The task to find, hire, and retain talented Ruby on Rails Developers can be exhausting. We built this guide to share everything we've learned from bringing in hundreds of developers and summarize our verified, step-by-step process for interviewing and hiring top Ruby on Rails developers.
Starting your search with a detailed and informative job description is a crucial — and often overlooked — task for sourcing and hiring the right Ruby on Rails developers for your team. A clear job description accurately portrays the types of applicants you’re searching for, what will be their day to day, the type of skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the position, and relevant information about your organization that makes the case for why talented Ruby on Rails developers should be interested in joining your company. To help you get started, we’re making our Ruby on Rails developer job description template freely available to use.
This Ruby on Rails job description template is based upon actual job descriptions we’ve used at FullStack Labs to hire dozens of Ruby on Rails developers. We’re providing it here free of any ownership to make your search for Ruby on Rails talent a bit simpler and your hiring a more rewarding experience, so feel able to copy it and use it as you’d like.
This is the start of the job description. It introduces your firm and facilitates the understanding of what your company does at a high level. Includes a description of the products or services your business provides, who your clients or customers are, your company's location, and a summary of what you’re looking for. As an example, here’s FullStack’s company description:
FullStack Labs is a leading software consultancy seeking creative and skilled developers to join our fast growing team. Our mission is to design and develop technology that improves the lives of its users, while providing an exceptionally high level of service to our clients.
We are looking for experienced developers who want to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where everyone’s opinions and efforts are valued. We hire outstanding professionals and give them the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that values learning, growth, and hard work.
Our team of 100+ professionals is distributed across our three offices in California, Washington D.C., and Barranquilla Colombia. Additionally, many of our team members who aren’t located near one of our offices, work remotely. We provide a highly competitive compensation and benefits package with health insurance, overtime pay, PTO, etc.
If you have the desire to be a part of an exciting, challenging and rapidly-growing software development consultancy, and if you are passionate about software development and creating the finest apps in the marketplace, please apply below.
This section outlines what the Ruby on Rails developer will be doing daily. Tailor this template according to your specific needs. We include these tasks in our job description, many of which are regular tasks that Ruby on Rails developers can be expected to do and which should transfer well to most Ruby on Rails developer job descriptions:
Here we describe the requirements of the position and outline what we’re looking for in a Ruby on Rails developer. Some of this information will be unique to your company and your specific position, but many of the requirements we use in our job descriptions are general for Ruby on Rails developer job descriptions.
In this section you should describe all of the benefits that talented Ruby on Rails developers will enjoy once they join your company. What sets you apart from other employers? What does your compensation and benefit plan look like?
We’re a medium-sized team that’s growing fast, so everyone that joins has a direct impact on the direction and success of the company. Today’s hires will be tomorrow’s leaders. We strive for an open, flat, collaborative, work-hard-play-hard environment. Some of the benefits are:
Being a software consultant is a fun, challenging, and rewarding career choice for developers. Your contributions are highly valued by clients, and the work you do often has a direct and significant impact on clients’ businesses.
You will have the chance to work on a variety of projects for our incredible clients, which will help you quickly improve as a consultant and software developer. You will get to work with modern languages and frameworks alongside some of the best developers in the world.
So if you have the desire to be a part of an exciting, challenging, and rapidly-growing software development consultancy, and if you are passionate about software development and consulting, please apply.
Hopefully you’ve found this helpful. To see examples of our complete job postings, please visit: https://jobs.lever.co/fullstacklabs
Most public job postings receive hundreds of applicants, practically all will be unqualified. To ease the screening process and detect which developers will be moving forward in the process (and which won't), we recommend having candidates fill an online job application and provide some basic information about themselves. Your team can then evaluate the answers to the screening questions and promptly tell which Ruby on Rails candidates qualify and which don't.
To quickly sift through hundreds of job applications, we favor having applicants respond to the following questions when they apply:
The following questions all focus on technical skills. We like to ask for their level of experience across a broad spectrum of programming languages to help us understand their complete skill set, not just their Ruby on Rails ability.
What is your level of experience with:
The idea is having the answers to these questions automatically fed into your applicant tracking system where you could review the answers and qualify or disqualify applicants. We use Lever, but there are many others.
Once you know which candidates you’d like to interview, you’re ready to begin the interview process. We recommend the following step-by-step interview process:
During this step, you have an opportunity to communicate information about your organization, who you are, what you're looking for, and why developers should join your team. We keep communicating this information with the prospect that the candidate will either identify with our culture and accept the job offer, or disagree with our culture and reject the job offer. We attach the following documents to each job offer:
This includes details on the roles and responsibilities of the position, location, manager, title, compensation, benefits, PTO, etc.
You can download the template in PDF format here.
This includes our mission statement, vision statement, and company values. The purpose is to help candidates further understand the company’s culture and determine if they are a good fit. Here is ours.
We outline our project management process and how we manage teams and individuals. Use this as an example.
This outlines how our team should give and receive feedback, and further explains our management philosophy. Here is the example.
The pay for Ruby on Rails developers is going to depend on some variables. In this article we researched those variables so you're clear on what to expect.
We’d love to learn more about your project.
Engagements start at $75,000.