ShermansTravel Media LLC : Director of Technology

Posted by | July 17, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York City


  • 4 years minimum experience with Ruby
  • BDD (RSpec)
  • Strong Git fu skills
  • 3 years minimum with JS (jQuery), HTML, CSS
  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis & MySQL
  • Amazon AWS, EC2, S3
  • API development and integration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic sysadmin skills
  • Experience with PHP
  • Good understanding of web architecture, caching, query optimization
    and performance tuning / some system administration experience
  • Experience with and contributions to open source software
  • HTML5 Experience
  • CoffeeScript
You’re a good fit if you see yourself:
  • Designing and developing applications using Ruby and Ruby on Rails
    (RoR), with code that lives up to your own coding and documentation
  • Participating in all phases of our software development life cycle
    to convert concepts and specifications into released web applications
    and websites
  • Writing and testing your code using behavior driven development
  • Integrating new and existing code with various 3rd party platforms and APIs
  • Identifying the best tools (or Gems) for the job, along with the best team member for that job
  • Being the technical leader of a remote team of developers, mentoring
    and guiding each such that they grow professionally, and succeed in
    releasing products on schedule
  • Interfacing with the Business side, to understand and provide a technical POV on goals, products and strategy
  • Working with the Sys Admin to look for ways to strengthen and
    streamline the architecture for the optimal balance b/ween
    performance and cost, as well as prioritize the Sys Admin’s workload
  • Exposing the team to new technologies and coding practices via
    webinars, physical conferences and/or dedicated “Cutting edge
    technology” meetings, or code-a-thons, so Devs stay sharp and engaged
  • Producing accurate project estimates and effectively communicating any delays in progress
You must be able to show and explain some real world code that you have written.

Competitive salary and equity, 401k, health, dental, 3 weeks vacation
About us: 
We are a small, profitable travel media company located in midtown Manhattan. We have all the upside of a startup – casual environment, agile development of new web and mobile products – combined with the advantages of an established company with an existing user base to quickly adopt new products.
Every single person on the Tech team is expected to be a leader. We want Developers who say “I’ve got an idea…”, and proceed to collaborate with their coworkers to see it through, from inception to release. You’ll be in good company if you keep abreast of new technologies,  and use them to develop new

To apply: Pls email resume to:

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