GOOD: Senior Software Engineer, Ruby on Rails

Posted by | October 6, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

URL: http://www.good.is

GOOD is working on the launch of a new platform to
provide funding to awesome projects, and we are looking for a motivated Senior
Software Engineer with a strong product focus to join us in Los Angeles.  If you’re excited about using
technology to make the world a better place – and want to build some fun stuff
along the way – then we want to hear from you.
 
POSITION
AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for
architectural design, development, and launch of a new platform, as well as
mentoring contractors and/or junior software engineers.   Key responsibilities include:
  • Leading the system
    design on new projects
  • Developing the most
    complex portions of assigned projects
  • Mentoring Junior
    Software Engineers and/or Contractors
  • Participating in
    product discussions (we want you to have ideas about the product, not just
    about the code)
Experience:
  • 2-5 years of software
    development experience
  • Experience working on
    a high scale media site
  • Experience working in
    an agile environment (we do weekly releases and have an active storyboard)
  • Experience working
    closely with a creative product team (you should have examples of
    suggesting/refining product ideas that eventually became part of the
    overall product)
Qualifications
  • Expert level coding
    skills in Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Strong coding skills
    in at least one other language
  • Strong sysadmin skills
    (you should be comfortable in a Linux Terminal and have basic awk and grep
    skills)
  • Strong front end
    development skills (CSS/HTML/Javascript)
  • Exceptional
    communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred
  • Strong SQL Background
  • Experience
    administering MySQL
  • Experience
    administering AWS
  • Experience
    administering Apache/Nginx
 
ABOUT US (www.good.is)
GOOD combines smart business practices with a
high-energy, creative culture. Our employees are willing to work tirelessly to
influence the future of the planet, but they want to have fun in the process.
We aim to incorporate our core values of authenticity, creativity,
transparency, utility, and love into everything we do. Diversity is of great
importance to us.
 
GOOD is a dog-friendly work environment, and
dog owners are welcome to bring their pets to work.
 
GOOD is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in
employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to
all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the
application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the
organization.
 
Please note: Though submitting a resume
to GOOD implies that you are interested in a position(s), it does not imply
that you are an applicant. You are not considered an applicant until you have
been contacted directly by a Human Resources representative requesting that you
begin the designated application process, which may involve phone and/or in-person
interview(s), job-related testing, and background checking.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and any links to their blog / twitter / github / stackoverflow, to jobs [at] goodinc [dot] com with "Senior Software Engineer" as the subject line.

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