We are developing cutting edge software that's at the frontline of helping cities and states address their biggest challenges.

City Innovate is building a suite of enterprise-class products for automating government procurement.

We are looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join our small but productive engineering team.  We might be an early stage startup but we are dedicated to creating a productive and sustainable work culture from the very beginning.  There’s no 24/7 always on expectation or unsustainable marathon sprints.  We work in predictable and planned cycles where you will have the autonomy to own a feature from start to finish.

We are a remote first engineering team.  Our head office is in San Francisco and our CTO is in Melbourne, Australia.  We’re looking for people who can have an overlap of at least 3-4 hours with our CTO without having to work through the night.  Depending on where you are located, that may mean that your day runs from 7am to 3pm.  As long as it is a sustainable work pattern we’re happy.  We value your time outside of work as much as the time you spend at work.

We need someone to start immediately in a full-time role. If you’re interested, please apply below.

We’re looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails engineer with over 5+ years of experience to join our fast-growing engineering team. 
  • Collaborate with our CTO on product vision and strategy.
  • Work autonomously either individually or in a pair with another developer.
  • Own a feature from initial idea through to final implementation.
  • Write clean, secure, efficient and maintainable code.
  • Solve complex technical problems.
  • Review the code of other people.
  • Participate in architecture discussions and design reviews.
  • Improve internal documentation.

Skills and responsibilities

You are an experienced Rails developer who can take a feature from initial idea to finished and deployed code.  You don’t want to be another cog in the development machine of a huge company.  We currently have just three developers and have plans to add two new people over the coming months.

You are a clear written communicator.  As a remote first team, we spend a lot of time writing to each other.  Sometimes that’s email, sometimes it’s Slack.  Writing out our thoughts and opinions gives everyone the chance to think through their position rather than having to come up with something on the spot.  Communicating clearly via text takes some extra effort but we believe that it leads to more thoughtful and productive outcomes.

You want to spend as much of your work day as possible writing code and doing the work.  Meetings and transparency are necessary but we value giving developers the time and space to go deep on hard problems and come up with smart solutions.  

What we can offer you
  • $140K-180K depending on experience
  • Stock options
  • Pay 100% of your medical and dental
  • 100% remote
  • $2,500 remote office setup
  • We are a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive workplace that respects and celebrates people of all backgrounds.


  • Location:
    San Francisco
    100% Remote
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary:
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

We’re looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails engineer with over 5+ years of experience to join our fast-growing engineering team. 

Preferred qualifications

Ruby on Rails