Senior Rails Engineer in Worcester, MA -- Retained, Exclusive Opportunity

We’re a fun and exciting provider of Internet-based,
spatial analytics information. We are profitable and have market-accepted
products with quickly expanding demand. We are looking to hire a Senior Rails
Engineer with outstanding Ruby on Rails experience who loves Big Data. This is
an exceptional opportunity for a great developer to become the senior engineer
of a small and growing, profitable,
venture-backed company.

This
position is located in our Worcester, MA, offices. (Read further about our
location, below!) Relocation assistance will be offered for the right
out-of-area candidate.

What You’ll
Be Doing:

  •  Serving as a Sr. engineer on the technology team
    

    developing map-based information products

  •  Solving challenging problems working with massive
    

    datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods
    and more

  •  Working in an Agile, TDD environment, writing code
    

    you can be proud of

  •  Keeping existing products up-to-date and developing
    

    new products with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards

  •  Working alongside a nimble engineering team, being
    

    team oriented

  •  Collaborating with
    

    PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products

What’s In it For You?


Major opportunity to be part of a small, growing,
profitable company


Casual fun working environment, solving some of the most
exhilarating Big Data problems in the industry, alongside a team that’s as
passionate as you are about this stuff!


Competitive salary, stock options, and great benefits (401(k),
100% medical coverage, 11 paid holidays)


Long-term stability with a venture backed start up that
is already profitable and growing


Investors include the Founders of MapQuest and CoreLogic

Desired Skills & Experience:

  •  A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or
    

    similar; MS preferred

  •  5+ years designing and implementing complex,
    

    data-heavy e-commerce systems

  •  Self-directed time management, documentation and
    

    communication skills

  • Proven Effective ability to work with others

  • To be passionate about your craft

  •  Extensive RoR app dev experience with merchant
    

    processing capabilities

  • An ideal candidate would also possess:

  •   Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl.
    

    spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs

  •   Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and
    

    mobile web app development

  •   Strong Unix skills including API/data mining
    

    experience

  • Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites
    Our Environment

·
Hand coded Rails 3, Ruby 1.9, HTML5/CSS3,
JavaScript/JQuery

·
OpenStreetMap, Google Maps API, Engine Yard, Amazon AWS,
PostgreSQL/PostGIS

·
We use all of your favorite tools: GitHub, Basecamp,
Pivotal, etc.

Our Location

·
Headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England’s
second largest city, recently featured in The New York Times: Long a College Town
Worcester Now Looks the Part

·
In a walkable neighborhood, yards away from commuter rail
hub, highway, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops.

·
5 miles in any direction and you are in quaint New
England towns with nationally-ranked schools, historic charm, and great housing
options (and we would know, we’re the experts!).

Interested?

Tell us
about yourself and why you would like to work with us! Email nickm@wdsearch.com and include a link to your website / portfolio / GitHub /
LinkedIn.

Company Description

My client is a small, high-end geospatial analysis Company born of university
research, specializing in location-based decision-making tools:
analytics, information and data. We license geospatial risk analytics and
SaaS products for a host of business to business applications, and run
NeighborhoodScout.com, the largest neighborhood search engine in the world, and
“the most trusted source for choosing a
neighborhood,”
according to Money®
Magazine.