Lead Ruby on Rails Developer (Remote)

  • 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We’re an award-winning event management startup looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer who wants to impact a product that is influencing the future of work.

ABOUT OUR PLATFORM: Our software helps companies manage and measure the impact of their employee engagement programs. Think of us as SurveyMonkey meets Eventbrite for the enterprise world. We’re revolutionizing the future of work by giving ERG Leaders and HR managers visibility into their employee engagement and cultural initiatives. 

This space is a $74B market growing 12% year over year with companies seeking to make the link between work culture and business success. However, less than 10% of companies actually know the ROI on their engagement efforts. Five to Nine is positioned to solve for this gap by leveraging employee feedback and providing insights on initiatives to better understand their results. 

MORE ABOUT US: We are founded by two diverse women who are passionate about cultivating belonging in the workplace.  We are invested in by top VCs such as Kapor Capital (also invested in Uber/Twilio) and by financial institutions like Morgan Stanley (also helped Slack & Zoom go enterprise). We were just named the recipients of the inaugural Google for Startups’ Black Founders Fund. Some of our customers are Masterclass, Doordash, and Figma. We’ve been featured in Vice, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch, among others.


Job Description


  • You are a passionate engineer with a strong desire to use your technical powers to help others.

  • You get excited about building and maintaining scalable and resilient systems.

  • Juggling and prioritizing long-term projects alongside day-to-day tasks is a breeze for you.

  • You are honest, constructive, and straightforward. Communicating both synchronously and asynchronously with your coworkers is a huge strength of yours.

  • You love to learn and are constantly pushing yourself every day.

  • You thrive in a flexible and uncertain environment, and you love the opportunity to take ownership and build something of your own


  • Ruby on Rails, React, PG Database, Hosted on AWS



  • 5+ years of professional full-stack web development.

  • Exceptional understanding of the Ruby programming language and Rails framework.

  • Solid understanding of RESTful systems and the principles of good API design

  • Proficiency in Javascript including experience with React, Angular or Vue

  • Previous experience maintaining production applications.

  • Focus on writing clear, maintainable, tested code.

  • Experience with Git, continuous integration and regular deployments.

  • Understanding and appreciation of UX and usability.

  • Experience with Software as a Service (SaaS), multi-tenancy application development.

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent written communication skills 

Additional Information

If this sounds like you (and even if you don't think you meet 100% of the requirements), we’d love to hear from you.

You’ll be joining an exceptionally talented and motivated team, helping us drive demand for the Five to Nine platform. We are creating massive value for our customers and we’re just getting started!

This position is remote. 

Competitive salary and equity compensation package. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.