Senior Software Engineer (Ruby)
The Active Network, Inc - San Diego, CA

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About ACTIVE Network:
At ACTIVE Network, we are building solutions for all types of activity organizations helping them automate, simplify and grow their businesses. Our cloud technology powers business events and conferences, community programs, parks departments, local attractions, faith-based organizations, sports events, and outdoor activities. We deliver technology that changes the way the world gets active.

But ACTIVE is more than a technology company. It’s a company of passionate people that live to be ACTIVE. We are inspired by our customers. We are fueled by challenge. As a member of the ACTIVE team, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment and bring your passion, dedication and creativity each and every day. ACTIVE’s team members are focused on results and committed to excellence. Together, we are making the world a more ACTIVE place.

Required Skills

You are a Web Application Developer with solid experience developing consumer-facing web products. You understand that advertising drives the free-content economy and are fascinated by creative advertising techniques. You believe that both advertiser and consumer objectives can be achieved at once, and you’re interested in developing a product that’s looking to find that sweet spot.

You’re well versed in Ruby and Rails application development and can cogently discuss the pros and cons of strict object oriented development in Rails. Perhaps you’ve dabbled in Java, .NET, Actionscript or PHP (but know they can’t hold a candle to Ruby). You’ve played with Amazon AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, etc.). You know that you can’t call yourself a web developer without the frontend HTML/CSS skills to go along with the backend application development.

You’re intensely passionate about good application architecture and have a favorite design pattern. You build gems to span projects. You prefer solid ORM over working directly in the DB, but can handle writing a complex join by hand in SQL. You know good automated testing is an integral part of application development. You contribute open source code to the community. You read books about programming and blog about web application development. You’re well versed in Agile development practices.

You will join the Active development team – a group of seasoned software engineers proficient in J2EE, .NET and Ruby on Rails technologies. You will be expected to add value to this team on day one with your experience, passion and technical expertise. You will work with the marketing innovation team to develop and implement creative ways to advertise on

Most of all, you are a boundary pusher. You constructively question entrenched viewpoints, and you are a consumer advocate.

Required Skills:
Skill Requirements:
High transaction and high traffic web site solutions.

Expert web application developer using Ruby technologies, e.g. ROR, Sinatra, etc.

Expertise in one or more modern database technologies.

Highly knowledgeable in HTML and CSS and writing standards-compliant code

Expertise in JavaScript development including OOP patterns and familiarity with popular 3 rd party frameworks.

Expertise in unit testing, experience testing and continuous integration.

Experience with Linux and web-server technologies and deployment, e.g. Apache, nginx, mongrel, etc.

Practical experience employing user-centered design methods.

Solid background with Agile software development methodologies.

Excellent written and spoken English

Additional Requirements:
Send a link to your Github account so we can check out some of your code.

Perks and Benefits

Great work environment.

Competitive compensation + benefits, including medical insurance, 401k with match.

ACTIVEx, our award winning employee participation program, will help you grow personally and professionally.

Our ACTIVE Advantage program will help you save on activities, gear and travel.

ACTIVE Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Required Experience

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