Ruby on Rails Developer (Contract)

Job description

DockYard is looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer (Contract).

Who We Are

DockYard is a digital product consultancy specializing in production-ready apps. DockYard offers a range of consulting services with capabilities in product planning, design, user experience (UX), full-stack engineering, and QA. Over the last decade, the company has solved complex product challenges for visionary brands like Netflix, Apple, Nasdaq, and Harvard.

We’re honored to have been included on guides ranging from Inc 5000 (2020, 2019) to Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators (2020) amongst others.

The Role

The Ruby on Rails Contractor will work independently and/or with other engineers to maintain a large-scale Ruby on Rails legacy codebase.

The ideal candidate is self-driven and passionate about web technologies and industry best practices, and has a strong understanding of how to interface with clients.


  • Work independently or with other engineers to maintain a large-scale Ruby on Rails legacy codebase.
  • Collaborate with client stakeholders and other engineering teams to understand business goals, analyze requirements, and partner on solutions.
  • Assist in scoping, estimating, and planning of projects.
  • Participate in project planning, standups, code review, improvement suggestions, and other team activities.

Job requirements

Must Haves

  • 3-5 years of experience in Ruby on Rails development
  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience with JQuery
  • Understands best practices for web development and software design, and relishes opportunities to transform complex, legacy codebases into robust, scalable, and maintainable systems
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Nice To Haves

  • Basic familiarity with using Docker
  • Familiarity with building APIs with Grape
  • Prior client services, consulting, or freelancing experience
  • Experience working in a remote team

Employment Type

Contractor (32 hours per week)


Senior Level


Remote (U.S. based only)

DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.