Ruby on Rails Agile Engineer

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Department: Engineer

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

ABOUT XTREME LABS

Located in Toronto, Palo Alto, and New York City, Xtreme Labs leads the world in creating the best mobile, tablet and smart TV experiences for the most trusted companies across the globe. All projects are handled in-house by our talented engineering, design, business development, QA and U/X teams.

For client projects, Xtreme Labs starts with a client’s wish list and then employs a unique development methodology that promotes collaboration, customer involvement and flexibility.  For internal projects, Xtreme Labs partners with experts in specific field areas (healthcare, advertising networks, education, etc.) and builds game changing experiences on smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs.

We challenge the conventional wisdom that speed and quality are opposing forces by always delivering on both.
Our portfolio of platforms includes:
* Android, Android tablets and Google TV
* BlackBerry and PlayBook
* Django, Ruby on Rails and server-side Java (rarely JEE though)
* iOS - iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Windows Phone/Windows Slate

WHY XTREME?

  • We are a legendary development shop (as seen on TechCrunch) with a top engineering team with degrees from University of Waterloo and Toronto who work with and advise some of the top tech companies. (see http://www.xtremelabs.com/clients/)
  • We do great work with the world’s best clients and brands that win awards, hearts and are at the forefront of mobile.
  • We are located in the heart of downtown as a noted hub of the Toronto tech community.
  • We’ve got great benefits: catered breakfast, a great location, Apple TVs and Netflix subscriptions for full-time staff, plus full benefits. (see http://www.xtremelabs.com/benefits/)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Elegantly bring designs to life using cutting edge technologies and techniques
  • Work with smart, collaborative people in a pair-programming/ Agile environment
  • Work with huge data sets – capture and manipulate large data sets
  • Write beautiful, test-driven code using best practices
  • Brainstorm and prototype new concepts and approaches into real things
  • Contribute to agile development on iteratively developed projects
  • Write clean and extensible RESTful APIs that will be used by many developers
  • Take ownership of the quality and usability of your code
  • Be a team player in a highly collaborative environment


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience plus fit in an Agile development environment (TDD, pair programming)
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
  • Exceptional software engineering knowledge
  • Experience in an Agile development environment
  • Able to design and write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism
  • Strong communication skills in a pair-programming environment
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails and strength in all the Rails fundamentals
  • Experience in web front-end development a plus
  • Experience deploying to cloud environments preferred
  • Comfortable developing for our software stack, which consists of Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, EmberJS, , Resque, Redis, Git, Rspec, Javascript, and AWS
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