Senior Rails Engineer

Have a major impact in how people discover events online.

We're looking for an experienced Rails engineer to join the ranks of the product team alongside our UX, front-end, and back-end members, all working together to build products that leave a lasting impression.

What you'll be doing

  • Create real, tangible impact for users in their unique communities. As an example, last year Localist alone was reponsible for a 700% increase in student engagement (on average) across over a hundred universities. This was a direct result of the products that our development team built.
  • Work on greenfield projects designed to solve completely unaddressed problems in the event management space.
  • 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 with all business areas in the company

A slam-dunk candidate

  • Can take charge of their projects
  • Thrives in an environment where it's safe to "fail." Failure is where learning happens
  • Is able to design and write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism
  • Has strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails and strength in all the Rails fundamentals
  • Has demonstrable knowledge of Javascript and CSS (using things like React/Redux)
  • Has solid SQL skills
  • Has experience squeezing out milliseconds out of Rails to make blazing applications
  • Has an ability to create well-designed APIs. We'd love to hear about your favorites and why they are great
  • Has a proficiency in both Linux (production) and Mac OSX (development) environments preferred


Commensurate with experience.

Perks & Benefits

Preview your health and retirement benefits here.

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

401(k) with company matching

Life insurance + full/part-time disability.

Commuter benefits.

Generous paid time off.

Team days (quarterly review + lunch + a fun afternoon activity), retreats, breakfasts.

Up to $2,000 in professional development reimbursement per year.

Office drinks and snacks.

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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.