Simon & Schuster: Ruby on Rails Developer

Posted by | July 5, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: NYC, Midtown


Scrum/XP team in midtown Manhattan looking for an experienced Rubyist.
The current team is four developers with three years experience together 
and a dedicated Scrum master directly reporting to the VP Engineering for 
Simon & Schuster Digital with eight years experience building agile teams. 
Work involves creating and maintaining Ruby on Rails websites and other 
consumer products for Simon & Schuster, a leading English Language trade 
publisher. Simon & Schuster is a women-run organization, an equal 
opportunity employer and a part of CBS Corporation. We value creativity, 
collaboration, sustainable pace and work-life balance.
Position is temp to permanent.
No recruiters at this time.
2-3 years experience working with Ruby on Rails in a professional environment
Experience implementing clean HTML/CSS
Experience with Javascript (using frameworks such as JQuery)
Experience with Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum practices, or a strong desire to learn including: pair programming, test driven development, continuous integration, retrospection
Interpersonal skills to interact well with team, product owners and executive sponsors
Ability to work on-site in Midtown Manhattan
Experience building DHTML/HTML5 user experiences
Experience with Rspec, xUnit frameworks
Experience optimizing Rails/mysql databases Knowledge of software and object oriented design patterns Experience with XML, XQuery, xslt a plus
Experience with Redis, NoSQL a plus
Knowledge of Objective-C, Cocoa, and Mac/iPhone Frameworks a plus
Experience in C#.NET, SQL Server, a plus

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