Senior Backend Developer - Ruby

Portland, OR

52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.

100% on-site in Portland, OR 

Pay Target - $110,000

We’re looking for people who:

  • Are great communicators — Effective communication, whether it’s face-to-face, in chat, or in our documentation, is key to how we work. We value patience and empathy in our product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
  • Work well both collaboratively and independently — You’ll be working on a team of 2–3 developers, often each working on different aspects of our products. We come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
  • Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to our company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help us build better products.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of backend development experience on production apps
  • A strong knowledge of Ruby and familiarity with Rails
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design
  • Strong relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions.
  • An appreciation for, and abilities to support, your development with appropriate testing

Extra Credit:

  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch
  • Experience building ETL pipelines and integrating with third-party APIs
  • Knowledge of JSON-API
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and cloud infrastructure management — we deploy on GCP using Kubernetes and Terraform.


This is not a telecommuting position. This is a full-time contract to hire position in our Portland, OR office.