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Ruby on Rails Web Application Developer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA)

Ruby on Rails Web Application Developer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Infrastructure Group (TIG) in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT seeks an experienced Ruby on Rails Web Developer to assume a hands-on, web-based application development position to work with clients and other team members to develop new highly efficient tools and maintain already existing code base.


  • Participate in all stages of the web application development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to production implementation

  • Update and maintain existing in-house Rails applications

  • Port older Rails applications to Rails 5

  • Develop web application tools with an emphasis on usability and accessibility

  • Estimate new projects and deliver high quality code on time and within budget

  • Collaborate with clients to gather and clarify requirements as well as support their day-to-day business activities

  • Collaborate with team members to integrate existing infrastructure services such as authentication, directory services, other websites, etc.

  • Oversee back-end database architecture, web application framework, front-end graphical and user interface design, usability testing, software testing, and quality assurance

  • Other projects as requested


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Five-plus years of web application development experience in a UNIX/Linux environment

  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining database-backed web applications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Ruby on Rails (xperience in other languages and/or frameworks a plus)

  • Solid working knowledge of XML, CSS, AJAX, JQuery, JavaScript, and DOM

  • Demonstrated ability to manage production workflows via Capistrano or similar tools

  • Strong relational database experience in PostgreSQL, and/or MySQL

  • Ability to identify and implement automation tasks

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to innovation, problem solving, and working with both technical and nontechnical staff

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities

  • Flexibility and ability to multitask and stay organized in a dynamic work environment

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Must be able and willing to work evening and weekends as part of an on-call rotation.

To Apply:

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 16218 and indicate where you saw this posting.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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