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Jobs Offer November 2

I’ve received a lot of job and competition information this month. Here is the second section.


To start, I just want to inform you that on December 12th, a competition will take place somewhere in Montreal. You will be able to present small projects (around 2 days of development). The competition will raise funds for food or beers during the meet-up. More details soon.


This Saturday, December 3rd, the first Code Retreat in Montreal will occur during the Global Day of Code Retreat day.

A Code Retreat is a day-long, intense practice event, focusing on the fundamental of software development and design. Programmers from all horizons and languages are invited to challenge each others. Six 45-minutes sessions will be held to exercise your design and programmings skills. After 45 minutes, the code is deleted before getting ready for the next session. New pairs are formed and we start again.

Every session has a different focus. The Code Retreat is a great place to challenge and be challenged, to try something new. The strength of the group is through diversity, that’s why we need you.

If you are interested, all you need is your laptop with your development environment. TDD is preferred, so a test environment is preferable.

Contact the organizer or register.


The first job offer is from Recoset

Contract Sysadmin/Developer
Recoset is looking for a contractor to help us out with some infrastructure tasks.

Recoset is start-up based in Montreal doing predictive analytic for advertisement. We are a small team doing ambitious things with big data.

We need some help automating the various parts of our system and doing sys-admin tasks. Contracts will range in length but we’re looking to build a lasting relationship.

The ideal candidate will be a thoughtful hacker with great communication skills. The work includes Ruby, Nagios, Graphite and of course, linux (ubuntu).

We’re a cool company and we treat people well. Get in touch sean@recoset.com


The next job offer is from Marc-Antoine Ducas. He is starting a totally new RoR project and he is searching programmers to help him. It could be as a cofounder, a job or a contract. Don’t hesitate to contact him.


The next offer is from Nurun.

You’re passionate and enthusiastic about your work and naturally curious about new technologies and are ready to undertake new leading responsibilities?

Our Tech Lab wants your skills and ingenuity!


You’ll have the opportunity to interact with multi-disciplinary teams from our network in 6 different countries.

You must combine a solid development experience, practical understanding of deployment and operations and master the interplay between the three. You are also familiar with Rails applications architectures, writing SQL queries and managing servers. You’re active in the Rails community and are able to make informed decisions about when to use existing components or write your own.  You have strong ethics and technical judgment?   Stop searching, Nurun is for you.


Your main responsibilities will  include the support and maintenance of in-house applications, and development of new applications.  Optimization and development process and develop API for applications. Management of Code submissions from business units, testing and releases as well as monitoring processes.  You will also oversee and lead a distributed development team of 2-3 members.



-          2-3 years of web application development using Ruby on Rails

-          Administrative experience of distributed version control technologies (Git, Mercurial)

-          Strong knowledge of both traditional database (MySQL) and newer nosql data storage solutions

-          Experience with cloud hosting providers and architectures

-          Experience working with ajax/messaging/queues

-          Experience with API design

-          Experience creating Ruby Gems

-          Experience with cross browser semantic HTML and CSS, up to date with HTML 5 and CSS 3 is an asset

-          Experience using JQuery and jQuery UI


Great career growth opportunities! Nurun offers competitive compensation and the choice of job location in either Quebec City or Montreal!

To apply: http://nurun.jobs/supHvE


The month of November is almost over. Don’t forget to support me with my Movember action against prostate cancer.



To conclude, I just want to remember you that there won’t be a Montreal.rb in December since it would had been too near Christmas. I will see you all on January 17th.


Jobs offer November

I’m a little bit late this month with my vacation and everything else but here are the job offer that I’ve received this month. I hope you’ll find something interesting.


This first one is not a job offer, it is an event organized in Montreal. This Saturday, Montréal Ouvert organize a Hackaton for OpenData. If you want more information, you can see the official site or reserve your ticket now.


The first job offer is from Nimonik :


Lead Ruby on Rails / MongoDB developer


Part-time or full-time, Montreal (preferable) or Remote.

Company Info

Nimonik is a high growth and dynamic Montreal based start-up that provides companies with legal tracking and auditing software. Our products include a web-based application built on top of Ruby on Rails/MongoDB and an iOS app.

Our customers include major mining and consumer goods companies who work with environmental, health, and safety legislation.


You will be helping us evolve and build out our rails web application.

This involves releasing improvements and features on a continuous and iterative basis. The software is used in business-critical environments so its important that you enjoy writing tests and releasing stable code (and try to avoid cowboy coding).


You should have a few years of experience with Ruby on Rails and familiarity with NoSQL (MongoDB/Redis/etc). Experience building a REST based API on top of a rails application is a plus.

You will be closely collaborating with the CEO on fixes, functionality design and other items of importance. You will be the main technical person on the team, with a junior developer working for you.


* Writing clean and manageable code with RSPEC/Cucumber testing
* Improving the stability of our MongoDB implementation
* Tackle bugs and issues as they arise
* Build a scraping and change monitoring system for various external sites

Work Environment

We offer a flexible work environment where you can work on your own hours. Periodic meetings in Montreal will be required. A competitive salary and possible options are available for the right candidate.

Please send your CV, github account and other information to jbrun@nimonik.ca


The next offer is from Rachel Vieira, a Sr. Recruiter with Solomon Page. The opportunities sit in New York City, Princeton NJ or Washington DC.

Candidates need at least 2 RoR production sites developed under their belt.

Candidates need to have strong experience with:

Ruby Metaprogramming
RoR scalability and optimization issues
Mongrel, Capistrano
Relational Databases


The next one is from Mentel. They are searching 2 RoR developpers.

Starting date : As soon as possible

Ruby Developer (Experienced)

Location: Must be in Montreal

- Project based profit sharing
- Personal project on company time
- Project ownership
- Potential to make unlimited amount
- Competitive salary
- Flex hours
- Downtown location near metro
- Learn new technologies

About Mentel:
Mentel is a web solutions company that focuses on cutting edge technologies. Established in 2004, we work in a cozy respectful fun environment where the focus is to learn something new everyday by making the work challenging. Development is done as a team, where everyone works closely, helping each other to excel. To find out more about Mentel, please visit http://mentel.com

Job description:
Mentel is seeking two experienced Ruby developer to join its growing team. The candidates will work with the rest of the developers in several Ruby and other (PHP, Flash, Flex etc.) projects (training provided).

- Code web application
- Code review others’ code
- Create test cases
- Write unit tests
- QA test own and others’ code
- Fix bugs
- Prepare code & user documentations

- Required, Ruby with 3+ years experience
- Required, expert in Object Oriented programming
- Required, expert in SQL language with MySQL
- Important, HTML-XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
- Important, Design Patterns and MVC
- Important, AJAX

- Experienced with Rails or Sinatra
- Experience with HAML
- Experience with PHP 5
- Experienced with Flash/FLEX and ActionScript
- Experience with XML and XSLT transformations
- Practices with W3C Web standards
- Knowledge of Web services, client and server


The last one is from me :

Support me with my Movember action against prostate cancer.




The talks proposal tools is on route. You’ll be able to register your talks very soon. I won’t organize a full meet-up for December since it’d be on December 20th – too near of Christmas. If you want a social event, send me email and I’ll organize it.

Meet-up November 15th

This month will be a mix of entrepreneurship and MRI, don’t miss it.


The first talk will be by Martin Carel.

Back from a filmmaking journey in California’s wine country, Martin Carel will report on his experience (findings and failures) while making his documentary film Wine From Here. A special presentation about entrepreneurship, challenging trade-offs, how he conquered San Francisco, and how Los Angeles conquered him. Natural wine will be served!


In the second part, we will talk about Ruby MRI 1.9.3. What`s new? Try it before the 15 and tell us if you had compatibility problem. Do you have any performance gain with it (test, development, production)? With RVM, it should be pretty fast to try.


What : Montreal.rb meet-up

When : November 15th, 2011 at 18:30

Where : Notman House

Who : Everyone who is interested in Ruby on Rails or Ruby

How much : Free

Questions? : Contact me