Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Inkling is Hiring

Demand for our services is growing quickly and we are doing some hiring. Here’s what we’re looking for right now:

Senior Rails Developer
Do you come home at night and work on your own Rails projects? Have you contributed back to the Rails community? Are you a strong believer in Agile development practices? Is your risk/reward profile above the level of a career accountant? Do you actually bother to write test scripts for your code? Do you obsess as much about the UI design of your app as the backend and stay up until 4am so you go to bed knowing it’s right? If you’re in the affirmative with these questions, you may be a good fit for us. But just in case you like it boiled down to some bullet points, the following are some specifics:

  • +3 years of web development experience;
  • Proficient with a SQL query;
  • Greater than 1 year of Rails experience on a public facing Rails app, or widely used internal app;
  • Experience with Rail's deployment mechanism (Capistrano), caching, and restful resources;
  • Proficient skills with HTML and Javascript, especially Ajax and using Prototype/Scriptaculous;
  • Obsessed with unit/functional/integration testing;
  • Comfortable with an Apache config file. No need for a Ninja, but you might have to update one every once in awhile, same with MySQL admin;
  • Comfortable with Unix;
  • Good communication skills; we’re small and you’ll be asked to represent the company with more than just working code;
  • Good writing skills (see above);
  • Problem solver who presents possible answers (or a well formed question) vs. “I have no clue”

If you’re interested in applying, send a note to [email protected] telling us why you think you’d be good for the job. Please also attach your resume in PDF format. Make sure either your note or your resume lists stuff you’ve built/had a heavy contribution in.


Anonymous said...

Do you have to relocate to Chicago for this position?

Unknown said...

Not necessarily - skills are absolutely our first priority; location is a distant second. If we feel there is good chemistry and things would work out remotely, it's not an issue.