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Senior Ruby Engineer at Reedsy

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  • Remote
  • fulltime
  • ₤80000 per year
  • -
  • About Reedsy
    We’re here to give authors the tools and resources they need to create beautiful books. Our curated marketplace gathers the industry's best publishing professionals — the likes of Stephen King's designer, Neil Gaiman's editor or Walter Isaacson's publicist.

    We’ve grown to a community of 1,000,000 authors and over 2,500 freelancers in just a few short years, while picking up a number of industry awards along the way 🏆

    Want to help us? Cool, keep reading!

    We have built a number of products at Reedsy, including a marketplace ( and a book discovery platform ( We're currently building a new authentication app and an email marketing tool. We have a number of new features in the pipeline for each of those and we need your help!

    Here's what you'll be doing:

    • Architect and develop highly scalable web applications;
    • Work closely with our designers and engineers to design, build, and ship new features from scratch;
    • Evaluate and improve the performance, durability, and security of applications in production;
    • Take ownership for your tasks and see features through from start to finish;
    • Build RESTful APIs.


    • 5+ years with Ruby on Rails at production level
    • Experience with SQL (MySQL) and NoSQL (Redis) databases
    • Unit tests (RSpec) and QA testing tools and techniques
    • Git advanced knowledge
    • Strong emphasis with Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
    • Experience doing A/B testing and using analytics tools
    • Perfectly fluent in English, great communication skills
    • Experience working remotely

    Bonus points

    • Experience with Elasticsearch
    • Experience with deployment automation tools
    • A good dose of ambition, a willingness to learn, and a great sense of humor

    How to apply

    Send us a short introductory note. To stand out, make sure you:
    1) Do some research on Reedsy and sign up to try the product;
    2) Keep it concise, and get across what matters to you. There’s no benefit to applying early or writing a novel.

    We look forward to hearing from you! ✌️

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