Ruby on Rails Developer - Full Time & Remote

Location: Chicago, Illinois, Remote - Same Timezone
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.DEC.2021


We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to join our collaborative, remote and empathy driven tech team.


At Eight Bit Studios, we specialize in mashing up User Experience, Design and Development in fun new ways. Our team is made up of hardworking and skilled UX Strategists, Digital Product Designers, Developers, Product + Project Managers, and QA Analysts who care about delivering great mobile and web work that we can all take pride in. 

Our technology team builds fun, beautiful, and inclusive products for mobile and web. We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to join our team to build out features for a web-based product with a RESTful api that serves companion mobile apps. You will work with other developers, our user experience and design teams, QA, and a project manager to deliver those features on a regular release cadence. 

This is a fully remote role, but you must live in the US and be available to work in central time since most of our team and clients are in the midwest. 

To thrive as a Rails Developer at Eight Bit, we would hope that you:

Know that your code needs to be understandable to the next person that reads it, so you write clean, readable, and well tested software.

Have a good grasp of the web development landscape, have worked with frameworks other than Rails and/or have dabbled in mobile development.

Feel confident working independently, but also accept feedback and naturally do your best work when you are collaborating with the team. 

Consider yourself a life-long learner and are open to growing. 

Have good soft skills and are able to communicate technical details in a non-technical way.  

Are willing to work hard, are unafraid to make mistakes, and try to learn from those mistakes.

Here's what else you need for the role:  

  • 4+ years of Rails experience

  • Some JavaScript experience; experience with Stimulus is a plus

  • Comfortable with RSpec and/or Minitest

  • Experience leading an RoR project

  • You know your way around most Ruby gems and open source projects

  • You have dabbled in native mobile development (iOS/Swift and/or Android/Java)

  • Experience with Relational or NOSQL databases

  • You have built an API for use with mobile platforms

  • Experience with containerization is a plus

  • You enjoy refactoring and improving a rusty codebase

  • Experience with localization

  • Experience working on an Agile team

And here’s why we think working at Eight Bit is the best:

We recognize that the key to our ability to deliver on great digital products is tied to creating an inclusive environment where people can do their best work. At Eight Bit, we care a great deal about balancing our work and life, so our people-first employee package for full time employees includes competitive compensation and healthcare benefits, generous vacation time, holiday office closures, paid parental leave, and flexible (that means parent & remote learning friendly) work schedules, along with fun company activities and a supportive work environment - even over Zoom.

We take equality seriously.

Eight Bit Studios is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender (including gender identity, change of sex and transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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