Ruby Developer Job Description Template

Great Ruby developers can use Ruby to build anything from the back-side of a web application to command line utilities on your computer. The language is dynamic, reflective, and object oriented. These are all familiar properties found in many general purpose programming languages, but can still require experience for a developer to be able to harness their true power.


Great Ruby developers can use Ruby to build anything from the back-end of a web application to command line utilities on your computer. The language is dynamic, reflective, and object oriented. These are all familiar properties found in many general purpose programming languages, but can still require experience for a developer to be able to harness their true power. However, if you are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer, please refer to our Ruby on Rails Developer Job Description Template.

Writing a good job description and advertisement for a Ruby developer requires proper separation of concerns. Due to the popularity of Rails, it’s often possible for a generic Ruby job ad to bring in numerous applications from developers who specialize with Rails, instead of advanced Ruby developers.

This article will provide you with a sample Ruby developer job description that will help you write a perfect job ad, and assure that you find and hire the person that matches your specific criteria.

Ruby Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

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 developer responsible for building Ruby applications, including anything from complex groups of back-end microservices to command line utilities and data processing scripts. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and building quality products is essential.


  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}


  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Understanding of functional programming style in Ruby
  • Skills for writing reusable Ruby libraries that may be used in expressive ways
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • Experience with popular web application frameworks {{such as Rails, Lotus, etc depending on project requirements}}
  • Familiarity with command-suite libraries, such as {{such as Thor and GLI, depending on project requirements}}
  • Knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Experience with both external and embedded databases
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementation of 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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