Rocket Fuel: Web Application Developer

Posted by | November 19, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Redwood City, CA


Web Application Developer
Rocket Fuel, Inc. is seeking an
experienced Web Application Developer to join our growing team at our
headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA.
Are you a skilled RoR developer who loves clean code and thrives on learning new technologies?  
Are you looking for a place where you can have a huge impact and be
challenged by making key decisions that will directly effect your
Do you enjoy immediately seeing the impact you make as
your customers appreciate your work and sing you praises because you
have a real impact on their day?
If so, you’ve found the right place.
Comments from the latest release:
“Love all the changes.  Thanks development team!” – VP of Analytics
“Loving all the improvements!” – Sr Product Marketing Manager
“The quality and delivery velocity of new functionality has been amazing. Sincere thanks for productivity enhancing features.
Using the features delivered last week is like being magically given an extra 30 minutes a day.” – Operations
The ideal candidate
    * A smart, seasoned, and talented
detail-oriented programmer. Someone who thrives on new technology, can
think both creatively and independently, and can even prove that
programmers can be fun at parties.  Because we have lots of parties!
    * We’re looking for the best, someone who is experienced with Ruby
and JS, but most of all we’re seeking generalists who have successes at
every layer of the stack.
    * You must write well-structured,
readable, well-documented code. (Be able to show us code samples of
which you are most proud.)
    * Ambitious, driven, and talented individual who wants to work on hard problems, because we have hard problems to solve.
* It goes without saying (but we’re saying it anyway), that you must be
comfortable with web-related technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and
    * Is interested in working in a start up environment, which means
the opportunity to try out multiple roles and expand your abilities in
areas that other jobs would not provide
    * Comfortable being a key
member of the technical design team, working to discover, define, and
implement best practice solutions
    * We value your experience and your opinion, your ability to learn
is important.  You’re not afraid to learn and figure things out.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn more about:
    * Ruby on Rails
    * MySQL, Database queries, performance and scalability challenges
    * jQuery and the ExtJS Grid
    * Data Warehousing and Star Schemas
    * Mission Critical Data Mining- and lots of it!  We sift through Terabytes of data every day.
    * Agile Product Development and Scrum practices (where it makes sense)
    * Operations and System Admin experience
    * Memcache and Passenger
Enjoy perks like
    * Your choice of computers – Mac, Linux, or Windows (but why would you want Windows?).
    * Fully stocked fridge
    * Organized sports and company wide activity days
    * Kayaking on the lagoon and easy access to gyms
* Quality catered lunches daily – We mix it up, but there is always a
vegetarian option.  Here is a short sampling – Kabobs, Indian food, Taco
Day, Saltimbocca, Sushi Day, Baseball Food Day.
    * Poker nights, Rock Band, and Thursday night happy hour.

To apply:

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