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Senior Ruby on Rail Web Developer at Wishpond Technologies Inc.

Wishpond (http://wishpond.com) is the leading local product search engine creating the next chapter in online and social shopping. Wishpond empowers shoppers to find products from nearby retailers, and opens new marketing realms for local and independent retailers.

Why work with us

Wishpond offers a very stable working environment overlooking beautiful Coal Harbour. Hate when specifications change after they're delivered?  So do we.  We use a BDD approach - think Cucumber, Rspec, and Selenium - to deliver high-quality results. We deploy to a highly scalable cloud based infrastructure, using a mix of Ruby and Python.

What you'll be doing

We are currently working on several Big Data problems and we need your help.  You will be building features to help Wishpond expand.  Other duties include:

  • Design, implement, test and maintain Wishpond's software products¬†
  • Formulate detailed designs and implement solutions from high level requirements¬†
  • Mentor and guide software engineers to achieve team goals, improve productivity¬†
  • Triage, debug and diagnose production issues

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years programming experience¬†
  • 2+ years with Ruby on Rails¬†
  • Familiar with UNIX (apache, nginx, Phusion Passenger, DNS, cron, etc)¬†
  • Knowledge of CSS, JavaScript and some of the current frameworks¬†
  • Experience with SQL (MySQL preferred)¬†
  • BS or MS in computer science or equivalent
  • Disciplined approach to design, development and testing¬†
  • Passion for quality and continuous improvement¬†
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record of producing high quality software against plans and schedules with minimal supervision¬†
  • Experience building SaaS applications¬†
  • Experience with high-traffic website, general optimization and scalability skills¬†
  • Experience with geographic data¬†
  • In-depth knowledge of scalability, systems engineering, design patterns, and algorithms
  • Avid follower of the technology industry and current technology/web-related trends
  • Great product sense and design sense; excellent technical judgement and architecture experience

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