Rails Developer

Squaremouth (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Posted:
June 18, 2014
Address:
110 West Berry St Suite 1806
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Squaremouth needs a full stack Rails developer to improve the fastest growing travel insurance comparison site in the USA.

The candidate will work from our office in Fort Wayne, IN.

Squaremouths applications are written using the Ruby on Rails web framework. Candidates will write Ruby and incorporate dynamic behavior with JavaScript as appropriate. As with any web application, theyll need to build HTML/CSS and integrate with backend databases. As a full stack developer, candidates will also help automate the implementation of our cloud based architecture which operates Squaremouth.com and supporting back office systems.

Every person, including the CIO, spends time troubleshooting bugs, reviewing other people's code, supporting servers while on-call, deploying updates to production, and updating our infrastructure. This allows all of our developers the opportunity to understand our entire system from beginning to end.


The Squaremouth team promotes a collaborative environment using industry best practices such as daily standup meetings, code reviews and pair programming. Peer critiques and constructive criticism allows the development team to grow and learn at a fast pace.


Duties and Responsibilities

- Writing Ruby, JavaScript, MySQL and CSS to add new functionality to our application
- Using automated testing with continuous integration to validate the functionality of the code you write
- Participating in code reviews and providing feedback to other members of the team
- Mentoring our other developers on coding best practices
- Making presentations to the team on work completed, new technologies, or code ideas
- Receiving coaching and training from our other developers
- Autonomously lead larger projects to improve our website and administrative backend


Requirements

- Ability to work independently, arranging your work to meet deadlines
- Experience with a web application programming language (Ruby on Rails experience not required)
- Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
- Energetic, positive attitude
- Ability to work within a team, collaborate on projects and share responsibility


Bonus Skills

- Experience building web applications using Ruby
- Comfortable using a Mac/Linux terminal
- Ability to administer Linux based servers
- Contributed to open source software


Benefits

- Compensation based on experience
- Generous quarterly revenue share
- Full medical
- 401k match
- Paid parking
- Unlimited paid vacation
- Mandatory birthdays off with a $200 beer bonus
- All-expenses-paid technical conferences
- Optional days in the office on Tuesday and Thursday

Media stories on Squaremouth

Squaremouth is a leader and supporter of the local software development community, founding and regularly hosting the Fort Wayne OpenHack meetup.

Read more about Squaremouth's involvement with OpenHack here: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140310/BIZ/303109989/0/SEARCH
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