Senior Back End Software Engineer Service Alley
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED We are on track for major new product releases this spring and summer and are looking for someone who is eager to learn the joys and pains of growing a startup. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate to lead our small and nimble development team, and make a real contribution towards shaping the future of the company. If coding were a war, you'll be in the trenches, on the front lines, and any other random analogy you can think of. We work hard, have a great time joking around while we do it, and want you to join us in building a company that is changing the way people think about finding home service providers.
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The day-to-day stuff
Design and develop mind blowing applications and enhance existing Service Alley Rails applications
We're not here to babysit you and your team; you should be able to take or come up with a high level idea, prioritize tasks, and lead the development team towards creating it
You have a real understanding of databases and what it means to write heavily database-backed software
Survey what's out there in the open source world, evaluate vendor products, or code it yourself
Communicate with tech and non-tech people alike, and show both technical and functional command of what you're doing
Coaching and mentoring back end engineers developers on best practices
Agile isn't just a buzzword, iterative dev is your lifeblood and a day without your team pushing code makes you sad
You're not afraid to crack open an existing code base and bend it to your will
Constantly think of ways to improve the member and provider web experience
You like designing software, and thinking through how it fits into larger efforts before you dive in
High energy personality, creative and not afraid to take initiative
Extensive experience conceiving, designing, and developing sophisticated web applications in Ruby on Rails
Experience in an OO programming language like Java, C++, etc.
Experience working on software that is backed by MySQL, Postgres or Oracle. If an expert isn't around, you can play the role of a DBA
Experience developing software on a UNIX platform
You are familiar with open source packages for getting work done, and are comfortable surveying the landscape before beginning a development project
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Strong ability to prioritize and work autonomously while leading and managing a small development team
Fun perspective on life and an entrepreneurial spirit
Not Required, But Impressive
Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Redis
Experience with location based search
Front end experience with AJAX, JQuery and jQuery UI
Experience working in an agile, iterative development environment
||1150 15th St NW |
Washington, DC 20071
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
ServiceAlley.com is a free site that helps you find recommendations for local home service providers from people you know. Service Alley is a startup owned and funded by The Washington Post, and is currently live in the Washington DC, Chicago and Raleigh-Durham metro areas with more markets on the horizon. We're tackling a big industry with some large established competitors, and we believe that from inside the walls of The Washington Post, we can disrupt those players and own the home service provider recommendation space.
Shipping Product Angel Investors: The Washington Post All Jobs: at Service Alley
|Headquarters:||1150 15th St NW|
Washington, DC 20071
|Industry:||Media and Entertainment|
|Company Profile:||Unlike other home service provider sites out there, Service Alley is free and open. You don't need to pay us money to see ratings and reviews, or wait for providers to contact you with a quote. ServiceAlley.com is here to ease your stress and help you find the right home service provider for you. Because really, the most valuable recommendation you can get for a home service provider is from someone you know.
Our management team is small but growing. We've been using digital agencies and contractors for our development work recently and are now looking build a great in-house development team (2 back end & 1 front end dev). We are on track for major new product releases this spring and summer and are looking for people who are eager to learn the joys and pains of growing a startup. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidates to wear multiple hats on our development team, and make a real contribution towards shaping the future of the company.
We work hard, have a great time joking around while we do it, and want you to join us in building a company that is changing the way people think about finding home service providers. |
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