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    Ruby on Rails
    Student
    Placement
yoomee.com
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                   helps clients realise the potential
  of people connecting online, using bespoke
modules to create social network sites
with life to grow, and grow and grow, until
somehow they make the world a better place.
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For more information about our client portfolio please visit http://yoomee.com




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The Role: Aspiring Rails Rock Star –
Student Placement, Yoomee, Sheffield –
summer 2010 to summer 2011
Yoomee is a fast-growing web development company which helps clients realise the
potential of people connecting online, using bespoke modules to create social network
sites with life to grow, and grow and grow, until somehow they make the world a better
place.

We are based at Electric Works – a unique, contemporary office space for creative,
digital and media businesses on the Sheffield Digital Campus, a stone's throw from
Sheffield's Railway Station – famed for its 27 metre drop helter-skelter. Our top floor
office has aspects on to Ponds Forge, Park Hill Flats and the railway station, with easy
access to the ground floor via the slide!

We currently number six full-time staff, but need at least another full-time student to
help us tackle the many exciting projects which are coming our way. Could you be the
next rock star Ruby on Rails developer to join our team?

Salary and holiday
• £16K
• Five weeks' paid holiday a year - that's a generous 25 days, in addition to public
  holidays

Benefits
• 20% time – like Google, we give you a paid day a week to pursue your own
  programming projects
• Company-funded social events (for our last summer party we went teppanyaki
  followed by a karting grand prix)
• Company-funded monthly film club - every month we finish early and visit the local
  cinema together
• Investment in your development. We actively encourage and support our staff to get
  involved in appropriate external conferences and training to develop their own
  knowledge and bring this back to the company.




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Work Environment
• Designer Aeron chair and large, light and airy workspace
• Top of the range 24" iMac
• Coding tools: TextMate
• Extensive technical book library
• Basecamp for project management
• Spacious brand new modern offices with air con
• Free unlimited speciality tea, freshly brewed coffee and regular cake
• Free beer in the office every Friday afternoon
• City centre office within 5 minutes' walk of the Winter Gardens, Starbucks etc
• Report directly to the Technical Director with 10 years' coding experience - not some
  clueless suit ;-)
• Small but growing family business – with potential for employment after graduation
• Opportunity to learn new and emerging technologies and steer a small company
  into new technology areas.

Essential requirements
• Incredible coding skills. Your friends describe you as an 'animal'. Your programming
  ability is way above average, as demonstrated by a continuous string of successful
  projects
• Ability to cross train and pick up RoR (if you're not already conversant) at lightning
  speed before your placement starts
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• A track record of and passion for learning new technologies
• Legal right to work in the UK
• Easy access to our office in Sheffield
Not essential, but desirable:
• Contributed to Open Source projects
• Your own coding blog
• Graphic design skills and experience with Photoshop
The role
We always give our students the opportunity to work on big client projects so they get
the satisfaction of seeing their code put to real use. As a Ruby programmer you will:

• Help design, develop and implement web applications using our in-house set of
  Ruby on Rails software modules called 'Tramlines'
• Develop new modules, improve existing solutions and determine technical platforms
  and architecture for new solutions


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• With a strong focus on innovation, you will also be expected to support research
  projects looking at new technologies
• You will also be comfortable dipping into other programming environments such as
  J2ME for mobile apps, and other APIs such as OpenSocial and Facebook.

As well as back-end programming in Ruby on Rails, you will be required to undertake
front-end coding such as:

• Implementing standards compliant HTML with prototype/script.aculo.us/jquery for
  UI functionality
• Fixing cross-browser compatibility issues (ie. solving Internet Explorer 6 & 7
  problems)
• Implementing user interfaces from our designer with utmost attention to detail.
There will also be opportunities to be exposed to system admin tasks such as:

• Configuring server environments (currently a mix of Linux and Solaris Unix)
• Deploying applications using a mix of Apache, Nginx, Mongrel and Passenger.

Company background
We are rapidly gaining a reputation for delivering innovative online tools that are very
easy to use, and yet deliver powerful functionality. Our approach is agile with an
emphasis on user-centred design. Clients like working with us because we are easy to
communicate with, and yet controlled enough to keep projects on track.

In 2007 we won an R&D award from Melt, a project supported by Orange, BBC and
Channel 4, to develop a mobile social networking platform that is location-aware. At
the end of November 2008 we won the UK Business Incubation award for best
business – presented by Evan Davis of Dragon's Den fame.

Current clients include local and international organisations of all sizes from start ups
to large public sector.

Future plans
December 2009 sees us relaunch our brand as Yoomee with our focus firmly on 'social
networking for social good'; that is helping people to find others with similar interests
online, develop relationships with them and in doing so helping to make the world a
better place. We have some great projects in the pipeline and are excited about the
future.




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Our goal is to make Yoomee the coolest place for Rails developers to work in North of
England.

How to apply
Closing date: 28 February 2010

Simply email your CV and a brief note explaining why you want to spend a year with
us to Nicola <nicola@yoomee.com> as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Yoomee
Electric Works
Sheffield Digital Campus
Sheffield S1 2BJ
Tel: +44 (0) 114 286 6228

http://www.yoomee.com




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