Foraker Labs: Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | February 4, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Boulder, CO


We’re looking for someone with a passion for programming and for
writing beautiful code. If you never think about code after 5:01pm, if
you haven’t read a book about programming since you left school, or if
you are not excited by the idea of a technical interview where we pepper
you with questions about algorithms, please do not apply.
You should have significant experience with both Ruby and Rails
development. Topics that we’d expect you to be able to talk
intelligently about include: testing, TDD, the strengths and weaknesses
of ActiveRecord, the pros and cons of REST, and why skinny controllers
and fat models are a Good Thing.
You should have significant database experience. ORM is great, but if
you can’t also roll your own SQL, draw an ERD, and talk a bit about
query optimization techniques then we might not be a great fit for each
You should have significant object-oriented programming experience.
We’ll want you to be able to talk to us about inheritance and
encapsulation and polymorphism. Oh my!
We want folks who enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative
environment. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate a capacity for
learning new skills, a history of delivering work on time and on budget,
and the ability to thrive under deadline pressure.  You should also be
comfortable diving into existing code and confidently deciding when
and how to refactor for optimal long-term value.
We’re looking for people who enjoy programming on-site in a
close-knit team environment. We’re huge fans of pair programming, code
reviews, and talking with each other every day about how to make our
code just a little bit better. Exceptional communication skills, an
eagerness to learn from others in an ego-free environment, and the
ability to tolerate incessant movie quotes and really bad jokes are all
What you’ll get
  • You’ll get to work with a team of really smart, passionate people
    who build custom web applications for a diverse set of industries and
  • Relaxed, dog-friendly office in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
  • Great work-life balance.
  • $85k-$105k base DOE. Health, dental, and vision insurance. 401k. Profit sharing.
How about now? We’re looking for qualified folks to join our team as soon as possible.
4775 Walnut Street, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Recruiters will be fed to our dogs.
  • Outsourcing shops will be hung by their toenails.
  • No contractors please, unless you are interested in a full-time, on-site position.
  • No phone calls, please.

To apply: Please write us a nice cover letter (yes, this is a test of your communication skills) and include other appropriate materials showcasing your experience, skills and passion in an email with [SR RAILS DEV] in the title to:

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