Attention Ruby on Rails Software Professionals:
Choose Your Own Hours and Work From Home Solving Interesting Problems and Developing Products Used By Thousands of Paying Customers by joining one of the Best Ruby on Rails Engineering Teams In The World.
Velluto, an established profitable and well-financed SaaS company, is hiring full-time Senior Ruby/Rails Developers to work on our successful products that serve the online marketing community. You'll be working on our upcoming products in development that help freelance writers and authors get paid by writing content for websites and magazines that need content. You'll also work on our existing applications which focus on optimizing organic SEO and press releases.
This is a full-time, work-from-home, choose-your-own-hours position.
Our first product, Link Emperor, is a subscription-based software-as-a-service product for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Our software is used by hundreds of SEO agencies, internal SEO departments, individual online marketers and more. We do keyword/niche research, rank checking, on-page optimization, and more. Additionally, our software serves as a conduit for our customers to purchase the link building services of other SEO firms (our vendor partners).
Our software has been available on the market for about two and a half years. Even though we’re new, we’re making real waves in the SEO community. The reason is simple – Link Emperor actually works for SEO. So our customers love us.
Our customers consistently tell us that our methods do improve their rankings, traffic, and bottom line revenues. We strongly believe that our future depends on our ability to continue to generate great results for our customers. And everything we do is 100% automated.
We are currently working hard on taking our success in SEO and parlaying that into success in the broader online content market.
We have multiple new products in development that when combined with our existing customer and affiliate relationships will dramatically broaden our customer base. Despite the size and maturity of the market, we think that there are tons of unexplored avenues in the marketplace for freelance writing services and we intend to quickly establish ourselves as a market leader in that niche as well.
We're a small company (6 people currently) but we're at an inflection point where we're trying to grow into a more robust team. We hope to have about 12-15 people on staff by the end of the year.
Here's where you come in.
We are in the process of expanding our world-class engineering team. We are very serious about building the best Ruby on Rails-based engineering team in the world.
If you're an A-player and want to work with other A-players, please keep reading.
You'll be responsible for:
The best stack in the world:
We’re built on Rails 3, and use DataMapper, Resque, Haml, Sass, jQuery, Memcached, and Git. We host everything on an internally managed server stack on Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS. We also have some very important backend apps written in C, a marketing website, and client libraries for our API in a number of languages.
We use Mac OS and vim for development, but you’re free to use whatever you’d like. We run Linux (Ubuntu) on our servers.
We have Continuous Integration (CircleCI), issue and exception tracking (Github/PartyFoul), a full staging environment, and take testing seriously. We're releasing all new products and features with 100% spec coverage. We still have some un-spec'd areas of our legacy code, but we expect to be up to full spec coverage within a few months.
We obsess over our interfaces. While the results are what keep a customer, the beauty and simplicity of the interface are what get them hooked in the first place. But we've already extracted all of our UI technology into its own gem, so if you're a backend type who doesn't like design, don't worry -- you're covered. Just plug and play. On the flip side, if you like working on UI stuff, we've got lots of places we'd like to improve.
A lot of the work we've done so far is heavily related to SEO. As I mentioned, we're going to be working a lot in the future on automating the optimization of online paid media buys. (I'm happy to share more specifics, but a lot of the details are proprietary and can't be discussed in a job post.)
To get a better feel for the specifics of what you'll get to do in this job, here are some of the things that we did on the development side recently:
I hope that gives a decent enough glimpse into the scope of the problems we work on.
We’re looking for someone who can bring the following things to the table:
We want someone who can always use the right tool for the task. If something in the future calls for something like Hadoop, we want someone who’s going to be able to put that together. If you like something that we aren’t using (MongoDB, for example), we want you to make the case for it and convince us.
We also want you to be good ambassadors to the Ruby and open-source communities as a whole.
If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Velluto, we encourage you to get your changes incorporated into the official project. Or if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too.
We’ll also pay your travel costs to any Ruby conference where you can get a speaking gig.
If you don't meet all those criteria, apply anyway. We'd love to talk to as many people as we can.
What makes this opportunity unique?
A really awesome team. The founder of the company is also the CTO and comes from a strong programming background. Kevin graduated Cum Laude in Computer Science from Harvard and been programming since age 11. We are always skeptical of tech companies that don’t have tech founders, and we would never ask you to join unless we knew that you would enjoy working with us. We'll be here to back you up with any problems you have.
Work from home. There’s nothing we hate more than commuting. So, we don’t have an office and would definitely like to avoid having one for as long as possible. If you have a family at home, move between locations, or even live abroad, this is a great opportunity to do all your work from home and stop wasting all that time on commuting. It’s like getting 2 free hours added back to your day.
Choose your own hours. As long as you’re available to be on call (which is no big deal ... on average, our senior developers get paged after-hours once per month, maybe), you can shuffle around your work schedule as you see fit. Work 2 hours, then run and take the kids to lunch, come back and work another 3 hours. We work highly variable hours so we’ll be able to sync up no matter when you work.
Free travel. Because we’re a distributed team that all work from home, we go out of our way bring the team together in person a couple times a year. We speak at a number of industry conferences (think PubCon, AdTech, Affiliate Summit, etc.) and at various Internet Marketing meetups, summits, and training sessions. When it makes sense, and when we can, we’d like to bring you along.
We use these as an opportunity to get the team together to relax, work, brainstorm, and party with our customers and each other.
We also bring the whole programming team to RailsConf, RubyConf, and maybe another Ruby conference every year and you'd be welcome to come along to that too.
Some of these trips will be in conjunction with the programming and marketing teams from our other companies, so you’ll get to meet the “extended family” as well.
Stability. Our company is bootstrapped, profitable, adequately capitalized, and debt-free. We are committed to continuously improving our customer experience and believe that the product will never be “finished.”
Does that sell you?
Use the form on this page to send in your resume now. We can't wait to read it and we're looking to hire immediately.
Thanks for reading, and have an awesome day!