Lead Rails Developer for Shiny New Startup

Wednesday January 23, 2013

Greater Boston Area

Covocative is an exciting new software company founded by entrepreneurs who know how to build great companies and vibrant places to work. We’re focused on creating software that helps people be at their best in the workplace. We build performance coaching solutions that managers use to help their employees develop the skills and behaviors they need to succeed. Business coaching is a $9 billion market, and we’re uniquely positioned for innovation and rapid growth. We’re well-funded and moving quickly. All that’s missing is you!

We're opening a new office in the Boston area in order to establish and grow our engineering team. We're looking for a talented Lead Ruby on Rails (RoR) Software Engineer who’s passionate about building software that will delight our customers. Your contribution here will make a real difference.

What you'll do:

  • Recruit and develop an internal team of engineers and architects
  • Direct the efforts of our contract development teams
  • Own the technical roadmap and evolution of our software platform
  • Collaboratively design and build new features
  • Develop functional prototypes that highlight new design concepts
  • Work with other teams to help integrate our products
  • Collaborate with product managers, UI designers, and outside experts to develop outstanding user experiences
  • Review code and offer suggestions
  • Seek out new technologies to better solve problems
  • Take care to release quality, well-tested code
  • Practice agile development methods
  • Orchestrate and celebrate team successes


  • Computer Science fundamentals: object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design
  • Demonstrated expertise in current front-end technologies including oR, JSON, JQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Proficiency in unit, functional, and user acceptance testing
  • Web services of all kinds, using cloud infrastructure, building scalable web products
  • Commitment to transparency, collaboration, embracing change and iterative development
  • Demonstrated ability to share knowledge, mentor, and motivate others
  • Genuine interest in helping those around you continuously improve and succeed

Education and experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in RoR software development with proven track-record of delivering high-value, high-quality, business solutions

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation package of salary + equity
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Flexible work schedule
  • You get to learn something great everyday
  • Work for a growing company with unlimited potential

This is a full-time position that will require you to be onsite in our office in the Boston area. We provide a competitive compensation package, a casual work environment, and the chance to be a part of something really great. Come join us!

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