API Developer
Gracious Eloise - New York, NY

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Gracious Eloise is a young, hungry and fun technology startup that loves to work on complex challenges. We have developed a patented technology to replicate handwriting: our world-class product is revolutionizing how people connect with each other on a deeper level.

API developers at Gracious Eloise work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. Some of the technologies we use in our applications include Ruby, Rails, Java, Mathematica, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis and S3. We choose the right tools for the job and are not afraid to push boundaries.

Our team is small, passionate, and excited to be creating a new product and market. You have the opportunity to be a key member of the team and to take ownership over making our REST APIs simple for developers to use yet powerful and flexible enough to support all the functionality of our website and services. All employees are offered stock options and healthcare benefits.
Responsibilities
Create and maintain scalable, modular software for Gracious Eloise’s APIs and applications
Collaborate on software design
Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing systems
Stay current on new, relevant technologies
Ensure cross-browser compatibility
Participate in code reviews and discussions
Mentor junior team members

Experience
Ruby, Python or similar scripting language
Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks
REST API development
Software design patterns / OOP
SQL and query optimization
Linux or other *nix
Git or other DVCS
Building and consuming APIs and web services

Skills
Awesome extras:
Computer science or related degree
Public / external-facing REST APIs
OCR or other machine learning knowledge
CouchDB, Riak, or other NoSQL DB
HTML5/CSS3/Javascript
Performance testing and optimization
You have previously worked in a startup

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