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Ruby on Rails Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of Ruby on Rails Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop, test, and maintain Ruby on Rails applications.
  •  Write clean, efficient code.
  •  Collaborate with teams to implement new features.
  •  Ensure application performance and security.
  •  Identify and resolve bugs.
  •  Follow Agile methodologies.
  •  Stay updated with Ruby on Rails trends.
  •  Support and mentor junior developers.
  •  Collaborate with QA for testing.
  •  Document code and application functionality.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Proficiency in Ruby programming language.
  •  Strong understanding of the Ruby on Rails framework.
  •  Experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of database systems like PostgreSQL or MySQL.
  • Familiarity with version control systems, particularly Git.
  • Ability to write clean, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Understanding of software development best practices and design patterns.
  •  Experience with testing frameworks such as RSpec or MiniTest.
  •  Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  •  Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  •  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.
  •  Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Ruby on Rails development.
  • Knowledge of web servers like Nginx or Apache.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS or Heroku.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience with front-end frameworks like React or Vue.js.
  •  Knowledge of UI/UX design principles.
  •  Understanding of RESTful API design and implementation.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies.
  •  Previous experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  •  Participation in open-source projects or developer communities.
  •  Additional certifications or training in Ruby on Rails development.
  •  Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker.
  •  Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  •  Knowledge of server-side caching techniques.
  •  Familiarity with NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Redis.
  •  Understanding of GraphQL and its implementation.
  •  Proficiency in writing and maintaining technical documentation.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

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