Ruby on Rails Developer Wanted in Lake Mary, FL

Company Background:

Avatar International (Lake Mary, FL), a research and consulting services company, is the innovative leader in measurement and continuous quality improvement in healthcare. As the fastest growing healthcare survey firm in the country, Avatar strives to be the best in integrated services, user-centered designs, actionable data and reporting for the best outcomes.


As a Web software developer at Avatar, you will play an integral role in developing flexible and scalable web applications and mobile solutions serving organizations, professionals and patients in the healthcare space. You will have the opportunity to architect and develop mission critical new systems, as well as improve existing systems.

Major responsibility will include, but not limited to,

• Solve problems and create solutions by producing great architecture, design, application and user experience, with scalable high performance and easy to maintain codes

• Full life cycle software development, both new products, enhancement and maintenance of existing products

• Collaborate with IT staffs to ensure best practices in design, development, quality assurance, documentation and deployment

• Scoping, estimation, planning and execution of plans to ensure deliverables meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust/respect; Self-motivated and accountable

• Immediate responsibilities are to be in charge of the continuing development and maintenance of multiple web applications based on Ruby and MySQL

Qualifying Skills:

- Advanced web development with Ruby, Ruby on Rails and PHP and capable of handling the entire development project alone or in a small team environment

- Advanced database design, implementation and programming with MySQL, general SQL language and Active Records

- Advanced JavaScript, JQuery, Prototype, Spry and other JavaScript/ Ajax frameworks; HTML/CSS developments for multiple browser supports

- iPhone web development with Ruby and jQTouch

- Capable of deploying and managing Rails or PHP web applications with FreeBSD/Apache/MySQL server environment

- GIT source code version controls

- Mac, Windows XP, Linux/FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008

- MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

- Multitasking; Proactive approach to problem resolution; Willingness and ability to immediately adapt to changes in business requirements; Results driven

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Bonus Skills:

- Webkit, Firebug or similar developer tools


- Photoshop

- XML skills and web services development

- Microsoft SQL Server