HackSurfer: Senior Rails/Web Developer

Posted by | October 24, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Baltimore, MD or Anywhere

URL: www.hacksurfer.com

Sr. Ruby on Rails Web Developer
About HackSurfer (www.hacksurfer.com)
In today’s world, as individuals and business, we are all globally more connected than at any time in the past. Our sensitive personal and medical information, our finances, our best ideas and intellectual property, and much, much more are all “out there.” 
This vital data is moved around the web every day, through its networks and in and out of databases and stores connected to one another around the globe. In fact, most of what defines us as individuals and businesses is online and vulnerable to theft, exploit and damage. HackSurfer helps you protect yourself and your business by providing detailed, up-to-the-minute data on what’s really affecting your cyber world, your cyber “you.” 
HackSurfer is the web’s sentinel for critical cyber threats and attacks. Always listening and watching, we continuously monitor the internet’s social media and thousands of other sources for cyber security and cyber crime content and report what we learn in simple, usable ways. Advanced HackSurfer “big data” analytics crunch through the vast amount of the web’s constantly-changing information not only to make sense of what’s happening in the world right now, but to help you predict how cyber crime could affect the future of your business, your money and all the other things in life you care about most. 
HackSurfer is a well-funded startup with offices in Maryland and Florida.
As a rails web developer at HackSurfer, you will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of building and maintaining several key HackSurfer web software applications. Primarily, you will work on developing and maintaining our customer-facing, production web applications. Duties will include:
  • end-to-end web application development (database, business logic, front-end) for new site features and new web apps
  • back-end system development (internal admin applications, feed subscriptions, etc.)
  • online advertising and web analytic tools
  • operational support
At minimum, you will have at least a few years of professional experience with the following technologies and software. These are the tools that we work with every day and that we expect you to hit the ground running with. The quantity of your experience is not nearly as important as the quality of it.
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Some RDBMS (e.g. MySQL)
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript (jQuery)
  • Git
  • Agile, Iterative Development
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • action and detail oriented
  • highly motivated to drive projects to completion
As your code will be deployed in a high-volume internet production environment, performance tuning and testing will be critical to success.
Building a responsive, highly-available web software application for 10s of 1000s of users.
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS)
  • Deployment Management (Heroku)
  • Issue Tracking (Jira)
  • NoSQL Databases (Mongo)
  • Social Media Integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • RESTful web service API development and documentation
  • Database Schema Design and Indexing
  • Data Warehousing
  • Startup Experience 
*100% telecommuting available for most qualified candidates and those with proven communications skills and verifiable experience.*

To apply: Send resume to rebekah@hacksurfer.com

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