RoR Developer Job available in San Francisco (downtown)


Thought I’d pass this along to any job seekers out there. My
understanding is that this is a relatively junior to mid-level position.


Web Application Developer – Ruby on Rails
Blurb, Inc, San Francisco (Full Time)

Are you a person who is excited to explore new technologies and build
cutting edge applications that redefine the customary and to push the
envelope of what is possible?

:: About Us

If you never get on a bus or a plane without at least one book in hand,
you could be the ideal candidate to join Blurb (, a
venture-backed startup located in downtown San Francisco near public
transit and ferries.

Blurb helps ordinary people express their passions and record their
experiences in books to share with their families, communities and the
world. We’re developing a complete platform that allows anyone -
blogger, chef, marketer, parent, student, traveler, etc – to create
professional-quality books. You can create one book as affordably as
five hundred. We’re putting the power of traditional print publishers
into everybody’s hands. We believe in books, and the people who make
them, too. In the weeks and months to come, we’ll be launching a
community of authors and bookmaking specialists - a place to find the
content, camaraderie, inspiration and guidance to make your books
everything they can be.

This is your chance to join an exciting company in the early stages of
our development.

:: Environment

Blurb is a startup, which means you’ll likely wear multiple hats and be
involved in various aspects of building and running the business. We
are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the
job done. Our products are focused on the user experience, so you will
need to be. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as
Apple, Intuit, Corbis, Kodak, Microsoft, Taschen Publishers, Chronicle
Books, Lonely Planet, CNET and Sony.

:: Responsibilities

  • Develop web applications for eCommerce, online book authoring and
    other related functionality
  • Work closely with our User Experience design team to create
    attractive, consumer-focused user interfaces
  • Develop partner-specific co-branded versions of key Blurb sites and
  • Customize open source packages to our needs and develop new
    infrastructure code where needed
  • Work with our QA team to produce high quality, reliable services

:: Required Experience

  • Three years professional experience developing web applications using
    at least one of Ruby on Rails, PHP or JSP
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript
  • Expert skills in HTML, CSS and web user interface implementation
  • SQL database development with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or similar
  • Web site administration using Apache or similar

:: Bonus Experience

  • XML and WebServices
  • Familiarity with Prototype and Scriptaculous JavaScript libraries
  • eCommerce software such as ZenCart
  • Familiarity with Model-View-Controller design pattern
  • Exposure to recent technologies like AJAX
  • Small development teams (fewer than 5 people)
  • Java programming
  • Linux system administration
  • Experience with development tools such as Bugzilla, CVS/SVN
  • Object oriented software development, including design patterns
  • Understanding of various phases of development: analysis, design,
  • Test driven development: understanding and experience with continuous
    unit and integration testing
  • Familiarity with one or more of RadRails, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA or

:: Recent Press

:: Interested?

Please email your resume to “careers AT” for consideration.
Special Instructions: please include “Web Application Developer” in the
subject line.

Positions are based in downtown San Francisco. Relocation not included.
Some tele-commuting is OK, but mostly this is a full time on-site

Thank you for your interest.

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