UI Developer with Ruby on Rails

Reporting directly to the CTO, you will be responsible for creating clean well-structured code within an HTML5 / Ruby on Rails environment and for helping architect enhancements to our increasingly sophisticated and data-rich technology platform, including complex visualizations, dashboards, and easy-to-use interfaces for our users. As a core member of OMX's development team, you'll have an exceptional degree of autonomy as you help us reinvent defence procurement software for the 21st century. This is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about designing and writing cutting-edge code within a well-funded start-up environment.

OMX is a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the economic impact of organizations in complex global supply chains. Our goal is to encourage the growth of small technology and manufacturing companies, in part by leveraging the obligations of large defence manufacturers to government.

Why join OMX?

  • We're solving a big, complex, technology problem that no one else is tackling. Your brain will probably hurt, but mostly in a good way.
  • We're a small, focused company that likes being small and focused. There's no deadwood here. No office politics. Just a core group of people who love their jobs.
  • Although we work in government procurement, which is primarily defence and aerospace, we're not a defence contractor and we don't deal in munitions.
  • Our coffee maker dispenses lattes, we open the bar on Friday afternoons, and our open concept office off Queen West is sometimes occupied by dogs and yoga.

What you'll need

  • HTML5 / JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Experience working within a Ruby on Rails environment
  • Extremely comfortable with usability principles and web standards
  • Responsive web development experience, particularly as a solution for tablet and mobile UI
  • Sound knowledge of object-oriented methodology
  • Some familiarity with Agile and waterfall software processes
  • GitHub or other source code management technologies

What we'd also love to see

  • Experience with Sphinx or other full-featured search technologies
  • Experience with React or similar front-end frameworks
  • Strong familiarity with principles of database design and architecture
  • Some experience administering a remote Linux server
  • Familiarity with OWASP and/or other web security practices
  • Jira, BugZilla or other incident management software

Your ideal background

  • Minimum three years in a professional web-based application development capacity (mobile development is an additional bonus)
  • A portfolio of relevant software development projects
  • Exposure to development methodologies and best practices applicable to web or mobile development projects
  • Degree in computer science or comparable formal education
  • Visible participation in the Toronto development community (e.g. conference speaking engagements, development blog, etc.)

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