Escalate Media LP: Experienced Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | September 16, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: North America


Escalate Media is looking for a full time Ruby on Rails Software Developer. We run a network of niche community based websites and we need someone with the ability to work on Ruby on Rails based projects. You will be working with a team of developers under the direction of the company CTO. 
This is a full time contract job, where you will be working from home. If you lack the self-discipline to succeed in this environment please do not apply. This is NOT an entry level position. After the contract concludes, an option to extend to full-time permanent basis may be presented.
Company Requirements: 
  • Ability to work 40+ hours a week (no other work being done on our time)
  • Able to work well in a team environment. 
  • Must be able to chat on the telephone, be available in our company IRC chat room, and be able to be on Instant messenger throughout the day for communication purposes 
  • Must have your own equipment and software 
  • Must be based in North America
  • Must have excellent communication skills
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain modular components for EM’s network of websites using standard development tools
  • Work closely with other team members and project managers to communicate progress, issues and resolutions during the project life cycle
  • Provide technical consultation to project managers and internal clients where required
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation for project work
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements: 
  • 2 or more years of experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience in Linux/Unix based environments required
  • A minimum of 5-6 years of development experience in software or website development 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent work experience 
  • Experience programming Ruby on Rails MVC  
  • Experience with HTML, PHP, and JavaScript client-side scripting
  • Experience with MySQL , Sphinx, or equivalent
  • Experience with high traffic environments desirable
  • Experience with vBulletin and WordPress desirable
  • Knowledge of XML, SOAP and AJAX desirable
  • Knowledge of revision control software such as GIT / SVN
The salary will depend on your experience, the level of work, and abilities.

To apply: Email the following:

1. Resume & Cover Letter
2. 3-5 reference sites you have created with the contact information of the client (email or phone)

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