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Hiring: Ruby on Rails Engineer

Viewpoints Network is hiring Ruby on Rails engineers to join our technology team in Chicago.   We are passionate about changing the way people share their product experiences and looking for ways to connect them with the best product.  We develop using Ruby and Rails and are one of the larger rails sites on the web.  MySQL and Redis keep our data straight and fast.  We manage our work with agile methods and deploy our own code.We are looking for people who:

  • Have production experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Write clean, DRY Ruby code
  • Understand and have a passion for testing  and TDD (unit, functional, and integration tests)
  • Excited by creating applications others use and love
  • Design and implement projects from the database layer to the web tier
  • Remember their first computer more fondly then their first car
  • Optimize application execution times using detailed understanding of Rails, SQL, and caching techniques
  • Work fluidly in a Linux based environment
  • Are pragmatic and always looking to improve themselves and what they do
  • Understand code management techniques using git
  • Have a strong passion for technology
  • Can think of at least two times they helped solve a production problem and the satisfaction that went along with it
  • Able to produce high quality work on aggressive time lines
  • Don’t want to rely on others to deploy their code to production
  • Work with other developers to plan and execute integration with other components
  • Thrive working in an agile environment
  • Bonus: Have experience with MySQL, Redis, Endeca, and shell scripting
  • Bonus: Experience working on open source projects
  • Bonus: Knowledge of CSS/Javascript/Front end technology
  • Bonus: Have experience working with cloud environments.  Not the kind that pop out of the wall when you need to edit a family photo, but real ones.

What we provide you:

  • Challenging work and the chance to learn every day from a high performance group of peers in a tight nit environment
  • Work from home one day a week
  • Competitive salary and bonus program
  • Self directed project time every Friday afternoon
  • Full benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401(k)

Ready for the challenge?  Please send your resume to