Ruby-on-Rails Developer

Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa is a hands-on early-stage tech investor on track to build and scale 100+ tech businesses acro

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Ruby-on-Rails developer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Ruby on Rails and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. You will work closely with our team of developers and designers. The Ruby-on-Rails Developer will have a strong track record of delivering high-quality code and be able to work collaboratively with other team members.


  • Develop and maintain projects using Ruby on Rails
  • Collaborate with designers and other developers to build high-quality, responsive applications
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and compliance with standards
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues that arise during development and deployment
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and prioritize tasks
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in software development
  • Continuously improve our development processes and tools


  • 2+ years of experience using Ruby on Rails
  • Solid understanding of software development principles and web application architecture
  • Experience with building & consuming APIs
  • Proficient with relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Experience with source control (Git)
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with Rails & containerization (Docker)
  • Experience with GCP, AWS or other cloud platforms
  • Understanding of microservices architecture
  • Experience with testing frameworks such as Minitest, RSpec


  • Flexible working hours
  • Supportive team culture
KSh100,000 – KSh200,000 a month
Working on a Founders Factory venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful tech start-up. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage start-up coupled with a large organisation’s financial stability and resource access.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing start-up with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa’s start-up ecosystem.

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