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William S.
user 2403928
Oakland, CA
Post #: 36
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David B.
user 3679330
Manila, PH
Post #: 1
Who we're looking for:
We are looking to partner with experienced web developers and business analysts who regularly turn away RoR projects because they are too busy. There's no reason to turn that work away if you have a trusted outsourcing partner overseas. The reason I am using the word "partner" is because we're looking to build trusting long-term relationships with quality people and quality clients.

Why you would be interested:
Do less work, less programming, and get paid at two or three times your normal rate.

Here's an example of how:
As an experienced web developer in a hot economy, I'm sure you have turned down many job offers and project proposals. We offer a profitable alternative to turning away perfectly good work from perfectly good clients. All you have to do find out what the client wants, turn it into a written form, and send it to us. We'll get the time-consuming work done by the Philippine equivalent of MIT graduates, QA it, and deliver it to your production environment with a functional specification document and documented code. You just need to manage the communication with the client and invoice him/her. You can still bill for all of your hours at your regular hourly rate, plus we share with you 40% of the outsourced profit. That will effectively double or triple your hourly rate.

A concrete example:
Here is a sample calculation of how it will work:

Let's say you bill at $60 per hour.
Let's say that you talk to the client and write up specs for 2 hours, and that allows you to bill out 10 hours of outsourced work.
Our cost is $20 per hour for the best computer programmers in the Philippines.
That means the outsourced profit rate is $60 - $20 = $40 / hr.

That means you get

(your hours @ your rate) + (outsourced hours at profit sharing rate)
= ($60 * 2hrs)+ (40% * ($60 - $20)*10 hrs)
= $120 + $160
= $280

for those two hours of work.

That means your effective hourly rate for those two hours has become $280 / 2 = $140 per hour.

Therefore, your effective hourly rate has increased by a factor of 2.3 (= 140/60).

If your hourly rate is $100 per hour, this same calculation would triple your effective hourly rate to $300 per hour.

So as you can see you can spend less time on a project, do no programming, and get paid at two or even three times your regular rate.

About our office:
I opened up an office this year (March, 2007) to get the hottest talent in the Philippines and regain control of our throughput from freelancers who were making me and my clients wait forever. We successfully and continually (as in right now) are outsourcing projects for seasoned partners who manage relationships with high profile including University of California San Francisco, Hilton Hotels (the corporate office in Beverly Hills), and Discus Dental. We have come a long way in nailing down our workflow, and software development processes, which are modeled after CMMI level three and above companies. We use SVN for source control, automated deployment tools like Capistrano to deploy to development, testing, and production environments. To help us automate the development process further, we use a home-grown, time-keeping, task-tracking, invoice-generating RoR software with multiple programmer performance metrics.... to make sure programmers are beating deadlines and man-hour estimates. Currently all custom software must pass our QA who has 10 years of QA experience at a CMMI level 3 company. We get our programmers from only the top two or three universities in the Philippines and who are really passionate about web programming. The morale in the office is very high right now, and I can tell people are really having a great time in the office and bonding with each other while assuming personal responsibility for their projects.

Our core competencies:
PHP, MySQL, Flash, and gaining experience with RoR. Also we have a maestro Photoshop designer.

About me:
I have a bachelor's degree from two universities: Computer Science at ICU in Tokyo, Japan and Applied Math at UC Berkeley in California. Also, I got my MS in Biomathematics at UCLA. Web programming has always been my hobby, and I turned it into my job and now my business.

I will be talking at the SF and East Bay Ruby meet-ups in November. I love Ruby on Rails and really would like to see more RoR projects get pumped through our office. So, I hope to meet you then so that we can talk more about this. See you soon!

David :)

BTW, you can reach me at dbitsolutions at g-m-a-i-l d0t c0m
A former member
Post #: 1
Insider - Seeking Rails Ninjas

Hey Everyone,
I'm one of two developers at We're a local review site and yellow pages site that was just recently acquired by Citysearch (we operate like a start up but within the safety net of an established company and we don't have investors or any other BS.) We only have 7 employees so there isn't really any bureaucracy to speak of. We also don't live in cubes (we've got prime corner-floor real estate).

Our site, which gets millions of visitors a day, is done in Rails. We also have an uber-database of about 15 million businesses (and a whole bunch of other stuff) that is ripe for mining and remixing.

We need one (maybe two) really solid Rails "ninjas" to help improve the site. I say ninja because you wouldn't be "just a developer". You'll be able to wear many hats: designer, developer, product manager, pope, santa, stetson, and a wide variety of other head coverings/job titles.

All of our developers are "end-to-end" meaning you need to be comfortable with XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, SQL, and even a sprinkling of good ol' C every once in a while.

It's a great and flexible environment to work in. Our office is in downtown San Francisco but of course there's flexibility in working from home if you get fed up with the whole BART/Driving thing (there's free valet parking in our building - it's classy like that)

You'd be salaried (handsomely) with great benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, etc.) This is a 9-5 meaning no "sweat equity" sort of crap. We all have lives, and so should you.

Drop me a line if you want to talk more about the position, or better yet send me a resume and a code sample.

Brandon Keene
Sam P.
Hendersonville, NC
Post #: 6
RoR Software Engineering position at

Rackable Systems is looking for a Rubyist to join our small team of "wikkid smaat" folks, who can help design and develop world-class web based user interfaces and websites for the management and monitoring of our high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions. This is a great opportunity to work with cool people using the coolest language to interface with some really cool technology, with all the benefits of working inside a successful server manufacturer that was a start-up just a few years ago (bureaucracy=low, benefits=high, hardware=plentiful).

Essential Job Responsibilities:
Working with core engineering to design web-based user interfaces for system management GUIs and related websites. Implementing the design in a timely manner, using an interative approach and staged deployment while maintaining a focus on maintainability.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A degree in computer science or equivalent. Other professional degrees or appropriate work experience may be accepted if it is directly related to creating web based management front-ends for devices such as servers, storage, kiosks, or infrastructures.

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Experience developing in Ruby on Rails or a strong interest in RoR combined with a solid programming track record in an OO language, and significant web development experience.
  • Strong user interface development skills.
  • Experience developing in Ruby on Rails or a strong interest in RoR.
  • HTML and some SQL, obviously.
  • Experience developing in Ruby on Rails or a strong interest in RoR.
  • Linux - all of our products and engineering infrastructure is based on Linux.
  • Experience with some or all of the following is highly desirable: HAML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, Prototype,
  • Able to maintain and/or create customer facing documentation (OpenOffice, Word, LaTeX, docbook or similar).
  • Must be self-motivated and responsible, able to work in at team or individually, with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail required, must be methodical and thorough in problem solving.
  • A sense of humor.

Rackable is based in Fremont, CA, however I only go there a couple of days a week myself at present. Flexibility is good.
Sam P.
Hendersonville, NC
Post #: 8
The above position has been filled.
A former member
Post #: 2 Looking for RoR Ninjas!

Do you want to use your talents, skills, and creativity to change the world? So do we. Taoit is building an information platform and suite of tools to inform consumers about the environmental, social, and health impacts of products and companies, and to empower them to take actions to improve their lives and the world around them. We are a top-10 VC funded startup at the forefront of integrating science, technology, and consumer research to empower consumers around the world. We are located in downtown Berkeley, steps from BART, great restaurants, coffee shops, book stores, and the University of California.

We are looking for a superstar ruby on rails developer ninja/kunoichi to help us change the world. The web ninja will help to build all aspects of the Taoit website, from front-end to back-end, through the use of inhuman programming skills, weapons such as RoR/Agile/TDD/REST, and a mastery of stealth and subterfuge.


* Implement key website features with speed, agility, and precision
* Be involved in the entire application stack, from back-end database to user interface implementation
* Collaborate and conspire with fellow ninjas

* Ruby on Rails programming skillz that are indistinguishable from magic
* Extensive and demonstrable experience building consumer-facing web applications as well as sneaking undetected into enemy territories
* Driven by agile methodologies, test-driven development, and a deep sense of honor in written code
* Passion for writing concise, clear, and elegant code that supports accessible web standards
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to get along with pirates
* Master of all web-ninja weapons, including RoR, MySQL, HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, and Flash
* Wall-climbing ability a plus


* Competitive base salary, benefits, and early stage equity;
* Nunchucks

To apply, please send your resume to
A former member
Post #: 5
Who I Am:
My name is Vlad, i am project manager w/5 years exp, with team of 6 RoR offshore superstars(based in St.Petersburg, Russia).
What I can do:
My search focus is RoR projects in areas of finance, social networking and web 2.0 apps. Experienced in writing specs/user stories and managing distributes teams with goal on cost-savy result driven development.
Where I am:
I am able to consult you on site or remote.
What do I charge:
Consulting: on-site contracts -$50/h, remote -$40/h
Development: -$25/h (remote only)
Stock options are negotiatable.
For portfolio and inquires please contact me by vlad (place 'at' here]
A former member
Post #: 2
Our cutting edge client, located in San Francisco, has an immediate need for experienced Sr. Software Developers - Ruby on Rails - for a major e-commerce development project.

" Perform software development of new Ad Center functions.
" Perform maintenance and bug fixing on existing Ad Center functions.
" Perform production support for the Ad Center including troubleshooting and
problem resolution.
" Design and document your work.
" Unit test software changes and support QA testing
" Participate in code and design review process, provide and receive feedback to/from other developers

" 3 years' experience doing object-oriented application development with Ruby, Java, or PERL
" 3 years' experience developing web applications in a Unix environment.
" Strong working knowledge of SQL at least 3 years experience
" Strong working knowledge of CVS or SVN..
" Must be detail-oriented and through in design, coding and testing.
" Good oral and written communication skills.
" Proven ability to work well as part of an engineering team.
" Proven ability to track to aggressive schedules and produce quality deliverables on time.
" Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
" Professional experience doing application development with Ruby on Rails.
" Professional experience with MVC application development.
" Experience with Oracle including query optimization.
" Experience with test-driven development.
" Professional Experience with online advertising or e-commerce application development.

Are you available? Please forward a current copy of your resume to and reference JO#CK3809ROR

If you aren't available but know someone who might be a fit for this please feel free to pass the information along. We do offer an attractive referral bonus!

For a complete listing of all available positions visit our website at

Coleen M. Kane
Senior Staffing Specialist
Mainz Brady Group

Sacramento Office:

Rich M.
San Bruno, CA
Post #: 19
I'm in the Platform Engineering group at Reactrix (; we provide the Linux and Rails infrastructure that remotely supports our interactive advertising devices. We're looking for another developer in our (small) team. We'd like to find:

- A Rails Gui Wizard, to help us take more advantage of Ajax, CSS, Flash, etc.

- A Rails Testing Wizard, to help us set up a first-class Continuous Testing (etc) environment, primarily concentrated on RoR

If this (or any other position listed on our web site) sounds like you, please send me (Rich Morin; rdm -at- cfcl -dot- com) a resume and I'll forward it appropriately.
A former member
Post #: 2
Fun well funded startup looking for Ruby developer for sports commerce site launch. Located in Orinda. If you know Ruby and are a strong web programmer drop me a line. Immediate start for the right person.
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