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Dynamic NYC Startup seeks a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer - Telecommute (US/Canada)

Fresh Track Advisors  US/Canada Telecommute

Posted: February 22, 2013 | Job Type: Full Time

Fresh Track Advisors is a dynamic, well-funded startup based in NYC. Our distributed agile development team is currently developing a powerful SaaS Social Media management solution. The founders have a strong background in PR, Marketing and Communications, with a proven track record of creating innovative solutions.

The Team

Our development team is distributed from the West Coast to the East Coast. We are an agile team with a focus on high quality, maintainable and scalable code. We believe in frequent pair programming, and we value independent thinking and creative problem solving. We believe in testing, without enforcing a dogmatic approach. We maintain high standards, and we encourage collaboration, mentoring, and continuous education.

You will be working with a small, talented and passionate group of people. The environment is a high-energy startup, and the opportunity is open for you to fully engage in the design, development and deployment of cutting-edge technology in Social Media management. You'll be developing new features, enhancing existing core features, integrating with Social APIs and other 3rd party apps, and helping to scale our infrastructure as we enter the exciting growth phase.

The Requirements

Must have skills:

  • 3+ years in Ruby on Rails
  • 1+ years of Agile Development
  • Automated testing with RSpec or similar
  • jQuery, Javascript, Coffeescript
  • PostgreSQL Database design and performance

Bonus skills:

  • PostgreSQL Full Text Search, Triggers, Functions
  • Social API experience (i.e. Facebook OpenGraph, Twitter API, LinkedIn)
  • User Interface/User Experience
  • Lean Startup experience (Build, Measure, Learn cycle)
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Custom gem development for modular code

Must have characteristics:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for learning
  • Passion for the "startup" environment
  • Ability to collaborate remotely

About the company

Located in the heart of NYC, Fresh Tracks is the vision of former CEO of Visible Technologies, Adam Selig. He recognized that the wild west days of social media were coming to an end, and that companies are now looking for true business results if they are going to continue their commitment to social media.

Fresh Tracks believes that social media represents a fundamental shift in the way people connect with each other and how they interact with brands. Over time, companies will adapt their practices to engage with consumers through this media with greater ease. However, it is not realistic to assume that companies can accomplish this until social media is fully integrated into their business practices. Social media cannot stand-alone – it must be understood and evaluated alongside other business metrics that are used to determine business performance.

Additional Application Instructions

Email your resume and github profile with cover letter to Jason Cartwright (jcartwright@freshtrackadvisors.com). * US/Canada telecommute 30-40 hrs/wk during core US business hours * Contract or direct hire negotiable * Competitive compensation

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