Rails Engineer at Nowsta

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Nowsta's mission is to organize and empower the part-time and hourly teams of the world. At the moment, we're focused on shift & gig-based work. For employers, organizing and retaining these workforces is challenging. For employees, disparate work schedules and unsteady finances are all too common. We're building a platform that improves the lives of employers and employees alike.

Our team is looking for people who share an interest in building a better, more human work experience for businesses and their employees. We value openness and kindness in our teamwork and work hard to make a positive impact on our customers and workforces. We believe that innovation in our work starts with the values we reflect in our team.

The Role
  • We use Ruby on Rails for our back-end codebase. You should have experience with Ruby, Rails, and tools like RSpec.
  • We use PostgreSQL for data storage and Redis for caching and queuing. You should have experience with relational modeling and SQL.
  • We use Git & GitHub for version control and code review and deploy our applications using Heroku.
  • We write unit and integration tests with every commit. You will be expected to write clean, maintainable, and tested code.
  • You should be passionate about teaching and mentoring less experienced team members.

This job is for full-time, on-site work only. Candidates must be eligible to work legally in the US.

How We Work

Engineers are encouraged to take ownership of their work and see it from initial development through to release. At the same time, all work is teamwork, and we collaborate regularly to overcome individual challenges. Code review and pair programming offer opportunities to learn and share constructive feedback.

Automation, autonomy, and trust allow our release process to move fast. Our process emphasizes customer success and developer happiness. We believe this is the path towards a sustainable engineering culture.


We provide health insurance which includes vision and dental plans. We are flexible on work hours and allow working from home when needed. We have a no-limit vacation policy and encourage teammates to take breaks and avoid overly long work hours.

At Nowsta, you will gain experience scaling applications with a very rich business domain which impact tens of thousands of people each day. You'll be working with a passionate team with a large variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Our office is located by the Dumbo waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The F, A, and C subway lines and ferry are easily accessible from the office.

Interview Process
  1. Apply to this position with your resume
  2. We'll schedule 20-30 minute phone call to learn more about you and answer any questions you might have regarding the position
  3. We'll schedule a 1-hour technical screen with one of our engineers
  4. We'll invite you to an on-site interview to pair, discuss system design problems, and meet the team
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


We are located in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn, overlooking the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront.

An Insider's view of Nowsta

What are some social events your company does?

We have family meal once a week at Nowsta - either catered in or a team outing. We spend this time playing games (e.g. two truths and a lie) and doing fun brain teasers. Sometimes a ping pong tournament breaks out.

Aimee Bridges

Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I am lucky to get the opportunity to speak with people on all of our teams, hear their perspectives on what our customers need, get inspired by their ideas, and leverage their insights to build the best product we can. Everyone is really invested in what we’re creating at Nowsta and brings excitement, dedication, and care to each interaction.


Product Manager

What are Nowsta Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Mean Gender Pay Gap Below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Nowsta offers free health insurance to full time employees
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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