Spiceworks: UI Application Developer

Posted by | September 1, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Austin, TX

URL: www.spiceworks.com

Summary:  What’s
this job about?
Spiceworks developing software is not a job… it’s a passion.  A passion fueled
by the desire to innovate every step of the way; to have a firsthand impact on transforming
how IT pros get their work done. And to be tirelessly fine-tuning and improving
your ideas based on what end-users really
want and need.
innovative model combines a network management app with an online community of
over 900,000 IT pros. IT pros from around the world who rely on Spiceworks to
carry out their day-to-day IT responsibilities…and to connect with each other
to exchange tips, IT advice…and even jokes! Called the “Facebook of IT,”
Spiceworks users interact not only with each other, but also with our dev team
– to tell us what features will have the most impact on simplifying their day.
And it’s no coincidence that those are the features that show up in our product
needs killer developers who will take us to the next frontier of impactful innovation.
Who will take new ideas, run with them and turn them into realities. Realities
that will have a direct and practical impact in the IT trenches.  Developers who don’t just code on auto-pilot,
but who will think about usability every step of the way.  Who will tap into our user base, interact
with them directly and get real-world feedback and insights to make ideas and
features as relevant and useful as possible in today’s IT trenches.
Responsibilities:  What will I do?
As a
Spiceworks Application Developer you will be responsible for the design and
development of entire product features as well as major components.    Additionally,
you will contribute to the innovation and evolution of the Spiceworks suite
products.   You will also be responsible for designing
consistency and other UI standards across our products (working closely with
other members of the UI team).  As with
all development positions at Spiceworks, you will get to work directly with our
growing community of over 900,000 IT pros.
What does it take to do this job?
Oriented programming skills with Ruby-on-Rails ( Python or equivalent)
Application and/or web application experience is a must
Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Prototype) and Ruby-On-Rails
Solving large-application/user-level problems
Skilled with distributed software (native or webapp)
Some experience with SQL is desired
BS or BA in Math, Engineering, Computer Science or related
field preferred
About Spiceworks:
Founded in 2006, Spiceworks™ develops the first free
social business application that combines systems and network management software
with an online community of IT professionals to help over 1 Million IT pros and 140,000 managed service providers (MSPs) simplify everything IT. Spiceworks
makes it easy for businesses to manage their networks, collaborate to solve
technology problems, and find the best practices, products and services they
need day-to-day. Through its Voice of IT™ market research program, the company
enables direct conversations with IT professionals, conducts surveys and
provides insight on important technology usage, staffing and purchasing trends
by small and medium businesses worldwide. Spiceworks is a privately held
company headquartered in Austin, Texas with funding from Institutional Venture
Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit

To apply: www.spiceworks.com/jobs

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