Portico is looking for a Web Application Developer

March 7, 2012 Mike Barinek

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.


Portico by Exclusive Resorts® www.porticoclub.com is a new private club that provides access to a growing portfolio of incredible luxury vacation homes in the world’s best destinations, combined with personalized pre-trip planning and expert concierge service. Portico leverages the unmatched track record and expertise of Exclusive Resorts®, the company that has set a new standard for luxury travel and has provided more than 150,000 exceptional vacations for tens of thousands of its members and their family and friends.

We are looking for a developer to help create an exceptional, custom-built luxury travel solution for our rapidly growing member base and portfolio of homes. Responsibilities include interpreting requirements to identify and evaluate solution alternatives, developing and deploying high-quality applications. You are expected to consistently produce reliable, scalable, high-performance technology solutions using modern design and development patterns. You will be an integral component of strong, tightly-knit, collaborative development team working with a product owner and other key internal business stakeholders.


  • Proven experience in development of flexible and scalable web-based applications
  • Passion for technology, specifically software development
  • 1+ years of experience with Ruby language and the Rails framework, be proficient with the entire Ruby on Rails stack
  • 3+ years of hands-on web development, demonstrating:
  • Proficiency with HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery
  • Sound object oriented design skills and knowledge of application architecture patterns
  • Proficiency with relational databases, including design and development
  • Working knowledge in development of MVC-based web solutions
  • Ability and desire to thrive in an Extreme Programming environment, including pair programming
  • Competency managing source control and automated build processes
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Experience with agile software development methodologies such as SCRUM and/or XP
  • Working knowledge with test-driven development and related frameworks (preferably with RSpec and/or Test::Unit)
  • Working knowledge of associated platforms and technologies, including Linux and Apache


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