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9 Ruby and Rails Jobs for April 2009

By Peter Cooper / April 17, 2009

It never ceases to surprise me how many good Ruby and Rails jobs there are around, despite the economic difficulties. Okay, most of those on our jobs board are New York or San Francisco focused, but.. we have telecommuting positions listed too! So if you're looking for a Ruby job you're in the right place (for now)! We've had several positions added to the Ruby jobs board over the last month:

satisfaction.png Ruby Zen Master (San Francisco, CA): Get Satisfaction is a "people-powered customer service" powerhouse. They help bring customers and companies together to resolve problems. They're looking for smart, dedicated people with a passion for building great software to work at their South Park, San Francisco offices. You need to be a Ruby master and good with Rails. Click here to learn more.

cardplayer.png Rails Developer Needed (Las Vegas, NV): Cardplayer Media is a Las Vegas based media company specializing in the poker industry. They're looking for a Las Vegas based Rails developer to work in a small, tight-knit development team. Ideally you'd have jQuery and MySQL experience. Click here to learn more.

t2w.pngSenior Ruby / Rails Programmer Needed (Telecommuting): Trade2Win is an NY-based online financial trading community with over 160,000 members. They're looking for a full-time Ruby and Rails developer to help them get started on a brand new forex (currency exchange) Web site. Their development team is geographically dispersed and works using Skype, Pivotal Tracker, and GitHub. Ideally you will work to UK hours (or GMT+/- 3 hours). Click here to learn more about the job.

gobalto.pngSenior Web Applications Developer (San Francisco, CA): Gobalto is a startup developing a social media portal for the pharmaceutical development industry. They're looking for someone with significant Rails experience (with Python/Java) and several years professional development experience. In return, the compensation package is in the $100-$120k range.

scribd.pngBack-End Rails Engineer (at the largest Rails site on the Web) (San Francisco, CA): They might not like the comparison but Scribd is, to me, the "YouTube for documents." Scribd is one of the biggest Rails sites out there (the largest, they claim) and they need a back-end Rails engineer in downtown San Francisco. As well as the usual Rails credentials, they're looking for strong SQL knowledge and, ideally, C++ experience.

asw.png Senior Web Developer, Front End (New York, NY): ASMALLWORLD is an invitation-only social networking site formed of culturally influential people who are all connected by three degrees (Ed: Hey, why wasn't I invited? :-)). They have a small, tight-knit group of developers and are looking for a Rails developer to work on their front-end of their site.

asw.png Senior Web Developer, Back End (New York, NY): ASMALLWORLD again - as in the first ad - but this time looking for a principally back-end developer. Again in New York and they're looking for someone who is ideally very strong in Ruby but also has skills in some combination of Java, Python, PHP, and JavaScript. You'll also "know SQL well and aren't afraid to use it!"

viscape.pngSenior Software Engineer (Telecommuting): Viscape, an innovative travel site for vacation properties and second homes, is looking for a software engineer to design, develop, test, repair and maintain site features and functionality as required by a Web 2.0 application based on Ruby on Rails. You'll be leading mid-sized to large projects, need to serve as a mentor for other developers, and have experience of agile methods of development. Viscape is based in Arlington, Virginia but you are not required to move to them so telecommuting is an option.


Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (San Mateo, California): Zvents is an events listing site based in California. They're looking for an eager Rails developer who knows their way around Ruby and Rails well and has previous experience working on a production, high-traffic Web site. Knowledge of jQuery is desired. Their stack is oriented around Rails, Merb, Nginx, Thin, MySQL, Hypertable and Solr. Flexible working arrangements are offered. Click here to learn more.

Now.. if you're a US-based company looking to hire Rails developers and you're in the US, head over to the job board like the companies above - it costs $250 for 60 days of exposure, and your jobs get featured in a post (or two) like this too (on both Ruby Inside and Rails Inside - a total readership of 23,000 readers). If you're not in the US, sadly our job board partner's restrictions mean the job board won't work, but contact us directly and we can sort a more personalized mention out!

Still looking for a job? There are even more over at RubyNow's jobs section and on the 37signals Job Board!


  1. Nick says:

    It's really disappointing to see "Senior Developer" alongside just about every single job ad that ever gets posted here. I'm sick of it. I've been using Rails on several side projects for almost 3 years now, but I would only consider myself to be a mid-level developer since my full time work has been in Java, PHP and Shell Scripting/Sysadmin stuff. I have a feeling that I will not ever become a "Senior Rails Developer" because I'm never going to find a job that allows me to work in Rails full time.

  2. Tomash says:

    @Nick: you can whine or you can try ;)

    "Several side projects in Rails for 3 years" makes you more "senior" Ruby/Rails developer than many "senior Ruby developers" (job title) I know about.
    You should apply especially if you're on par with latest technologies "hot" in Ruby/Rails world.

  3. Thomas says:

    Rails devs are too cool to apply for Junior jobs.
    Thus there aren't any.
    The jobs ladder starts with Senior positions for them.

    Oh well...just kidding :)

  4. Alex G says:

    ignore the buzz words.

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