Rails It's Difficult Finding Senior Rails Talent


You and I both know that finding senior level Ruby on Rails engineers in the Bay Area is a difficult task.

I have over 17 years experience in software development. Ten years with Ruby on Rails (since October 2005, pre-1.0!).

I'm a two time speaker at RailsConf (2013 and most recently in Atlanta, 2015). This is the largest conference in the world for Ruby on Rails developers.

I turned down a contract from Twitter because I was too busy with client work.

While working for Zvents.com, I doubled the number of events indexed year over year.

While at Manilla.com, I developed CMS that allowed product managers to update the site directly, saving hundreds of engineering hours.

Interested? Contact Me


Github-logo2Code Contributions


I have contributions to several popular projects including Rails core, Jbuilder and Mechanize


  • Turkee - Eases the integration between Amazon's Mechanical Turk service and Rails based applications. Featured in Ruby5. 114 Github stars and 3,000+ downloads.
  • VersionCake - An unobtrusive way to version APIs. Supports graceful degradation to ensure backwards compatibility. Also featured in Ruby5 and Ruby Weekly. Over 275+ Github stars. Co-authored with friend Ben Willis.

Notable Commits


  • Resque
  • Redis
  • Memcache
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku
  • AWS/S3/EC2
  • Bootstrap
  • Sass
  • Javascript/JQuery

Recent Presentations


Interested? Let's talk.

Jim Jones
(415) 481-2629
61 Lisbon St.
San Francisco, CA

When you contact me, I will respond within 24 hours with a copy of my resume, references, and times that I am available within the next five days to meet.