IZEA: Senior Ruby Developer

Posted by | August 24, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Orlando, FL

URL: http://izea.com

We’re looking for a highly motivated Ruby expert to join a fantastic team of smart developers in downtown Orlando, FL. If you love writing clean, tested code, and developing web apps that people want to use… If you love trying out a new technology one day and deploying your code into a production environment the next… If you love the idea of working at a relatively flat organization where you’re two seats from the CEO and the Beatles are streaming on the radio, you’ll fit right in here.
You’ll be developing the core back-end Ruby code that powers our premium Blog Marketing platform, SocialSpark.com. It’s a feature-rich marketplace, so you’ll never run out of new code problems to solve!
Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain features using Ruby on Rails
  • Know your way around our databases, optimizing queries and diagnosing issues as they arise
  • Write (good) unit and functional tests
  • Reproduce and fix application errors and unexpected behaviors reported by internal users and external customers
  • Work with the product owner to nail down the best solutions to development problems and business requirements
  • Set deadlines and communicate often about progress toward those goals
What We’re Looking For
  • 5+ years professional web development experience
  • 3+ years Ruby on Rails development experience
  • Strong understanding of relational databases
  • Linux ninja skills (you’ll spend a good part of your day SSH’d to our servers)
  • Experience deploying enterprise-level applications
  • Basic knowledge of DNS, CDN, load balancing, SMTP, SSL, etc
  • Strong knowledge of Git
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple incoming requests without dropping the ball
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Problem solver at heart
  • Lives (or wants to live) in the Orlando area
  • Doesn’t mind the occasional dog at the office
Bonus Points if…
  • you’re familiar with at least a handful of the following: Bundler, Delayed Job, Compass/SASS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Formtastic, Nokogiri, Authlogic, Mechanize
  • you’ve worked with the Google Analytics or MailChimp APIs
  • you have a Github account (or at least didn’t have to Google that)
  • you’ve written and deployed from a Capistrano recipe
IZEA Benefits
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) Plan w/ Matching
  • 10+ paid vacation/sick days per year
  • 12 paid holidays every year
  • Gym reimbursement
  • A fun, energetic work environment

To apply: If you think you’re just the developer IZEA needs to fill this critical role, drop us a line at jobs@izea.com. Include your Github handle if you have one and don’t mind us poking around.

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