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Software Engineer

at BuyWithMe (New York, NY, USA) Full Time Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Job Description:

BuyWithMe is one of the premier social buying destinations on the web, connecting top local brands with an engaged audience via our site and a network of media partnerships. As a member of the growing BuyWithMe team, youll be tasked with building valuable features for both merchants and consumers in the hottest and fastest-growing corner of e-commerce.

Engineers at BuyWithMe collaborate with other disciplines on product development from conception through implementation. Our platform is built using Ruby on Rails and MySQL, hosted in a cloud infrastructure. That said, we believe in using the right tool for the job.

Be a part of a fast-paced, talent-filled, exciting team and see your work produce results in the real world.


Build, deploy, and maintain scalable, re-usable, and valuable software for BuyWithMes social buying platform

Observe and contribute to departmental coding standards, performance benchmarks, and best practices

Produce and collaborate on well-thought-out and well-documented software designs

Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing software

Participate in departmental code reviews, discussions, and refactoring exercises

Ensure confidence in the software you build via unit-testing and collaboration with QA

Collaborate on a cross-discipline team to build thoughtful, usable, and valuable products

Build software youre proud of and support it, even after it has been released

Maintain a current understanding of emerging and relevant technologies

Participate in departmental recruitment efforts

Effectively communicate with your colleagues, both technical and non-technical


2+ years recent experience as a professional ui engineer or front-end developer working on high-traffic, high-availability websites

Expertise writing purely semantic and valid XHTML

An understanding of the importance of separating content from presentation

Expertise providing style using CSS

Experience cutting and translating mocks into functional XHTML/CSS

Expertise enhancing user-interfaces using JavaScript, AJAX, and jQuery

Experience building cross-browser compatible user-interfaces

A strong design sense and understanding of usability concerns

Experience with at least one server-side technology such as Ruby, Python, PHP, or JSP

Experience with object-oriented programming or familiarity with object-oriented concepts

Experience building software collaboratively using a mainstream revision control system such as Git, SVN, or Mercurial

Experience integrating with third-parties/APIs


B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Computer Science or related field

Ruby on Rails experience

Experience with developing mobile web applications or native applications

Experience working with Agile or a similar software development methodology

Experience with HTML5 and/or CSS3

Experience with front-end SEO best practices

Experience using a mainstream MVC web-application framework such as Rails or Django or a templating engine

A genuine enjoyment of usable user interfaces and building better software

We provide a competitive base salary and bonus, health, dental and vision benefits, 3 weeks PTO and opportunity for those who excel.

How to apply:

Please email us [email protected]