New Yorkers, looking for a new challenge? Come work for a Pivotal client!

February 28, 2010 Sean Beckett

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide is bootstrapping startups, including helping them interview and hire. We have a current client looking for skilled engineers to build their development team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn Extreme Programming by working side-by-side with Pivotal’s talented and experienced developers while at the same time getting in on the ground floor of a small and dynamic team.

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. General technical requirements include serious web development experience, and a significant subset of Ruby, Rails, CSS, JavaScript, or MySQL.

Here is a job posting from National Lab Day, a current Pivotal client looking for developers in New York.

National Lab Day

We are a non-profit platform funded by the Gates Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation connecting teachers, kids, scientists and techies to engage kids in hands-on learning for science, math, computers and engineering in schools across the country. Our site is at

We are looking for Ruby on Rails programmers to join our team part- or full-time for the next three months as we prepare for a coordinated national event endorsed by President Barack Obama.

Job Description:

  • Develop and maintain a Ruby on Rails app for a high-profile non-profit
  • Work directly with management to improve the product and the message
  • Test Driven Development
  • Aggressive Refactoring

Additional Skills desired:

  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with non-technical management
  • JavaScript, including experience with Javascript testing frameworks
  • SQL

Please email a brief description of your work experience to, optionally including a resume and/or portfolio. Compensation will be commensurate with your experience.

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