Celect: Ruby Developer

Posted by | February 9, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Evanston, IL

URL: http://celect.org

Celect makes software for member-based organizations like churches, fraternities, and sororities just to name a few. We’re in the business of helping organization connect with their members with the goal of increasing engagement across the board. We’re looking for a full-time Ruby Developer to join our engineering team. The ideal individual will have a deep knowledge of object-oriented programming and test-driven development using a Ruby on Rails stack. We’re looking for someone who’s not afraid to hit the ground running and make a contribution to our small but passionate team. Advanced experience with any combination of tools in our software stack is crucial. Our stack includes:
  • Ruby and Rails
  • RSpec and Cucumber
  • Nginx
  • Phusion Passenger
  • Javascript and jQuery
  • PostgreSQL
The ideal candidate will not only bring experience to the engineering team but also serve as a mentor and hold the belief that learning is something that’s constant.  
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with our stakeholders and clients to properly define feature sets and user stories.  
  • Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems.  
  • Improve the architecture and scalability of our core systems.  

Requirements
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive experience with web infrastructure and distributed systems.
  • Great debugging and reasoning skills.  
  • Willingness to help teammates through tough development situations.  
  • Mentor individuals on proper OOP techniques and new developments in the Ruby ecosystem.  

Pluses
  • Demonstrated contributions to open-source software
  • Experience with Amazon S3
  • Has worked extensively with Git
  • Experience refactoring a large Rails codebase
  • Experience upgrading to Rails 3

Other Details About the Job
  • You must be willing to work from our Evanston, IL office.  Sorry, no telecommuting.  
  • You’ll get a shiny new Macbook Pro and report to the VP of Technology and Strategy upon arrival.  
  • Celect is a casual work environment.  
  • We’re located right next to the Davis Street Metra (Union Pacific North Line) and CTA (Purple Line) stops.
  • We’ll throw in some equity and benefits (like health insurance)
  • Salary is negotiable 
  • Responsible contribution to Beer Fridays a must.  

To apply: Send a resume to rimas@celect.org

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