Web / Django Developer at RIPT Apparel

Chicago,IL,United StatesSep 20, 2014

We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and personable web developer to own and maintain http://www.riptapparel.com. The position will be responsible for future planning and development of website functionality.

An ideal candidate for this position has a love of learning and a desire to grow into a leadership position.

About RIPT Apparel We sell pop culture, parody art on apparel through the means of a little thing called the internet. We are a small, nimble team of fun, hard-working people near downtown Chicago. We play as hard as we work and we play to Win. Privately held and profitable, RIPT Apparel is growing fast.

Basic Prerequisites - Loves to be challenged and learn new things - Examples of launched projects - Familiar with QA and deployment processes - Comfortable working in a fast paced environment - Experience with cloud infrastructures (Heroku, AWS) - Versatility regarding working environment (leading a team vs. working alone)

Responsibilities - Maintain the current website and ecommerce store - Architect and build the frontend/backend of future features and projects - Unit testing and QA testing all releases - Responsible for the over-all systems architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance. - Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology. - Work with a minimum of technical supervision and supplemental engineering support. - Work closely with founders to plan releases. - Work directly with operations staff to debug production issues.

Requirements - Proficient in at least 1 server-side scripting language, preferably Python. - Strong understanding of Javascript and 3rd party JS libraries. - Comfortable with PostgreSQL with an eye towards performance. - Experience developing with the Django framework. - Experience in eCommerce, Payment Gateways & Merchant Accounts, I.E. PayPal, Braintree. - Knowledge of common third-party APIs like Facebook, Twitter. - Knowledge of security risks and solutions in web application development. - Experience with caching, redis, Amazon EC2, memcached. - Experience unit testing, QA testing, and debugging. - Experience using GIT or other version control system. - Strong understanding and development of HTML5/CSS3 and other web technologies - Results oriented with strong customer focus and good communication skills - Open, collaborative communication style - Ability to learn quickly and adapt as technology changes - Experience working with and designing RESTful API's

RIPT Apparel’s Vision We bring people together through pop-culture apparel and provide the best daily destination for fun, nostalgic, limited edition artwork. We have become a trusted source of inspiration and a valuable creative outlet by treating artists and employees with respect while offering opportunities for growth.

Educational Requirements BS in computer science, or equivalent experience

Bonus Criteria - Angular.js or Backbone.js experience - Celery + Redis experience - Heroku experience

Benefits - RIPT merchandise allowance - Annual Bonuses* - Health Insurance - Dental Insurance - Vision Insurance - Disability Insurance - Paid Holidays (9) - Paid Time Off (13 total) - Employee Referral Bonuses - 401(k) eligible after 1 year with company match

*contingent upon performance, Company profitability and various other financial circumstances

Please visit https://github.com/riptapparel/filtering-challenge and complete our code challenge. Follow the instructions on the readme.


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