Ruby Engineer
Pocket Change - San Francisco, CA

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Pocket Change’

s mission is to drive more value for game developers while improving the user experience for players. We are building a universal loyalty currency akin to American Express points. Users are rewarded Pocket Change for achievements across mobile apps and can use this currency to purchase digital and physical goods.

Our goal is to solve challenging problems and to do so, we believe it is important to create an atmosphere that promotes a well-balanced lifestyle of having fun and working hard.

Benefits

* Equity and competitive salary
* Health, vision & dental
* Open vacation policy - take it when you need it.
* Free lunch
* Gym membership
* Flexible hours
* Choose your equipment

We are looking for a passionate Ruby Engineer to help shape the core of a product. You’ll be a part of an early stage team, taking ownership of your work and responsible for key product decisions. Candidates must have the experience and skills necessary to design and build a product platform from the ground up including server architecture, REST APIs, automated testing, deployment procedures, and supporting a stable platform while evolving it.
Responsibilities
Writing server-side code in a fast-paced and fun environment
Adding new features and paying down technical debt for existing features
Working in a small team and following an iterative development process
Writing simple but robust unit tests

Experience
Strong in Ruby, Rails and front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JS, Sass, CoffeeScript)
Expertise in several areas of a typical Rails stack, from the data layer (MongoDB, PostgreSQL) all the way on up (Varnish, Memcached, and more)
Experience with sites that rely on architecture beyond the basic LAMP stack
Demonstrated work beyond the backend and ability to integrate with a wide array of front end technologies and services
A great work ethic and the ability to consistently deliver high quality work
A background in Analytics (Plus)
Experience with statically typed languages (C/C++, Objective C, Java) (Plus)
A deep understanding of UNIX and TCP/IP protocols (Plus)

Education
BS in Computer Science or related degree. In lieu of a degree, 4+ years of creating database-driven web applications using object oriented languages
Compensation
Negototiable

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