Rails Database Developer


Helium is seeking a strong, self-motivated, database developer to join
our mature team in building our next generation applications using Ruby
on Rails technology. 
Ideal candidates will have spent the past few
years in a team environment building web-based database backed
applications. Experience developing a Postgres backed application is a
plus. This position will work closely Helium Engineering is a small
talented team with concrete skills, using agile development
methodologies in a professional way to produce tangible results on a
regular basis while working hard and having fun. Team members’ skills
and creativity are respected and encouraged. Helium is a well-funded
startup and the engineering team cranks out greatness during reasonable
work hours.

Helium pays its employees competitive salaries, along with competitive
stock equity plans. The standard benefits – health and dental are
available – as well as a matching 401K plan (almost unheard of in a

About Helium
Helium, located in Andover, Mass., is a newly funded consumer Internet
company, building a platform for market-driven, user-generated
publishing. Helium’s goal is to build the number one source of
peer-ranked, user-generated content on the Internet. Using a proprietary
peer review technology, Helium is revolutionizing the world of
publishing. Now millions of people can come together in one place to

Some technologies being used by Helium include:
Ruby/Ruby on Rails

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
2+ years experience in Database Administration, Database Development or
Database Architecting.
Knowledge and proficiency in at least one modern computer language
Excellent SQL skills
Ability to support mission critical production systems
Strong background of the Server platforms Linux, BSD, UNIX
Work closely with system administrators and quality assurance during
version updates and upgrades
Strong communications skills.
Ability to work independently while cooperating with the overall team.
Ruby on Rails experience would be great, although not required.
Familiarity with MySQL and Postgres.

Ruby on Rails developer
Postgresql experience
Database architecture experience
Web development experience
Preferred experience with Enterprise level database management (Oracle,
Sybase, DB2, MySQL)