Backend Developer (Rails) / Inkitt

Backend Developer (Rails) / Inkitt
18.07.14
Inkitt
Berlin
jobs@inkitt.com


Inkitt is a platform for writing, sharing and reading fictional stories. Backend Stack: Mostly Ruby on Rails, some Node.js and Go.

At Inkitt we believe that the success of a tech startup is not only dependant on hiring the best developers but also offering a great engineering culture that let's people grow: Freedom of choice over technologies, frameworks and even languages if appropriate. Time to explore and try out new solutions and the latest technologies that might turn out beneficial. Learning and teaching. Coding and deploying at Inkitt is not just about having impact but also personal growth.

 

 

What is Inkitt?

Inkitt is a platform where authors can write novels online and readers can read them. The remarkable thing: we can predict future bestsellers beforehand by analyzing readers behavior.

 

On average bestseller authors are rejected by 10 publishing houses because of their gut feeling decisions (e.g. Harry Potter was rejected 12 times). There are so many talented authors out there but most of them never got the chance to reach an audience and gave up after being rejected by couple of book publishers. On the other hand, there are 5 Billion people on earth who can read and are willing to read great stories. This is why we are building a platform where all aspiring authors can write and publish their stories and readers can enjoy stories in a way that was never possible before.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing our REST Backend (Mostly Rails and some Node.js Services)

  • Implementing new features with simple, clean and efficient code

  • Responsibility for builds and deployments

  • Optional: The chance to build fast and scalable services for tracking and analyzing users reading-behaviour (e.g. Go/Scala/Erlang)

 

 

Engineering Culture for Personal Growth:

  • Freedom of choice over technologies, frameworks and even languages if appropriate

  • Time to explore and try out new solutions and latest technologies that might turn out beneficial

  • Learning and teaching sessions

  • Coding and deploying at Inkitt is not just about having impact but also personal growth

 

 

Your Profile:

  • At least 2 years experience in developing Rails-Applications in a high paced environment

  • Experienced with Git, RSpec, PostgreSQL

  • You should be able to develop features with Rails in about one-third the time that most competent people think possible

  • You posses good JavaScript skills and don’t mind to touch the frontend every now and then (our frontend is based on AngularJS)

 

 

What We Offer:

  • Your compensation will include a solid salary and meaningful equity ownership

  • Expect very talented, motivated, intense and interesting international co-workers

  • English as the primary language

 

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