11 March 2009

Front End Rails Developer Job at DealBase.com

At DealBase, we have an opening for a part-time front end Rails developer at DealBase.com. The opening is for US residents only, and for individuals, no agencies or recruiters please. Most likely you'd be working remotely/telecommuting. The job posting, which is posted in several places, such as Rubynow, Working With Rails, and Rubyjobs.in, covers all the details, but I'll relist it here for ease:

DealBase.com, a startup hotel deals site, is looking for a stellar front end web developer who will adapt our current look/feel to new features, leverage JavaScript for useful and fun features, and is eager to apply their skills to enhance the user experience of our site. We're looking for you to share your knowledge and make an impact, be passionate about your work, and up-to-date on the latest technologies. If this is you, and you enjoy working with a small, distributed, agile team, then we'd love to talk with you.

Requirements for this position:

  • Deep knowledge of XHTML and CSS

  • Familiarity with browser capabilities and restrictions for all major browsers

  • Solid JavaScript skills

  • Experience with/demonstrated use of Git

  • You use and demand MacOS X as your primary development environment

  • Comfortable at the command line

  • Basic skills for image editing and optimization for the web

  • Exposure to and basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails

  • Great communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently and on a team

  • Eagerness to share ideas and problem-solve creatively

  • Experience working on consumer oriented web applications/consumer focus

  • Quick learner, and good at digging in to problems

  • Agile development practices

  • You are based in the US.

  • Individuals only (no multi-person firms, agencies, etc.)

Nice to have:

  • jQuery experience

  • GitHub experience

  • MySQL experience

  • Use of test frameworks, TDD, and BDD

  • experience with Linux

If you'd like to work with us at DealBase.com and think you're a good fit for this position, send us a resume and sample work, or let us know where we can see your resume and work/code, by emailing jobs@dealbase.com. Please note, we are only considering candidates based in the US.

I'm excited to find a great developer to work with. DealBase has been an awesome company and app to work on, and we're already experiencing great success. We have some pretty cool features planned, and it'd be ideal to get some real CSS and JavaScript ninja skills making those features even better. So, if this is you, please do get in touch, making sure to send email to the right email address as outlined in the job description.


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