Ruby Specialist, Engine Yard (Remote) - $200,000/year USD

Job ID: 4498

No longer accepting applications


Do you bleed Ruby? Does the idea of being a thought-leader and advocate for Ruby on Rails excite you? Are you ready to showcase your work to the entire community and influence the direction of Ruby, Rails, and NoOps development? Then we’ve got a job for you!

Join Engine Yard in powering thousands of applications in the Ruby coding community. For over a decade, Engine Yard has been at the forefront of technical innovation, enabling the Ruby and Rails communities to expand - whether helping GitHub run and scale in its early days or providing thousands of applications with an easy mechanism for leveraging cloud services.

We are on a mission to make deploying and managing applications easier and faster. Our platform allows developers to focus on writing an app while we execute an opinionated deployment, evaluating thousands of technical choices. We’re looking for Ruby experts like you to stay on top of the latest releases, contribute to open-source projects, and perform stack enhancements and platform updates.

So, if you are an expert in Ruby/Rails programming language, are energized by the idea of being at the forefront of sea changes in the Ruby community, and enjoy the thrill of showcasing your work to millions of developers across the globe, apply today!

What you will be doing
  • Researching specific enhancements to security, performance, operational, observability, or deployment elements
  • Experimenting with upcoming changes and documenting what you learn
  • Upgrading the stacks - we deploy applications into a hardened application stack that starts with the OS and goes all the way to the application server
  • Establishing Engine Yard as a technical expert and thought leader by writing down your insights and upgrades for marketing purposes
What you will NOT be doing
  • Focusing on sales or marketing of Engine Yard
  • Hanging around message boards waiting to share your insights - you’ll be actively writing code and deploying updates
Key Responsibilities
  • Study upcoming and new releases, posts, and discussions in the Ruby on Rails community
  • Make changes and contribute to open-source projects in the Ruby/Rails community
  • Make informed code changes to the Engine Yard stack and platform
  • Provide the marketing team with detailed, high-quality insights for publication to the Ruby community
Candidate Requirements
  • At least five years of related work experience with Ruby/Rails
  • Advanced Ruby technical skills
  • Knowledge of trends in the Ruby community
  • Ability to write clear, concise technical summaries
Meet the hiring manager


$200k/year ($100/hour)



full-time Job

40 hours/week any timezone

Employment Type

Long-term role

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