Lead Ruby Engineer @ the leading SaaS loyalty company

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

 

About Us:

500friends enables CMOs to increase their customer lifetime value. We help retail brands turn customers into loyal customers. LoyaltyPlus, our SaaS lifecycle marketing suite, makes it easy to execute loyalty programs and personalized customer retention campaigns. Our top clients include Kabam Gaming, New Balance, 1-800-flowers, Pittsburg Steelers, and L’Oreal Kiehl’s.

We were recently acquired by Merkle, a $400M (revenues), privately held CRM marketing agency backed by TCV (early investors in Exact Target, Facebook, and Netflix). We have remained acting as our own group and maintain the start up vibe. This means that you essentially get to join a start-up with the security and stability of an established company. 

We’ve kept our tech stack simple making it easy for us to scale quickly (currently 60,000 requests per minute.) Our current stack is comprised of Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Javascript, Redis, Memcached, Amazon Web Services, Chef, Amazon Redshift and ElasticSearch.

We are currently working on expanding our Analytics, Launching in Global Markets, and deepening our Social Listening capabilities.

Responsibilities:

As a member of our small, collaborative, and seriously talented engineering team, you will play a key role in both shaping and building our technologies. Your scope will be broad, ranging from user-facing features to server-side components and libraries. We are looking for hard core Ruby Engineers who enjoy learning and working with different technologies. And of course you will be expected to commit code on your first day. 

 

Yes, we realize that smart hackers are in demand. So what makes 500friends special?

  • We care about our team: http://blog.500friends.com/2012/10/25/an-open-letter-to-future-team-members/
  • We're obsessed with hiring only the best; you won't ever have to deal with incompetency
  • Huge scale, serving 2 billion requests monthly (that's about 60K per minute)
  • We work as a group making decisions collaboratively
  • Competitive compensation package, with rich set of benefits
  • We solve real world problems
  • NO ASSHOLES AND POLITICS 

 

Minimum qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics
  • In lieu of a technical degree, 4 years of relevant work experience is an acceptable substitute
  • Proficiency in Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Javascript
  • Strong foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Work experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with agile development process in collaborative environment
  • Good understanding of performance tradeoffs

 

Bonus points if you have:

  • Master's or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Experience designing and deploying large scale distributed data processing systems
  • Experience in big data, information retrieval, data mining, or machine learning
  • High degree of proficiency in Linux systems administration
  • You've built (and are dying to show us) something you're proud of, especially if it's outside of work/school

The Good Stuff: 

  • Free lunch every day
  • Snack Room 
  • Dog friendly (We have an Instagram famous Corgi who makes frequent appearances)
  • Bike Rack
  • We're Fun
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