Sunday, March 1, 2009

Job Opening for Seasoned Database and Reporting Engineer

Gazelle (, a service of Second Rotation, Inc., is
committed to providing an easy, fast, and safe way for consumers to
get cash for selling unwanted electronics or to recycle them
responsibly. To date, thousands of consumers have used the service as
a way to clean out closets, get cash and help out a good cause. In
addition, Gazelle empowers consumers to avoid time consuming and risky
online experiences associated with peer-to-peer selling. Consumers can
rest assured that all personal information is thoroughly removed from
their item while benefitting from conveniences like free shipping and
packaging. Based in Boston, Second Rotation is led by a group of
consumer Internet veterans from companies like eBay, PayPal, ZipCar,
BuyerZone and Fairmarket and is backed by venture capital firms
Venrock Associates and RockPort Capital Partners.

We are looking for a seasoned, Database and Reporting Engineer to
help deliver solutions to support the company's vision. As a key
member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for delivering
data warehouse and reporting solutions using technologies such as
Pentaho and Ruby on Rails. You will be passionate about ensuring the
delivery of high quality software via best practices and manage the
staging and release cycles of multi, concurrent branches. You will be
instrumental in building an exciting and rapidly expanding company.


* A Minimum of 4-7 years of web/application development experience.
* Strong skills with relational databases (MySQL), data modeling,
warehousing (Pentaho), reporting and SQL (queries, joins)
* Experience with an Object Oriented language.
* Experience integrating 3rd party systems and APIs
* Ruby on Rails experience (or a strong desire to learn!)
* Be a proponent of QA, TDD (test driven development), BDD (behavior
driven development) and automated test tools (RSpec, Selenium, Cruise
Control, etc...)
* Experience with high traffic websites, database performance tuning,
and systems scaling
* Experience managing external vendor relationships
* Use Agile development practices and SCRUM methodologies
* Solid communication skills, both written and oral
* Must be self-directed, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced
startup environment
* CS/Engineering degree or equivalent experience


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