We're looking for an experienced Rails engineer to join the ranks of the product team alongside our UX, front-end, and back-end members, all working together to build products that leave a lasting impression.
What you'll be doing
- Create real, tangible impact for users in their unique communities. As an example, last year Localist alone was reponsible for a 700% increase in student engagement (on average) across over a hundred universities. This was a direct result of the products that our development team built.
- Work on greenfield projects designed to solve completely unaddressed problems in the event management space.
- Architect, build, test and refine new products, features and services
- Develop and expand infrastructure to process many millions of page views and transactions with fault-tolerance and predictability
- Tackle a wide variety of coding problems throughout the stack – we all work on everything
- Brainstorm and prototype new concepts and approaches fast. Turn prototypes into real things
- Troubleshoot and maintain production and testing environments. Contribute to diagnosing and solving performance issues whenever the occur
- Be a strong collaborator with all business areas in the company
A slam-dunk candidate
- Can take charge of their projects
- Thrives in an environment where it's safe to "fail." Failure is where learning happens
- Is able to design and write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism
- Has strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails and strength in all the Rails fundamentals
- Has solid SQL skills
- Has experience squeezing out milliseconds out of Rails to make blazing applications
- Has an ability to create well-designed APIs. We'd love to hear about your favorites and why they are great
- Has a proficiency in both Linux (production) and Mac OSX (development) environments preferred
Commensurate with experience.
Perks & Benefits
Preview your health and retirement benefits here.
Localist contributes 100% to health, dental and vision coverage via one of the best care packages out there.
401(k) with company matching
Life insurance + full/part-time disability.
Generous paid time off.
Team days (quarterly review + lunch + a fun afternoon activity), retreats, breakfasts.
Up to $2,000 in professional development reimbursement per year.
Office drinks and snacks.