Thought Shop Creative Inc.: Rails Developer

Posted by | October 5, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Vancouver, BC

URL: http://www.thoughtshop.com

We’re Thought Shop – a mid-size creative agency on Vancouver’s North Shore. We have a successful, fun business and are looking to add another member to our development team as soon as possible.
WHAT YOU’D BE DOING:
Ruby on Rails Web Development. Thought Shop primarily develops custom web applications for our awesome clients. We’ve always got a few new projects on the go and a couple of our own in the works.
Collaborating. Our development team is small, but powerful. We spend just enough time hashing out the perfect solutions before diving into the code.  You will be an integral part of the team working alongside our senior developers.
Innovating. We love new ideas and better solutions. We’re sure you’ll bring new things to the table that will inspire and improve what we’re already doing.
Supporting & Maintaining. We share the load across the team of supporting our deployed projects and keeping them humming along. You would be part of this process using your knowledge of linux servers and command-line prowess.
WHAT YOU’RE PROBABLY LIKE:
You’re creative. You’ll be working as a developer inside a creative agency that puts a lot of time into deep creative thinking. Your creativity may not involve graphics or witty copy, but your code and your solutions are nothing short of brilliant.
You’re a huge self starter. You don’t wait to be told how to do things, and often find solutions all on your own.
You’re a completer. You thrive on a sense of accomplishment, and take great satisfaction in seeing your code in the hands of a happy client.
You’re always learning. Your evenings and weekends probably include browsing source code on github and your significant other is sick of listening to screen casts in bed.

HOW YOU DEVELOP:
Your code speaks for itself. You are passionate about writing smart, elegant, and readable code that your team mates enjoy working with.
You test. Your workflow is test-driven and your test coverage is relevant to the user experience you are creating.
You are quick. You know how to meet a deadline and how to develop a solution that is the right balance of robust and efficient. 
You can do a little of everything. When your task involves dealing with some other technologies and frameworks, from Perl to Backbone.js to MySQL replication to IE6 debugging, you have a deep well of knowledge to draw on (or at least can fake it with fast googling).

MUST HAVES:
  • The ability to work at our North Vancouver office between the hours of 9am and 5pm
  • A intermediate level skillset in Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Professional experience in deploying a production Rails application

NICE TO HAVES:
  • Experience with developing a backbone.js based javascript application
  • Experience with linux based production servers and maintaining a production Rail application

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
We’re a 7-8 person shop that’s full of creative, kind, sorta geeky people in our 30s. Our office is abuzz sometimes, quiet as a library other times. Our culture is so incredibly drama-free it’ll amaze you. The money is good, the coffee is potent, and the work-life balance is outstanding (Low stress! No overtime! Nice people!). There’s also a ton of room to grow and develop amazing skills. 
If you really want to be here, possibly for years and years, send a note and your resume to jobs@thoughtshop.com.

To apply: Send a note and your resume to jobs@thoughtshop.com

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