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Ruby on Rails Software Engineer - Midtown, NYC NY
3 to 6 Months Contract to Hire
Phone & Face to Face Interview

JOB DESCRIPTION
Consulting position for a Software Engineer. You will design and develop software to bring client services into a single “web self-service” umbrella. Main technologies are Ruby and Ruby on Rails and C# .Net. Linux/ Unix Platform

RESPONSIBILITIES
Write software programs ranging from process automation to interactive web applications.
Develop and implement APIs and provide support in a Service Oriented Architecture.
Perform troubleshooting to identify and diagnose problems.
Debug and analyze issues in production applications.
Develop prototypes.
Evaluate development tools and languages and make recommendations for incorporating those tools into projects.
Assist web team in troubleshooting application issues and development process issues.

QUALIFICATIONS
3 years’ experience writing applications in Ruby.
3 years’ experience using Ruby On Rails, writing Bash scripts.
Experience using Apache and/or equivalent web server software.
3-to-5 years’ experience with object-oriented programming.
Working knowledge of other web frameworks such as mod_perl, embperl, PHP, JSP, ASP, ColdFusion, or equivalents.
Knowledge of essentials of Unix server architecture, particularly Linux and Solaris.
Experience with most common command line tools.
Ability to use compiled and interpreted languages.
Ability to analyze hardware disk I/O, CPU utilization, memory swapping, virtual machine threading, and garbage collector tuning.
Perform troubleshooting to diagnose application problems, including: compiler linkage errors, run-time bottlenecks, multi-threaded race conditions, and database query optimization.
Experience using MySQL and/or equivalent database systems.
Solid understanding of ACID database properties, query isolation levels, and SQL coding practice to avoid database deadlock scenarios.
Experience with other modern Unix dynamic languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, and Bash and the ability to identify the appropriate tool or language for assigned tasks.

Pluses
Experience developing high-performance APIs.
Experience developing in a Service Oriented Architecture.
C# .Net preferred
Java and C++ and Perl
Objective-C, Swift, or Ruboto experience is a major plus, as mobile application development is part of the product roadmap.
User experience with Solaris, Linux, and/ Mac OS X systems and Windows.
Understanding of modern networking protocols (TCP/IP addressing and higher network layers
Other requirements
Understanding of modern markup and standards (e.g. XML, CSS, xhtml, DOM, Javascript
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills
The ability to program using a terminal-based text editor.
Understanding of customary source control practices and procedures in a team environment. (SVN and GIT)
Experience with Agile software development practices

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical field, or combination of equivalent education and experience.
3+ years of programming experience, with at least 3+ years in a business environment.