OnboardIQ (YC S15) is hiring senior Rails engineer to shape the future of work



Work is changing — people are switching jobs frequently, many work for multiple companies at once, and more and more millennials are opting to become independent contractors. OnboardIQ is the layer that powers the way these people are hired for new and old companies alike.

OnboardIQis a hiring automation platform for companies employing hourly workers — think delivery companies, taxi companies and service marketplaces. What we build fundamentally affects the way people work across the world.

We are a young company backed by some of the Valley’s top investors , including Y Combinator (S15), SoftTechVC, Crosslink Capital, Slow Ventures, Thiel Foundation, and more.

Our monthly recurring revenue has grown 10x in the past 3 months, and we are continuing to grow at a break-neck speed.

Seed Round (TechCrunch)(raised total $3.3m since)

Top 9 from YC Demo Day (TechCrunch)

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We need a lead engineer. Someone who cares about solving the inefficiencies in the modern workforce and is excited by breaking the status quo of an old, static industry. We're looking to bring on our first engineering hires to help us scale to every serious hourly-work employer in the world.

You'll be on the front-lines of building a product that thousands of applicants touch each day. You'll be working with a top-notch team, ideating constantly to get new customers. And as we scale, your frameworks will dictate how our engineering team operates at 10 and 100 people.


At least 2 years of experience working with Ruby on Rails. Open source contributions are a plus.

Good knowledge of Object Oriented patterns in Ruby. We think it is crucial to apply proper object-oriented principles to grow the application.

Some JavaScript knowledge for enabling our user interfaces — we need at least basic knowledge with jQuery experience. Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, and especially React.js would be a huge plus.

Understands Agile development practices and/or Lean Software Development principles. You should be very efficient at understanding different use cases, prioritizing tasks, working with Git and implementing the GitHub flow. We will be shipping every day.

Proficient enough to optimize databases (we use PostgreSQL) and scale the application (we use Heroku at the moment)

Not afraid of taking risks, and vested in making our business a success, together.

Comfortable leading a team. You will be immediately responsible for helping us hire 3 additional engineers and building a team around you.