kicktag.com: Senior Developer (RoR)

Posted by | December 7, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: www.kicktag.com

Senior Developer/Engineer (Ruby)
We live to create killer consumer technology that millions
of people use across the web, consumer applications so cool that all our
friends use them, so simple that our moms can pick them up in minutes and so
disruptive that they stand to forever change how the world deals with video. We
are an early-stage start-up, led by well-known entrepreneurs who have built,
sold and taken public multiple highly successful companies in Silicon Valley,
Our lead investors and advisors include one of the largest wireless companies
in the world, one of the largest investors in Facebook, and individual
investors and advisors that represent a who’s who of Silicon Valley stars. We
are fortunate to reside in one of the truly coolest workspaces you have ever
seen just 2 blocks from ATT park in SOMA and walking distance to killer
restaurants and bars around SouthBeach, We are in 25,000 square feet of
dog-friendly awesomeness  – along
with a handful of other smart startups that share the massive workspace.
 We seek out creative thinkers, people who know how to simply
“make-it-happen”, and those who are not afraid to tackle very big challenges
that have yet to be solved – and do it in totally innovative ways that test the
limits of what’s possible. We are not building a product, we are creating a
movement – and looking for a few select people to join our engineering team
over the next 90 days to be part of it.
 You will be a key developer
on our engineering team and join the team that will be building the next
version of our application and infrastructure.  We have partnered with one
of the leading Agile consulting companies to sharpen and focus our engineering
practices and culture as we rapidly build out our new platform.   Our
culture will be Agile, BDD/TDD, paired-programming, story based requirements,
continuous integration and continuous release cycle.  Our platform will
efficiently stream rich experiences to millions of users over the entire
spectrum of web and mobile devices.
 Here is what we are looking
for:
 
·       3+ years of web application
programming
·       3+ years of experience
programming in one or more of these languages: RoR, PHP, Python, Java
·       Strong desire to write concise,
solid code and understand the benefit to covering the code with unit tests (
bonus points for practical experience covering your code with unit tests)
·       Strong OOP skills
·       comfortable abstracting
interfaces to fit known requirements
·       test first, fail early,
aggressive refactoring should be your nature
·       you understand why 100% code
coverage is not perfection
·       you are comfortable enough with
HTML/CSS so that you have the chops to deliver the design as it is delivered to
you
·       solid front end programming
experience: javascript, jquery, yui, prototype,etc…
·       comfortable working with third
party libraries when the need arises
·       can efficiently participate in
group decisions
·       willingness to pitch in and help
with system administration and operations (well we are still an early stage
startup so we all need to wear a few different hats); experience doing it a big
plus
·       Personality
to handle responsibility, collaborate and excel in small team environment
·       Team
player
·       Previous
start-up experience a MUST
·       Did we
mention, hungry?
 
 
 
Exceptional candidates will
have one or more of the following:
 
·       experience with Social media
API’s (Facebook,Twitter, Youtube) desirable
·       commercial Test Driven
Development or Agile development experience a big plus
·       programimng experience with
flash/actionscript is a big plus)
·       Experience in online video a HUGE
plus
 
 
 
 

To apply: michael@kicktag.com

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