WIP is hiring a

Full-stack Rails Developer (freelance)

Contractor
Remote
Hi there. It's Marc from WIP, BetaList, and Startup Jobs. I'm looking to contract a remote, part-time Full-stack Rails developer.

Starting out with $2,000/mo budget – number of hours up to you.

Right now, I do all product development myself (both design and tech), but there's only so many hours in a day. To speed up product development, I am now looking to work with a Ruby on Rails developer.

The work

You'll be working alongside me on WIP, BetaList, and/or Startup Jobs. We'll probably start out with just one, but over time you might work on multiple products. The tech stacks for these are very similar. (more on that below)

You'll be building new features, refactoring existing code, fixing bugs, optimizing performance, and adding test coverage. Most importantly, you will ship early and often. I like to work in very short iterations, with most code hitting production within hours or days of writing it. Whenever possible, big changes get broken up in smaller ones so there's never that fear of shipping something big and hoping for the best.

Depending on your skill set you'll also be touching some front-end code and server config. 

While I haven't adopted the TDD lifestyle yet, I have started to add more test coverage to my projects. Especially for code that is mission critical (e.g. signups), or hard to test manually (e.g. many different scenarios).

Workflow

I like to keep my schedule as free as possible. Therefore, don't expect many meetings/calls. Most communication will happen asynchronously through Telegram chat.

I expect you to be able to work independently and move fast.

Requirements

You should have extensive experience building production Rails apps. You should also have experience working by yourself, communicate clearly, and willing to take initiative. I will take a hands-off approach and trust you to do the work and reach out to me when necessary.

When applying, you need to be able to share relevant source code for me to review. If you cannot share this, please do not apply. If you need me to sign an NDA first, send me a message.

Nice-to-have

  • Front-end skills (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • DevOps skills
  • An eye for design

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails 5+
  • Puma
  • Heroku / Linode
  • Devise / OmniAuth
  • HAML (but considering switching to SLIM for performance)

What you'll get out of it

You'll be working directly with me. You get to regularly ship code that will be used by thousands of makers. You will learn what it's like to iterate really quick. What it takes to build a bootstrapped business. How to be an pragmatic maker focusing on the right 20% of work, that delivers 80% of the results. You get to work on a bunch of different products within the full stack. There might be an opportunity down the road to take the lead on a specific product, if that's what you want.

Compensation

This is a freelancing gig. You will send me a monthly invoice for your billable hours x your hourly rate.

My initial budget is $2,000/mo. If things work out, this will increase over time and so would the number of working hours. Assuming you're up for it.

How to Apply

Please fill out this form and I will get back to you in 1-2 weeks.

I will work the most qualified applicants to do a paid pilot project to see how well we work together. From there I make my final decision.

Questions?

This process works both ways. You shouldn't just qualify for the job, but the job should also be something you'd personally interested in. So if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me on Telegram.

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