Purpose: Web Developer

Posted by | September 15, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York, NY

URL: http://purpose.com

Web Developers at Purpose are responsible for website and web
application development for anywhere from 1-3 projects and interacting
with the movement strategy and user experience teams.
Core responsibilities:
  • Implementation of web applications in various Ruby frameworks (Rails, Sinatra, etc)
  • Implementation of front end user experience and design in co-ordianation with the design team
  • Interfacing with design and strategy teams to advise of technical possibilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Technology/Computer Science/website development or related field.
  • Experience building full stack Ruby based web applications
  • Other programming language experience (Python/Java/etc)
  • Strong HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills
  • Work well with others and thrive in a small office setting that is
    fast moving and nimble, but not heavy on structure or hierarchy.
  • Patience (see above).
  • jQuery experience
  • Web APIs (consuming and developing)
  • Social Software integration experience (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc)
  • Entrepreneurial or Startup experience.
  • Agency experience.
  • A love for Apple/Mac.
  • Agile and TDD/BDD experience
Bonus Points For:
  • community involvement
  • open source contributions
  • Experience using and innovative thinking about using popular social media tools
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive politics or causes or just a passion for social change.
Pay will be competitive and based on experience. We have a strong
preference for candidates based in New York City or willing to relocate,
but if you think you might be a strong fit, we’d like to hear from you

To apply: Please send your CV and brief cover note with Web Developer in the subject line, as well as three URL’s of sites you have worked on, with a description of your specific role in developing the site to jobs@purpose.com. Please reference 37signals in your

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