Frontend Engineer (Web Applications/Ruby on Rails)

  • Company: IBM
  • Location: Emeryville, California
  • Posted: November 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 114282BR
At Aspera, an IBM company, our unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world's largest files and data sets at maximum speed, regardless of transfer distance and network conditions!! A pioneer in the enablement of high-speed, data-intensive workflows throughout the enterprise, Aspera has unlocked the Cloud for Big Data with high-performance digital transport on demand and cutting edge transfer services.  Our international teams focus on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale.

At the root of Aspera's success lies the patented, Emmy® award-winning FASP™ technology. This highly efficient bulk data transport technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Fused into Aspera's DNA, our philosophy of innovation is always top of mind with our team, and integral to the software products that fuel the company's consistent and rapid growth. Aspera serves thousands of customers across a wide variety of industries, such as media & entertainment, enterprise games and software development, engineering and electronics, government, legal & eDiscovery, financial services, life sciences, IT and oil & gas.

We are seeking a highly motivated Front End Engineer with expertise in building scalable, extensible and user-friendly web applications in Ruby on Rails. This is an opportunity for you to take your passion for frontend development (Javascript/HTML/CSS) and Ruby on Rails and build compelling applications to develop the next generation of transfer management and collaboration products, which exploit our unique data transport core.
You will participate in the architecture, design, and implementation including enabling these products for large scale and cloud based deployment, and will work in a small, smart, fast-moving team.  Our engineering team is fully agile, and have a really fast release cycle - which keeps our environment very energetic and fun. 
  • Leading the frontend development of multiple products
  • Drive the frontend development standards (framework and architecture)
  • Play a key role in developing new product features
  • Work closely with UX designer and PM to deliver great results in an agile environment
Required Skills
  • Excellent software development skills in Javascript/HTML/CSS, and have experience working with framework such as jQuery, Dojo, backbone.js, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in building scalable web applications in Ruby on Rails
  • Strong understanding in web application architecture - MVC
  • Strong knowledge of web standards (i.e., REST) and web security (i.e., CSRF, XSS)
  • Previous experience building collaboration and network management products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver great results in an agile development


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