Back-end Developer
Gracious Eloise - New York, NY

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Job Description Gracious Eloise is a young, hungry and fun technology startup that loves to work on complex challenges. We have developed a patented technology to replicate handwriting: our world-class product is revolutionizing how people connect with each other on a deeper level.

Back end developers at Gracious Eloise work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. Some of the technologies we use in our applications include Ruby, Rails, Java, Mathematica, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis and S3. We choose the right tools for the job and are not afraid to push boundaries.

What we need from you:
  • Create and maintain scalable, modular software for Gracious Eloises applications and APIs
  • Collaborate on software design
  • Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing systems
  • Stay current on new, relevant technologies
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility
  • Participate in code reviews and discussions
  • Mentor junior team members

Qualifications You are experienced with:
  • Python, Ruby or similar scripting language
  • Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks
  • Software design patterns / OOP
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • SQL and query optimization
  • Linux or other *nix
  • Git or other DVCS
  • Building and consuming APIs and web services

Awesome extras!
  • Computer science or related degree
  • OCR or other machine learning knowledge
  • CouchDB, Riak, or other NoSQL DB
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Mobile web application development
  • Performance testing and optimization
  • You have previously worked in a startup

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Competitive compensation including stock options