Full-Stack Web Developer

The Company

Gen Con LLC produces Gen Con, the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts over 70,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees can participate in over 20,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, role playing games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding hotels in Indianapolis, IN.

Gen Con is powered by a custom management system encompassing a website and mobile applications for iOS and Android. It is the primary interface for Gen Con's customers and partners, and includes functionality for e-commerce, event management, ticketing, search, content management, maps, forums, messaging, convention planning, and much more.

Work Type: Contractor

Salary: $50-$100/hour DOE

Hours: 40+/week

Work Location: Remote

The Job

Gen Con is looking for a mid to senior level Full Stack / Ruby on Rails Developer to work on our software platform and website in the following ways:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, designers, and other developers to define technical requirements and estimate effort
  • Design and implement front-end and back-end functionality with quality, maintainable code
  • Write documentation, implement automated tests, and contribute to manual testing plans
  • Maintain and address issues as they arise and are assigned
  • Contribute to design of overall system
  • Adhere to and help improve the team’s development processes and workflows
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to establishing best practices for achieving and maintaining a high-quality system


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' hands-on experience in designing and developing web applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail, ensuring accuracy and quality in all stages of development
  • Must be a self-starter, able to take initiative and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be organized and detail oriented

Desired Technical Proficiencies:

  • Proficiency and demonstrable experience in the Ruby on Rails ecosystem and supporting technologies is essential
  • Proficient in at least one modern javascript framework
  • Ability to optimize and fine-tune custom SQL queries
  • Experience writing and maintaining automated tests and documentation for your work
  • Nice to have experience with search technologies (Elasticsearch) and NoSQL databases (Redis)
  • Nice to have experience with front-end web application frameworks and/or React

You would be a great fit if:

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment, contributing positively to collective problem-solving and idea sharing
  • Are self-motivated and proactive, demonstrating a strong sense of ownership over projects and tasks
  • Adaptable and open to learning innovative technologies and techniques in a rapidly evolving field

Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please make sure to include the follow for consideration:

  • Details of prior work experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Why would you like to work with Gen Con?

Gen Con is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.