Zep Solar Seeks Lead Rails Developer in San Rafael, CA

June 23, 2011 Sean Beckett

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.

Zep Solar is looking for a lead Rails developer to join their team in San Rafael, CA.

Are you passionate about solar energy and interested in making a difference in the world? Can you see yourself leading the development of the most innovative solar design tool on the market? If you answered yes to both questions, keep reading…

Zep Solar Inc. is one of the fastest growing solar manufacturers in the world and has developed an award-winning, patented photovoltaic (PV) mounting system that is revolutionizing the solar industry and helping to make solar energy safer and more affordable for the masses. Our technology enables solar installations up to 5X faster than standard mounting systems while reducing raw materials up to 90%. As part of the new platform, we have developed a design tool that enables a user to calculate complex structural loads and automatically configure an optimal system layout while determining a bill of materials with the click of a few buttons.

Now we’re ready to add new features, products and internationalize the design tool and are therefore seeking a brilliant lead developer to manage the project and take responsibility for the whole technical stack (front-end and back-end) while weighing priorities and costs of development. The successful candidate will begin by working in a pair environment with a top development team at Pivotal Labs while learning the design tool’s system architecture inside and out before taking control over the project.

A great candidate should…

  • have publicly released a Ruby on Rails site or web service (please include links)
  • be a “full-stack” developer and be proficient from the database to javascript and
    everything in between
  • prefer test-driven development and demonstrate proficiency in this area
  • be able to translate the business needs of Zep Solar into implementation
  • be interested in enabling the proliferation of solar installations worldwide
  • value precision and be mathematically savvy
  • want to work in Marin County at our San Rafael headquarters

Send resumes to Chad Medcroft at chad@zepsolar.com. Emails only, no calls will be taken.

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