Wordnik is Hiring! Know Ruby on Rails?

by Erin McKean on October 18, 2010

help wanted

[image by, and licensed from, Sekimura]

We are seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to help build Wordnik.com and create Wordnik functionality to our partners and developer community for both desktop and mobile applications.

Wordnik builds and supports Wordnik.com as well as a public RESTful API which serves millions of requests a day. We run with noSQL databases, analyze data with Hadoop, and use a variety of programming languages including Java, Python, Ruby and Scala. Wordnik is an open source friendly environment and we encourage contributions to collaborative projects.

Required Experience:
* Strong development background with 3+ years Ruby experience
* Ability to conceive and develop modern and usable UI/UX designs.
* Familiarity with modern HTML/CSS design and frameworks.
* Strong JQuery experience
* Integration with REST services, external web services
* Ruby performance tuning

You’ll do even better with:
* Mobile device development (iOS or Android)
* Integration with Facebook Connect, oAuth
* Experience in a fast-paced startup environment

We’d love to see:
* your github account
* open source participation

We:
* Are doing something unique and meaningful
* Have interesting problems to solve
* Are backed by top-tier investors

More info:

The beginnings of Wordnik @ Erin McKean’s 2007 TED talk:

More about Wordnik’s noSQL initiatives.

Wordnik is an equal-opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity in hiring.

Interested? Email us at feedback@wordnik.com.

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