Now Hiring! Edison Nation is seeking Ruby on Rails Developers

Know of any great Web developers out there? We’re always growing and we need to add one or two to our team. Please let them know about this opportunity!

Ruby on Rails Developer

Edison Nation is seeking a passionate, talented and self-motivated Rails developer with excellent communications skills and the ability to excel in a fast-moving, creative environment. The desires to teach and learn in an ego-free environment and a good sense of humor are critical. The good sense of humor part is actually optional if you don’t mind us calling you the R0R-2000.


A little about us

Did you see this month’s copy of Popular Science? That mechanical hand on the cover is one of our hundreds of innovative products. Did you catch Everyday Edisons on PBS last night? That’s our television show. Are you sick of the late-night ads for Gyro Bowl, Mr. Steamy or Emery Cat yet? Those are all ours, too. We’re taking over the world as the online engine that brings consumer-driven innovation to market. And we want you to help lead us into the future. You can check us out at


Charlotte or anywhere

We’re located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are here ? or would like to relocate here ? that’s fantastic. If you’re more the telecommuting type and already love the city you’re in, we’ll consider a telecommuting position for the right candidate. We use Skype and 37 Signals’ suite of products to keep the team connected, regardless of location.

A look around the office

More about you

Candidates should be comfortable working on the full stack of a large web application. This means everything from maintaining the current codebase, leading the development of new features, creating new sister sites and apps, architecting specific solutions when given general requirements, and optimizing it all for our infrastructure. You will be given the opportunity to drive the development direction by choosing the tools you feel best solve the everyday challenges of a quickly-growing site. We’re looking for someone we can trust to make the important platform decisions and own them. Our main site is a fairly large rails app spanning over 100 models, several thousand assertions and around 20,000 LOC.


Required skills

  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • jQuery and Javascript
  • Capistrano
  • Test driven development with Test::Unit
  • Linux administration


Preferred skills

  • Nginx + Passenger
  • Memcached
  • Amazon S3
  • E-commerce experience
  • Haml
  • ActiveMerchant
  • Shoulda



If you have the communication skills and maturity of a university graduate, we could care less where ? or if ? you went to school. On the other hand, if you went to a really nice school, we’ll make a point to sound impressed when you tell us about it. With the cost of higher education these days, it should at least get you something.


A little more about us

We’re profitable. We’re a startup of around 3 years but our sister company has been around for almost a decade. We have several international sites scheduled to go live (or begin development) soon so our Web team is starting to grow pretty quickly.



  • Salary negotiable
  • Excellent healthcare/dental insurance
  • Work with a large team of diverse professionals
  • Appear on our television show and your parents will finally understand what you do for a living


To apply

Please send a very solid cover letter, a resume if you have one, URLs for your best apps, and your Github account to

  • No Recruiters
  • No Contractors
  • No Outsourcing Shops

Seriously, if you are a recruiter, contractor or body shop, we’re just going to mark your email as spam if you send it to us. Your witty email isn’t going to change that, either. We’ll just figure out a way to click the spam button twice.