Careers at FastPencil

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Rails Developer

FastPencil is looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to help us build the next generation of self-publishing software. We’re a small team looking for someone self-motivated and up for a challenge.

We are:

  • a well-funded, California-based startup with a Minnesota-based dev team
  • working with big names to create products for self-publishing print and ebooks, and pushing those books into major retailers

We offer:

  • competitive salary
  • generous benefits package
  • flexible vacation / sick time
  • your choice of development workstation

You should:

  • not be afraid to wear multiple hats, from developer, to devops, to dba
  • be able to work in downtown Minneapolis three days a week, remotely other days


  • 2-3 years of extensive Ruby on Rails experience, with a Rails site in production
  • Familiarity with Git or SVN

Nice to haves:

  • an active GitHub account
  • we’re a JRuby shop, so Java or JVM experience is a big plus
  • experience with any of the following: PostgreSQL, Chef, OpenStack, AWS, Coffeescript, Bootstrap.js, JBoss/TorqueBox, Haml, Sass
  • publishing industry experience