Mark Gorton: Full Stack Rails Developer

Posted by | May 2, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY

Mark Gorton, entrepreneur and
founder of Tower Research Capital LLC, OpenPlans, Lime Wire LLC, and the Lime
Group of Companies, is launching a new venture. This venture is focused on
significant aspects of American history in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s that are
not well understood by the public. This project has the potential to change the
way American history is perceived and taught by future generations. The goals
of the venture are to bring together disparate facts and people through the Internet
and then to leverage this new resource in the pursuit of business
opportunities. The first steps will be to create a website that facilitates the
collation of information from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the web to
printed text, and to build a community of researchers to make productive use of
this web tool. The site will most likely include a wiki, question-and-answer
functionality, and online reputation tools.
The Full Stack Rails Developer will
work closely with Mark to specify and guide the development of the site, select
the appropriate technologies and tools for the project, build quick prototypes
to refine the initial specification, and recruit additional team members as appropriate.
This position is available in New York City only.
· Specifying and designing
a website with an intuitive interface to serve as an organized, centralized
resource for information concerning aspects of 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s American
· Selecting the optimal
tools and applications for building this website
· Implementing workflow
and web interface design to formulate a clear specification for the project
· Creating a prototype
of a question-and-answer system with reputation, citation, and sharing features
· Strong educational
· Experience with designing,
architecting, and building websites
· Mastery of Rails and
· Mastery of UI
development, including Javascript (jQuery, CoffeeScript), CSS (SASS), and HTML
· Experience with
databases (PostgreSQL and NoSQL)
· Experience with versioning
(Git) and testing (RSpec, Cucumber)
· Experience with web
servers (nginx, Apache)
· Experience deploying
apps to the cloud (Amazon, Rackspace, Heroku)
Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to

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