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Senior Ruby Developer

Perry Street Software

Remote worldwide

EST (–6/+6 h)

Posted 10 months ago

Help build pure Ruby API powering 30M users in our family of LGBTQ+ mobile dating apps!

Tech stack

  • rspec

About PSS

Perry Street Software is Jack’d and SCRUFF. We are two of the world’s largest gay, bi, trans and queer social dating apps on iOS and Android. Our brands reach more than 30 million members worldwide so members can connect, meet and express themselves on a platform that prioritizes privacy, security, and community. Our company puts user privacy first, and doesn't use third-party ad networks or tracking software. 

A 100% remote, 100% global team

Every day, the PSS product team comes together virtually from more than 18 cities in more than 12 countries. As a colleague at PSS, you can work from any timezone in North America, South America, or Europe.

Benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays 
  • One paid week off at mid-year (the PSS summer refresh week)
  • Home office stipend - purchase furniture for your home setup
  • Paid travel around the world to meet and collaborate with colleagues (previous destinations include: New York City, Rio, and Berlin)
  • Education and conference budget
  • Healthy work-life balance and ability to be flexible in how you set your schedule

United States-based employees additionally receive the following benefits:

  • 401k plan with 6% match
  • Comprehensive, nation-wide healthcare coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off policy

Job Description

The Senior Ruby Engineer will help build pure Ruby API powering our family of LGBTQ+ mobile dating apps.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about architecture and monads! Ok just kidding about the last part -- but you can see more about our architecture in our Medium blog series here.

What you'll do:

  • Maintain a complex backend that processes more than 350 million web server requests per day
  • Build a modern API application atop a functional architecture in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and/or Sinatra
  • Build well-factored, maintainable, and tested code using RSpec with Test & Behavior Driven Development (TDD & BDD)
  • Understand and build using strong architectural patterns beyond the standard MVC of Rails
  • Have a strong sense of OO programming and Architectural patterns
  • Be able to work with, mentor, and guide a distributed team of developers


Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in computer science, related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Experience using design and architecture patterns
  • Strong sense of ownership, ability to work independently, and proven track record of driving products
  • Shipped consumer API used concurrently by thousands of users.

Nice to Have:

  • Full-stack knowledge of technologies like Ruby, SQL, Linux, React, and AWS would be highly desirable
  • Experience working with big data technologies like Spark
  • DevOps experience - Docker, k8s, linux/unix
  • Data-driven mindset

Additional Information

Perry Street is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, disability, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


$80K - 150K

Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Gym memberships

  • 401k + match

  • Medical insurance

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