Rails Application Developer
Forever.com Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Summary:

The Rails Application Developer at Forever.com, Inc. will be responsible for the development and design of web applications and components for external customer facing products using Ruby on Rails. The developer will design, develop, test and deliver web sites, applications and components. Enhancements and defect resolution will be required on an ongoing basis. Best practices and design methods will be utilized to insure the success of the projects. The developer will have the ability to create web applications and components from the requirements stage, through design, through production deployment. They will be required to have experience in software programming as well as development involving compatibility and seamless integration with various technologies in addition to Ruby on Rails such as, but not limited to, HTML5, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Apache Tomcat, Perl, Flash and CSS. Experience with Ruby on Rails application is required. The developer will solicit and incorporate feedback from customers, development team members, and FOREVER.com team members.

Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by tight deadlines, are key attributes of this individual.

  • Operate as a member of the product development team.
  • Develop web applications and components.
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback from customers, development team members, and management.
  • Responsible for developing clean, well-structured and easily maintainable code.
  • Responsible for interacting with infrastructure team members to deliver solutions that meet performance expectations.
  • Communicate effectively with development team, company management, and customers.
  • Use prototypes and other pre-design techniques to develop and refine plans.
  • Develop and execute project plans and schedules.
  • Maintain industry best practice skills through continuous learning.
Required Skills:
  • Experience in developing web based applications. (Minimum of 5 years)
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails programming.
  • Practical experience in using web application technologies, such as HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash and CSS.
  • Agile software design experience.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • BS/BA degree desired, but not required.
Reporting Relationship:
  • This position will report to the Vice President of Product Development.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Stock option grant.
  • Participate in company benefit plans (paid vacation; medical, dental and vision insurance; disability & life insurance; and SIMPLE IRA retirement plan)