Senior Ruby Engineer


March 14, 2022

As a Senior Ruby Engineer, you’ll be one of the leaders of the team, helping to mentor junior engineers, proposing creative solutions, and de-tangling the complex into the simple. We believe strongly in test-driven development and code reviews. You will design, build, evolve, and maintain the foundational backend ecosystem that reduces development time at TaskRabbit. Your decisions will have a significant impact on the productivity of engineer

Join us in creating a better everyday life for everyday people.

You will be:

  • Designing & driving new changes that increase the productivity of engineers.

  • Work alongside more junior software engineers to help them think through designs, code implementation, and how to break down their goals into actionable steps

  • Innovate & contribute to our technical roadmap of ongoing improvements, enhancements and updates

  • Participate in code reviews, listening to feedback and commenting on other approaches

  • Invest in the documentation of best practices and coding patterns

  • Help solve complex debugging, testability, and deployability problems

  • Collaborate across teams to promote consistency

  • Improve stability and consistency of existing and new backend & frontend cod

You should have:

  • Overall 5+ years of experience in software development.

  • Proficient with Ruby on Rails.

  • Experience in building API-driven applications or endpoints.

  • Experience in MySQL, Redis, and/or ElasticSearch.

  • Experience in building developer platforms, defining the strategy, and providing technical direction to the group to get those executed.

  • Strong design and architecture skills

  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)

  • Passion for improving the developer experience and mentorship.

  • Like to think about how to break problems down into smaller iterable steps.

You might be a fit if you have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Enjoy helping organize and scope high-priority projects and plans to keep us moving forward.

  • Have great attention to detail and quality.

  • Love collaborating together with a tight-knit team.

You’ll love working here because:

  • TaskRabbit is a remote first company. We recognize that talented people live all over the world.

  • The diverse culture. We believe that we make better decisions when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Women make up more than half of our team and leadership, and we strive to recruit and retain employees from all over the world.

  • The perks. TaskRabbit offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision 100% covered for employees, 401k plan with company matching, generous and flexible vacation and holiday time off, commuter benefits, learning and development opportunities, career development trainings, monthly TaskRabbit product stipends, IKEA discounts, weekly meditations, and a dog-friendly office.