Benchmark Solutions seeks Ruby developer in NYC

August 24, 2010 Josh Knowles

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, rapid iterations, and frequent refactoring.

Benchmark Solutions is a recently formed New York based company addressing fundamental shortcomings in market transparency. The full job posting is below.

Benchmark is currently in the midst of a dramatic build-out of its technology and research and development groups and in the process of developing a “next-generation” product from the ground up. Currently the firm employs around 50 people in New York.

Our product development is led by highly respected Financial Engineers and Wall Street veterans who have designed a next-generation infrastructure by leveraging techniques from theoretical computer science, advanced statistics, and new computational technologies

The Benchmark software development team needs smart, sociable hackers to help us build our browser-based financial application. We’re solving hard-but-interesting data visualization problems using jQuery, Raphael (SVG) and HTML5, with the goal of presenting users with an advanced tool for analyzing real-time financial data.

We’re all fans of clean visual design. We love Tufte and Stephen Few, and we’ve got a great product management team who’s willing to experiment and take risks.

Our development process is collaborative and emphasizes
sustainable coding practices like domain-driven design,
test-driven development, and aggressive refactoring. We have state-of-the-art continuous integration and continuous deployment infrastructure, and every developer works on a sweet 30″ HD cinema display powered by an 8-core Mac Pro.

Required skills:

  • Javascript, particularly jQuery
  • Ruby
  • Rails

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Unobtrusive design and behavior with CSS and JS
  • Experience with Raphael.js, Protovis or similar JS library
  • HTML5

Really nice-to-have:

  • Visual design experience
  • Experience building data visualization tools on any platform
  • Strong opinions on how to write code

Interested candidates should contact

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