Helium is seeking strong, self-motivated, web software developers to join our mature team in building our next generation applications using Ruby on Rails technology. â€¨Ideal candidates will have spent the past few years in a team environment building web-based applications using PHP, Python or Java/JSP. Basic database skills are also required. Experience developing a Postgres backed application is a plus. 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 membersâ€™ 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 startup). About Helium Helium, located in Andover, Mass., is a newly funded consumer Internet company, building a platform for market-driven, user-generated publishing. Heliumâ€™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 publish. Some technologies being used by Helium include: Ruby/Ruby on Rails Memcached Postgres Mongrel Rake MySQL RMagick/Imagemagick RubyGems Java PHP Requirements: Bachelorâ€™s degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Must have 2 â€“ 3 years building web applications in a professional environment. Strong communications skills. Ability to work independently while cooperating with the overall team. Ruby on Rails experience would be great, although not required. Strong technical skills with scripting languages such as Ruby, PHP, ASP and Python. Java/OO experience a plus. Should be familiar with and comfortable writing dynamic applications using a database backend. Familiarity with MySQL and Postgres.
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