Ruby on Rails Engineer

Littlelines · Dec 11th 2018

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Headquarters: Dayton, OH and Seattle, WA URL:

Littlelines is hiring an experienced and passionate Ruby on Rails engineer to join its team. We are a small team, so the ideal team member would be comfortable taking on various tasks and seeing them to completion. Our main stack is Ruby, Rails, Elixir, Phoenix, and Vue.js, but this candidate should love learning and trying new technology.

You’re experienced and proficient with most of the following:

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge in Ruby and Rails
  • You've built and deployed Rails applications
  • Have a GitHub account with recent contributions
  • Loves Test Driven Development
  • Know your way around HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Elixir and Phoenix
  • You've contributed to open source projects
  • Take interest in scalability and security
  • Experience with server-side DevOps

More about Littlelines:


Let me start by giving a little more information about Littlelines so you have a better idea of our culture. I started the company with a simple mission - to have fun building things for people that pay us to do it - pretty simple. So far, it's worked out pretty well. Since 2007, we've worked with many many clients large and small with many different types of applications - some easy and some challenging. Most of our work has been with Ruby on Rails projects and within the last couple years, we've also have had a few Elixir projects too - though the client adoption has been slower. Our preferred stack is Ruby on Rails / Elixir Phoenix on the backend and Vue.js on the front-end.

And not much has changed in that respect in the past eleven years - we have a healthy set of clients that we work with daily. All of our projects are organized and managed in Asana ( A typical day would be working on the cards you are assigned too, submitting pull requests for peer review, and moving the cards through the kanban board until delivery. All of our clients are on Asana too and are readily available to answer any questions. In some cases, we also have our clients in designated channels in Slack so they feel like they are part of the development team too. Those are basically the only two tools we use for communication.

We really try to keep focus, as much as possible, on the code. So we keep the meetings to a minimum and have one standup meeting a week via Zoom video conferences. I also meet with individual team members for 1:1 meetings twice a month for a half hour to check-in on how your doing, address any issues, discuss professional goals etc. We have an office in Ohio, but most people work remotely including me - I am 100% remote in Seattle.

A few benefits worth mentioning:

  1. Work Remotely from Anywhere

  2. Health, Dental, Life Insurance and Vision Coverage

  3. 401(k) through Guidance

  4. Monthly Gym Reimbursement

  5. Three week vacations to start - four weeks after the first year of employment.

  6. Flexible schedule - no overtime ever.

  7. 100% of expenses when you speak at conferences.

  8. Small, caring team always willing to help and your contributions make a big impact.

I'm always working hard to add more benefits as the company grows so this list is ever growing and changing.

We also have internal projects we work on as well. One is RubyRags (, a fun little tee shirt business. And the other one I am very excited about that we're currently designing is a web app that helps automate devop operations and code deployments. It's my dream to get a product we can use internally and be able to share it with the world.

Thank you,

Matt Sears

Owner of Littlelines

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