Web Developer

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Department: Engineering / Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Web Developer at Roadtrippers

Where We're Coming From

The open road. That’s what it’s all about. Driving down long stretches of asphalt, pulling over at a local diner for some grub, and discovering the most incredible roadside wonders.

Co-founders James Fisher and Tatiana Parent suffer from an incurable case of wanderlust. So, they decided to design a web and mobile platform that streamlines discovery, planning, booking and navigation into one engaging road trip planner.

Powered by a fleet of local experts and travel writers, Roadtrippers features a seemingly infinite database of amazing places. We do the hard part, so you can have the adventure of a lifetime. At its core, Roadtrippers aims to inspire and promote awareness for local, offbeat and culturally stimulating experiences. After all, as Emerson’s taught us, it’s all about the journey.

Roadtrippers is a fast growing, venture funded startup based in OTR, Cincinnati. Learn more at Roadtrippers.com.

The Journey

Roadtrippers' users are looking for new and exciting places to visit, and we are the wizards weaving the spells that open their eyes. We are the clockmakers and we are the machinists. We build the tools used to feed fuel to our data machine, and we keep the parts moving smoothly. As a Web Developer you will work with others in the development group as well as our data, content, and design teams to enhance the Roadtrippers experience.

Points of Interest

Development at Roadtrippers is fast-paced. We constantly balance the need to deploy a feature NOW with keeping it running smoothly. Some days you will be building a hot, new feature that will blow minds, and others you will be refining an older feature to bring back that new-feature smell. You won't be expected to reinvent the wheel, but you do need to make the off-the-shelf wheel fit the chassis.

Other qualifications include:

  • 3+ years of development
  • Experience with full stack web development and versatile across client, server and database
  • Comfort using version control systems, like Git
  • Bonus points for single page web app experience with pushState
  • Konami Code bonus points for experience growing or working at scale (5M+ monthly unique visitors)
  • A passion for building an awesome consumer facing product, used by thousands every day
  • A rampant hunger for learning, self improvement and willingness to accept constructive criticism
  • A good sense of humor and healthy enjoyment of chilled malt beverages

Under the Hood (what powers us):

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Backbone.js
  • CoffeeScript / JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL / PostGIS
  • MongoDB / NoSQL
  • CSS (SASS/SCSS)
  • Google Maps API
  • Node.js
  • Chef
  • Testing frameworks: Cucumber / RSpec / Jasmine

Reasons to join us:

  • To work from a beautiful historic brewery building in Cincinnati's dynamic OTR district (remote work is not available for this position).
  • To build something millions of real people use, that will change an industry.
  • To work with the smartest people in town and consider them like family.
  • To enjoy free snacks and drinks and a casual work environment.
  • To enjoy a competitive salary and full family healthcare.
  • To work harder & faster than you've ever worked before.
  • To earn stock in something that will be huge.
  • To escape the corporate machine.
  • To enjoy unlimited vacation.
  • To truly love your job!

Introduce Yourself

Please include your resume, and any of the following that are applicable: github profile, twitter handle, blog URL, etc. (Anything that helps us learn more about what makes you tick.)  Also, tell us a bit about the work you've done that you're most proud of, excited about, and what you'd like to accomplish next. Be sure to include: your expected salary range, any special considerations and your earliest possible start date.

Special note to external recruiters about to contact us: No thanks. Seriously, don't do it.

Comic by: http://xkcd.com/327/

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