Now hiring
Ruby on Rails Team Lead
Now hiring

Ruby on Rails Team Lead

Position Description

As a Ruby on Rails Team Lead at Toptal you will work with engineers, designers, product managers, engineering managers, architects, and the CTO to develop and deliver the highest quality products into the market. You will lead an engineering team, shaping it for the success in terms of product and technical excellence.

We are remote-only, have no office, and fully embrace a flexible work-life balance. All communication and resumes must be submitted in English.


  • Set goals for your team and team members.
  • Understand the big picture of what your team is doing and why.
  • Inspire and motivate your team.
  • Identify your stakeholders and communicate with them regularly and proactively.
  • Communicate proactively with your Product Manager and their team.
  • Maximise team happiness and productivity.
  • Create a productive and enjoyable work environment for the team.
  • Establish proper feedback loops in your team and give your team members immediate feedback if necessary.
  • Participate in regular performance reviews.
  • Facilitate technical discussions.
  • Resolve technical and social conflicts.
  • Ensure the overall output quality of the team.
  • Mentor team members.
  • Bring up difficult and/or systemic challenges and impediments to the attention of your manager.
  • As a Team Lead you are first and foremost a leader, not a developer. However, you stay up to date with programming related topics and make sure that you get your hands dirty on a regular basis. You work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team when the situation is required.
  • Initiate discussions about personal and career growth with your direct reports.

We are expecting from you to:

  • Have previous experience leading an engineering team.
  • Have 5+ years of web development experience.
  • Have a solid grasp of object-oriented programming, automated software testing, databases, development, and testing methodologies.
  • Have a track record of delivering successful products as an engineer and a team lead.
  • Have experience guiding continuous improvement of process and technology.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Have experience in facilitating even the most heated discussions with conflict resolution.
  • Excel at organizing your own tasks and communicating your status. Proactively reach out to your team members to make sure and potentially coach them on organizing their work.
  • Be proficient in managing all the stakeholders that are directly affected by what your team is working on and you are able to communicate expectations in a clear and concise way.
  • Thrive on providing and receiving honest but always constructive feedback.
For Toptal Use Only: #individualcontributorEurope

Working at Toptal

We're changing the way the world works. Toptal is not only a place to progress your career and design your own lifestyle, but also a company where you'll learn how to develop innovations that push business and technology forward.
Toptal Careers →

Think you’re a fit? Apply below:

Our team reviews every application. We will reach out to set up an interview if we feel you are a great fit.
Interested in joining our global talent network?
Apply as a Freelancer  

Working at Toptal has been the best experience of my career. Every day I'm surrounded by intelligent, thoughtful, and hard-working colleagues that push me to be better.

Jordan Lyons

SEO Manager

By continuing to use this site you agree to our Cookie Policy.