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11 Top Ruby and Rails Jobs for October 2008

By Peter Cooper / October 7, 2008

More jobs - more opportunities! It's not entirely Rails-only opportunities this time around, although all the positions are in the US (primarily in San Francisco). The Ruby Inside Job Board (costs $99 for a 60 day listing - and you get featured on Ruby Inside like this) is the source for most of the positions.

So, on with this month's interesting opportunities:

animoto.pngRuby Developer (New York, NY): Animoto is a Web application that produces videos using user selected images and music at the click of a button. They're looking for a Ruby developer with computer science fundamentals to join their team. Knowledge of Rails, Merb, Capistrano, Git, Linux, AWS, and Ajax would all be very useful.

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Ruby Web Application Developer (Santa Monica, CA): Citrusbyte, a LA-based Rails development company, is putting together a long-term development team for one of their clients, CauseCast. Causecast is a "one stop shop for all things cause, giving nonprofits, leaders, and members opportunities to collaborate, share their experiences, and promote the causes they care about."

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Rails Developer for Social Apps (San Francisco, CA): Context Optional, a rapidly growing provider of social marketing services to leading brands and advertising agencies, is looking for a Rails developer with a computer science background to help develop applications that leverage platform APIs and OpenSocial.

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Rails Engineer for Justin.tv (San Francisco, CA): If you haven't heard of Justin.tv, get back on the meme train :) Justin.tv is the biggest Flash live video site serving thousands of streams a day (up to 115,000 at one point). The company is looking for a Rails engineer to help develop the front-end features that will make Justin.tv even more interesting and fun to use in the future.

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Expert Web Developer (Jacksonville Beach, FL): Hashrocket - Obie Fernandez's Rails development boutique - is looking for experienced Web developers to add to their rapid project teams. Ruby and Rails experience is a big plus but not an absolute necessity. Instead a belief in the way of "Agile" including story carding, pair programming and TDD is necessary, as well as a relocation to sunny Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

visualcv.pngRuby on Rails Web Developers (Reston, VA): VisualCV is a Web 2.0 startup in Northern Virginia that provides customized résumé services - indeed, they're "reinventing the resume." They're a Rails shop and are looking for a range of Rails developers for junior, mid-level and senior positions. They're also looking for Quality Assurance Engineers.

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Rails Application Developer (San Francisco, CA): Wested is a research and service agency working within under-served communities to increase the quality and service of education and other issues of human development. They're looking for someone to join an established, diverse team of Web, media, and database developers. You would be based in the SoMa office in SF and be a solid Rails application developer.

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Web Application (Rails) Engineer (Cambridge, MA): Panjiva is a venture-backed startup developing a next-generation information service for the millions of buyers and suppliers in the global supply chain. They need an experienced Web application developer with experience of relational databases and Linux. A BS or equivalent depth of study in Computer Science is required. While they want to hire 1-2 employees, a qualified intern or freelancer may be considered.

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RoR Software Engineer (New York, NY): A "CTO-in-training" is needed in New York for the Call2Action Network, a stealth startup. A competitive salary of $75-100k is offered, and solid Rails knowledge is required (as well as one other major language - such as C++ or Java).

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Amazing Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA): Rapleaf provides search services that find information about people on the social web, on behalf of businesses and consumers. Rapleaf need an "amazing coder who takes no prisoners" and a "master of all things Internet" and "one of the best coders in existence." Not a bad ask then, but are you up to the task?

If your company has openings for Ruby or Rails developers, check out the Ruby Inside job board. Your job not only gets featured in the sidebar of every Ruby Inside page, but also summarized in posts like this. Alternatively, contact Ruby Inside directly in case there are other ways in which we can work together - such as post footer sponsorships or if you are not in the US.

Still looking for a job? There are even more over at RubyNow's jobs section and on the 37signals Job Board! If you're looking for a job in the UK or Europe, you might consider contacting Ruby People. It is also likely many of last month's positions are also still open.

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