Posted on February 21st, 2019
Ruby Together exists to make Ruby open source made better for everyone, by using funding from the community to pay developers to maintain the open source tools that Ruby software is built on. Bundler, RubyGems.org, and other Ruby open source tools have millions of users and power the software behind trillions of dollars worth of businesses. Despite those numbers, each tool has spent years with just 1 or 2 people sacrificing their personal time during nights and weekends to keep things working.
Our goal as a company is to create and sustain a new model of community funding for open source software, by paying open source developers for their work, and providing reliable and well-maintained tools for everyone in the community to use and depend on. For more detail, check out our Vision, Mission, and Values, as well as our website, rubytogether.org.
As the first growth-related hire for Ruby Together, this individual will lay the foundation for engaging current and future Ruby Together members in a meaningful way. Part membership recruitment, part happiness maintainer, we are looking for someone who is excited about the Ruby community, open source, and engaging with developers and engineering management about supporting Ruby Together.
This is a great opportunity for an individual with previous community building experience, an ability to be creative and provide outside-the-box ideas, and a level of professionalism and persistence that allows them to follow up with individuals and companies in a meaningful way.
We expect this position to be approximately 20 hours per week with some travel involved.
This position is remote-friendly, and will most likely involve travel to attend and/or speak at conferences.