Full Time Software Engineer Position (Ruby) at StudentAdvisor




Software Engineer-Cambridge Location

Avenue100 is a Ruby on Rails shop and we are growing! Supported by one of the largest media companies in world (The Graham Holdings Company, formerly The Washington Post) we have launched our StudentAdvisor.com business and moved it to Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. Our small passionate team is making huge strides helping colleges, students and parents engage with each other during the pre-College process, while in college and beyond. If you are a passionate developer who takes great pride in delivering superior quality code and wants to be part of a company that is “evolutionizing” (you read that right) how colleges engage with students and families, YOU want to be here!


At Avenue100 we own and operate multiple web sites serving over 3 million unique visitors per month.  Our growth has been driven by a highly analytical approach to web marketing and pay per click advertising. We use a service-oriented architecture that makes outstanding use of RESTful APIs and ActiveResource.


We are looking for the right person to join us as a Software Engineer.  This is a direct contributor technical role with responsibilities in designing and implementing websites (primarily StudentAdvisor.com) and services in Ruby on Rails.  You will master the domain of higher education and lead generation, and operate effectively in groups and individually with all of your colleagues.  If you have some experience building large-scale enterprise websites and experience in Ruby on Rails, web services, design patterns and database design, GREAT!  


No Ruby experience, No worries! Django, Pylons, Python experience etc is welcome and you’ll learn Ruby!



Key qualifications and responsibilities for this role are as follows:


  • Design and implement software for multiple websites in Ruby on Rails


  • Design and implement web services using Ruby on Rails


  • Write and maintain unit tests, coordinate your development with your development manager


  • Stay on task and produce high-quality code and tests


  • Demonstrate ownership and pride of your tasks and output


  • Knowledge of the HTTP protocol as well as web services written in REST


  • Knowledge of MongoDB, Redis, Memcache


  • Experience with Postgres, MySQL, Oracle and/or SQLServer


  • Have 1-3 years professional experience and a B.S. or M.S. in Comp. Sci or equivalent experience


  • Have a brilliant sense for software design and implementation


  • You are professional, thoughtful, respectful and passionate about your work


About Avenue100:

Avenue100 Media Solutions Inc. is a leading analytics‐based performance marketing company. The company runs multiple web sites, including its flagship site CourseAdvisor (www.courseadvisor.com). CourseAdvisor receives over 5 million unique visitors per month, making it one of the top 500 sites in the US according to Quantcast. Other web properties include: StudentAdvisor.com, GetTheJob.com, EducationGrant.com and several others. The company offers a fun, dynamic work environment, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance.


As an equal opportunity employer, Avenue100 Media Solutions Inc. is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where all our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies. Avenue100 provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.


So, if you want to work hard; work with great people, and work for a great company that is extremely successful, send your resume and a cover letter that describes why you are a good fit for our company and why Avenue100 should hire you to: jobs@avenue100.com and write “Software Engineer-Cambridge” in the subject line!