Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Bleacher Report is one of the five largest sports media sites on the Web and one of the most exciting startups in San Francisco. We are a venture-backed media company on the forefront of the evolution taking place in digital publishing. We are also extremely passionate about sports and creating a new paradigm that allows thousands of people create great sports content around the teams and topics they too are passionate about.

What you'll do:

  • Build and launch new features for the Bleacher Report platform.
  • Work closely with Product Managers to understand requirements and come up with solutions.
  • Learn the challenges of operating and maintaining a high-volume Rails site.
  • Work closely with a top-notch engineering team.

Who we'd like for the role:

  • Someone who cares – about the technology, about the business, about their team, about deadlines, and about sports.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Pays attention to detail/analysis, and enjoys problem-solving.
  • Writes and ships great code that's elegant and maintainable - we value software craftsmanship.
  • Startup mentality - flexibility and ability to step up and do what needs to be done.
  • Passionate about technology and always keen to try something new.
  • Passionate about sports and regularly follows several professional or college teams.

What you need to demonstrate:

  • 1+ years solid experience developing Ruby on Rails applications.
  • Minimum 3 years track record of successful web application development and implementation.
  • Disciplined approach to software development, Test Driven Development, and Agile methodology.
  • Experience with testing frameworks, preferably RSpec.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON and MySQL.
  • Experience with jQuery.
  • Aggressive at refactoring / rewriting old code for efficiency and scalability.
  • Working hard is ok; having fun doing it is even more ok.
  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Bonus points for:

  • Successful start-up experience.
  • Contributor to an open source project.
  • Worked on a high-traffic website, general optimization and scalability skills.
  • Understanding of MySql tuning and optimization techniques.
  • Familiar with using GitHub.
  • Interested in sports journalism and writing.

Fantastic Benefits:
Bleacher Report contributes 90% towards health care coverage for employee AND dependents! The following are the benefits plans we offer to our qualified employees:

  • HMO, PPO or HSA Medical coverage through Anthem or Kaiser
  • PPO/Dental through Guardian
  • PPO/Vision with VSP
  • Life Insurance and AD&D, LTD
  • 401(k)
  • Sec. 125 - Transit and Parking
  • 10 Company Holidays and Paid Time-Off

How To Apply:
Submit a resume AND a cover letter describing your specific qualifications for the position.
Applicants who do not include a cover letter with their resume will NOT be considered.

Bleacher Report is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Bleacher Report hires the candidate.

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