The Hive: Ruby on Rails

The Hive is looking for a Ruby on Rails developer and they’re putting word on the street through several recruiters.  They’re looking for someone with a pretty in-depth background in Ruby and Rails, but if that’s your thing, and you don’t mind working from home, they may be worth a call:

Strong experience developing in the Ruby on Rails framework with operational examples of prior work.
Strong understanding of MySQL 4.1 and beyond
Background in developing for GNU/Linux or Unix-like platforms for mission-critical production deployments
Operational code published and still in production
Strong analytical and logical thinking capability
Must have excellent layout and design abilities
Strong experience developing for Mac OS X

Always A Plus
Object oriented programming experience in PHP with operational examples of prior work
Experience with MySQL 5.x, MySQL replication, MySQL Cluster
High-availability and scalable network service deployment
Expertise with MVC, HTML, CSS2, Javascript, AJAX, Templating, caching, sessions, and authentication
GNU/Linux optimization, security and network administration
Secure coding practices
Experience with running Apache or other Unix-based web servers in a production environment

The Hive’s website goes into some details about the company, but this posting doesn’t:

Our Client is a virtual organization. They log in from their homes, nearby offices, one of theirglobal office locations, or wherever they have an internet connection.

The Good
Well, they’re a little cagey about salary, but the rest of the package sounds pretty generous (full benefits, dual 30″ displays, etc.), so this side may pan out in the end.  After all, they don’t have the overhead cost of office space, which adds up fast.

The Bad
Their biggest and baddest application seems to be a dating service.  That’s not everyone’s cup of tea.  Much like Toronto’s ALM, you may have to decide if this is work you want to do.

The posting is pretty low on information in all categories.  You’re basically going to have to follow up if you’re interested to get enough information just to find out what the role is, what the compensation is, what the work will be, etc.

I’m not sure how everyone feels about working from home.  Some people see it as a plus, many people seem to feel it’s a negative.

In Summary
If you think you’ve got the background and the chops to impress them with your operational ruby expertise, and you’re willing to work from home, it seems worth further investigation, but it’s hard to offer anything more concrete than that.  It is, at least, intriguing.


One Response to The Hive: Ruby on Rails

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