Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack
WhitePages - Seattle, WA

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Job Description

As a Full Stack Engineer you will write software to create, enhance and extend our mobile and desktop web presence. Web apps are primarily written in Ruby on Rails, and you will be an integral part of a small team solving daily challenges related to scaling and availability and search and semantic content delivery, and will also provide rich, rewarding user experiences. You'll have a chance to do both front-end and back-end web application development, and you will be key in shaping every product you work on.

If you love developing sites using Ruby on Rails, or are just excited to learn, this may be the place for you. Were one of the highest traffic Rails sites on the Internet, and your contributions are seen daily by millions of people.

Qualifications

You must have

A passion for building scalable web services and applications; Proven experience building highly scalable and available production web apps, from the glass to the database; A desire to be involved in design and architecture; A philosophy of iteration and continuous improvement; A B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent; and 5 or more years of professional programming experience.
You must be

Extremely knowledgeable of JavaScript, AJAX, and client/server interaction; Fluent in a variety of languages like Ruby, JavaScript, Java, Python, C++; Deeply versed internet protocols & standards; Proficient with writing and optimizing cross-browser CSS and HTML; and Knowledgeable of scaling techniques (caching, asynchronous/background job queues, etc.).
Extra points if you

Have experience building complex web applications in a web framework (RoR or others); Have written a cross-domain JavaScript application; Are unusually knowledgeable with HTTP (eg. when to use what response codes, how cache headers work, etc.); Have experience with any NoSQL database; Have deployed apps to the cloud (Amazon, Rackspace, Heroku, etc.); Know a non-Rails Ruby web framework, especially Sinatra; Have extensive experience with *nix; and/or TDD. Mega points for RSpec.

Additional Information

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, and that's where our engineering team works their magic. We've got sales folks across the country, including an office in New York. We have strong company values and culture, and would love to share why ours is an opportunity worth considering. We appreciate and respect diversity, and are an equal opportunity employer.

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