Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lead Ruby Developer - Director of Engineering - Help build our team.

Our client is hiring a Lead Ruby Developer who is ready to help grow a team as the Director of Engineering.

Work with fun, smart, self-motivated people at a highly successful software company. As a Lead Software Engineer at Articulate, youll build high-quality software that consistently blows away our customersand earns their love. Join our team of seasoned pros to enjoy autonomy, ownership over projects, and plenty of challenges to keep you engaged and growing.

Job Description for Lead Ruby Developer:

  • Lead a product team of 35 developers.

  • Assume the role of principal engineer on full stack web applications using the best tech for the job.

  • Be part of an Agile team, using TDD to write stable, beautiful code.

  • Collaborate with designers and product managers to solve interesting problems.

  • Mentor developers and drive technical innovation

  • Design, develop and ship complex and highly scalable Ruby on Rails web tier

  • Define and drive the foundational front-end infrastructure for new SaaS application

  • Design highly intuitive user experience for complex tasks

  • Produce high quality software designs to support long term maintainability and extensibility of code

  • Deliver to Agile development process

  • Produce high quality and well-documented code

  • Contribute to relevant open source projects

  • Support non-web development, including work on backend SaaS platform

Skills & Requirements for Lead Ruby Developer:

  • 5+ years commercial software development experience, with proven experience with Rails programming

  • Previous experience scaling RoR applications

  • A natural eye toward clean and minimalist design

  • A healthy skepticism toward the gravitational pull of monolithic Rails apps

  • An active GitHub account, with contributions to open source

  • Some experience with multithreaded and/or concurrent programming

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Desire to drive front-end development using Agile and Lean practices

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills

  • Bonus: knowledge of Chef and/or JRuby

  • Lead Ruby Developer

Smith & Keller is a specialized technical staffing firm providing permanent placement services in the New York Metropolitan Area. We specialize in Web/Application Development, and Systems Administration & Support.

Keywords: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, Github, Sinatra, Heroku, Open Source, Hadoop, Ruby, ROR, Ruby on Rails Programmer, Ruby on Rails Developer

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