Ruby on Rails Developer

Published on January 12, 2023

Wonolo (Work Now Locally) is disrupting the $140BN temporary staffing industry. Founded in 2014, Wonolo's mission is to help people find consistent work. Through our two-sided tech marketplace, we connect hundreds of businesses in need of front-line workers with over 1 million underemployed workers in local markets across the United States, within minutes. Wonolo empowers the in-demand workforce by democratizing access to flexible work, opportunities to learn new skills, a living wage, and comprehensive portable benefits and perks.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer to provide contractual services to Wonolo’s Enterprise software team. You will be employed by an entity authorized to do business in the location in which you reside. In this contract role, you will work closely with Wonolo’s Product and Design to bring innovative experiences to life for Wonolo's customers (we call them Requestors), both mid-market and enterprise businesses who rely on Wonolo to connect them with front-line workers. You will play an active role in the product development process for our comprehensive line of web and mobile applications our Requestors use to post and manage their jobs, rate and pay workers, and monitor overall performance with Wonolo. This is a great opportunity to work on large-scale products and lead key architectural initiatives. You will be a big driver in delivering a world-class customer experience.

We are open to remote candidates located anywhere in Latin America #LI-Remote.
What you'll do:
  • Drive the development of customer-facing features, including the Customer Portal (web interface)
  • Lead engineering efforts to make Wonolo's product enterprise-ready as we continue to onboard larger customers
  • Maintain and improve existing codebase to ensure it is scalable in a high-growth environment
  • Champion good programming practices that lead to scalable, high-performing, and maintainable software
  • Be a subject matter expert in making technical and architectural decisions, and a mentor to junior developers
Who you are:
  • 5+ years of previous experience as a hands-on technical contributor
  • Back-end development experience in Ruby on Rails
  • Some experience building full-stack applications with React on the front-end
  • A team player who enjoys working in a collaborative environment
  • Strong communication skills with engineers and non-technical team members
  • Experience delivering products in an agile environment
  • You demonstrate a substantial commitment to advancing representation and inclusion


If you have read up to this point, we hope you are excited about this opportunity to work at Wonolo! Even if your experience does not check every bullet point, we still highly encourage you to apply. The best hires do not always check off every box of a job description.
Nice to haves:
  • Experience as a tech lead
  • GraphQL experience is preferred, especially graphql-ruby
Benefits and perks:
  • The opportunity for growth in a mission-driven and well-funded start-up
  • Health insurance
  • Company laptop
  • Option to be paid in US dollars
  • Access to continued learning, unlimited access to Udemy for Business sponsored by Wonolo
  • We encourage a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules, an open vacation policy, and the ability to work from anywhere in LatAm (no more commutes!)
  • Team outings, happy hours, company off-sites, and more!
About Wonolo:

Wonolo is a two-sided job marketplace that serves over 1 million front-line workers, providing them access to flexible and consistent job opportunities across the United States within minutes, at companies such as Peloton, Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus, Papa John's, and thousands more. 

We are a remote-first company with 200+ full-time employees, and quickly scaling our team within the United States, Canada, and Latin America. We are well-funded and backed by leading investors including Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Leeds Illuminate, among others. 

Learn more about us:

Wonolo is a Great Place to Work-Certified company for delivering a consistently high-trust experience for all employees. We value representation and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. 

Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2022 (Medium to Large)
#24 in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2021 (Small and Medium)
#12 in Fortune's Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2021 (Small and Medium)

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging
Wonolo welcomes you as you and celebrates our collective diversity. We work to serve the underserved, and we are built on the strength of our entire community. We are especially interested in candidates who represent different cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds as these empower our team to come together to make the best decisions and the biggest impact. 

Wonolo is an equal-opportunity employer. We work to ensure all people feel supported, empowered, and connected at work. A big part of this effort is through our support for members and allies of Employee Resource Groups such as Whammies of Color and Allies at Wonolo (WoCAW), Women of Wonolo (WoW), Parents of Wonolo (PoW), and People Out at Wonolo and Allies (POWA). Individuals seeking to work at or with Wonolo are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

Wonolo Privacy Statement
By providing your personal information and/or submitting your application, you agree that Wonolo may use your personal information for the purposes of carrying out its recruitment and hiring process, which may include, but is not limited to, reviewing your qualifications, verifying your information, communicating with you about the recruitment process, and retaining your personal data as otherwise needed for recruitment-related activities.

Information you provide Wonolo as part of the recruitment process is accessible only to those Wonolo employees and other third-party service providers involved with Wonolo's recruitment, interview, and onboarding process. Wonolo does not disclose your personal information to any third party in a manner that would be considered a sale under applicable laws. By providing your personal information as an applicant for this position or any other position at Wonolo, you agree that your personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to Wonolo's third-party providers. This may include transfers to servers and databases outside the country where you provided Wonolo with your personal data. 

This position is not open to applicants residing in or otherwise based in the State of Colorado, New York City, Ithaca, New York, Westchester County, New York, or Jersey City, New Jersey. The work location is flexible if approved by the Company, except that the position may not be performed remotely within these locations.

Wonolo does not accept agency or consulting resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job postings, email alias, Wonolo employees or any other organization location. Wonolo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.