Ruby Software Engineer
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for a Ruby Software Engineer to join our PLOS Labs team in our San Francisco, CA office.

You will be principally responsible for participating in the investigation and implementation of high-impact, innovative ideas that make scientific communication more effective and efficient. The Ruby Software Engineer will work within a small, cross functional team that includes both researchers and designers in addition to working with other staff from PLOS, and outside consultant and advisors.

  • Implementation of software, web services, and APIs for science communication
  • Active participant in software design and planning
  • Collaborate within a small, cross-functional team, and manage interactions with PLOS staff and outside consultants in the production of PLOS Labs projects
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Extensive web application experience (development, deployment, maintenance) with Ruby plus programming experience with one or more of the following: Python, Javascript, Perl, Java, C, C++ or Scala or Erlang
  • Extensive understanding of HTML5, CSS, Ajax, jQuery, JSON
  • Familiarity with Linux/POSIX development environments
  • Educational background covering data structures, computer science, and algorithms
  • Database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, noSQL)
  • Experience with Agile methodology and workflow, knows how and why to write good tests
  • Experience in academic/university research environments or scientific labs desirable
  • Experience designing and deploying public APIs desirable
  • Work on-site in San Francisco. This position has no remote work option
  • Deep interest in science, open access publishing and open culture
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

About this company
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific...