MeYou Health: Principal Engineer, Ruby on Rails

Posted by | August 21, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Boston, MA

URL: www.meyouhealth.com

We seek a talented, driven Ruby on Rails developer to join our product team as a Principal Engineer. In this role, you’ll work closely with us to help design, implement, and ship features in weekly sprints of development. MeYou Health (MYH) is a start-up company focused on creating fun web and mobile experiences that encourage people to do small actions they can accomplish every day to improve their health and well-being. MYH is a subsidiary of Healthways (Nasdaq:HWAY).DescriptionWe are looking for a talented, driven Ruby on Rails developer to join our product team as a Principal Engineer.  MeYou Health is a start-up company focused on creating fun web and mobile experiences that encourage people to do small actions they can accomplish every day to improve their health and well-being. Our team is made up of consumer product veterans from the game and health industries. We’ve come together to build engaging products that truly help people live better lives, and we want you to be a part of that. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healthways (Nasdaq:HWAY), we are able to combine the flexibility, culture, and agility of a start-up with the security, benefits, and compensation of a larger company. 
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the product team to design, build, test, and ship features in weekly sprints of development
  • Develop elegant solutions to difficult engineering problems
  • Write solid, tested, and scalable back-end code
  • Write front-end code with a dedication to excellent UX and an understanding that 80% of the value can come from the last 20% of polish
  • Follow BDD/TDD approach to ensure excellent automated test coverage and reliability
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments and best practices in the Rails community

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of professional web development experience using scripting-language-based frameworks such as Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, PHP/Cake, etc.
  • Experience building consumer web applications with Ruby on Rails
  • Total comfort with object-oriented design and analysis
  • Solid understanding of relational database design and common optimization techniques; specific familiarity with MySQL
  • Solid front-end development experience with XHTML, CSS, and JS (particularly via Prototype or jQuery)
  • Comfort using version control systems (git, subversion, mercurial)
  • Comfort working within *nix command-line environments
  • Passionate, pragmatic perfectionism
  • Intuition and sensitivity for what makes a good user experience
  • Excellent ability to communicate and collaborate with the rest of the team
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent
Highly Desired Qualifications
  • Facebook API experience
  • BDD/TDD mindset, automated unit and integration testing experience (RSpec, cucumber)
  • Familiarity and comfort with agile development processes
  • SOA experience
  • Significant presence in the Rails community
  • Videogame enthusiasm, playing or building
What we offer
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits, 401k plan, and sizable bonus opportunity
  • A flexible, creative, and collaborative team environment
  • A gorgeous, newly renovated work environment designed for collaboration
To be considered, please submit your resume AND a cover letter that gives us insight into who you are, what you love about work and why you’re interested in working with us at MeYou Health. Optionally, if you have a github account and you’d like to point us to some particularly good examples of code you’ve written, send us the link!

To apply: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?bj=o12lVfw3&s=37signals

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