, a divison of USA TODAY: Rails Web Developer (startup in a Fortune 500)

Posted by | October 1, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Cambridge, MA


Want to write awesome
code with other passionate people in a flat rapid moving development structure?
Want to wear jeans and play videogames at work but also get a 401k and have
a division of USA TODAY is leading a revolution of how people understand, shop
for, and use the latest technology and consumer electronics internationally.
We’re comprised of publications including,,,,, and We also publish multiple sites
We’re a
startup within a larger organization, independent in our office in Davis
Square, but with the stability of a Fortune 500 company. We still have the startup
energy and atmosphere (we were an independent startup less than a year ago). We
have fun at work and have a very flat organizational structure that enables
good ideas to quickly be heard and executed upon. We aren’t just another
publishing company, our reviews are highly structured and data driven. Our
technology and development efforts are highly integrated into our editorial workflows
and we work and innovate as to better serve our readers. This is technology
journalism on the cutting edge of publishing technology. Come be a member of
our growing development team and grow with our organization!
In early
2011, was acquired by USA TODAY, the leading national source for
news and information. We now offer all the benefits of a start-up independent
culture based in Davis Square with the stability of a larger organization. If
you want to make a difference and play a role in the creation of something
great that helps people, this is a great position for you! We’re looking for
smart, passionate, hard working and innovative individuals to join our team.
more about and our career opportunities at our career website:
  • 2+ Years of experience developing in Ruby on Rails
  • 4+
    Years experience in another modern object oriented language.
  • Comprehensive
    computer-science fundamentals
  • Experience using Javascript frameworks, preferably JQuery. 
  • Knowledge
    of MySQL is a plus
  • Skills
    with front end technology including CSS, HTML 5 is a plus
  • Fast
  • Good sense of humor, positive attitude, and proven dedication

  • Flexible hours
  • Small start-up environment with the stability of a large company
  • Opportunity to grow into any or all of three directions, depending on your
  • 1. UX design & development position focusing on new features, analytics,
    and SEO
  • 2. Hard-core back end development, SQL tuning, caching optimizations, test
  • 3. Building advanced ad serving systems with user targeting and management
company is located in Somerville, MA, steps from the Red Line in Davis Square. 
office environment is high energy, laid-back, with a comfortable setting and
hardworking, smart staff. Best of all, we get to play with gadgets all day! is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

To apply: To apply send us a letter telling us why you want to work at with your resume If you have any open source contributions, personal side projects, sites or blogs let us know so we can see your great work in action!

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