KaBOOM! : Junior / Mid-Level Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | November 9, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Washington, DC

URL: http://www.kaboom.org

Junior / Mid-Level Ruby on Rails Developer
Come play with us! KaBOOM! (kaboom.org) is a DC-based non-profit with a simple vision: A great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.  We provide strong benefits, a fun work atmosphere, and the chance to make a difference in children’s lives.  We’re looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to join our agile team of skilled Web developers.  Unlike most non-profits, we are committed to using in-house talent to write and maintain our world-class software.
Our next Web developer will have three primary responsibilities; the exact mix will depend on the experience you bring.
·         Implementing new features in our Rails applications
·         Fixing stuff and making it better
·         Fixing stuff and making it better
·         Ensuring the smooth operation of our systems
Day-to-day responsibilities will include:
·         Collaborate on strategy for specific web products
·         Plan and implement features and upgrades for these products, making sure they’ll be fast, reliable, and relevant for years to come.  Implement with discipline — run unit tests against new and existing code
·         Monitor live applications; address bugs and performance issues
·         Juggle a stream of ad-hoc requests; deal with occasional management nonsense
·         Envision new and exciting products; push the limits of what was thought possible
Our ideal candidate has all of the following qualifications and qualities:
·         Formal software development training
·         A track record of delivering polished software
·         Solid experience with Ruby, Rails, MVC, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
·         Fluency in source control like SVN or Git, web standards, cross-browser compatibility, and basic Linux administration
·         Experience with PHP and Drupal
This position is located in our Washington DC headquarters. To apply, send an email with your  cover letter and resume to Human Resources at: hr@kaboom.org.  In your cover letter be sure to tell us about why you’re interested in helping save play for our nation’s children!  KaBOOM! is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. No calls please.

To apply: See job description

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