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How to hire a Ruby on Rails developer

Looking for skilled Ruby on Rails developers to join your tech team? Here’s some expert guidance on how and where to tap into this talent pool.

What skills to look for when hiring a Ruby on Rails developer?

  • A strong foundation in the Ruby programming language. Developers with experience in other dynamically types languages such as Python, PHP and Perl would also be able to make the switch.
  • A strong foundation in object-oriented programming concepts and the Rails framework. Developers experienced in other MVC frameworks such as Laravel, Django and Mojolicious could make a seamless switch to Rails.
  • Thorough database knowledge, since Rails applications usually interact with databases. Experience working with relational databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL would be beneficial. They should be able to write SQL queries and have experience with database migrations. NoSQL experience is also beneficial, with databases such as MongoDB, DynamoDB and Cassandra.
  • Although Rails can be used as an API-only back-end framework, it is by nature a fullstack framework so a level of front-end proficiency is required, the extent of which depends on the type of job.
  • Proficient in using testing frameworks like RSpec or MiniTest and writing unit, integration and acceptance tests, in order to build robust Rails applications.
  • Experience in deploying applications to production environments, with knowledge of deployment tools like Capistrano or Docker. Familiarity with DevOps practices, server administration, and cloud platforms like AWS or Heroku is a plus.
  • A solid understanding of security principles and best practices, and the ability to implement security measures in their code.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a Ruby on Rails developer?

You can widen your hiring pool by looking at other backend engineers with object-oriented language skills, as long as you’re open to developers that want to learn this skill. Python is often the top choice for a language to switch from.

How much does it cost to hire a Ruby on Rails developer?

Ruby on Rails developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, since Ruby on Rails is a Ruby framework — have a look at more detailed salary breakdowns for Ruby developers in the following region:

Check out our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industry and frameworks.

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Writing a Ruby on Rails developer job description

To put together a job description for a Ruby on Rails developer, check out our guide on creating a role scorecard here, and use our downloadable scorecard template. When it comes to adding required skills to your job description, check out our list of key skills for Ruby on Rails developers above.

By putting together a good role scorecard, it will be easier to come up with the practical definition of the right person for the role you are trying to fill. You are then ready to set up your public-facing job advert.

How to hire Ruby on Rails developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring Ruby on Rails developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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