Ruby Backend Engineer

Airtasker is a fast-growing online and mobile marketplace for local services and temporary labour. We are revolutionising the way people and businesses get more done by connecting real time labour requirements with one of the world's most under-utilised assets - people power. 
Airtasker has big ambitions and recently raised $33M worth of funding as we go international, with UK being the first country to plant our flag!  We are building a talented team with opportunities to make a real impact in a hyper-growth and solutions-oriented start-up workplace.
Built on a Ruby-on-Rails backend, we have a strong team looking to build scale and grow features on our platform.

You will be responsible for:

  • Building Ruby-on-Rails API, with a single-page-app Javascript front-end
  • Scoping new features for the platform with the Product and UX teams
  • Contributing to the engineering roadmap
  • Managing multiple projects across the business simultaneously

Essential attributes that we are looking for:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years commercial Ruby/Rails experience
  • Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or related IT discipline
  • Experience working with and building APIs to achieve scale
  • Practical PostgreSQL experience
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience in performing optimisations such asvcaching/asset CDNs
  • Able to work in an Agile manner, iterating through user stories and applying test-driven development techniques
  • Solid monitoring focus with tools such as NewRelic
  • Merchant gateway knowledge
  • Experience in using various testing frameworks for automated testing
  • Excellent English communication skills


  • Full stack experience preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks including ReactJS, BackboneJS and NodeJS
  • Worked with Elasticsearch
  • Working knowledge of software testing methods and quality assurance
  • Contributed to the open source community
  • Interest in the start-up and technology community

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