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Junior Rails Developer Internship

Squaremouth is looking for a highly motivated Junior Rails Developer Intern to work for the summer from our office in Fort Wayne, IN. This is a paid internship and compensation will be determined based on experience.

Our applications are written using the Ruby on Rails web framework. Candidates will write Ruby code and incorporate dynamic behavior with JavaScript as appropriate. As with any web application, they’ll need to build sensible HTML/CSS and integrate with backend databases. 

As a Junior Rails Developer Intern, you will help us upgrade and maintain both customer-facing and internal Rails applications working on actual projects and deploying updates to production systems. The Squaremouth team promotes a collaborative environment by utilizing industry best practices such as daily standup meetings, code reviews and pair programming. Peer critiques and constructive criticism allows the development team to grow and learn at a fast pace, so candidates should expect to learn a lot during this summer internship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing Ruby, JavaScript, SQL and CSS to add new functionality to our application
  • Using Test Driven Development to validate the functionality of the code you write
  • Participating in code reviews and providing feedback to other members of the team
  • Checking code regularly into our version control system
  • Incorporating documentation within your code
  • Receiving coaching and training from our other developers


  • Ability to work independently, arranging your work to meet deadlines
  • Experience with a web application programming language (Ruby on Rails experience not required)
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Ability to work within a team, collaborate on projects and share responsibility

Bonus Skills

  • Experience building web applications using Ruby
  • Comfortable using a Mac/Linux terminal
  • Spent time managing Linux-based web servers
  • Contributed to open source software

Who we are

Squaremouth is a fast paced and exciting company that strongly encourages employee input and ideas. Our team believes in delivering perfection while doing less. We aren’t afraid to experiment with our work or our business. Our owners get their hands dirty every day and generously share company profits. Squaremouth has the energy of a startup with the stability and profitability of an established business.

This small company suffers no bureaucracy. Most of what we do is a group effort including interviews and pay raises. With this uniqueness comes the dedication to the Squaremouth way, best described as the constant pursuit of perfection, unfettered attention to detail, incredible customer service and a burning desire to do things better tomorrow.

Squaremouth is a leader and supporter of the local software development community, founding and regularly hosting the Fort Wayne OpenHack meetup.


  • Compensation based on experience
  • Paid parking
  • Optional work from the office days on Tuesday and Thursday

No agency or freelance inquiries please.

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