=== Position ===
Spokeo, Inc (http://www.spokeo.com) is looking to hire a talented,
driven, and performance-minded engineer to do backend development work
in Ruby. If interested, please contact [email protected] and/or call (650)
988-9007. Position is available immediately. We are looking to hire!
Compensation is market rate salary with stock options befitting early
=== Company Background ===
Spokeo, Inc (http://www.spokeo.com) is a beta-stage startup working on a
portal to aggregate information across all social networks and personal
media sites. Spokeo, Inc was founded in 2006 by 3 Stanford graduate
students and has secured medium term financing. Our engineering team is
lean, coordinated, and highly proficient. We are looking for another
indepentent developer to join our 6 man company. Our offices are
located next to 101 in the city of Mountain View, CA.
=== Technology ===
Our application is built on the RoR framework. The backend is a mix of
RoR and pure Ruby. We work with the latest development, deployment, and
production technologies for RoR.
=== Job Description ===
We are looking for an experienced Ruby backend programmer to work on all
levels of content aggregation: content retriveal (HTTP), content
analysis (stream and tree parsing), and database storage. Work will
involve feature implementation, stability upgrades, and
BS or MS in Computer Science.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to architect new subsystems and re-architect existing subsystems
as the need arises.
Thorough knowledge of Ruby and Object-Oriented Programming.
Thorough knowledge of MySQL.
Thorough knowledge of distributed computing.
Understanding of test-driven development.
Ability to work in a Linux environment.
Knowledge of distributed Ruby (DRb).
Knowledge of HTML protocol and any Ruby HTML libraries (Net/Http,
Knowledge of RSS/Atom and any Ruby RSS/Atom libraries (FeedTools, Simple
Knowledge of Ruby parsing libraries (Hpricot, HTMLTokenizer, REXML…)
*Note that we only use some of these libraries, but we look for any
working knowledge in this area.