Ruby on Rails Contractor

Title: Remote Ruby on Rails Contractor

Location: Remote Remote US

JobDescription:

Planet Argon provides dependable support and maintenance of existing Ruby on Rails apps for a variety of clients in different industries. We take care of small feature updates, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

We are currently looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails Engineer that can provide 20-30 hours/week support for our clients and our team on a contract basis. The relationship would start as a three-month contract engagement; should both parties want to continue working together after those 90 days, we can agree to either a longer-term contract or a month-to-month arrangement.

We know that there are some people who aren’t looking to find their forever-employment-home at the moment and would just like an opportunity to get experience on different types of software projects. Does this sound like you? We should talk!

A few fun facts about Planet Argon

  • We’ve been specializing in Ruby and Ruby on Rails since 2005.
  • Oh My Zsh was created at Planet Argon.
  • We host the Maintainable Software Podcast

    Learn more about Planet Argon

We’re looking for contractors that embody our core values:

  • PROACTIVE– We actively seek opportunities to improve our clients products, our processes, and our abilities.
  • CURIOUS– A natural curiosity for the undiscovered results in remarkable work for our clients and stronger connections for our team. We ask questions, learn, and aren’t afraid to fail.
  • DEPENDABLE– We are invested in our work. We manage expectations. We support our clients and teammates. We hold ourselves, our teammates, and our clients accountable.
  • VERSATILE– We readily adapt to change and encourage innovation because our team and work are transparent and flexible.
  • DELIGHTFUL– We choose to set a mindful, positive tone that allows everyone to flourish.

Requirements

The ideal candidate has:

  • 5+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Ability to clearly and competently convey your thoughts and ideas verbally and in emails, JIRA tickets, and Slack messages
  • Experience collaborating with clients, stakeholders, and decision makers
  • Deep understanding of how SQL and GraphQL databases work and how to interface them
  • Proficient in Git and able to help others with rebasing, merge conflicts, etc.
  • Experience writing automated tests for Ruby on Rails and React apps with Rspec, Test Unit, Cypress
  • Moderate experience with Docker, Continuous Integration systems, etc.
  • Experience with AWS and Heroku
  • Familiarity working in Scrum-esque project workflows
  • Experience leading workshops or client presentations
  • Knowledge of HTML and understanding of CSS/Sass
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks like React
  • Knowledge of software design patterns and experience with implementation

Availability and Location

The ideal contractor is comfortable working remotely within 1-2 hours of EST timezone.

South and Latin American contractors are highly encouraged to apply.

This is a remote part-time contract position. The ideal candidate will be available for periodic meetings during EST business hours.

Benefits

Our ideal contractor has an hourly rate of $45.00 – $65.00 USD.

We address monthly or bi-weekly invoices within 10 business days.

If you’re passionate about ensuring the reliability and availability of high-profile applications and working with a team of skilled developers, we’d love to hear from you!