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Contix, a leading provider of social media sourced breaking news alerts and analytics for the finance industry, is looking to hire a full-time Senior Rails Developer for its Honolulu development office.

Job Description

The position of Senior Rails Developer entails software architecture, implementation, development of best operational practices, testing and documentation of non-trivial systems with massive scalability requirements. As a startup we are looking for motivated individuals who do not require step-by-step directions and can work cohesively with our team.

Successful applicants will have a proven track record with non-trivial Ruby on Rails projects, be comfortable with agile development methodologies, have a solid grounding in OO software architecture / design patterns and be comfortable with the Rails technology stack from front to back. Additionally, for the dev ops / sys admin part of the role, familiarity with Linux and MySQL is required. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for programming. Our interviews are rigorous, so only serious developers with the requisite skills need apply.

Send resumes and a brief paragraph describing why this position appeals to you to


  • A solid grounding in OO software architecture / design patterns
  • Experience designing and implementing successful non-trivial enterprise Ruby on Rails projects
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Deep knowledge of the Rails tech stack
  • Firm grasp of data modeling
  • A passion for software development 

Nice to Haves

  • Java or Groovy experience
  • Deployment management
  • Social media analytics
  • Experience in the finance industry

Why work for Contix?

  1. Opportunities for rapid promotion and advancement within the organization for the right candidate
  2. Work on a problem at the leading edge of financial analytics and data analysis
  3. Work with a driven, talented team of software developers that aims to create a truly disruptive technology platform for the finance industry
  4. Solving a huge and very valuable problem that will have a large-scale impact on finance and other markets

Notes: Unfortunately we currently cannot sponsor visas. We aren't accepting resumes from recruiters for this position. We are looking for core team members in Honolulu. We aren't looking for remote developers at this time.

About Contix

Contix, a leader in the social media analytics for finance space, finds differentiated news for traders by analyzing over 500MM social and traditional media posts per day and sending real-time alerts containing the earliest mentions of breaking financial news events via web, native desktop and mobile applications. We utilize proprietary technology to identify breaking news events relevant to financial markets before other news sources and determine if they are likely to be reputable. 

Read more on Contix.comFacebook and Twitter.

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