Ruby on Rails Developer

Birmingham, AL or Remote
Job Terms:
$50+ / hr.
Start date:
Posted By:
Vicki Schuch

Job Description:

Our client, an innovative energy start-up, is seeking a Ruby on Rails developer whose main responsibility will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.


  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code
  • Integration of data storage solutions
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization


  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries
  • Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages             
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Ablility to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Ablility to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests

They prefer someone onsite full-time in Birmingham, but consideration will be given to candidates that live within a close enough proximity to work remotely and go onsite as needed. 

* This is a long-term assignment with Aquent with full medical, dental & vision and 401K insurance available after 4 weeks