Ruby on Rails Developer - FT002
Talent Merchants - South Pasadena, CA

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VERY hot VERY well funded Start-Up!, founded in 2012, is THE exciting new take on the age-old idea of stock photography and footage. We combine social media with stock imagery, allowing photographers and filmers at any skill level to monetize on their work and to find other individuals who share their interest in the visual arts. We are in the process of leading the charge into the world of 4K resolution and actively pursuing and creating what will soon be the world's largest 4K stock library. Unlike most other stock sites, we do not require users to be exclusive with us, nor do we expect everyone to be a professional we have opened our doors to anyone and everyone, from beginning iPhoneographers all the way through A-list cinematographers. The main site, paired with the iPhone app makes for a dynamic duo, keeping users engaged from multiple avenues. Very smart way for photographers and filmers to make money.

We are looking for a superstar Ruby on Rails developer who will enhance our social web application. This web application, deployed on a commercial cloud, provides storage and social networking capabilities to its community.

  • Create readable, maintainable and performant code
  • Use and champion BDD, pairing, design patterns, and other best practices
  • Research and prototype solutions to difficult problems
  • Ensure that our applications have great test coverage and are not brittle
  • Performance test our APIs ensuring we are scalable
  • Help new team members get up to speed
  • Recruit and help hire top level talent
  • Work with the team leader to implement the application architecture

  • 2+ years of development experience (at least one year of Ruby on Rails development)
  • Demonstrated, top-notch skills and understanding of design patterns with Rails 3
  • Well versed in agile development and its best practices
  • Top-notch communication and problem-solving skills
  • Bonus Points for Experience With:
  • Start-ups
  • Mobile development
  • SOA design
  • Apache Solr and/or Redis
  • Work on one or more interesting open-source projects
  • Participating in Rails Bridge or Girl Develop It as a mentor
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar and/or related experience