Senior Ruby on Rails Software Engineer & Manager

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Department: Web/Interactive

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Wall-to-Wall Studios (W|W) is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails software engineer / web developer to fill an immediate position in the Pittsburgh office. This individual should possess expertise with Rails and experience leading a development team. Among the wide gamut of web-based projects on our docket, we also maintain a CMS built in-house and tailored to our clients' needs.  Our technology stack includes MySQL, Git, jQuery, OS X, Linux, Ruby, Rails and AWS / EC2 / Puppet. This is a position in which self-starters and people passionate about the Web will thrive.

Wall-to-Wall Studios is a multidisciplinary strategic creative and branding firm. Founded in 1992, we are a full-service agency headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a second office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our work spans many verticals, and we like it that way. We have experience representing the full emotional and aesthetic spectrum. Our clients are diverse - big, small and in between; local, regional and national.


  • Develop high-quality Web applications while improving and maintaining an existing MVC code base in Ruby on Rails
  • Develop high-quality Web software in a collaborative environment with a team of talented designers
  • Lead the development team, guiding process, protocol and innovation

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be well-versed in object-oriented programming and have intermediate- to expert-level skills in Ruby
  • Not be afraid to write SQL queries
  • Care about building well-designed, user-centric software
  • Excel in an open, fast-paced work environment

  • Loves to write tests to maintain a codebase while working with a development 

  • Have experience creating applications in Ruby and want to learn
  • Have a GitHub account for us to review (please put the link in your resume)

  • Keep themselves up to date on the newest trends, tools, and languages
  • Understands the value of open source software and not afraid to contribute

  • Have a grasp on front-end coding trends as we are aggressively growing our emphasis on support for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and deploying Responsive Design solutions for virtually all projects.

  • Be a strong communicator with demonstrated leadership skills

Experience in the following a plus:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Sass and CoffeeScript
  • Mastery of a Javascript framework (jQuery, Backbone, Ember, etc.)
  • MySQL
  • Apache, Nginx
  • Git, Github
  • Linux system administration
  • Understand the necessity to write good tests 
  • Front-end development trends, including responsive design

Perks include:

  • A top-of-the-line development setup
  • Great learning and collaborative environment
  • Diverse range of clients and assignments
  • Benefits including medical, dental and vision
  • Craft root beer on tap

We're always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey... maybe that's you.) Show us what you're made of. Good luck.

This is a full-time position based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Remote candidates are not being considered.

Wall-to-Wall Studios, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer

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