August 4, 2006

Understanding People

Riddle Labs


So you're interested in Ruby and agile development....

Job Id is: 185
Details

Category Programming

Location Downtown San Francisco

Website Riddle Labs

Job Description

Ifyou're interested in agile development in Ruby, Riddle Labs is theplace to be. We’re now hiring more outstanding software engineers tojoin our small team in our downtown San Francisco office. We’ve beendoing agile development for years, and it’s amazing once you really getthe hang of it. We sold our last consumer web company for more than $80million, and will launch 3 companies this year with just 12 people. Weare privately held with no outside investment. Everyone at the companyis an engineer.

You’ll get equity in multiple start ups. In fact, everyone here getsequity and/or profit sharing in every company we start, regardless ofwhether you work on it or not.

We want Riddle Labs to be the best place to work in San Francisco. After all, it's our company.

Here’s what you get.
• Learning. Multiple Web companies being developed, launched andimproved simultaneously in the same room, so technology and businesslearning is like the proverbial fire hose
• Best People. Working with only extremely talented people who are also great to hang out with
• Resources. You get any technology you might need without questions
• Agile, Ruby. You learn Ruby and agile development with the best
• Access. Everyone works with the co-founders every week
• Speed. A zero-politics work environment
• Great location. Office in the heart of downtown SF, near restaurants and on the public transportation lines
• Execution. No venture capitalists, no board of directors. Just engineers executing on product for our customers.
• High upside. Our businesses are potentially billion dollar companies,fun to be in, and can do a lot of good in the world. It is possible tobuild businesses like that, and we are committed to it.

Here’s what you won’t get:
• A big salary
• Fancy offices
• A lot of sleep

Skills
We don’t care about your degrees or pedigree. We just care that you’rea truly skilled developer with experience in at least oneobject-oriented languages such as Java. Specific skills we like areRuby, Rails, Linux, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, and Flash, butthey aren’t required.

Call your best engineering friends from Yahoo, Google, and eBay and getthem the hell out of there. Stop with the commute, get charged back up,learn the latest development methodologies from the best, get equity inmultiple start ups, work with proven entrepreneurs, see the inside ofmultiple “starts”, and work on projects that can change the world forgood.

(yes, we do own Riddle.com, but no, we haven’t put anything up)

How to apply

Email riddlelabscrunch@hotmail.com with a resume and some thoughts about why Riddle Labs is the place for you.

I love this job advertisement!

Here’s what you get.
• Learning. Multiple Web companies being developed, launched and improved simultaneously in the same room, so technology and business learning is like the proverbial fire hose
• Best People. Working with only extremely talented people who are also great to hang out with.

This company or at least someone at this company understands that top-notch people want, to LEARN and be around the BEST PEOPLE.  Very impressive.  Not only that but that their learning management system is like a fire hose. ;)


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