Time for another Job Advertisement Dissection!
Hi, I’m looking for qualified Ruby on Rails developers to work on a
client web portal project in Midtown Manhattan for a large financial
“A large financial research company”. Would it, by any chance, have a
It’s incredibly smart (right up there with Einstein, Hawking & Co.) to
the company you’re advertising for! Also this helps people to go “Oh
reputable company!” or the other way which we won’t talk about
Ruby / Ruby on Rails developer with strong object oriented programming
background. Good understanding of model driven architecture, MVC, RDBS
and data modeling.
No need to repeat yourself three times! “Strong object oriented
background” and MVC comes standard with Ruby on Rails.
- BS. in Computer Science (or closely related field)
Personally I don’t see why people want a Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science or . What does this prove?
That they have the money to do a course that probably didn’t teach them
single thing about Ruby on Rails? That they have large amounts of money
throw around and, instead of spending it on that nice Audi A6 they saw a
- 1+ years of Ruby on Rails or 2+ years predominantly using the Ruby
It’s a bit hard to use Ruby on Rails without using Ruby! Here you repeat
your need for a Ruby on Rails developer for a 4th time.
- Demonstrated experience/knowledge building high-volume and customer
facing database-driven web applications.
Buzzwords! generates mental image of PHB
Web applications is a favourite of mine. I’d still prefer to call them
sites”, but I’m just old school.
- Experience building n-tier Internet applications in Ruby on Rails
Repeated for a 5th time, the need of a Ruby on Rails developer is.
- Strong object-oriented design and development skills
- Good understanding of test-driven development methodology
Should come standard with any half-decent Ruby on Rails developer. If
aren’t writing tests they are a fraud!
- Thorough knowledge of relational databases, schema design and
implementation, and SQL query design.
Again, any half-decent Ruby on Rails developer knows enough of this to
competent. SQL query design MAY come in handy, but in 99.9% of times
can do it for you.
Services using both SOAP and REST.
interact with it much at all. XHTML should, again (!), come standard.
on Rails follows more of a REST structure, having knowledge of SOAP is
and all, but REST is where Ruby on Rails is at.
- Good ability to translate requirements and functional specifications
into working applications with minimum guidance.
“We tell you to do something, you just go away and do it without us
to tell you again.” does a better job I believe. Yes, it’s more blunt,
people in today’s world need blunt wording to get it into their heads.
- Good communication skills and ability to interface with business
I speak English. I’ve competently demonstrated that I know English
read your posts and interpret it into a way that I can understand, even
though English is my primary language, some people massacre it enough to
make me wish it wasn’t, although other people using other languages
do the same to theirs. Prime examples of this include replacing common
such as “you”, “are”, “to/too”, “great” with “u”, “r”, “2” and “gr8”
I must make fun of the use of the word “interface”. There are 23
for this word, and you happened to use “interface”. Wouldn’t “work with”
just “interact” be better wording? “Business users” are not robots, yet.
have no method of interfacing with them other than written/verbal
communicating. Sticking a USB cable into a “business user” will probably
land you in a large court case. Other words include (thanks to
reach out http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/reach%20out,
touch http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/touch, touch
all linked for your convenience (and my laziness, direct copy+paste)
Majority of work must be done on site at client.
Which is in Manhattan… too bad you didn’t specify what company for.
just have to hop around Manhattan looking for a “large financial
I’m sure there can’t be too many of those in New York.
- Compensation: Negotiable: Hourly, daily or fixed price
You mean “Pay rate” right? When I see the word “compensation” I think of
like some fund established to pay victims of a horrible incident.
How long? Any chance of extension?
- Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job
My principal was an asshat. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to speak with
Even the teachers thought he was. (I’m assuming you mean the headmaster,
yes, I’m joking)
- Please, no phone calls about this job!
Damn! I was just about to call you on the number you liste… oh wait!
never listed a number! I guess it was left out along with the
the company too!
And I’m done. See you next job advertisement post.
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