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You’ve heard of Ruby, and maybe even Rails. But did you know that some of your favorite sites are built on that framework?

You’ll find music, sports, jobs, crowdsourcing, education, and fun and games (literally!) among these sites. They let you do everything from shopping and traveling to working, staying fit, and being entertained.

And what they all have in common is that they were created using Ruby on Rails, an amazing – and super popular! – web application framework. And bonus: 16 of these companies are hiring Rails developers RIGHT NOW. Did you hear me? Almost half of these companies are looking for new hires as we speak.

So, check out these 37 sites that you love that use the very elegant and very in-demand Rails… and get ready for a career you love with Rails!

1. 500px

500px is looking for a Senior web developer with strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails.

2. Airbnb

Airbnb is looking for a full-stack software engineer with Ruby on Rails experience.

3. A List Apart

A List Apart is featured as a Ruby on Rails “Success Story” on the Ruby blog.

4. Ask.fm

Ask.fm is looking for a senior Ruby on Rails developer to help them grow and develop.

5. Basecamp

Basecamp is proud that Ruby on Rails is its “heart and soul” – of course!

6. Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report, one of the largest U.S. consumer sites based on Rails, is looking for a Ruby on Rails software engineer.

7. Bloomberg

Bloomberg is looking for a senior Ruby developer with Ruby on Rails experience.

8. Clarity

Clarity.fm’s advice for entrepreneurs is powered by Rails.

9. Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing uses Ruby on Rails for the “heavy lifting” on its site.

10. Dribbble

Dribble has Rails “at the core of operations”.

11. Fiverr

Fiverr is looking for a server-side web developer with Ruby on Rails experience.

12. Funny or Die

Funny or Die is looking for a “great Rails developer” for their team.

13. Genius

Genius dev team uses Ruby on Rails to create its annotation service.

14. GitHub

GitHub code repository is built on Ruby on Rails.

15. Goodreads

Goodreads offers up book recommendations with Rails.

16. Groupon

Groupon is looking for a Ruby on Rails back-end engineer.

17. Hulu

Hulu has been “built with Ruby on Rails since the beginning”.

18. Indiegogo

Indiegogo runs its independent crowdfunding site on Rails.

19. Jobster

Jobster’s Rail-based site helps you find jobs.

20. Kickstarter

Kickstarter uses Ruby on Rails for the backend of its popular crowdfunding service.

21. LivingSocial

LivingSocial is looking for a Ruby on Rails QA engineer.

22. Lumosity

Lumosity shares its Rails experience on its engineering blog.

23. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal lets you track and share your fitness stats with Rails.

24. Pixlr

Pixlr is looking for a senior dev ops engineer with Ruby automating skills.

25. Scribd

Scribd has “the #2 largest Rails site on the web”.

26. SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix is looking for a full-stack Ruby/Rails engineer for its citizen communication platform.

27. Shopify

Shopify is looking for a web application developer for Rails server-side development.

28. SlideShare

SlideShare uses Ruby on Rails for its “playground”.

29. Square

Square is looking for a software engineer who works with Rails, along with other technologies.

30. Strava

Strava is “running on a Rails front end”.

31. ThemeForest

Themeforest is in the top 5 Rails sites by traffic.

32. Twitch

Twitch’s gaming video site runs on Rails.

33. Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary defines the newest words on its Rails site.

34. We Heart It

We Heart It is looking for a Ruby on Rails engineer.

35. Whitepages

Whitepages is looking for a software engineer to program in Rails.

36. Yammer

Yammer “started with a Ruby on Rails app” and still uses Rails today.

37. Zendesk

Zendesk is looking for a talented Ruby on Rails engineer.

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Kelli Smith

Kelli handles customer support here at Skillcrush – plus she's an early alum of Skillcrush 101! She's also taken advanced web development classes and has been an organizer in the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.

In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and students, Kelli loves tech podcasts, cute Corgi photos and, most of all, catalan-style line dancing – as a true Texan living in Finland would!

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3 comments

  1. Dusty Replied

    We use rails in our product. That said this article is terrible. Just because a company lists a Rails job doesn’t mean their product is built on it. Most large companies have a wide mix of languages and platforms that make up their product.

  2. Mike Replied

    I am building a blog with ror. Do you have any well built examples that I could draw inspiration from?

  3. Yoosuf Replied

    Alistapart is not a Rails site, it is built on top of Expression Engine (PHP)

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