Sr. Backend Developer (Ruby)

Job description

Who we are:
We are Impraise, a team of international hackers, business hustlers and creative brains backed by the world's most renown startup accelerator, Y Combinator. We care about feedback and have a passion for design and beautiful products. We like to work with people who can bring in new skills, experience and energy. We are probably one of the most international startup teams of our size. We value open communication across different cultures and learning from each other, both personally and professionally. We made it our mission to change the way people learn and develop themselves at work by making feedback employee-driven.

What is Impraise?
Impraise is a web & mobile app for real-time feedback, recognition and coaching at work. We are fundamentally changing the way people share feedback and learn at work. We make it very easy for employees to give and receive feedback from colleagues. We also help managers to understand how to improve the performance of their teams. Ultimately, we help people develop their professional skills and become better at their job.


​The position: 

You will own the full development process of features on a platform that scales to thousands of users. You'll be involved in the conceptual phase, define what the product should look like and build it.  


You will be working with extremely talented development team including with Gabriele Cirulli (creator of 2048), Filipe Dobreira (Creator of Whoop), Arnaud Camus (creator of Impraise Android App) and Vasco Fernandes (ex-Delivery Hero). You will get the freedom and ownership to create the best experience for our users. Together you are shaping a product that impacts the work life of thousands of people and taking on the challenge of always make our product more simple.



  • Good grasp of the Ruby language, its libraries and runtime
  • Experience with Git, and making it a core part of your workflow
  • Experience building web applications with the Ruby on Rails framework
  • Experience with integration and unit testing, CI
  • Strong understanding of HTTP and REST concepts
  • Strong understanding of best practices when developing web applications
  • Good Linux chops, ability to figure things out by yourself
  • Some experience deploying applications AWS, Heroku or similar PaaS

Besides these requirements, we're also giving preference to people with
the following:

  • An active Github or Bitbucket account with active projects, or contributions to other projects
  • Solid grasp of the Javascript language
  • Some experience with Nodejs

What do we offer?

  • Product ownership - be part of all stages of the development
  • Learn from a talented team, advisors and investors from Europe and USA
  • Work in the center of Amsterdam in an international environment with smart and ambitious colleagues from all over Europe
  • Be involved in building and scaling a great company
  • Competitive salary plus stock options