Mid-Level Ruby Developer for SaaS Web product

Once A Month Meals · Mar 11th 2019

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Headquarters: Dayton, Ohio URL:

Position: Full-time Remote Mid-Level Ruby Developer for SaaS Web product

Reports To: Product Manager

Demand: Typically, 40 hours per week during normal business hours

Location: Remote (within the U.S.) - main headquarters Dayton, Ohio (Must be US citizen)

Start Date: Flexible

Application: http://bit.ly/OAMMRUBYDEV2

The Position

Once A Month Meals is looking to add to its technology team an experienced Mid-Level Ruby Developer. As part of the OAMM technology team, you’ll work with freezer cooking, “cooking math,” ecommerce, and more. You’ll need to be comfortable with SQL databases like MySQL and Postgres, and either understand (or be able to come up to speed quickly on) Solr. Experience designing, building, and supporting HTTP APIs with authentication is important, because we leverage a number of third party APIs for crucial aspects of our systems.

It will be important to have the experience and ability to do some long-term, big-picture architecture thinking but have the skills and desire enough to implement this architecture through solid, tested code.

Your job duties will include:

  • Maintaining two Rails apps
  • Keeping the Ruby gems updated on staging and production environments
  • Watching and improving performance (speed and analytics) of APIs
  • Build, maintain and test new features
  • Develop automated deployments and tests
  • Assistance in setting technical direction for the OAMM products


  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Git
  • Automated deployments (Capistrano, etc.)
  • Stripe API

Because we are a small (8 full-time and 3 part-time), fully-bootstrapped team, we all play multiple roles. As we grow, we want to continue to build a product design and development team. This position will be a key-player on that team with opportunity to impact the technical architecture and the future development team.

The ideal candidate is:

  • a self-starter—they seek out opportunities to learn new methods or technologies
  • a problem-solver—they figure out how to get things done
  • comfortable with task runners like gulp and grunt
  • competent with git and github
  • mindful of performance and interested in implementing tools like performance budgets
  • unashamed in their support of accessibility best practices as well as progressive enhancement and responsive design
  • able to communicate effectively in writing and in-person
  • willing to balance all constraints of a problem: user needs, timeline, budget, product vision
  • A meal planner - they see the benefits and are willing to plan meals for themselves on a regular basis

Experience with deeper software development best-practices (or strong desire to grow into them) is a plus:

  • work with other members of the product team to build modular, maintainable and reusable code
  • work with internal and external resources to implement fixes and features to the stack currently in place (WordPress, Sass, Rails, Ember)
  • recommend and implement best-practices around developer productivity, source-control, automated testing, API design, security, performance and share our learnings with the greater tech community

Additional experience in the following strongly desired:

  • Solr
  • CircleCI
  • Docker
  • PHP
  • Familiarity with javascript frameworks such as React, Ember, or Angular

The Culture

OAMM strives to create an environment where individuals are encouraged to work independently but enabled to work collaboratively. We spend a lot of time on Slack and in video calls interacting daily. We also get together in person at least twice a year for a retreat, usually to a warm climate. 🙂 We value spending time with one another when we are at work, and caring for each person, while recognizing and encouraging a work-life family balance.

The Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • Personal Days: Two weeks (plus one week holiday shutdown and minimal standard US holidays due to peak sales periods matching those holidays—so we try to make up for it during the year)

  • Flexible Schedule: Work when you want, just provide us with some Eastern Time Zone overlap for meetings

  • All the hardware and software needed to do your job

  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of families

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