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Software Development


2014-10-31 07:11


Join a worldwide team

At AlphaSights, we embrace remote. The software engineering team at AlphaSights is spread across many different cities. Some of us work from our NYC and London offices, the rest are spread across cities ranging from Rio to Buffalo.

We're building modern applications using Postgres, Ruby on Rails and Ember. One of our applications has undergone every upgrade of Rails since version 2.0 and is currently at 4.1.x. We've also started embracing microservices, allowing us to benefit from other technologies when they are a better fit for the job.

We're always looking for better ways to build software. By now we take pull request reviews, automated tests, continuous integration and continuous delivery for granted, but there are many things we haven't figured out yet.

What we're looking for in an Ember developer

You should either have direct experience with Ember or be experienced with other client side JavaScript frameworks. You care about writing robust code with clear separation of concerns.

You should be up to date on the latest browser developments. You're probably following the progress of ECMAScript 6 with great interest.

You should have extensive experience with HTML and CSS. We normally target only modern browsers so intimate experience with IE quirks is not required.

You should have experience with test driven JavaScript development.

The best remote candidates will have previous remote experience. We've found that it helps to have sufficient time zone overlap. Ideally you're located in a timezone that isn't more than a couple of time zones away from New York or London.

What projects you will be working on

AlphaSights is a service business and our team builds software that supercharges our employees. The vision we have for our software is that it should make our users smile.

The products we work on range from interactive UI, telephony, payments, search and much more. We have listed a couple of recent projects on our team site: http://engineering.alphasights.com/#our_projects

As an ember developer, we're currently looking to have you join an existing project where we are redesigning and reimplementing the front end of an existing application using Ember.

We often develop prototypes that are tested on a small scale. If they are successful we invest the time to build a more polished product that is suitable for a worldwide release. Our team works very closely with the rest of AlphaSights to tune our products and incorporate feedback.

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