Goldstar: Back-End Developer

Posted by | January 13, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Pasadena, CA or Portland, OR


Goldstar is the 3rd largest direct ticket seller in the country and
global leader in discount event tickets. Bootstrapped, profitable and
proud, we’re almost 10 years old and still operate like a startup. We
have a great time trying to help our 2 million member base go out more
often. We have beautiful offices in Pasadena, CA and Portland, OR.
Compensation and perks include stock options, medical, dental and vision
insurance, comp tickets and company nights out.
Goldstar is looking to add to our small team of back-end ruby
programmers. We have a diverse group of talented guys building out
numerous apps in a low key agile-ish process. We’re focused on building
out a system of service oriented ruby applications that serve our
business in a multitude of ways. Work on lots of different things or see
a project through from inception to rollout.
Excellent candidates will possess:
* An appropriate amount of experience developing scaleable and
maintainable web applications in Ruby or Python or other dynamic object
oriented languages.
* Knowledge and understanding of Object Oriented Programming.
* Extensive experience writing and maintaining a Service Oriented Architecture.
* Desire to TDD all of your code.
* A pragmatic approach to acceptance testing.
* The design to work closely with others in small, iterative cycles.
* A working knowledge of eXtreme Programming and the virtues it extolls as well as it’s failure cases.
Other great attributes:
* Working knowledge of how large web applications operate and the desire to see your software through to working operation.
* HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, CoffeeScript skills.
* Rap battle skills.
* Skrillex haircut.

To apply: To apply please write us a cover letter about yourself and why you are awesome, your github username, and some projects you are proud of and apply online at

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