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Rails Developer job description

A Rails Developer is a digital marketing professional responsible for developing, implementing, and optimizing digital marketing campaigns across various channels to drive demand and engagement for a company’s products or services.

Alexandros Pantelakis
Alexandros Pantelakis

HR content specialist at Workable, delivering in-depth, data-driven articles to offer insights into industry and tech trends.

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February 16, 2024

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Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager

Use this Rails Developer job description template to advertise open roles for your company. Be sure to modify requirements and duties based on the unique needs of the role you’re hiring for.

What is a Rails Developer?

A Rails Developer is a software professional skilled in using the Ruby on Rails framework to build web applications. They leverage Rails’ conventions to write less code while accomplishing more than many other languages and frameworks.

Rails Developers focus on creating clean, efficient, and maintainable code to develop scalable web applications that meet user needs and business requirements.

What does a Rails Developer do?

A Rails Developer designs, builds, and maintains web applications using the Ruby on Rails framework. They work on server-side logic, define and maintain databases, and ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

Rails Developers integrate data from various back-end services and databases, create and maintain APIs, and work closely with front-end developers to match visual design intent. They also focus on optimizing applications for speed and efficiency, implementing security measures, and ensuring application scalability.

Rails Developer responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Integrating web services and APIs for enhanced functionality
  • Implementing database designs and ensuring data integrity with SQL
  • Collaborating with UI/UX designers for user-centered interaction design

Job brief

We’re seeking a talented Rails Developer to join our dynamic engineering team.

In this role, you’ll design and develop cutting-edge web applications using Ruby on Rails, collaborating with our team on various projects from core application development to mobile and integration solutions. You’ll have the opportunity to work on web, mobile, infrastructure, and UI/UX design, contributing to our mission of revolutionizing the recruiting industry.

If you’re passionate about building scalable, high-quality web applications and eager to learn from experienced engineers, we’d love to hear from you.


  • Design and develop web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Integrate external web services and APIs
  • Ensure database integrity and efficiency using SQL
  • Collaborate with UI/UX designers to implement user-centered designs
  • Maintain and enhance application performance
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Implement automated testing platforms and unit tests

Requirements and skills

  • Experience building and deploying commercial web applications
  • Proficiency in Ruby on Rails and at least one object-oriented web framework
  • Strong background in relational database theory and SQL
  • Understanding of multi-threading, database contention, and object-oriented design
  • Experience with user-centered interaction design
  • Relevant B.Sc./B.A. degree
  • Bonus: Interest in graphical design and familiarity with Edward Tufte’s work

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