Web Engineer Needed in DC! Willing to Train Ruby

  • Work at a profitable and well-funded, late stage start-up
    environment funded by VC luminaries like Sequoia, Polaris Ventures,
    The Carlyle Group, and Allen and Co
  • Be part of a team that has a passion for coding and software
  • Work in a casual, fun environment that values creativity and
    alternate ways of doing things
  • Build the technology needed to create and sustain online consumer
    health sites that provide consumer health services in a unique and
    differentiated way
  • Gain exposure to both leading edge technology and the business
    that’s driving its use
  • All the free soda and coffee you can drink!


  • Execute development, implementation, and refinement of systems
    supporting our online sites—content management and publishing, blogs,
    search, content syndication, video delivery, and so on
  • Work within small development teams driving concepts through
    wireframes, engineering, test, launch, and ongoing iteration
  • Build web-based software using core technologies like Ruby on Rails,
    PHP, and Java


  • 5 - 8 years of software engineering experience
  • At least a bachelors in computer science or related engineering
  • Strong web development skills including familiarity and experience
    with Java (JSPs, servlets), PHP, or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with XHTML, and CSS
  • Understanding of Apache web server, Tomcat, and the PHP module
  • Understanding of XML and other W3C standards
  • Comfortable working on Linux
  • Highly flexible and extremely efficient, doesn’t mind multiple
    iterations on the way to the right answers.
  • Comfortable working closely with developers in small team
    environment on tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Extreme
    Programming, or UP a plus