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Software Development


2015-07-14 04:46


You know LivingSocial as the marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city and beyond. And while we're bringing excitement and value to our merchants and consumers, we're also committed to creating a world-class environment for our employees. Our talented LivingSocialites bring an all-hands-on-deck approach to our work, taking pride in being collaborative, creative, and flexible. If you’re passionate about working as part of a team to drive value to businesses of all sizes, you may have just found your new home.

LivingSocial is revolutionizing local eCommerce. With millions of consumers and tens of thousands of merchants using our web and mobile tools, we're constantly improving our suite of products. Using data to drive decisions, our engineers are solving hard problems at the heart of our business. We’re looking for hungry, creative, and pragmatic engineers to help us continue innovating - you can learn more about our team on our tech blog and our public github repository.

We are looking for a Lead Ruby / Rails Engineer to join the Consumer Engineering team.

Your responsibilities:

  • Build intuitive, responsive experiences our millions of customers will enjoy engaging with every day
  • Help customers find what they’re looking for, and discover new things across our varied suite of offers
  • Find new ways for our customers to engage with us through sharing, personalization, etc.
  • Personalize our content to provide the most value to our customers
  • Optimize placement of promotions to deliver measurable ROI to merchants
  • Work with our shared services teams to implement and integrate with our backend platform

Desired skills, experience & qualifications:

  • 8+ years of web development experience; preference given to candidates who have experience with large applications of some scale
  • Exceptional competency in object-oriented programming
  • 4+ years experience developing in a web framework, with Ruby on Rails background
  • Solid foundation/knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Experience working across the software stack (Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/CoffeeScript, MySQL, Redis)
  • Excited about deploying to production multiple times a day
  • Comfort collaborating daily with your team (could be a distributed team) and other groups
  • You can take smart risks and champion new ideas


  • Competitive base salary and bonus plan
  • We’ve got you covered with health, dental, and vision offerings and a fantastic 401(k) matching contribution that vests immediately
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Some of our offices offer commuter benefits, all of our offices offer snacks...lots of snacks
  • Opportunity to work with committed, talented people with a great sense of humor

LivingSocial appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment. It is the policy of LivingSocial to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified employees and applicants, regardless of race, religion, religious affiliation, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, placement, training, transfer, promotion, termination, pay, and other forms of compensation and benefits. The company will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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