Web Developer

Posted: 10/28/2013 | Expires: 11/27/2013

Location: New York
Category: Digital Media, Technology
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description:

Mediabistro is looking for a self-motivated Web Developer to join our NYC team in creating dynamic web sites for one of the top media and event publication companies, along with our social media analysis/research divisions. You’ll work with all business areas from design to finish products. This includes not only learning new IT skills with other developers, but also the complete business process and the opportunity to bring your own ideas to the table. We use several different technologies for our multiple business areas, so being diverse is a real asset to the team. We are looking to take on a number of new projects in the coming months so the opportunity to get in at the start is here.

You will:
- Work with our product managers to create, develop and tweak features for our sites
- Create integration UX plans for our ever growing product lines
- Help rebuild our resources and systems as Rails apps (our backend currently consists of VBScript, PHP, C#, JScript, Ruby)
- Make architecture choices to lay the foundation for our new backend
- Always be offering better solutions to areas you work in
- Research new technologies to see how we can apply them to better the development process

You should:
- have at least 2 to 4 years experience in web development
- be proficient with Ruby on Rails (1+ years of focused work)
- have worked with RESTful APIs
- write easy-to-read self-documenting code
- have experience writing SQL and working with databases (we use SQL Server and MySQL)
- be comfortable interacting with non-technical people (i.e. product managers, designers)
- have a degree in computer science or something related

Experience with:
- the full engineering stack
- WordPress
- SiteCatalyst
- Resque or Redis
- rspec or Test-Driven Development
- legacy code

You need to be passionate about your craft, willing to take initiative to solve problems, and learn/use new technologies and build them with operational effectiveness in mind. If you think you fit the needs and want to be an immediate impact player get in touch with us. We’d also love to see your GitHub or Bitbucket profile (or other online projects), so don’t be shy and forward this in your response.

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Mediabistro Holdings, LLC. is a group of industry-leading brands committed to excellence in, and the advancement of, the media and creative businesses globally. Formed in 2015, it consists of Adweek, The CLIO Awards, Mediabistro and Film Expo Group.

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