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Back End Developer
Ref No.: 17-08138
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 08/31/2017
Title: Back End Developer
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Type: Direct Hire
Start Date: ASAP

Our client is seeking a full time BackEnd Rails Engineer with extensive experience in Ruby on Rails to join our growing team. You'll jump right in taking on tasks that involve designing systems from scratch and maintaining our portfolio of highly trafficked applications. If you're interested in creating and growing exciting new products in the entertainment and pop culture space, we'd love to hear from you!
Who you are
  • Self-Starter: You take initiative, meet deadlines, and creatively solve problems.
  • Student: You learn constantly through reading, meet-ups, etc., and apply best practices whenever possible.
  • Teacher: You not only command programming fundamentals and concepts, but can also explain design patterns in developing OOP.
  • Craftsman: You strive to create code that is tested, maintainable, readable, and re-usable.
  • Versatile: You have relevant experience in a wide range of technologies.
What you will work on
  • Internal stats and analytics systems
  • Integrating with third party applications
  • Billing and user authentication systems
  • Email marketing platform
  • Data design for new sites
  • Maintaining and improving current application architecture
  • Occasional frontend related work as needed
What we use
  • Our current stack: Ruby 1.92, Rails 3.24, RSpec, MySQL (MariaDB), Capistrano, ElasticSearch, git, Unicorn, Puma, Nginx, jQuery, Backbone, Underscore, YUI, Twitter Bootstrap, CoffeeScript, SASS
  • Applications: Slack, GitLab, New Relic, CodeClimate, Sentry, and GitLab CI
  • We practice Agile / Scrum product development. We use JIRA, host daily stand ups, and work in 2week sprints
  • We are a Mac office with big monitors on a sit/stand desk Must Haves
Must Haves
  • Highly skilled in Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Data modeling and database design
  • Building and integrating with APIs
  • Application architecture
  • Rspec testing
Bonus points
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Ecommerce and billing processor integrations
  • Email marketing
  • HTML, CSS, and knowledge of Responsive Design
Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Highly subsidized medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with company contributions for vested employees
  • Generous vacation time
  • Bi-weekly catered company lunches
  • Public transit and Chicago Athletic Club gym benefits
  • Recreation room with a pool table, ping pong, and arcade