Context Optional: Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | January 20, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.contextoptional.com/

Location: San Francisco, CA

ABOUT CONTEXT OPTIONAL

ABOUT US: Context Optional is a leading provider of social marketing software enabling businesses to market more effectively across the social web. We are at the top of our field and plan to stay that way: we were the first preferred developer selected by Facebook and the first crowsourced charity application on a large scale to get more than 10 million fans (Chase Community Giving). We are trusted by leading brands such as Dell, JPMorgan Chase, General Mills, Kohls, Live Nation, Microsoft, Rockstar Games, Safeway, Toys"R"Us, Wells Fargo and more.

We love what we do and we have a culture of innovation, self-direction, knowledge sharing and fun. We are DJs, rock stars, marathoners, dog lovers, dads, moms, theater goers, tattoo aficionados, foodies and beyond. Join the team.

ABOUT THE POSITION

When Target was looking for a way to get their customers involved in their commitment to charitable giving, they came to Context Optional. We built a Facebook app that let users vote on where the $3 million in donations should go. Over 250,000 people participated.

Kohls wanted to engage its Facebook community in their charitable giving campaign. We helped them develop the Kohls Cares campaign which now has 3.2 million fans…and is growing.

We are seeking an experienced web developer to author interactive applications. As an "App Genius," youll not only be responsible for software development but also aspects of project management, customer/account management and product management. This is a unique and exciting customer-facing role. Ideal candidates are top notch developers who also "get" social networking and can speak well in front of customers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Design and code applications end-to-end – including database models, application logic, and presentation layer
* Work with a solid team of experienced developers and designers with a great deal of variety
* Own your own projects that generally run 5-10 weeks
* Be part developer, part project manager and part designer while interfacing with web-savvy brand managers at well-known companies
* Use agile processes in ways that are a benefit, not a chore
* Be a part of cutting edge projects that are fun, unique, challenging and constantly evolving

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

* Significant experience and interest in building and launching strong web applications
* Experience with web UI technologies – CSS, Javascript, etc.
* Fluent in one or more OO or scripting languages like Java, PHP, Python, Perl
* A strong interest in social networks, with some exposure to the technology/concepts behind them
* Excellent communication and documentation skills, with the ability to consistently contribute creative ideas
* CS degree, or equivalent

HIGHLY DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

* Some experience with Ruby on Rails
* Previous experience scaling high volume webapps and building apps on Facebook
* Familiarity with MySQL or similar relational databases
* Familiarity with jQuery, HAML, MongoDB, Rail 3.0, Ruby 1.9

Context Optional offers an attractive and competitive compensation package including base salary, pre-IPO stock options, health/vision/dental insurance, Fidelity 401(k), pre-tax commuter deductions, and a casual office environment.

This position is located in Contexts headquarters in downtown San Francisco, near the Montgomery BART stop.

And, yes, we do have a ping pong table and have developed an app to fuel the competition: www.conpong.com

If you are interested in this position, please send us your cover letter and current resume. Each application will be personally considered. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Context Optional, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Our company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, physical handicap, disability, medical condition or ancestry, sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

ABOUT US: Context Optional is a leading provider of social marketing software enabling businesses to market more effectively across the social web. Our extensive suite of web-based products is designed for building, managing, monitoring, and advertising brand presence to meet marketers acquisition, engagement, and retention goals. We are one of the best in our field and plan to stay that way: we were the first preferred developer selected by Facebook and the first crowsourced charity application on a large scale to get more than 10 million fans (Chase Community Giving). We are trusted by leading brands such as Dell, JPMorgan Chase, General Mills, Kohls, Live Nation, Microsoft, Rockstar Games, Safeway, Toys"R"Us, Wells Fargo and more.

We love what we do. We have a culture of innovation, self-direction, knowledge sharing and fun.

ABOUT THE POSITION

When Target was looking for a way to get their customers involved in their commitment to charitable giving, they came to Context Optional. We built a Facebook app that let users vote on where the $3 million in donations should go. Over 250,000 people participated.

Kohls wanted to engage its Facebook community in their charitable giving campaign. We helped them develop the Kohls Cares campaign which now has 3.2 million fans…and is growing.

We are seeking an experienced web developer to author interactive applications. As an "App Genius," youll not only be responsible for software development but also aspects of project management, customer/account management and product management. This is a unique and exciting customer-facing role. Ideal candidates are top notch developers who also "get" social networking and can speak well in front of customers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Design and code applications end-to-end – including database models, application logic, and presentation layer
* Work with a solid team of experienced developers and designers with a great deal of variety
* Own your own projects that generally run 5-10 weeks
* Be part developer, part project manager and part designer while interfacing with web-savvy brand managers at well-known companies
* Use agile processes in ways that are a benefit, not a chore
* Be a part of cutting edge projects that are fun, unique, challenging and constantly evolving

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

* Significant experience and interest in building and launching strong web applications
* Experience with web UI technologies – CSS, Javascript, etc.
* Fluent in one or more OO or scripting languages like Java, PHP, Python, Perl
* A strong interest in social networks, with some exposure to the technology/concepts behind them
* Excellent communication and documentation skills, with the ability to consistently contribute creative ideas
* CS degree, or equivalent

HIGHLY DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

* Some experience with Ruby on Rails
* Previous experience scaling high volume webapps and building apps on Facebook
* Familiarity with MySQL or similar relational databases
* Knowledge of J Query, HAML, MongoDB, Rail 3.0, Ruby 1.9

Context Optional offers an attractive and competitive compensation package including base salary, pre-IPO stock options, health/vision/dental insurance, Fidelity 401(k), pre-tax commuter deductions, and a casual office environment.

This position is located in Contexts headquarters in downtown San Francisco, near the Montgomery BART stop.

And, yes, we do have a ping pong table and have developed an app to fuel the competition: www.conpong.com

If you are interested in this position, please send us your cover letter and current resume. Each application will be personally considered. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Context Optional, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Our company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, physical handicap, disability, medical condition or ancestry, sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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