I am not sure if the timing, opportunity, or location is right, but we
are currently seeking a Senior Rails Developer for a 6+ month contract
with our direct end client in Berkeley, CA. If you, or anyone you
know, are interested in this contract please forward your resume, all-
inclusive rate, and contact details to: [email protected]
for consideration. If this is not a good fit for you, please feel free
to forward on to anyone you think may be interested.
Job Posting Title: Senior Rails Developer
Description: We’re currently seeking a Senior Rails Developer to help
drive key IT initiatives including number of nation wide multi-
institutional open source and/or SaaS projects. This position will
provide technical leadership to development team including advising
junior staffs, cultivating technical excellence, and promoting best
practices. Involves building sophisticated ground-up new development
and designs which includes significant architectural decisions for
Drive technical development throughout all phases of the software
development life cycle (SDLC) including Proof-of-Concept development,
information architecture, software design, functional spec, coding,
testing, deployment, performance tuning, refactoring, etc.
Design and implement quality software while considering the
technical implications of technology applications to the current and
future strategic technology roadmap/direction.
Drive and coordinate day-to-day production support operation and
work closely with business stakeholders and technical staffs to ensure
application issues/bugs are addressed in timeline fashion & in
accordance to customer expectations.
Provide second-level operational support, troubleshooting, and
security vulnerability testing/remediation.
Research the latest technical and software industry offerings and
provide input towards the selection of products and tools
Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure application of quality of
services such as scalability, maintainability, extensibility,
reusability, availability, security, and performance/
Interact with senior-level personnel and senior business
stakeholders, with the ability to effectively communicate and explain
complex and technical subject matter
Work independently and make actionable recommendations to managers,
directors, and senior stakeholders based on his/her technical
Provide mentorship within teams, departments and across campus
Take a leadership role in technology selection and product/solution
Keep current with emerging technologies
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related area, and/or
5+ years experience in software development.
Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
Demonstrated track record of architecting and developing enterprise-
level distributed systems using various technologies/platforms such as
XML/XSL, SOA/Webservices, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI),
In-depth knowledge & experience in developing project proposals,
Statement of Work, project/release plans, risk plans, and
Ability to determine project strategy and scope, lead business
system analysis and designs, and develop realistic estimates and
quotations for software services.
Ability to work in dynamic environment with competing priorities, a
team player comfortable with working across other groups and
collaborating with customers, stakeholders, technologists, and
Strong skills in various design patterns and Object-Oriented
Development Methodologies (e.g. UML, OOAD, RUP, etc).
Working knowledge of IT Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and
direct experience in requirements gathering, use case analysis,
functional design, data/domain modeling, and user interface design.
High commitment to excellence, collaboration, team achievement, and
Experience with Open Source technologies, frameworks, architectures,
and tools (e.g. Subversion, ANT, Spring, Hibernate, etc). (preferred)
Ability to solve complex problems with innovative and elegant
designs and deliver robust functionality on time. (preferred)
In depth knowledge of web technologies such as AJAX, DHTML/CSS, XML/
XSLT, etc. (preferred)
Familiarity with Web 2.0 technology and trends. (preferred)
Consulting Staff Director