Tucows is looking for a Sr. Ruby Engineer:
Tucows is a pretty well-known company, and you can get a glimpse into their finances (they seem to be doing well enough). They imply they’re small enough that you can make an impact:
We’re a small team with a big mission. Come prepared to hit above your weight.
We believe in taking the time to do it properly while working in a real-time environment. Launch, learn and iterate is favored over taking too long to find the perfect answer.
There are also not a ton of Ruby jobs in this town, so if you’re really into Ruby, there’s no point in leaving stones unturned.
You can also get a little view into Tucows from reading Joey DeVilla’s blog (or go talk to him at one of the many events he attends in town).
A fair amount. What exactly would you be working on? What are tucows online retail services applications? What are the other team members like, and what’s their experience with Ruby on Rails? What’s the compensation like? Is this at the 96 Mowat location? What’s the office and work environment like? What are the challenging problems you’d solve in Tucows retail services applications? Is it likely that you’ll be proud describing retail services applications, as they suggest? How do they empower the developers to be creative?
There’s a lot of information in the posting, but most of it just raises more questions for me.
My mileage would definitely vary with this location; that won’t be true for everyone. It’s not bad if you can get on the gardiner or the lakeshore without too much effort, but there’ll still be days when traffic is evil, and there isn’t really free parking in the area.
Probably in the King/Dufferin area:
Parkdale has its moments, there’s some good food around, but if you’re not somewhere in the area already, it’s pretty far west for a TTC commute.
If you’re interested in doing Ruby on Rails, it’s probably worth talking to Tucows about this position. Otherwise, I’m not sure there’s enough of the right kind of information to really draw me in.