BenchPrep: Ruby on Rails Programmer w/ Coffeescript experience

Posted by | July 19, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, IL


About BenchPrep
BenchPrep (formerly Watermelon
Express) is the world’s first and only cross platform test prep application
that allows students to buy educational and test prep content from leading
publishers from one central hub.  BenchPrep apps are available for iPhone,
iPad, Android, and the Web, and allow users to seamlessly study across all
We work with best in class
educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Bar Outlines, John Wiley and
others. BenchPrep is backed by Lightbank, a venture fund started by Eric
Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. The company was voted “most innovative and
best-in-class test prep and assessment platform” at the 2010 Education
Innovation Summit and won the 2010 New Venture Challenge competition at the University
of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since 2009, more than 150,000 students
across 20 countries have used BenchPrep products.
We just launched our new
website, web app and mobile apps. Here are the links:
Job Requirements
•   Strong Javascript
(coffeescript experience a plus)
•   Backbone.js
•   Ruby on Rails
•   HTML / CSS 
•   Strong command line / linux
•   Testing Ruby and Javascript
developer will be implementing features
on an existing web application
(backbone and RoR stack). We need someone who can jump in and be comfortable at
any part of the stack. Front end style, application, ajax, ruby api, etc.


  • Stock options
  • Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Pretax Transit and Parking Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Wellness & Entertainment
  • Discounted membership to David Barton Health Club
  • Happy Hour every Friday
  • Weekly team lunches and Monthly team dinners
  • Equipment: We’ll provide you with the latest Apple technology and tools you need to do your job.
  • Allowance for iPhone/iPad apps
  • Work from the iconic 600 W. Chicago Ave.

To apply:

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