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Ikayzo, a Honolulu and Tokyo-based boutique software development and interactive design agency, is looking for a senior Ruby on Rails developer capable of taking complex projects from ideation to release. In this role he/she will be responsible for designing and implementing applications for a wide range of customers ranging from web startups to energy companies and fintech startups to global banks. We promote from within, and this position has the potential to develop into a tech lead role.

Applicants will have a history of being major contributors or leads for successful software projects. 

Job Description

The position of Senior Rails Developer entails software architecture, implementation, development of best operational practices, testing and documentation of non-trivial systems with massive scalability requirements. Experience with Java is also preferred. As a boutique consultancy we are looking for motivated individuals who do not require step-by-step directions and can work cohesively with our team.

Successful applicants will have a proven track record with non-trivial Ruby on Rails projects, be comfortable with agile development methodologies, have a solid grounding in OO software architecture / design patterns and be comfortable with the Rails technology stack from front to back. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for programming. Our interviews are rigorous, so only serious developers with the requisite skills need apply.

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  • A solid grounding in OO software architecture / design patterns
  • Experience designing and implementing successful non-trivial enterprise Ruby on Rails projects
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Deep knowledge of the Rails tech stack
  • Firm grasp of data modeling
  • A passion for software development


  • Familiarity with popular Javascript frameworks for full stack development
  • Enterprise Java
  • PostgreSQL MongoDB experience

Why work for Ikayzo?

  1. Work in Honolulu with a driven, talented team of software developers and designers on projects for Fortune 500 companies
  2. Write software that runs everywhere from devices in the IoT to mobile devices and desktops on trading floors
  3. Opportunities for rapid promotion and advancement within the organization for the right candidate


We will pay relocation expenses of up to $2,000 for the right out-of-state candidate. Unfortunately we currently cannot sponsor visas. We aren't accepting resumes from recruiters for this position. We are looking for core team members in Honolulu. We aren't looking for remote developers at this time.

About Ikayzo

Ikayzo is a boutique interactive design, software development and localization agency. We have a proven track record of designing and building systems ranging from Japanese social networking tools to enterprise financial systems. We develop desktop, web and mobile applications for multiple platforms including Ruby on Rails, Java, iPhone, Android, and .NET.

Ikayzo has worked with Google, IBM, Intel, Sun, Adobe, Oracle, Apache, Red Hat and SAP on developing technology standards for everything from enterprise software to scientific applications. From New York to Tokyo, our customers range from database leader Oracle to trusted financial institutions like Bank of America. We work with customers of all sizes in a variety of industries including biotechnology, banking, renewable energy, social media / web 2.0 and software.

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