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A Crazy Number of Ruby and Rails Jobs for August 2008

By Peter Cooper / August 6, 2008

There are some really amazing sounding jobs this month! The focus is definitely on Rails - and working environments include the skunkworks at an adult entertainment provider, a gaming startup, a mansion in Los Angeles, and one of the biggest companies in America. All the jobs are in the US, alas, but on both coasts and in-between!

From the Ruby Inside job board (costs $99 for a 60 day listing - and you get featured on Ruby Inside like this) comes a whole batch of interesting opportunities:

kiha.png Web Developer for a Mobile Start Up (Seattle, WA) - Kiha are looking for a general Web developer with Ruby, Ajax, and MySQL experience (and preferably some Java). Kiha Software, a well-funded startup (Paul Allen is an investor), is introducing a novel user experience platform for mobile devices. As a Web Developer, you will be responsible for developing the web interface for Kiha’s services.

naughtyamerica.pngRails Developer for an adult entertainment company (San Diego, CA) - Naughty America needs a great Rails developer for their "skunk works" R&D department. You'll be working on new, exciting projects - many to be revolutionary within the adult industry. You'll need a solid grasp of Ruby, Rails, and UI design. If 37signals sounds like a great place to work, you're the type they're looking for. Benefits include full medical/dental/vision, matching 401k, FSA, flexible hours, choice of platform, and a fast-paced work environment. Man, I think I'd be trying to apply for this job if I were in the US!

kongregate.pngRails Developer for a Web Gaming Start Up (San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR) - Kongregate, a web games startup (you know you've been stuck on that site as long as I have..), is looking for a Rails developer to join as their 18th employee. The ideal candidate would love shipping solid code, have demonstrable Rails experience, be smart and good at getting things done.

outsidein.pngFront-End Rails Developer (Brooklyn, NY) -, an established startup in the hyperlocal space, is looking for a senior Rails developer. creates "on the fly" local newspapers for any address in the US and lets users track and explore news in their neighborhood. Their ideal candidate will be a strong Rails developer, able to take designs from Photoshop to HTML and CSS, and, ideally, have good JavaScript skills. They are also looking for a back-end developer with postgres, Mongrel and nginx experience.


Ruby on Rails Programmer (Austin, TX) - OtherInbox, a startup in the e-mail space, is looking for a Rails developer with experience of deploying on Amazon EC2, and with knowledge of Amazon's S3 and SQS services. A degree is required, but all OtherInbox Rails developers get to attend the Lone Star Ruby Conference and RailsConf on the company's dime. This is an opportunity to work with two very exciting entrepreneurs - Joshua Baer and Steven Smith.

netbooks.pngSenior Rails Developer (San Francisco, CA) - Netbooks is a company revolutionizing how small businesses are managed through advanced software. A senior Web developer is required for their experience, agile team to help build Netbooks' SaaS business management applications. This is a team lead level position.

citrusbyte.png Web Application Developer (Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA) - CitrusByte LLC is a Web app development shop headquartered in Los Angeles. They're looking for a forward thinking developer who wants to work with similar. They want to add several developers to their team. Supposedly they don't have an office, but a "McMansion with a BBQ out of back" with a fridge full of energy drinks. They've also built four of the largest Rails sites in the world. This is a lifestyle, not just a job.


Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (New York, NY) - weplay's ad was written by a member of their development team, not by HR, so it's worth reading directly. In any case, the position is in Manhattan's Chelsea Market building, you get an excellent compensation package including stock options. You need to be a solid Rails developer who's into collaboration, pair programming, and jQuery. If the thought of having Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, LeBron James, and Jennie Finch walking through the office gets your heart racing, get in touch with these guys at techjobs [AT]

Two special mentions (Ruby Inside has received no compensation for these two mentions):

timewarner.pngTime Warner Needs Rails Developers in NYC: Time Warner are looking for two Ruby on Rails developers to work from their New York office. The candidate will need to work well in an Agile/XP environment (with TDD, continuous integration, and pair programming as standard) and must have experience with using JavaScript libraries such as JQuery, and be proficient in implementing RESTful Rails 2.x apps. You can read a little more here or e-mail Chris.klamkin [AT] directly for more information.


San Francisco startup needs a Ruby/Rails guru CTO: Notifixious is looking for a Rails expert to become its CTO! Notifixious is a notification service built partially with Ruby On Rails, so knowledge of messaging technologies (XMPP) and REST API development is a must. You can learn more about this opportunity here. The successful applicant will need to be entrepreneurial and enjoy a startup atmosphere. Compensation is made up of stock options, a good salary and benefits.

If you or your company have openings for Ruby and/or Rails developers, consider checking 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.

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


  1. Justin says:

    Tee-hee... needs someone to occupy a back-end position.

  2. Peter Cooper says:

    Ouch, perhaps I'm not as interested as I was ;-)

  3. Peter Cooper says:

    Just testing after a significant Apache upgrade..

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