Ruby on RailsRuby on Rails Developer Job Description Template

A Ruby on Rails developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in Ruby, around the framework Rails. Ruby on Rails developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application.

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A Ruby on Rails developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in Ruby, around the framework Rails. Ruby on Rails developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application. However, if you are looking for an advanced Ruby developer, please refer to our Ruby Developer Job Description Template.

Ruby on Rails, as a framework, has gained popularity tremendously over a very short period of time. The goal of the framework is to reduce the time and effort required to build a web application. However, this puts a burden on the developer and their knowledge of the framework. This is especially true due to the convention-over-configuration nature of the framework. This article will provide you with a sample Ruby on Rails developer job description that will help you write a perfect job advertisement, and assure that you find and hire the person that matches your criteria.

Ruby on Rails Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

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Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Integration of data storage solutions {{may include databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc.}}
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Skills

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as RSpec and Resque
  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages {{such as Liquid, Slim, etc depending on your technology stack}}
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors {{such as Sass, based on project requirements}}
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Able to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools {{e.g. Git, Mercurial or SVN}}
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools {{such as Bower, Bundler, Rake, etc}}
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • {{Make sure to mention other frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to your project}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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