Senior Ruby on Rails/React Developer

RiseKit • Posted December 6th

Software Development
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Start Date: Immediate 
Duration: Full-time 
Pay: Competitive salary plus an equity package 
Benefits: Medical, dental and vision provided 
Office: Remote or Chicago
How to apply: Email your resume to [email protected] with no more than a one-paragraph introduction describing your core competencies and passion for making a difference with software. 

What is RiseKit (
We believe that no matter what zip code you are born in, you deserve access to a career path.

RiseKit connects people in underserved communities to jobs, training programs, and non-profit resources to overcome all the barriers to employment. 

To date, RiseKit has placed and tracked over 250+ job candidates. RiseKit has addressed over 100+ barriers to employment-related to housing, transportation, child care, and access to healthcare services. 

Our customers and partners include: Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, real estate developers, government, and community foundations. RiseKit helps employers source talent and automate reporting for diversity and hiring initiatives. We also help non-profits streamline recruiting efforts for their programs and career fairs with our software, also providing reporting to measure program outcomes and attendance.  

Social impact and collaboration are the future of urban development. We are positioned to disrupt the social impact space by providing value to job seekers and donors who are looking to make sure their funding provides measurable impact across all arenas of urban philanthropy. With our software and advanced analytics capabilities, we will be increasing access to opportunities in underserved communities and holding non-profit initiatives accountable while improving efficiency in their operations.

About the Position:
To date, RiseKit has secured two nationwide contracts. We are looking for Ruby on Rails Backend Engineers to help our software scale and provide a superb user-experience. 

RiseKit is seeking full-time Ruby on Rails Backend Engineers. The position includes responsibility for developing integrations, data platforms, and improving the codebase behind RiseKit. This position will be flexible with remote work and requires a commitment of 40 hours a week.


3+ years of software development experience.

3+ years of AWS experience 

Manage a tech team and hit product deadlines.

You must be able to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment, and meet required schedules and timelines.

Familiarity with all layers of the web development stack (from database and infrastructure, to javascript and CSS), but with a specific focus on backend infrastructural challenges like optimizing indexing and caching.

You should be confident with Ruby on Rails, RSpec, PostgreSQL, Sidekiq, and Redis, our default tools.

Experience with other web and API frameworks tools such as Sinatra, Django, Flask, Phoenix

Languages like Elixir, Python, Typescript, Go, Dart.

Continuous Integration and Deployment with GitHub, CircleCI, Heroku, and AWS.

Join customer and investor meetings as needed.

Ability to work with a remote team. 


RiseKit is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or criminal background. We value diversity and seek individuals of diverse backgrounds, learning paths and work experience. 

To ensure we hire the most qualified candidates, we’ve implemented a multi-step selection process which may include several interviews, homework assignments, writing samples, and a reference check. We’re excited to get to know you and hope you enjoy the experience. 


How to apply: Email your resume to [email protected] with no more than a one-paragraph introduction describing your core competencies and passion for making a difference with software.