office hours
  • Applicants only; no recruiters please.
Backchannelmedia is conveniently located at the intersection of all major public transportation rail lines and highways and is one block from South Station.
Backchannelmedia is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.
Backchannelmedia is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited agency resumes.

To apply: Contact:Wendy Duggan, VP of Human Resources

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