Northwestern University: Ruby (and Rails) Developer

Posted by | February 21, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, IL


Who we are:
We are a diverse team of developers at the Northwestern University Biomedical Informatics Center on the downtown Chicago campus. Our group builds software that supports and enhances clinical research. We strive to create high-quality, innovative software using Ruby on Rails and other technologies. We believe in collaboration, learning from our peers, using the right tool for the job, and open source. We emphasize modern, agile software development practices including BDD and continuous integration. Our projects are used by hundreds of people across the university and help improve research on a daily basis.
Some open source projects our group has released:
A more comprehensive list of our projects:
What we use:
Ruby, Rails, jQuery, Compass.
RSpec, Cucumber, Hudson CI.
PostgreSQL, Apache, Passenger.
ActiveMQ, Resque, Redis.
Git, Redmine, Linux, OS X.
We are looking for someone with:
a passion for software development, learning, and exploring new technologies
a preference for working on small teams
the ability to tackle diverse features (from UI to DB)
What we offer:
salary: $57k – $76k
a comprehensive benefit package, including tuition discounts (
40 hour work week with flexible hours
MacBook Pro and big-screen monitor
a yearly conference trip of your choice
panoramic views of Lake Michigan (hey, could be worse)

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to Peter Nyberg (

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