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Praxik, LLC / Remote

Ruby on Rails Developer

Tired of commuting? Looking for challenging interesting work? Work remote at Praxik! Praxik LLC, is a startup company, located in Ames, IA. We're looking for smart developers to help us develop agronomic decision services driven by environmental simulations.

What you need for this position:

  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails
  • Programming Ability, you write unit tests and know how to use version control
  • Experience with SQL databases such as Postgresql
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Ability to solve novel problems
  • Willingness to learn new development tools

What you will be doing:

  • Developing agronomic decision applications
  • Troubleshooting and support

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • $1 signing bonus wrapped in bacon
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunity to improve your development skills
  • Opportunity to work on challenging problems that impact the world
  • Opportunity to work with great co-workers in a collaborative environment

If these opportunities and experiences match qualities that describe you, please apply today! Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of at least three references to

Praxik, LLC
2701 Kent Av, Ste 130
Ames, IA 50010-7113


Posted Feb 08, 2014 / Urbandale, IA

Job Description:

OnTheBlock is seeking a developer for an immediate position. OnTheBlock has been developing new technologies for the auto industry for the past three years. Just launched as of recent we are looking for a candidate that meets all requirements below but also has the ability to be a team player and take the lead on continued maintenance of the existing platform and also be able to expand and add to what we already have. Stream lining our technology is key for the industry. We have a unique niche and the only company out there doing what we are doing today! Our existing developers are a Chicago based firm whom will stay involved at a minimum level. The task is to phase all development in house and begin growing our platform across the 80,000 franchise and independent auto dealers in the United States with growth into Canada and then licensing opportunities world wide. You will report directly to the officers/founders of the company.



  • 2-3 years experience in Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails
  • Experience with Sidekiq or Resque
  • Adept with SQL
  • Familiarity with the Foundation user interface framework
  • HAML/SASS and responsive design
  • Comfortable with 3rd party integrations via REST/JSON and SOAP APIs
  • Moderate experience with ElasticSearch necessary, some complex search queries
  • Must be experienced with testing in RSpec and Capybara, very important
  • Experience with Heroku or similar cloud environments desired

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Posted Jan 28, 2014

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