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Planet Argon is hiring

Posted by Tue, 23 Aug 2011 04:28:00 GMT

Hello all!

I’ve been so busy this year travelling (for pleasure and work) and helping grow the company that I’ve not had much to say here. Expect some posts soon!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a new challenge… Planet Argon is seeking a few more Ruby on Rails developers. Interested? get in touch.

Meet us at RailsConf

Posted by Wed, 28 May 2008 13:46:00 GMT

If you’re coming to Portland for RailsConf or CabooseConf, be sure to introduce yourself (and we’ll try to do the same). A few of us from Planet Argon will be attending the conference. I thought that I’d make it easy to spot us by putting some faces to our names.

In corner #1 we have Alex Malinovich who is our Director of Deployment Services. If you have any questions about hosting options, deployment tips, and scaling your Ruby on Rails application.. be sure to tug on his shoulder. I also overheard that he’ll be giving people discounts on our Boxcar products to those he meets in person.

Alex Malinovich, Director of Deployment Services

In corner #2, we have Andy Delcambre who is on our development team. You might remember Andy from his series of blog posts/tutorials on using Git and getting Basecamp RSS feeds working in Google Reader via a Mongrel-based proxy (our team is still using this approach using this after ten months!).

Andy Delcambre, Software Developer

In corner #3, we have Gary Blessington who has been leading our design and development team. If you’re looking for a job working with Ruby on Rails, be sure to introduce yourself to Gary as he’s hoping to meet up with several applicants who will be in Portland this week.

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Gary Blessington, Director of Design and Development

In corner #4… is me. I’m not doing any talks this year so I plan to do wander around stress-free as I’m not finishing my slides at the last minute or preparing for panel talks. I’m happy to field questions and exchange stories with you. :-)

Robby Russell

We are hiring... so feel free to introduce yourself to any of the faces above.

...and most importantly, I hope you have a great time in Portland!

Portland is calling... (you)

Posted by Fri, 11 Apr 2008 06:30:00 GMT

We’re not looking for rock stars or ninjas at Planet Argon. ;-)

We’re looking for individuals that share our core values.

  • COLLABORATION – We believe that an open dialogue between all members of a group helps to produce more reasoned and intelligent decisions.
  • ENTHUSIASM – We recognize the unique power of people who are passionate about their craft. We believe that fun is an essential ingredient in a collaborative and vibrant company culture. We think happy people make better software.
  • COMMUNITY – We are part of many communities. Our neighborhoods, our cities, our workplace, and our professional communities. We give back to our communities by implementing socially responsible business practices and sharing our knowledge and tools with our peers.
  • VERSATILITY – We believe that it is important for our team to be open and flexible, as well as the work that we do. This allows us to adapt to change and encourage innovation.
  • EXECUTION – We value action and when people make things happen. It is important that we follow through on our commitments, plans, and ideas.

..maybe you’re a .NET/Java/PHP/Python developer (who secretly plays with Ruby on Rails at night/weekends). We’re looking for an intermediate-level Rails developer to join our team. Ideal candidates would be in the Portland, Oregon area or willing to relocate.


If you’re interested, take a moment and introduce yourself.

Have my dream job!

Posted by Mon, 10 Jul 2006 22:32:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Manik Juneja Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:23:02 GMT is hiring top-notch rails developers!

If I wasn’t so attached to working with my awesome team at PLANET ARGON... ;-)

You’ll get to work with the best technologies… PostgreSQL and Ruby on Rails!

If you recall, I conducted an interview with Derek Sivers and Jeremy Kemper on my O’Reilly author blog. You can read it here.

Don’t forget, we’re also hiring.

Join the Argon Team

Posted by Sun, 25 Jun 2006 01:59:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Sam LG Thu, 13 Jul 2006 02:10:44 GMT

We’re going to be opening the doors this summer and hiring a few more people to join our happy team of Rails developers, consultants, and deployment experts.

Interested? Great… send us a plain text resumé and a thoughtful cover letter to

The catch? You need to be in Portland… or interested in moving to Portland in the very near future. We’re still a bootstrapped company so we can’t entirely afford to help you move to Portland… but there is a lot of work to be done here. :-)

If you’re at RailsConf… catch me by the EOD Sunday and introduce yourself.