ServiceAlley.com is a free site that helps you find recommendations for local home service providers from people you know. Service Alley is a startup owned and funded by The Washington Post, and is currently live in the Washington DC, Chicago and Raleigh-Durham metro areas with more markets on the horizon. We’re tackling a big industry with some large established competitors, and we believe that from inside the walls of The Washington Post, we can disrupt those players and own the home service provider recommendation space. We are looking for a talented Front End software engineer who wants to help us takeover this space with some wondrous code!
We are on track for major new product releases this spring and summer and are looking for someone who is eager to learn the joys and pains of growing a startup. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate to wear multiple hats on our small and nimble development team , and make a real contribution towards shaping the future of the company. We work hard, have a great time joking around while we do it, and want you to join us in building a company that is changing the way people think about finding home service providers.
Service Alley – Recommendations From People You Know
MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
Be able to take or come up with a high level idea, and run with it
Survey what's out there in the open source world, evaluate vendor products, or code it yourself
Communicate with technical and non-technical people alike, and show both technical and functional command of what you are doing
Iterative development is your lifeblood, a day without pushing code makes you sad
You're not afraid to crack open an existing code base and bend it to your will
Constantly think of ways to improve the member and provider web experience
You like designing software, and thinking through how it fits into larger efforts before you dive in
College degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent experience
1-3 years’ experience working on Front end aspects of a dynamic web application (Ruby on Rails preferred)
High energy personality, creative and not afraid to take initiative
Experience working on front end aspects of dynamic web applications
Passion for building modern, intuitive and elegant user interfaces
Fun perspective on life and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ruby on Rails experience; preferred
CSS development with SASS; preferred
Experience working in an agile, iterative development environment; preferred
Experience with Selenium and other front-end testing technologies; preferred
The Washington Post - 12 months ago
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