Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails) Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report is one of the five largest sports media sites on the Web and one of the most exciting startups in San Francisco. We are a venture-backed media company on the forefront of the evolution taking place in digital publishing. We are also extremely passionate about sports and creating a new paradigm that allows thousands of people create great sports content around the teams and topics they too are passionate about.
What you'll do:
Build and launch new features for the Bleacher Report platform.
Work closely with Product Managers to understand requirements and come up with solutions.
Learn the challenges of operating and maintaining a high-volume Rails site.
Work closely with a top-notch engineering team.
Who we'd like for the role:
Someone who cares ? about the technology, about the business, about their team, about deadlines, and about sports.
Pays attention to detail/analysis, and enjoys problem-solving.
Writes and ships great code that's elegant and maintainable - we value software craftsmanship.
Startup mentality - flexibility and ability to step up and do what needs to be done.
Passionate about technology and always keen to try something new.
Passionate about sports and regularly follows several professional or college teams.
What you need to demonstrate:
1+ years solid experience developing Ruby on Rails applications.
Minimum 3 years track record of successful web application development and implementation.
Disciplined approach to software development, Test Driven Development, and Agile methodology.
Experience with testing frameworks, preferably RSpec.
Experience with jQuery.
Aggressive at refactoring / rewriting old code for efficiency and scalability.
Working hard is ok; having fun doing it is even more ok.
BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Bonus points for:
Successful start-up experience.
Contributor to an open source project.
Worked on a high-traffic website, general optimization and scalability skills.
Understanding of MySql tuning and optimization techniques.
Familiar with using GitHub.
Interested in sports journalism and writing.
Bleacher Report contributes 90% towards health care coverage for employee AND dependents! The following are the benefits plans we offer to our qualified employees:
HMO, PPO or HSA Medical coverage through Anthem or Kaiser
PPO/Dental through Guardian
PPO/Vision with VSP
Life Insurance and AD&D, LTD
Sec. 125 - Transit and Parking
10 Company Holidays and Paid Time-Off
How To Apply:
Submit a resume AND a cover letter describing your specific qualifications for the position.
Applicants who do not include a cover letter with their resume will NOT be considered.
Bleacher Report is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Bleacher Report hires the candidate.
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