Headliner.fm: Senior Rails Developer

Posted by | October 3, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

URL: http://headliner.fm

Do
you love RoR and Rapid development? Are you looking to be a part of a fast
growing startup that is rethinking social marketing? 
Headliner.fm
is a new social sharing application that rewrites the rules of sharing on
Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms. We have over 100,000 users,
reaching over 300 million fans. Every day, we reach over 15 million people. In
a little over 1 year, we have become the number one in-stream social sharing
platform on the web. We’ve got huge scale potential and serious traction and
are looking for a senior developer to join our team.
Culture
is crucial to our organization. We believe in science, evidence, testing and
each other. If you’re interested in working in an extremely low-bureaucracy but
high-impact environment, this is the place for you!
Technologies
we use:
Our
app is built on a Ruby on Rails, MySQL and Redis backend with a Javascript
front-end. We use continuous integration server with automated tests. We vastly
prefer open source tools and aren’t afraid to work on the cutting edge. We
believe that to make cool stuff you have to move fast and break things.
Skills
and Requirements:
We’re
looking for people who have enjoyed building systems and have solved hard
problems.  Object-oriented programming should
be second nature to you.
You
should be comfortable working in a team environment, as well as by yourself. We
are looking for someone who can manage their own workflow, write
specifications, discuss business strategy, and set project goals. Enthusiasm
for collaborative development is a must.
 
Required
Skills:
–       
Solid knowledge and experience with Ruby on
Rails and JQuery.
–       
Solid understanding of MySQL and Redis (or
something similar)
–       
Experience with RESTful APIs
–       
Version control systems, preferably Git
 
Pluses:
–       
Experience with Ext JS framework
–       
Experience developing under *unix systems.
–       
Experience with Nginx
 
Salary
and Compensation:
We
pay above average for NYC-based startups, as well as offer a generous equity
package and bonuses and other great perks. (We like to eat well!)
No
Recruiters, please!

To apply: You must have code you’ve written that runs and that you can show us. Extra bonus points if it’s an open source project. We don’t really care what language it was written in (however, we will try to not only run it but understand it). Send it over to us w

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