Job Opportunity

ATTENTION ALL RUBY ROCKSTARS:

We are an IT Infrastructure company working with a client of ours in
CAMBRIDGE, MA who is seeking an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer to
work on-site at their location.

The company is seeking to hire this individual as soon as possible, so
please act quickly!

If you or someone you may know is interested in this opportunity,
please contact Melissa at US Edge today. I can be reached at 781 843
4411 ext 214 or via email mdegrande@usedge.com

Please include resume and salary requirements to all email submittals
as well as contact information. A GREAT opportunity to work with a
cutting edge company who embraces new technology and make a
significant contribution!

Information and Job Description below!

CONTRACT

Position: Ruby on Rails Developer

Location: Cambridge, MA (sorry no remote contractors at this time)

Pay Rate: Market

Length: Contract to Hire

Summary: Immediate need for Ruby on Rails Developer. Company
rewriting web app with ruby on rails and are publishing the framework
as they go forward.

Primary Skill: Deep understanding of ruby on rails and at least one
rails application deployment.

Job Description: Company has already written arguably the best
control plug-in to date (which they're open sourcing), and their rails
application will be first in the very conservative and demanding
financial sector. Must be revved up about web technologies-have solid
understanding of ruby on rails and have at least one rails
deployment. Be capable of reading/writing complex SQL statements.
Must have some experience with CSS, JavaScript and AJAX. Should love
writing tests for your code (TDD anyone)? General all around
intelligence and experience in the financial industry gets you in the
bonus round. THE BIG SHABANG: An amazing opportunity to work in a
rapidly expanding and exciting startup culture with relatively little
structure and lots of opportunity/ responsibility. ARE YOU A RUBY
ROCKSTAR? WELL GET READY TO ROCK!!!!

Nice hype... but I'm not sure about the rockstar angle being
applicable to computer programmers like us. :slight_smile:

Job advertisements need to have less buzzwords and to be more varied. I’m sure there’s a great conspiracy going on where there’s this job ad template where people just paste in around about 5 words to make it look slightly different. Here’s what caught my eye

  1. (BAD) Rockstar. I’m only good at guitar when it’s attached to a console.

  2. (GOOD) Experienced Ruby on Rails Developer, gets the point out quickly.

  3. (BAD) A GREAT opportunity to work with a cutting edge company who embraces new technology and makes a significant contribution. Buzzwords gather in this sentence like teen girls in a Justin Timberlake concert. Less buzzwords. This is the crap people who look for jobs read every day. The “new technology” you’re using is probably something we’ve already heard of… 2 years ago.

  4. (GOOD) “Position: Ruby on Rails Developer”. From this point onwards, the top half’s statements have been reiterated. Any details I would’ve found in the top half (and read if I had any interest in the job) are now repeated so I can read them again!

  5. (BAD) “Company has written arguably the best”, “arguably”, “ARGUABLY”! Does this mean that it might not be the best? Also, it’s not named anywhere. Why should we believe you, a company that we’ve never heard of, about that your product is “arguably” the “best”? Link us to some websites, fax us some of your trophies and maybe we might start believing you.

  6. (NEUTRAL) This is a long one:

Must be revved up about web technologies

makes revving noise

understanding of ruby on rails and have at least one rails

deployment.

2 years experience and one successful deployment. Shame I’m not in the US.

Be capable of reading/writing complex SQL statements.

SELECT * FROM job_advertisements WHERE effort = ‘Awesome’ AND readability = ‘Worthy’

I could get more complex, but most of the SQL stuff Rails does for you.

Must have some experience with CSS, JavaScript and AJAX.

body {
font:12pt Arial;

margin:0px;
background:url(‘images/background.jpg’) repeat-x #00ff00;
}

$(‘email’).hide

Ajax.Updater(‘element’, ‘/url’, { :asynchronous: true, })

Should love writing tests for your code (TDD anyone)?

Love writing them, still twitch when I see one break.

General all around intelligence

IQ rated at a 154… by an internet IQ test. That must mean I’m smart, right?

and experience in the financial industry

I’m awesome with money. I can do the one thing many people have trouble with: save.

THE BIG SHABANG:

Is that anything like “#!”?

An amazing opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding and exciting startup culture with relatively little structure and lots of opportunity/ responsibility. ARE YOU A RUBY ROCKSTAR? WELL GET READY TO ROCK!!!

I’m not a Rockstar, I’m a Rock God.

Thank you, I’m here all day.

Nicely done!

I have forwarded my message on to madisonrose at the email supplied in their post.

Funny stuff. Really funny. But then we wonder why people think the Rails commonity is just a big group of fanboys and jerks. :slight_smile:

Brian, I think you’re confusing us with either PHP or Java. Could you provide less of a generalisation so I can narrow it down to the precise one?

1. (BAD) Rockstar. I'm only good at guitar when it's attached to a console.

What about pirates? Ninjas? Jedis? I'm so confused about what to look for these days... do they want groupies, or an eye patch, or a frigging light saber!?!?! *sigh*

7) (BAD) "We are revolutionizing the social networking space". No. No you are not. It's simply not possible considering the number of offers that use that phrase.

:slight_smile:

LOL! You and I need to have a drink! Are you going to RailsConf?

Four days of awesome. Fixed that for you.