Freelance Ruby on Rails jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance Ruby on Rails jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Ruby on Rails Developer, Senior Rails Developer, or Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

Hiring Ruby on Rails Developers? Learn more about Toptal.

Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Grow your career by working with top companies

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

Never worry about payments

At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.

Design your own lifestyle

Design your own lifestyle

No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.

Speak at conferences and attend events

Speak at conferences and attend events

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal Ruby on Rails community:

Dustin Cass

Irvine, CA, United States

Dustin has been a professional front-end engineer for over ten years and has worked at companies and agencies large and small. He's pass... Read More

David Leong

Tacoma, WA, United States

David is a full-stack engineer with over 12 years of experience in web development, managing all aspects of the development process. He'... Read More

Congwen Ma

Dublin, CA, United States

Congwen is a dedicated web developer who specializes in developing full-stack web applications using practical frameworks. He's passiona... Read More

Trevor Wagner

Charleston, SC, United States

Trevor is a hybrid full LAMP stack developer/front-end developer with over seven years of experience creating custom WordPress themes an... Read More

Eqbal Quran

Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

Eqbal is a senior full-stack developer with more than a decade of experience working in web and mobile development. He is a masterful pr... Read More

Tiago Silva

Porto, Portugal

Tiago left his position at Microsoft to co-found Hive. From then on, building up Hive has led him through working on projects in every k... Read More

Botond Orban

Gheorgheni, Harghita County, Romania

Botond is a highly skilled professional software developer who enjoys writing code that others can understand and follow. His passion fo... Read More

Luís Martinho

Porto, Portugal

As an entrepreneur, Luís understands the importance of proactivity and results, and has learned the meaning of responsibility and accoun... Read More

Quang Van

Boston, MA, United States

Quang enjoys creating beautiful software with equally impressive code. Along with possessing a talent for understanding and refactoring ... Read More

See 3 typical Ruby on Rails jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite Ruby on Rails developers for their mission-critical jobs.

Ruby On Rails Developer For Multiple Projects
Ruby on Rails, REST API, Git, JavaScript, React, Flux, AWS

We are a top product development company that works on a variety of intense, challenging projects involving building new products from the ground up. In this role, you may be responsible for handling everything from architecture for a new product to building out cutting edge UI. The ideal candidate relies heavily on experimentation and data to guide work, can work with little oversights, and loves learning new languages and frameworks.

Senior Rails Developer For Our Platform
Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Redis, PostgreSQL

We’re looking for a senior-level Ruby engineer to maintain and improve the sophistication and quality of our platform, allowing us to release stable software at an accelerated pace. To be successful in this position, you must excel at finding and implementing simple solutions to complex problems, building features and prioritizing by impact, and communicating effectively with other engineers, QA, support teams, etc.

Senior Ruby On Rails Engineer
Ruby on Rails, REST API, MySQL

We're a rapidly growing software development firm and are looking for an ambitious, senior-level Rails developer to join our fast-paced, world-class team. For this project, you’ll be surrounded by a team of top engineers, and will be a major contributor to the architecture and development of our most important projects. To be successful in this position, you will need to be an exceptional problem solver who is capable of making smart decisions both independently and in a team context.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.

Trusted by:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside Ruby on Rails developers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of Ruby on Rails developers.

Why do top Ruby on Rails experts join Toptal?

Rafael Dalprá

Ruby on Rails Developer
Blumenau, Brazil

Rafael is an entrepreneur and developer with extensive experience in server management, team leadership, Ruby on Rails, and front-end development. He is highly motivated, creative, and efficient, with a strong eye for user experience.

Working with Ruby on Rails is one of the reasons I love coding, but in the past it's been a challenge for me to find local companies that use Rails for real products. Toptal makes it possible for me to work with cool companies from all over the world as part of an active community of Rails developers who are always willing to help me with anything I need.

Filip Defar

Ruby Developer
Zagreb, Croatia

Filip is a software developer who loves his work. He has extensive experience in full stack web development, test-driven development, software design, and database design. He loves working with other people and does a lot of recreational programming.

Ruby is designed to make programmers happy, but in the past I've found that not all clients appreciate that. Toptal helps me find clients that are a great cultural fit for me, and I always get the final say on which clients I want to work with.

Alexey Shein

Ruby on Rails Developer
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Alexey is a senior software engineer with more than eight years of web development experience in Ruby on Rails, PHP, and JavaScript. He enjoys solving difficult technical problems and learning new technologies. He is a good mentor and likes helping teammates.

Toptal gives me the ability to work on high-quality projects, maintain a flexible working schedule, be a part of a friendly Rails community that can always help me in tough situations. My favorite part is that everyone at Toptal really cares about what they do, which really inspires me to make sure that's always true for me as well.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.