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Sr. Ruby on Rails Engineer (Founding Team)


Hi! We’re Capsule – a venture-backed video startup, led by two experienced founders who have built platforms reaching 100s of millions of people.

Short form video now dominates our feeds and has changed the way businesses market and sell products. Today’s traditional video-making tools are too slow, decades old and can only be used by pros. Capsule’s mission is to unlock the creative talent that exists inside companies everywhere, making professional video accessible to everyone.

We’re just a year old and our collaborative video platform is growing fast! We’re already helping customers like Samsung, Google, Salesforce, Netflix and hundreds more create better, original video content – faster and cheaper than ever before.

We’re looking for a talented and motivated engineer to lead backend development efforts. Your primary responsibility will be building and maintaining APIs that are the backbone of Capsule. As an early member of our team you will receive equity accordingly, allowing you to participate in the upside to the company's success. This a unique opportunity for an experienced engineer who is ready to make their mark.


  • Design innovative technical solutions to shape a quickly evolving product
  • Develop backend and API features to support new initiatives
  • Add and maintain integrations with 3rd party APIs
  • Provide feedback on specs and designs
  • Collaborate with other engineers on PRs/merges/deployments
  • Ensure reliability of production environments
  • Refactor existing components to improve usability and maintainability
  • Identify opportunities to simplify and reduce technical debt
  • Ensure software and systems are up-to-date, secure, and compliant
  • Expand and maintain unit test suite
  • QA, problem-solving, documentation, training
  • R&D projects to explore new ideas and experiments
  • Work fast and enjoy the rapid pace of an early start up working towards product/market fit
  • Have fun working with other highly-skilled team players in a zero-ego work environment
  • Bring new ideas to the table that expand the capabilities of the product and delight customers.


  • 2+ years of professional Ruby on Rails experience, building production applications
  • 3+ years professional software engineering experience
  • Computer Science or related degree
  • Highly-motivated, entrepreneurial-minded and have a high EQ
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Interest in video technology
  • Experience with all or most of the following: Heroku, AWS, Postgres, Redis
  • Strong understanding of RDBMS
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience with APM and log analytics
  • Experience with APM and log analytics
  • Experience developing frontends with frameworks (e.g. Vue, React) a major plus
  • Experience with Node.js and/or golang a plus
  • Knowledge of SOC2 / ISO2001 security standards a major plus


  • Competitive compensation including salary and stock options
  • Comprehensive insurance benefits – medical, dental, vision, life
  • Generous paid time off

How to apply

At Capsule, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun yet challenging team environment. We deeply believe in the value of diverse backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. Come join us as we build the future of video. Capsule is an equal opportunity employer.

Meet the team

We're a team of creative technologists on a mission to make professional video accessible to everyone.