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Seeking candidates with Ruby on Rails expertise. Relocation assistance will be offered for the right candidates. All positions are full-time and physically located in the Worcester, MA neighborhood.  Even if you don't already have expertise in Ruby on Rails, those with a Computer Science educational background and experience in Python coding or Java may be considered for this opportunity to learn Ruby while getting paid. These are all exclusive and retained searches.

 
The Client is a fun and exciting Internet-based provider of Big Data spatial analytics looking for a dynamic (#1) VP of Engineering to help meet an ever-increasing demand for our products and services.This is an exceptional opportunity for a Director of Engineering or above in a mid-sized or larger firm who aspires to become the VP of Engineering - to build their own team and lead the technology development of a growing, profitable, venture-backed company.
 
What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Grow our team – you will be directly responsible for recruiting, recruiting, recruiting
  • Inspire, lead, and manage our Ruby on Rails development team working in an Agile, TDD environment
  • Coordinate, prioritize, delegate and track delivery of on-time, on-budget tasks & projects working with our developers, graphic designers, SEM, geographers and statisticians.
  • Develop and refine software and other processes to foster efficient product development, deployment and maintenance of uptime requirements
  • Collaborate with our geographers and statisticians to create new, disruptive products
  • Lead the technical development of real estate and map-based information products
  • Architect solutions to challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods, GIS and more
  • Keep existing products up-to-date with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards   

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience
  • Proven effective team management skills, managing both up and down
  • References from team members whom you’ve inspired and motivated to great success in the past
  • Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills
  • Experience working in a small company or start up environment
  • Passion for your craft
  • An ideal candidate would also possess:
    • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar; MS preferred
    • 5+ years designing and implementing complex, data-heavy e-commerce systems
    • Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and mobile web app development
    • RoR app dev experience with merchant processing capabilities
    • Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl. spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs
    • Unix skills including API/data mining experience
    • Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites

 
In order to meet an ever-increasing public demand, we are also looking to hire a (#2) Front End Developer with outstanding experience. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and experienced self-starter to join a small team and interface between designers and Ruby on Rails engineers in a small and growing, profitable, venture-backed company.
 
What You’ll Be Doing:
 
•Solving challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods and more
•Transforming design mockups into functional Web applications using HTML5 and CSS3
•Collaborating with backend developers to develop complex, data-heavy user interfaces
•Implementing responsive design methods to build UIs that function across a variety of devices
•Working in an Agile, TDD environment writing code you can be proud of
•Collaborating with PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products
 
Desired Skills & Experience:
 
•A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant field
•Solid experience with HTML5/CSS3, and JavaScript, preferably with LESS or Sass experience
•Experience with a front end framework such as Foundation or Bootstrap
•Experience with a JavaScript framework such as Angular or Backbone
•Familiarity with a server-side dynamic language, preferably Ruby
•5+ years designing and implementing complex, consumer- and business-facing Web-based user interfaces in data-heavy e-commerce systems
•Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills
•A passion for your craft
 
 
 
(#3) Senior Rails Engineer
 
What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Serving as the Sr. engineer in the technical development of real estate and map-based information products
  • Solving challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods and more
  • Working in an Agile, TDD environment writing code you can be proud of
  • Keeping existing products up-to-date with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards
  • Working alongside a nimble engineering team, being team oriented   
  • Collaborating with PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products     

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar; MS preferred
  • 5+ years designing and implementing complex, data-heavy e-commerce systems
  • Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills
  • Proven Effective ability to work with others
  • To be passionate about your craft
  • Extensive RoR app dev experience with merchant processing capabilities
  • An ideal candidate would also possess:

 
Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl. spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs; Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and mobile web app development; Strong Unix skills including API/data mining experience; Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites
 
What’s In it For You?
•Major opportunity to have your front end work seen on sites that serve over 10M users per year
•Casual fun working environment, working on some of the more complex user interface challenges, alongside a team that’s as passionate as you are about this stuff!
•Competitive salary and great benefits (401(k), medical coverage, 11 paid holidays)
•Great work/life balance, with 40-45 hour work weeks the norm!
•Long-term stability with a venture backed start up that is already profitable and growing
•Investors include the founders of MapQuest and CoreLogic
 
Our Environment
•Rails 3, Ruby 1.9, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript/JQuery
•OpenStreetMap, Google Maps API, Engine Yard, Amazon AWS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
•We use all of your favorite tools: GitHub, Basecamp, Pivotal Tracker, HipChat, etc.
 
Our Location
•Yards away from commuter rail hub, highway, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops.   
•5 miles in any direction and you are in quaint New England towns with nationally-ranked schools, historic charm, and great housing options (and we would know, we’re the experts!).
 
Company Description
My client is a small, high-end geospatial analysis Company born of university research, specializing in location-based decision-making tools: analytics, information and data. We license geospatial risk analytics and SaaS products for a host of business to business applications, and run the largest neighborhood search engine in the world, and are “the most trusted source for choosing a neighborhood,” according to Money® Magazine.
 
 
IF you are interested in exploring these opportunities to work with some of the leading technology companies in the world, please respond with a resume. Referrals, recommendations and suggestions are always welcome, as are 'random' resume submissions for other possible opportunities not described above. Cover letters explaining which position most interests you (and why) are very helpful.  Please respond with samples of your code from Github, or other places, if possible.
 
 
                 Best Regards,
 
                 Nicholas Meyler
                 GM/President, Technology
                 Wingate Dunross, Inc.
                 ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211
                 power.srch@gmail.com


 

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