Ruby on Rails Software Engineer (Contract)

Austin, TX
Shared Services – Engineering

Rooster Teeth Productions is looking for a Ruby on Rails Software Engineer Contractor to join our Engineering team for the remainder of 2018. We are looking for someone who can work across teams as a liaison in the language of code as well as have a passion for and knowledge of developing packages, tools, and techniques to bridge needs across both our SF and Austin teams. Knowledge of and passion for digital entertainment and gaming culture is a huge plus!


    • Implementation of code changes to resolve issues between APIs
    • Develop code to report on delivery and distribution of content
    • Engineering liaison between physical locales
    • Communication of issues related to content distribution


    • 3+ years working with Ruby on Rails framework and experience integrating with a wide variety of data/service providers
    • Strong object-oriented software design skills
    • Experience writing Ruby Gems
    • Familiarity with Go
    • Extensive experience creating/managing/interacting with RESTful HTTP APIs
    • Parsing and generating formatted data in various formats like JSON and XML
    • Experience with standard Pub/Sub message handling
    • RabbitMQ, Sidekiq, Redis, AWS SNS/SMS/SQS/Lambda
    • Experience with standard RDMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • Experience building service oriented, fault-tolerant distributed systems
    • Practical understanding as well as hands-on development experience in some cloud/client/data engineering technology like AWS
    • Experienced in Agile software development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
    • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills
    • Solid understanding of network systems, software architecture, and data structures
    • Strong communication, collaboration, reporting, and analytical skills

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at