Software Engineer

at RIPT Apparel in Chicago, IL

This is a full time opportunity, permanent employment candidates only. NO RECRUITERS.


About RIPT Apparel
We sell pop culture, parody art on apparel through the means of a little thing called the internet. We are a small, nimble team of fun, hard-working people near downtown Chicago. We play as hard as we work and we play to Win. Privately held and profitable, RIPT Apparel is growing fast.


Basic Prerequisites – Loves to be challenged and learn new things – Examples of launched projects – Familiar with QA and deployment processes – Comfortable working in a fast paced environment – Experience with cloud infrastructures (Heroku, AWS) – Versatility regarding working environment (leading a team vs. working alone)


Responsibilities – Maintain the current website and ecommerce store – Architect and build the frontend/backend of future features and projects – Unit testing and QA testing all releases – Responsible for the over-all systems architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance. – Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology. – Work with a minimum of technical supervision and supplemental engineering support. – Work closely with founders to plan releases. – Work directly with operations staff to debug production issues.


Requirements – Proficient in at least 1 server-side scripting language, preferably Python. – Strong understanding of Javascript and 3rd party JS libraries. – Comfortable with PostgreSQL with an eye towards performance. – Experience developing with the Django framework. – Experience in eCommerce, Payment Gateways & Merchant Accounts, I.E. PayPal, Braintree. – Knowledge of common third-party APIs like Facebook, Twitter. – Knowledge of security risks and solutions in web application development. – Experience with caching, redis, Amazon EC2, memcached. – Experience unit testing, QA testing, and debugging. – Experience using GIT or other version control system. – Strong understanding and development of HTML5/CSS3 and other web technologies – Results oriented with strong customer focus and good communication skills – Open, collaborative communication style – Ability to learn quickly and adapt as technology changes – Experience working with and designing RESTful API’s


RIPT Apparel’s Vision
We bring people together through pop-culture apparel and provide the best daily destination for fun, nostalgic, limited edition artwork. We have become a trusted source of inspiration and a valuable creative outlet by treating artists and employees with respect while offering opportunities for growth.


Educational Requirements
BS in computer science, or equivalent experience


Bonus Criteria – Angular.js or Backbone.js experience – Celery + Redis experience – Heroku experience


BenefitsRIPT merchandise allowance – Annual Bonuses* – Health Insurance – Dental Insurance – Vision Insurance – Disability Insurance – Paid Holidays (9) – Paid Time Off (13 total) – Employee Referral Bonuses – 401(k) eligible after 1 year with company match


*contingent upon performance, Company profitability and various other financial circumstances



Please visit https://github.com/riptapparel/filtering-challenge and complete our code challenge. Follow the instructions on the readme.


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Published at 17 Sep 2014
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