clipik: Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | November 12, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA or New York, NY


About clipik:
Clipik is an angel-funded startup in San
Francisco that is bringing professional and semi-professional video and photo
editing services to the general public.  Our
goal is to allow any person with an iPhone, HD camera or DSLR to capture their
own content and transform those images and videos into memorable high-quality
reels without having to learn how to edit videos.  We are a marketplace that is a cut above current
automated offerings; we bring creativity and a human element to video editing
at affordable prices.
Our team
is comprised of a couple tech-loving and nerdy Wharton MBAs and a professor who has founded and
funded two successful internet startups over the past few years.
We are looking for an
experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join us to be the lead engineer of our
platform.  You’ll have a huge impact on the expansion of
our platform while getting your hands dirty in high-level user experience
design and implementation along with lower level server side development.  Our backend will involve handling storage of
large files and processing a large number of videos together with social
networking aspects as well.  

  • Develop
    a powerful Ruby on Rails backend that drives a simple UI that makes our service
    compelling to our target market

  • Expand
    our current design to integrate several advanced features.  Our core is RoR but additional feature can be
    implemented in other frameworks/languages.

  • Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems
  • Play a key role  in product development and the direction of the clipik feature set
  • QA
    testing (we’re a startup: everyone’s gotta pitch in)

  • Recruiting
    and managing other engineers if you would like to do so

  • Ninja-like Ruby on Rails skills
  • Comfortable
    with HTML & CSS (we have designers on board but this helps)

  • Some fancy computer science degree is a perk
  • Be
    willing to hang out, have fun and build something great together

A rock-star candidate has:
  • Experience
    developing interfaces that manage video/photo editing and uploading (we will
    have a lot of content being uploaded to us, simple interface is key)

  • Previous experience in a start-up environment
  • Passion
    for clean & beautiful user experience

  • Ability
    to identify a problem and find the solution on your own

  • Excellent
    communication skills, capable of explaining highly technical problems in

  • Ability
    to beat the founders at Team Fortress 2 (a challenge if you will)

  • Work in a great fast-paced startup environment
  • Flexibility for working remotely
  • Impromptu office soccer games and judo lessons

  • Status as an Internet video legend
  • Competitive
    cash + equity package. You will be an early member of Clipik’s team and grow
    with us.

To apply: Send us a resume at

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