JOBS

Overview
The Company

The best of both worlds. We are an internet start-up incubated within
a leading global information services company,. We enjoy the strength
and resources of an established organization coupled with the dynamic
of a start-up. It's been working well for us.
Our mission is simple: completely redefine the way users get their
content on the web. Our office is extremely open and collegiate. It is
filled with smiles, Ping Pong, ideas, movies, pizza, and laughter. We
find that pizza and ideas are highly correlated.
We are building something great. If you can add to our team, we would
love to have you on board.
We’re a very eclectic bunch of characters, but we all share a common
respect and a commitment to taking whatever we do, fun or work, to the
max. Good ideas thrive above all else.

The Job

As a web developer, you will be on the front lines of designing and
building a fantastic experience for our end users. You will be
instrumental in changing the way these users consume information on
the web, therefore you must have strong experience in foundational web
technologies such as XHTML, CSS and Javascript (including javascript
libraries such as jQuery). Additionally, you should have a strong
understanding of and experience with various backend web frameworks,
as you will have ownership of application services written in Ruby on
Rails and/or straight Ruby that utilize our rich set of internal web
services.

Our team is a tight group of top performers and you will work
intimately with the CTO and fellow developers as well as our
burgeoning design group. All foundational members must be strong
individual contributors and hard-core builders. If you’re looking to
change the landscape of the internet, then this is a great opportunity
for you!

Next Steps

If you think you are the one we’re looking for, then, please send your
resume along with a friendly note to:

miriam@kgbweb.com

Notes: Avoid formal cover letters and the procrastination that comes
with them. Just let it flow!

Links to proven projects are highly encouraged

We take pride in the work environment and culture we’ve fostered and
are looking for the type of candidate that will only add to it. Please
in your response indicate where you saw this posting. We look forward
to jobbing with you!

kgb is an EOE employer

Responsibilities

Work closely with design team to build a unique experience for
consuming information
Use internal RESTful web services to create end-user functionality and
work closely with fellow developers to extend as necessary
Tap into external APIs to leverage existing technology from third
parties (specifically Facebook and Twitter; the more the merrier)
Develop and operate application level functionality written in Ruby on
Rails
Utilize agile methodology, but work independently as needeOwn task
identification, work estimates, feature requirements and schedules for
development related activities

Experience

Create and maintained cross-browser compatible javascript and css
Developed unique web interfaces for displaying large quantities of
ever-changing data using ajax paradigm
Delivered one or more consumer facing products individually or as part
of a team
Utilized one or more javascript libraries (jQuery, prototype/
scriptaculous, YUI, etc), and be proficient enough to understand their
inner workings
Have a degree in computer science or human computer interaction or
equivalent
Have comfortably used Mac OSX and git in a development environment
Have comfortably used Linux in a production environment

Skills

Know Ruby and Ruby on Rails
Have experience with Amazon web services and cloud computing
Work comfortably in a fast-paced start-up environment
Work comfortably on multiple projects simultaneously