Web Application Developer

Jaguar Design Studio is looking for talented junior or mid-level web developers to help build and expand our platform of web-based events tools.

We are a small studio with some big clients, and we are rapidly growing.

This posting is for full-time openings. Remote work opportunities available. Candidates being within driving distance to the company office in Aptos, CA (near Santa Cruz) is a bonus, but not required.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and test web-based applications in a collaborative environment
  • Gain proficiency in the following technologies: Ruby on Rails, React, Git, as well as any ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Work closely with in-house design team to provide technical understanding for designs and wireframes
  • Participation in meetings with clients, in order to gather requirements and communicate progress
  • Travel to events held domestically and internationally, to support on-site deployments of our tools

You should meet the following requirements:

  • You should feel comfortable working with a backend stack (Rails, Postgres, Redis)
  • You possess a positive, can-do attitude
  • You have a broad overall technical background
  • You are reliable and professional, and capable of managing your own workflow without micromanagement
  • You are capable of working from a UNIX command-line environment
  • You have experience with modern DVCSs (specifically Git)
  • You have an extremely high attention for detail
  • You are continuously learning new technologies and updating your skill set

You are a strong candidate if many of the following are also true for you:

  • You have experience working as a programmer in a professional setting
  • You completed a degree in Computer Science or other STEM discipline
  • You love UNIX/Linux. Even emacs heathens are welcome
  • You have active GitHub, Bitbucket, StackExchange, and/or HackerNews accounts (feel free to link to them in email)
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment
  • You are self-motivated, and detail-oriented
  • You have excellent prioritization skills, and the ability to change/shift focus with ease


  • Exciting work opportunity full of challenges and rewards
  • Learn from and be part of a dedicated close knit team full of talent
  • Opportunity to travel with the company to event destinations
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement (IRA), Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits

To Apply:

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