Freelance Ruby jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance Ruby jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Principle Engineer, Senior Back-end Developer, or Ruby Developer, 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 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 community:

Mark Wong-VanHaren

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Mark is an entrepreneur, engineer, CTO, and artisan with decades of startup experience, including co-founding He makes compl... Read More

Filippo Conforti

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Previously the lead architect for Gucci's eCommerce business, Filippo specializes in developing beautiful applications with Ruby on Rail... Read More

Teng Siong Ong

San Francisco, CA, United States

Teng Siong is a freelance developer and entrepreneur who has helped build applications with millions of users. He started a company aft... Read More

Graham Powrie

Boulder, CO, United States

Graham is a seasoned developer focused on creating custom web applications that automate and improve business processes, while remaining... Read More

Ted Cohn

Dorado, Puerto Rico

Ted has 25+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto,... Read More

Jake Varghese

Dallas, TX, United States

As an architect, Jake understands the process of solving complex problems that plague enterprise and medium size businesses. He is a fu... 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

Mike Harris

New York, NY, United States

Mike is an experienced freelance Ruby developer who also has real world experience in JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, and SQL. He has more th... Read More

Krešimir Bojčić

Zagreb, Croatia

Krešimir is passionate about building great applications while minimizing the artificial complexity that often creeps into projects. He ... Read More

James C Russell

London, United Kingdom

James is an experienced Ruby, JavaScript, and React.js developer. He has written his own web frameworks and almost 100 open source proje... Read More

See 3 typical Ruby 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 developers for their mission-critical jobs.

Principle Engineer
Ruby, Rspec, AWS, PostgreSQL

We are large software consultancy with many enterprise clients looking for an engineer to help us design and implement our analytics tool's processing engine. The work will mainly consist of integrating with various API providers and fetching data, as well as transforming and storing the data in our proprietary databases.

Senior Back-end Developer
Ruby, Sidekiq, Docker

We are an early stage startup looking for a senior back-end developer to work alongside our CTO. The majority of work will be building background processing tools in Sidekiq that will gather data from various sources and feed our big data analytics.

Ruby Developer
Ruby, PostgreSQL, Redis

We are a global web services provider seeking a Ruby developer to manage the interchange of data between our server and our users. The candidate's primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of our database technologies, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

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:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
Toptal freelance developers worked with Pfizer to build the iPad application used by their pharmaceutical reps.
NetApp 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.

Why do top Ruby experts join Toptal?

Guillaume Fradin

London, United Kingdom

Guillaume has been working with leading global media companies for 15 years, while also enjoying smaller scale projects. He particularly enjoys working with Ruby and any image-based technology, such as webgl. In his free time, he cycles, climbs, and shoots films.

Toptal has enabled me to meet and work with clients from diverse industries and with very different requirements. They were all a pleasure to work with, and this has allowed me to push myself, keep learning, and benefit from a flexible environment.

Federico Dayan

Senior Ruby Developer
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Federico is a senior, full-stack developer with more than a decade of experience working on the web ecosystem. He has extensive experience helping clients develop ideas and making them real. He believes that clean code and separation of concerns makes great software.

One of the great reason to work at Toptal as a Ruby developer is that clients reach out when they need an exceptional developer to work on an exceptional project. Working with clients that come through Toptal has been a great learning experience. I was able to test my Ruby skills to the limit while working on the most interesting and diverse projects of my career.

Carlos Ramirez III

Web Developer
San Rafael, CA

Carlos is a professional software engineer and web developer specializing in the Ruby framework. He has worked with tech companies in New York's Silicon Alley for over five years, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Williams College and has been in the software industry for nearly ten years.

My Ruby work requires collaborating closely with the entrepreneurs who hire me to build their web products. Before Toptal, I had to split my time as a freelancer between working with clients and all the non-work tasks such as billing, biz dev, etc. Toptal allows me to focus on the most important (and fun) part of the engagement: helping the client build their product.

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.