Got Ruby chops? These 5 Chicago companies want to see your resume

Andreas Rekdal

As the birthplace of Ruby on Rails, Chicago has no shortage of opportunities for talented Ruby developers. If that sounds like you and you’re looking for your next big opportunity, we suggest taking a look at the jobs these companies have to offer.


What they do: Structured as a startup within OneMain Financial, iLoan focuses exclusively on digital lending products. The company’s online loan application process is designed to streamline the borrowing experience for consumers, reducing application times to as little as five minutes.

Open Ruby jobs: Senior Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer in Test, Lead Software Engineer

Perks and benefits: iLoan’s employees get daily catered lunches, unlimited access to learning and development books, their choice of hardware and matching contributions to the company-sponsored 401(k).


What they do: Civis Analytics makes cloud-based software that puts the advantages of data science within reach for other organizations. Founded by the data team behind Obama for America, Civis works with organizations in media, healthcare and education, among others.

Open Ruby jobs: Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Engineer - Site Reliability, Front End Engineer (Senior/Associate)

Perks and benefits: Civis Analytics offers its employees a 401(k) plan, ample vacation days, parental leave, life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance.


What they do: BenchPrep builds online learning software used by organizations like ACT and the HR Certification Institute to help students prepare for exams. Its tech team maintains a number of gamified learning apps as well as a content management system and a suite of analytics tools for educators.

Open Ruby jobs: Software Engineer (mid-level), Senior Engineer

Perks and benefits: BenchPrep’s team enjoys daily catered lunches, regular company outings, competitive salaries, stock options and company-sponsored 401(k)s.


What they do: UrbanBound lets employers attract better talent from around the country by providing software for managing the relocation process. The company’s software assists HR departments in everything from administering relocation benefits to helping new employees get settled into their new homes and neighborhoods. If you’ve got Ruby know-how and 15 years of experience as a software developer, UrbanBound is looking for a director of engineering.

Open Ruby jobs: Director of Engineering

Perks and benefits: Employees at UrbanBound get unlimited time off, discounted memberships for the on-site gym in its office in the Loop and employer-sponsored, short- and long-term disability insurance.


What they do: By partnering options trading technology with live video content, dough wants to lower the barrier for investing in options. The company creates eight hours’ worth of video content every weekday, and its cloud-based trading platform lets viewers implement the things they’re learning immediately.

Open Ruby jobs: Full-Stack, Mid-Senior to Senior Developer

Perks and benefits: In addition to the opportunity to work with cool technology within an engineering-focused organization, dough’s engineers enjoy the opportunity to work in a relaxed atmosphere with a reasonable workload.


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