Ruby Developer at Tech Startup

Location: Detroit, MI

Department: Product Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We're glad you found us! 

Quikly is a venture-backed tech startup located in the M@dison building in downtown Detroit, Michigan (Inc.com rated it one of the World's Coolest Offices in 2012). We’re developing a new retail model designed to replicate the magic and insanity of Black Friday on demand. Through variable pricing and random release, Quikly creates a frenzy around a brand by rewarding those who act fastest. This is what we are talking about: http://i.imgur.com/tZkbvC9.gif

We've got a product in the market and resources to back us. We're growing our team and want you to be part of it. Even if you aren't looking a for a new opportunity quite yet, please get in touch! We'd love to network with as many developers as possible.

We are looking for someone with great Ruby skills. If you are comfortable with Javascript that's a bonus. 

If you...

  • Have experience building web sites with Rails
  • Want to be an integral part of a small team, moving comfortably between working in client-side javascript and our server-side ruby on rails application
  • Understand what makes code easy to maintain
  • Are looking to join a start-up based in Detroit

... then you've come to the right place! Let us know how you found us, what you are doing now, what kinds of things you know how to do, and and most importantly what you'd like to be doing. We'd rather see a cool jQuery plugin or Ruby Gem that you've published instead of "Ruby" listed as a bullet point under "Skills" on a resume.

RESPONSIBILITIES / WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Help us build the code that powers our consumer-facing web app, as well as the tools and interfaces for clients and for our own team.
  • Help identify new technologies and techniques that can improve our app, lead code reviews, continually help to improve our development processes and mentor other team members when the time comes to grow the team.
  • Manage your own workflow and your own time

REQUIREMENTS / WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU:

  • Experience building non-trivial web apps in Ruby
  • Comfortable working with Javascript/HTML5/CSS3 ajax skills (jQuery, jQuery Mobile, coffeescript)
  • Experience with unit and functional tests (i.e. RSpec, maybe even Cucumber)
  • Familiarity with git
  • Knowledge of relational databases (we use Postgres)
  • Appreciation for Agile development, continuous integration, and easy to maintain code
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

BENEFITS / WHY THIS JOB WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY:

  • True startup experience: Small team, no bureaucracy, code you write will have a real impact on the business
  • Camaraderie of an awesome, tight-knit team that works hard and is fun to be around.
  • Salary and health insurance, equity options for the right candidate
  • Unlimited coffee and Faygo slurpees, and amazing offic space in Downtown Detroit.

About Us

We are a close-knit team of music lovers, retro video-gamers, frisbee-golfers, competitive ping-pong players, outdoor enthusiasts, and technology geeks that have bound together to chalk up a major win in the startup world. We have the resources, talent and results to make it happen. You have the chance to be one of our first employees will have a big impact on our success.

We look forward to hearing from you!

- Scott and the Quikly team

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