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How To Hire a Ruby On Rails Developer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Ruby On Rails Developer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

Ruby On Rails Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a Ruby On Rails Developer do?

Ruby On Rails Developer Developer area of expertise is writing back-end code which is written in the rail’s framework written in Ruby. This framework strives to decrease the time needed in order to create an application for the web. In short, this means developers will create succinct logic which will be used by the front-end web applications.

Day to day tasks of a Ruby On Rails Developer

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Ruby On Rails Developer definition

Ruby on Rails Developers work with the framework known as ruby on rails which is built to implement server side logic in the programming language known as Ruby. This framework facilitates the harmonious interaction between frontend and backend code and processes due to its agility and efficiency.

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Ruby On Rails Developer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Ruby On Rails Developer

A Ruby On Rails Developer needs a very good understanding of both Ruby + Ruby On Rails Developer, programming languages like JavaScript, CSS and HTML, Database knowledge, APIs, OOP and Git.

Pro Tip

For mid-level roles, you’re likely to receive a larger number of applications as Ruby on Rails has become extremely popular recently. To make sure you have candidates who have experience with this framework, make sure you clearly define what is expected of them and the role entails.


How to write a Ruby On Rails Developer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Ruby On Rails Developer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a Ruby On Rails Developer must have a high level of knowledge of server side languages as this will enhance their ability when working on the ruby on rails framework.

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Sample skill tests for a Ruby On Rails Developer

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Question 1

Ruby on rails

Question Type: Code

If you were given the variable below, what would the unknown line be to achieve printing the following output ‘400’

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Question 2


Question Type: Audio

One of your non-technical colleagues asks what your role involves. Please explain in a short audio recording how you would explain what an AWS Cloud Engineer does to them.

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Question 3

Ruby on rails

Question Type: Multiple Choice

What is the command to install devise gem in the rails app?


How to interview a Ruby On Rails Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Ruby On Rails Developer?

Ruby On Rails Developers in the USA can expect salaries in the median neighbourhood of $116,759 as reported by and $130,000 according to Ninety percent of Ruby On Rails Developers can expect to earn up to $106,000 and the lowest ten percent are paid up to $50,000 according to

Ruby On Rails Developer Salary United States

The United States has a median salary of $71,530 USD for Ruby On Rails Developers. This figure will change based on many different elements when a salary is made for employees, for instance, the performance of an employee and location of the organisation.

Ruby On Rails Developer Salary United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom a Ruby On Rails Developer can be expected to receive a yearly salary of approximately £48,104. This figure will change based on a number of factors such as the location of the organization and seniority of the position.

Ruby On Rails Developer Salary Australia

Ruby On Rails Developers in Australia have a reported yearly wage of $103,222 AUD. There are a handful of factors which need to be taken into consideration when this number is offered to candidates, for example, the industry of the organisation, salary share options and depth of knowledge.