Now Hiring — Software Engineer, Ruby on Rails

Artful.ly, an arts organization management platform, is seeking an experienced software engineer to design new features, improve our application, and make our users happy.

ABOUT YOU

You love the feature development cycle because, at Artful.ly, you’re going to be involved in every part of it.  From white boarding to wireframes to code to delivery, you’re going to be tasked with lots of different things.  New technology excites you, even if the immediate benefits aren’t apparent.

ABOUT ARTFUL.LY

Artful.ly provides arts administrators with tools to help run their organizations.  We help theaters fill the house.  We help organizations sell out their fundraising gala and make sure everyone is at the right seat with the right table.  We make it easy to see when a donor last contributed to your organization.

We build these tools using a blend of Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Haml, Sass, Solr, MySQL, MongoDB, and Twitter Bootstrap.  We’re always diving in to new technology to see how it can help make our applications better.  If you have some tech that you’re really excited about then we’ll find a way to use it and improve the product. Some things we would love to see make an appearance in our applications are CoffeeScript, javascript frameworks such as Knockout or Backbone, and data storage alternatives like Redis.

More information about Artful.ly can be found at http://artful.ly. Artful.ly is a program of Fractured Atlas, a national service organization that provides infrastructure for the arts and cultural sector.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Strong command of Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  2. Experience with Rails Engines, Rspec, Cucumber, and Git
  3. Understanding of good usability and what makes users go crazy
  4. Ability to read a support ticket that makes no sense at all and translate that into a deployed bug fix and a satisfied user.

PLUSSES

  1. Active contributor to open source projects
  2. Familiarity with Amazon EC2, Heroku, and New Relic

TELECOMMUTING

We want to hire the best candidate, regardless of location, so telecommuting is an option. All things being equal, though, we’d ideally love to have someone who can join us in our NYC office. If you’re not local, don’t let that stop you from applying, but please let us know if you’re willing to consider relocating.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary with health insurance, employer-matched 401K plan, TransitChek, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick and personal days, and a fast-paced, fun, dynamic work environment (complete with Wii Lounge and Waffle Wednesdays). Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to Tim Cynova, Deputy Director at jobs@fracturedatlas.org.  Include “Software Engineer” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive cover letter that includes where you read about this position.  Tell us about yourself, what you’ve done, and how you can help drive our open-source community.
  2. Code samples or links to work on Github, Stack Overflow, etc.
  3. A résumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

POSTING DATE

January 15, 2013. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Early submission is encouraged.

ABOUT FRACTURED ATLAS

Fractured Atlas is the country’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, reaching a network of more than 250,000 artists and organizations in all 50 states and all 435 congressional districts. Dedicated to empowering artists with the support they need to work effectively and thrive, Fractured Atlas provides funding, insurance, technology, education, and other services critical to building sustainable careers and organizations. Through its fiscal sponsorship program, thousands of artists and organizations – from the award-winning documentary Bully to the acclaimed Nature Theater of Oklahoma – are able to raise tax-deductible funds. Over the past year alone, more than 2,900 projects raised over $11 million. Fractured Atlas is also an industry leader in leveraging technology to address the challenges facing independent arts organizations, from creating an online search and booking service for local rehearsal, performance, and studio space to developing a state-of-the-art data visualization tool of national and regional arts ecosystems. Founded in 1998, Fractured Atlas is headquartered in New York City.


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