SCVNGR: Back End Engineer

Posted by | December 10, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Boston, MA

URL: www.scvngr.com

SCVNGR is a game layer on top of the world. We’re part awesome casual game and part powerful mobile gaming platform. Playing SCVNGR is easy. It’s all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. (Download the free app for iPhone/Android and try it out!). Building on SCVNGR is even easier. Institutions and individuals can add custom challenges to their favorite places either from the phone or by using SCVNGR Builder online. Learn more about SCVNGR, please see press from Techcrunch, Mashable, CNN NECN, and the New York Times.
Rails Engineers We are looking for a creative rails engineer to join our team in developing the massively scalable mobile game layer. You’ll be working in an agile collaborative environment dedicated to adding awesome new features to the SCVNGR platform, solving difficult scaling issues, and integration of the newest APIs and technologies. This position offers the opportunity to impact feature development at a high profile company in the location-based space.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with tech, design and business teams to scope, spec, and build new features for both mobile and web clients
  • Write simple, elegant, well-tested code
  • Evaluate and recommend tools and processes to improve engineering’s ability to deliver stable features on an aggressive timeline
  • Confer with mobile developers to design and build APIs to be used by mobile clients
  • Participate in code reviews with other developers
The Skills:
  • 3+ years professional web development experience
  • Real-world experience building consumer-facing applications with Ruby on Rails (or similar experience with Django or another modern web framework and a willingness to learn)
  • Solid relational database design fundamentals
  • Knowledge of front-end web technologies: XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, JSON
  • Proficient with Javascript and at least one Javascript framework, preferably jQuery
  • Knowledge of git
  • Passion for Test Driven Development
  • Includes karate monkey in the title of their email
  • Comfortable in an agile, collaborative team environment. We work as a team. No rockstars, ninjas, cowboys, or other run-and-gun freaks needed.
  • Strong communication and documentation abilities
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
Salary + Stock options and other great benefits (100% paid for health care, dental) are also provided
To apply, send the following to nickh@scvngr.com: Unique cover letter and resume.
Referral Bonus If this description doesn’t fit you, but you know someone who might be a good fit, please let us know! If we hire your referral, we’ll give you $1,000 and a high five!

To apply: To apply, send the following to nickh@scvngr.com: Unique cover letter and resume.

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