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Ruby on Rails Extraordinare

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

About Us:

500friends is a venture backed (Crosslink, Intel, and YCombinator), rapidly growing company that was recently honored as an AlwaysOn Top 100 private company. We offer competitive compensation (both cash + equity), and a high energy environment for lots of room for personal growth. Our management team has a proven track record of building great companies and taking them to attractive exits. Our technology stack includes Ruby, Rails 3, Haml, MySQL, EC2. We integrate with key social networks, e-commerce sites and engines.


You will be joining a small team of rails hackers, play a key role in both shaping and building our technologies. Your scope will be broad: ranging from user-facing features to server-side componenets and libraries. You will be developing web portal, analytical functionality, APIs, facebook applications and more.  

Whats in it for you:

  • Fast paced environment with no bureaucracy
  • We're obsessed with hiring only the best of the best; you won't ever have to deal with incompetency
  • Working with leading edge technologies
  • Competitive compensation package which includes benefits and significant stock options
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Free lunch every day


  • 2+ years of developing in Ruby on Rails strongly preferred, but exceptions will be made for extraordinary candidates
  • Expertise in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience working with testing frameworks such as rspec, capybara, and selenium
  • Familiarity with the agile development process
  • Strong desire to work with a small team to transform an industry 

Bonus Points:

  • Start-up experience
  • Familiarity with Facebook/Twitter API
  • E-commerce background