Finding “How Can We Make This Work” People

You come to me with ideas
You say they’re just pieces, so I’m puzzled
– Eminem (Dr Dre – I Need a Doctor)

People usually respond in one of 2 ways to hearing about a new idea. Either they say “how can this work” or they say “this can’t work because of X”. One reaction opens a dialog and the other shuts it down. Some people don’t understand that the idea itself doesn’t matter, it’s just a jumping off point for a conversation. When the conversation is shut down and you end up having to defend the basic validity of having an idea – it really kills the mood.

It’s just an idea for god’s sakes!

Ideas aren’t inherently bad or good, they are jumping off points for thinking. Who can say which of a barrage of ideas was the one that led to a radical solution to a tough problem? Nobody. It’s just too fluid to judge. The conversation around the idea is what is important and is vital to expanding how we think through problems and the interact with the world around us.

This simple reaction has become a simple test when meeting and hiring new people and it has proved remarkably adapt at predicting how well we’ll get along.

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Finding “How Can We Make This Work” People

Rails Web Developer

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Ruby on Rails developer to join our team. We have a number of very challenging technology hurdles that include a scaleable web-to-print solution. We’re looking for someone with the vision, technical skills and passion to help make our shopping experience world class! As we describe in this post, we are passionate about creating an amazing company culture and expect this person to not only contribute amazing things to the product, but be a key part of the company culture and contribute to its overall direction.

Qualifications

Extensive Ruby on Rails, HTML, and Database design experience.
Rails application deployment and performance experience.
CSS, Javascript, and JQuery experience.
Interest in pushing the boundaries of Css 3 and HTML 5.

Want to know a little more about us?

Joel & Chad are two very driven, down to earth individuals who quit their promising careers in the corporate world to start something new. We both work very hard, but also know how to play hard… whether that be enjoying the amazing outdoors, the nightlife, or both. We are extremely flexible and often work from different places and/or times, but at the end of the day we value ourselves and our employees on the contributions they provide to the company.

Rails Web Developer