I am a recent college grad and a founder in a RoR startup. Since this
is my first business, I have no previous experience hiring people
outside of my work here at spokeo.com.
I have found hiring RoR developers to be quite an easy task. As I was a
CS/EE major in college, I just hired all my friends =)
Yet, for our team, finding a talented system administrator is impossibly
hard. The production environment for RoR is evolving every day,
requiring the rare sys admin who has development skills. I haven’t
interviewed any sys admins yet who have the ability to understand such
issues as the Mongrel threading problem.
Can the list offer any advice on how to find a good sys admin. I think
we need either a sys admin with development skills or a sys admin with
prior experience in RoR deployment. I’m not sure if the latter even
exists. They are probably kept in a vault by their companies =)
In case anyone is interested, our exact posting is at
Thanks for any suggestions that you have for me. Feel free to email me
at [email protected] as well.