Senior Full-Stack Rail Developer at USA TODAY NETWORK (Cambridge, MA) (allows remote)

Senior Full-Stack Rail Developer at USA TODAY NETWORK (Cambridge, MA) (allows remote)

Buying stuff is easy. Buying the right thing is hard. That’s where we can help. Reviewed.com, a part of the USA TODAY Network, brings consumers the most scientific and trustworthy reviews available, written by our team of experts. We believe that tough, objective reviews are the best way to analyze products. We provide readers with insightful, practical, and entertaining stories that help them make informed decisions.

Reviewed is looking for a talented developer to join us as we extend our unique homegrown publishing platform and work to scale with our quickly growing user base. We have gone beyond traditional publishing platforms to build a dynamic application to help consumers find the best purchasing options on the products we recommend. The right candidate will help to make this platform better. 

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with knowledge of database design and hosting infrastructure, who also is interested in good front-end UI and Javascript applications, and who loves to build useful software. Experience leading a team is a bonus. 

We are looking for candidates preferably in the Boston, MA or Pittsburgh, PA area but would consider someone remote. 

What is needed 

  • Proven expertise with Ruby on Rails development, developing well-tested and organized applications 
  • Experience developing JavaScript-driven applications, especially in Angular.js, using single-page-architecture or similar backed by a server-side data model 
  • Excited about optimization, performance and scaling to deliver great content to millions of users 
  • Interest in crafting an excellent user experience, both for the reader and for the publishing teams 
  • Excellent communication skills. We communicate constantly via chat and video about ideas, issues, and to help each other out 
  • A desire to be part of a small team where your opinions, ideas and creativity are valued 

Technical skills required 

  • Real-world web development with Rails and/or Node.js, C#, Java, Python, etc. 
  • PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, noSQL 
  • Test-driven development using Rspec, Minitest or similar 
  • Familiarity with Javascript frameworks (Angular.js, or Ember, React) and jQuery 
  • Real-world web development with Bootstrap, HTML, CSS / SASS, and JavaScript / CoffeeScript 
  • Working knowledge of Go and Node.js, or ability to learn 
  • Basic git usage and git-flow workflow 
  • Deployment and management of applications on Heroku and AWS-based infrastructure 
  • Service-oriented architectures and API design and integrations 

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