March 9, 2022
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Senior Software Engineer (Ruby)

Fractured Atlas

Senior Software Engineer (Ruby)

Fractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer (Ruby). Fractured Atlas is a national nonprofit art service organization with a membership of over 75,000. Our mission is to make the journey from inspiration to living practice more accessible and equitable for artists and creatives. We are dedicated to helping individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium by providing fundraising tools, educational resources, and personalized support.

The successful candidate will be someone committed to writing clear, reliable, and maintainable code on a mission-driven, cross-functional team. We are seeking someone with significant full-stack experience with Ruby on Rails, who values Rails conventions and object-oriented design, with a track record of delivering features that require collaborating with product to resolve ambiguity and prioritize the highest impact work. The right candidate will be comfortable with a flat team structure and excited to collaboratively design and champion best practices to improve our applications and processes. Our lean, remote team collaborates across all departments to scope projects that ship quickly and have an immediate impact on the arts field. In addition to having high standards for the features we ship, our team has high expectations of respect and care for each other, making sure we maintain a healthy work life balance in Fractured Atlas’s “work hard, live well” environment.

Our organizational culture embraces people who:

  • Are curious and excited by opportunities to better our services, our systems, and ourselves.
  • Seek out challenging problems and are comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts.
  • Are agile, creative problem solvers with a focus on concrete results.
  • Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.

At Fractured Atlas we adhere to strong anti-oppression and anti-racism principles in all areas of our internal and external work. This commitment is grounded in our belief that change is possible, and that our work and that of the artistic community as a whole will grow stronger as oppression is eliminated. Learn more about what it’s like to work at Fractured Atlas by visiting work.fractured


  • Build and maintain Ruby on Rails applications that enable our thousands of fiscally sponsored projects across the US to crowdfund (over $25 million in donations processed annually), apply for grants, and receive support and oversight from Fractured Atlas staff.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to design and scope new features and enhancements.  
  • Guide the architecture and execution of technical solutions that prioritize impact while balancing scope, complexity, and other trade-offs.
  • Maintain and expand internal APIs and integrations with Stripe and other third-party software platforms.
  • Implement full-stack features, utilizing javascript and CSS as needed.
  • Write unit and feature tests with RSpec and Capybara to ensure functionality works as intended.
  • Provide and receive thoughtful feedback on pull requests.
  • Collaborate with other engineers on design patterns and implementation decisions to continuously improve the clarity and maintainability of the code base.


This position is U.S.-based and 100% virtual (with post-COVID travel about 1-2 times per year). You can live anywhere in the country but must be available to attend meetings during an 8:30 AM-5:30 PM EST window.


This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is $110,500.00 annually. Benefits include dental and medical insurance, flexible spending account, employer-contributed 401K plan, commuter benefits, professional development allowance, ticket and staff donation allowance for artist member projects, internet reimbursement, workplace supplies allowance, paid vacation and sick days, paid family leave, and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive work environment.


To be considered for the position, please use the application portal to upload all the items below in one PDF-formatted file:

  1. A substantive and original cover letter with why you want to work at Fractured Atlas and your available start date.
  2. Resume no longer than (1) page
  3. A list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. (References will not be contacted without your prior consent.)

Incomplete submissions - including those failing to follow directions - will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via post mail or fax. No calls, emails, or social media messages, please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website, blog, and prior to submitting materials.


Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Read more about our Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression commitment.) We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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