Senior Ruby on Rails developer


Posted about 8 years ago


Bookwitty is looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join our growing Montreal team and help create the best platform for book enthusiasts yet.

You will be working with a group of witty and passionate people to not only develop, but shape the architecture and future of a unique platform that allows people to connect, share knowledge and discover new ideas through books.

Some examples of projects you could be working on:

  • Design and develop platform services
  • Enhance our development and deployment tools
  • Work with other teams to design and plan new features
  • Implement caching layers for data stores that include billions of records
  • Develop and implement scoring and recommendation engines
  • Keep our apps safe by performing code audits and dependency updates

Some of the things you should have experience with or be ready to learn:

  • Using Ruby on Rails at scale
  • Maintaining a solid set of tests
  • Using Git
  • Developing with multiple data stores such as document-based and graph databases
  • Having practical knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Bonus skills include:

Experience with deploying and scaling on the Heroku platform and / or Amazon Web Services Experience with service-oriented architectures

Bookwitty takes great care of its people.

We’ve just set up shop in a brand new Plateau office, minutes away from a metro station and next to more services, restaurants, gyms and pubs than we can keep count of.

Full-time employees benefit from full coverage of health insurance premiums across our medical, dental and vision plan offerings. Work schedules are flexible so you can work remotely when it suits you. We also offer the occasional round of drinks.

About Bookwitty

Bookwitty is an exciting new project that is all about building a community platform, a combination of a factual database, user submissions, scoring, social media, and e-commerce. This platform is designed for people that love reading, and want to share ideas with each other. The unique platform we’re creating will let people connect, share knowledge and discover new ideas through books.

And thanks to our global network of book enthusiasts, bookstores, publishers and other professionals, this platform to deliver any book – even the most inaccessible – into the hands of people anywhere in the world, at a fair price.

The core of the development team is based in a brand new office in Montreal, right in the heart of the Plateau. Bookwitty’s parent company Keeward has offices in New York, San Francisco, Paris, Brussels, and Beirut.

> So what are you waiting for? Send us your C.V. today and join a dynamic, fun, young group of hard-working people!