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Hedgeye is a bold, trusted, no-excuses provider of actionable investment research and a premier online financial media company.  Our all-star research team is unafraid of rocking the boat and is committed to delivering the highest caliber investment ideas through rigorous quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing.

Hedgeye TV is online financial media for smart investors where we showcase our analysts’ leading market and economic insights and ideas. We are committed to unwavering transparency, accountability and trust.

At our core, we are a results-driven, constantly evolving, entrepreneurial company committed to intelligent expansion. Among our backers, we include “500 Startups” – one of Silicon Valley’s leading accelerators and venture funds.

 


Senior Software Engineer

Department: SW Development
Office: Stamford
Location: Stamford, CT

Hedgeye is looking for energetic engineers with unusual initiative. As a member of our team, you will participate in the full range of development in a fast paced Agile environment. You can expect to contribute to discovery, development, QA, maintenance and future product planning. As a vital member of a small company, you will have the opportunity to deal with all parts of the business. You are smart, creative, flexible and can always be counted on.

 

AS A CANDIDATE YOU ARE

  • An Agile/Lean maven - TDD/BDD, Continuous integration, MVP, etc., are your bread and butter
  • Constantly improving your craft
  • Up on, if not creating, the latest tech hotness
  • A natural polyglot, lover of all kinds of programming, you especially love Ruby
  • Full of ideas you are ready to pitch and see come true
  • An aficionado of all things web
  • Fun

 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop web, multimedia, and mobile applications including planning, coding, testing, debugging, and deploying in an Agile team environment with an emphasis on TDD/BDD
  • Maintain, modify, and update web and backend applications
  • Design and create engineering specs, prototypes, and features for web-based applications
  • Collaborate with developers, product managers and other participants in the development of solutions
  • Gather requirements and development specs
  • Investigate and prove feasibility of new features/initiatives
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Assist in continuous process improvement

 


 SKILLS REQUIRED

  •  Expertise in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, (Ruby, Javascript, Javascript/AJAX libraries expertise implicit)
  • In-depth knowledge of internet protocols and applications

  • Commitment to continuously improve software craftsmanship

  • Experience and respect for Agile/Lean development and best practices

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skill with attention to detail

  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a part of a team

  • Ability to pair code using remote pairing tools and ability to prepare code for review and to review completed code

  • Excellent understanding of customer needs and business strategy

  • Ability to take the lead on projects/features

  • Ability to work w/stakeholders to extract requirements and feasibility

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other developers
 
 

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Degree in Computer Science or related or comparable business experience
  • 5+ years experience in all phases of the web application development cycle and working with a mix of web and backend technologies. Ruby on Rails experience required. Comparable open source web framework experience, may be acceptable
  • Broad programming experience with high level of competence in several languages including Ruby and Javascript. Additional language experience, esp. with functional languages preferred
  • Mobile development experience, mobile web, iOS, Android, etc. desirable
  • Experience in multiple technologies across software engineering, security, data interchange, data management, etc

  • Linux system administrative skills

  • Willingness to take explore and champion new ideas/technology
  • Excellent working knowledge of object oriented programming/design patterns, Agile best practices
  • SQL competence
  • DSCM experience such as git

 


 

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