Rails Developer for Awesome Nonprofit
March 20, 2011 9:11 AM

The Office of Letters and Light (aka the people who bring you National Novel Writing Months and Script Frenzy) is looking for a highly experienced and disciplined web developer to help us build new Rails-based applications from the ground up and port legacy applications over from an existing Drupal/PHP codebase.

Experience with either Rails or Merb as a framework is required, but a firm understanding of Ruby itself and all core web technologies is just as important. Experience with PHP is highly desired but lack of it is not a deal-breaker. More than anything, we want someone with chops and high coding standards. If you love commenting then we'll love you.

Our tech team is currently at two. We're an easy-going pair, but when it comes down to the wire we get things done! Our success stems from our ability to coordinate efficiently as a team but also from our individual initiatives and imaginations. We welcome anyone to the team who holds the same capacity for agile development. Also, be warned that sudden outbursts of gibberish, air punching, and Mel Brooks references are commonplace.

Since we’re such a lean outfit, we require someone who can also fulfill system needs from time to time and assist others with office-infrastructure maintenance and troubleshooting. We're not looking for a full-fledged systems administrator, just someone who doesn't mind helping those who are less technically inclined. An intimate understanding of *nix systems is a must. Preferably you traverse the command-line daily. Experience with Debian Linux, and Amazon EC2 or other virtualized environments is a plus.

About our Stack and Infrastructure

Amazon EC2 running custom-built Debian AMIs
CloudFront CDN, Squid caching, MySQL 5.1, Memcached
Legacy: Apache, PHP 5, Drupal 5 with custom core, modules, and themes
Next gen: Ruby 1.8 and 1.9, Rails 3
Git for versioning, Trac for ticketing

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time (30 hour/week) position. The applicant must be available to spend at least half of that time working in our Berkeley office. Exact work times are flexible. Competitive non-profit salary.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working with us, please send your resume and cover letter with background about yourself and your work to Tavia Stewart-Streit.

Code samples will be cherished.

payscale: $35/hour
job type: part-time
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