27 Jul 2011

Full-Time Ruby on Rails Developer

Teethie – Posted by nosqljobsSan Francisco, California, United States

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Job Description

We’ve got a full-time opening for a Ruby on Rails programmer in the SF Bay Area. We meet regularly in Palo Alto.

Here’s what we want from you.

You write clean code that you want others to read.

You have built scalable websites, and you understanding caching well.

You can articulate what Rails is good for and what it’s bad for.

You have ideally created a public GitHub project, posted answers on Stack Overflow, modified open-source code, or created some hacks that you’re proud of.

When you are unsatisfied with the behavior of open-source code, you write a patch.

You also know a scripting language like Python or a systems language like C++ well enough that you are comfortable coding in it.

You have experience with JSON.

You have worked with, and know the good, bad, and ugly about, at least one of: MySQL, Postgres, and MongoDB.

You enjoy solving new problems and creating things that work well. You care about the efficiency and responsiveness of sites. You’re confident that you can select good algorithms and data structures for a given task, and even come up with new ones when needed.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letters and resumes to jobs@teethie.com in plain text or HTML only and include your answers to the following questions:

  1. What are the shortcomings of Rails compared to PHP or a Python framework like Django? What are the advantages?
  2. Sites such as Freebase.com provide reusable structured data via a public API. How would you efficiently query and render a Freebase result that matches a given music artist?
  3. What is the coolest thing you've done in Ruby on Rails? Why did you do it, and what did you solve? Send us a link so we can try it out.
  4. What are five sites you use every day? What's one site you go to that isn't on most people's radar, and what's interesting about it?

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: c++, json, mongodb, mysql, postgres, python, rails, and ruby.

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