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Contix, a funded Honolulu-based startup creating a social media analytics platform for the finance industry, is looking to hire a full-time Senior Rails Developer.

Job Description

The position of Senior Rails Developer entails software architecture, implementation, system administration, deployment management, 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.

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  • 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
  • Strong Linux admin skills
  • Firm grasp of MySQL, ideally including admin
  • A passion for software development 

Nice to Haves

  • SmartOS admin
  • Deployment management
  • Ansible
  • Capastrano
  • Node.js
  • Java or Groovy
  • Social media analytics

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

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