gravitytank: Senior Rails Engineer

Posted by | June 2, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, IL


ramen noodles? silly apps? no pay? no thank you. If you want startup
like responsibilities, while doing great work in an awesome, rewarding
work environment read on.
gravitytank is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help build out and manage our rapidly growing dScout mobile research platform. gravitytank is a 65 person, rapidly growing innovation firm based in Chicago that works with some of the world’s most important organizations on innovation challenges. dScout came directly out of the work we do at gravitytank everyday.
While in beta, dScout has received rave reviews from top tier clients and customers who see mobile as an important new way to connect with and understand their users, and most notably are willing to pay for our services.
dScout is built on rails, with a JSON API and Javascript front end, with two mobile clients (right now) – Android and iPhone. And that’s just the start. We are looking for a Lead who can help us build off of this base by adding new capabilities and getting into some pretty interesting technical territory. In addition, we would like this lead to help us build a finely tuned development engine – helping to manage builds, feature sets and our ongoing development process. Beyond the technology, we are looking for someone who wants to be part of a close knit team in a collaborative work environment.
here’s what we need…
// At least 7 years of experience in web application development with heavy use of Ruby and Javascript.
// Demonstrated experience organizing and leading web development efforts in a production environment.
// A github repository of code you’ve written
// Someone that likes to be around and work with other people.
bonus points…
// A CS degree
// Experience with mobile applications
// Experience with matching/clustering algorithms
More details on our stack:
+ Ruby | Rails | RSpec | Cucumber | Jasmine
+ Javascript | CoffeeScript | jQuery | Backbone
+ Memcached | Redis
+ EC2 | S3 | RDS
+ Git

To apply: If you’re interested, please apply via our website at

In addition to your resume, please provide your GitHub account name and any other relevant code samples at the bottom of your short cover letter.

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