Senior Rails Engineer

Help disrupt events.

We're looking for an experienced developer with top-notch software design skills. Our stack includes Rails, Sass, Liquid, Erb, Coffeescript, jQuery and MySQL.

What you'll be doing

  • Create real, tangible impact for users in their unique communities. Last year Localist alone was reponsible for an almost 700% increase in student engagement at the University of Louisville. This was directly the result of the products that our development team built.
  • Work on greenfield projects designed to solve completely unaddressed problems in the event management space.
  • Support the local development community by attending meetups and contributing to the growth of new engineers.
  • Architect, build, test and refine new products, features and services
  • Develop and expand infrastructure to process many millions of page views and transactions with fault-tolerance and predictability
  • Tackle a wide variety of coding problems throughout the stack – we all work on everything
  • Brainstorm and prototype new concepts and approaches fast. Turn prototypes into real things
  • Troubleshoot and maintain production and testing environments. Contribute to diagnosing and solving performance issues whenever the occur
  • Be a strong collaborator in the development team

The ideal candidate

  • Can take charge of their projects
  • Thrives in an environment where it's safe to "fail." Failure is where learning happens
  • Able to design and write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails and strength in all the Rails fundamentals
  • Demonstrable track record building distributed, clustered, high-throughput applications that can really scale
  • Background in building highly scalable applications designed for n+1 clustering with minimal downtime
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Javascript and CSS (preferably leveraging jQuery and React)
  • Has solid SQL skills
  • Experience squeezing out milliseconds out of Rails to make blazing applications
  • Ability to create well-designed APIs. We'd love to hear about your favorites and why they are great
  • Knowledge of search frameworks such as solr
  • Experience with user-centered interaction design
  • Proficient in both Linux (production) and Mac OSX (development) environments preferred

One more thing

Does this comic resonate with you? We understand. You'll like working here.


Commensurate with experience.

Perks & Benefits

Localist contributes 100% to health, dental and vision coverage via one of the best care packages out there.

401(k) with aggressive company match.

Life insurance + full/part-time disability.

Commuter benefits

Generous paid time off.

Team days, retreats, breakfasts.

Class and book reimbursement to reward learning and professional development.

Office drinks and snacks.

More about working at Localist →

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Contact us

Shoot an email to In addition to your resumé, write about who you are, what position you're interested in, and why you're interested in it. Most importantly, we'd love to hear what interests you in Localist.