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Full Stack Ruby Developer

Engineering | Remote | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - NO C2C AGENCIES  


HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $65 - $100 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Short Term Project 


  • Ruby on Rails 

  • React 

  • PostgreSQL


Braintrust ( is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and actually get to own the platform. We've been onboarding some big clients and specifically need a Senior Data Architect for our client.  



Our client is an innovative non-profit combating hunger, reducing food waste, and fighting climate change by connecting farmers with surplus produce to communities in need. 

Though their team is small, they are part of an organization run by college students and young professionals (average age ~21-25) who founded the organization at the start of the pandemic. At the time, pandemic shutdowns caused a breakdown of the agricultural supply chain, leaving farmers with excess produce when contracts were dropped by restaurants and other food system institutions.

They raised money from friends and family to buy this excess produce from growers and sponsor trucks to drive the food to food banks, which were experiencing an increase in demand challenging that seen during the Great Depression. As they grew, they systematized their outreach, developed produce procurement and partnership acquisition strategies, built a network including hundreds of farms and community organizations, and grew to include 150 volunteers. 

Since their founding, they have moved almost 30 million pounds of fresh produce in 46 American states (and Mexico), and our team was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Freedom. They've been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News, and Good Morning America (among other outlets). 


If selected, you will be a part of the in-house engineering team, as well as a 3 person team of freelance engineers.

We have Figmas and wireframes ready, but you will be tasked with building the MVP under the principal engineer.

More in-depth details will be discussed during screening and interviews.



    • Build out the database in PostgreSQL based off our database schema
    • Build the administrative dashboard that allows members to directly input data into the database and visualize the data
    • Build the supplier-side and food bank-side user interfaces and connect them to the database 


    • PostgreSQL (or similar db framework) for database
    • Backend: the entire team will use Ruby on Rails
    • Frontend: the entire team will use React
    • Strong English
    • Passionate about The Project’s mission
    • Passionate about working at a non-profit organization and creating a product that has social impact
    • Likes working with young people
    • Significant industry experience working on relevant projects  is HUGE plus


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.