Red Radiant: Chief Software Architect
- Complete mastery of object-oriented programming concepts (8+ years of professional experience using primarily object oriented languages). Familiarity with design patterns (GoF) is a definite plus.
- Solid understanding of machine learning methodologies, including both theory and practical (prior experience with implementation). This will likely necessitate an academic background in computer science/engineering, but all sufficiently clever applicants will be considered.
- Experience using statistical methods to analyze and mine large quantities of data in order to design maximally effective algorithms.
- Working knowledge of C++ or another compiled language (expert level mastery is a huge plus).
- Extensive experience with Ruby. Metaprogramming knowledge a plus. Contributions to the Ruby/Rails community are a definite plus.
- Thorough knowledge of Rails, including familiarity with its internals and experience writing plugins to extend the framework’s functionality.
- Experience with HAML a plus.
- Understanding of RESTful application architecture and the Rails routing system.
- Thorough understanding of the Software as a Service model, including backend client billing and account management.
- Experience deploying high-traffic applications and addressing performance requirements necessitated when scaling to accommodate exponential user base growth. Extensive knowledge of Rails application deployment and Capistrano a big plus.
- Expert-level mastery of SQL (specifically MySQL but Oracle is a plus), including knowledge of database design, optimization, complex queries and server performance tuning.
- Knowledge of and prior use of agile development practices including test-driven development, continuous integration, and iterative development.
- Proven management and leadership capabilities. Ability to effectively plan and organize a development timeline and meet deliverable quality and time requirements.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills (good sense of humor is a plus!).
- Exceptional written communication skills.
- Extremely reliable and responsible. Able to work additional hours if necessary or be on call in case of emergencies.
- Ability to work across multiple disciplines, including user interface/experience, operations and scientific/research.
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