About The Dyrt

The Dyrt is the #1 ranked camping app on both iOS and Android. With over 1 million user-submitted campgrounds, reviews, and tips — more than anyone else on the Internet — The Dyrt makes it easier to find campgrounds for the 80+ million Americans who camp.

Why Working at The Dyrt is Great:
We offer an amazing benefits package that includes:

  • Remote work environment so you can work from almost anywhere within the US time zones
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Incredible time off starting with 3 weeks of PTO your first year, 4 weeks your second year
  • Standard holidays off
  • Extra bonus week off between Christmas Eve and New Years
  • Paid camping opportunities (during working hours)
  • Competitive pay and signing bonus to set up your home office

The Role

The Dyrt is seeking a talented backend developer, ideally with a Ruby background, to lead our backend team as we solve exciting new problems in the outdoor space. In this role, you’ll be working to evolve and maintain our API and other backend systems.

This is a full-time, remote position. We’re primarily based in Portland, OR and expect working hours to overlap at least 4 hours with 9–5, US Pacific time.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Are great communicators — Effective communication is key to how we work. We value patience and empathy in our product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
  • Work well both collaboratively and independently — We come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
  • Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to our company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help us build better products.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of 1–2 other backend developers working to evolve and maintain our core API.
  • Collaborate on API design and architecture decisions
  • Work closely with our web and mobile developers on the implementation of new product features
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues in production
  • Implement and maintain integrations with external services, such as Stripe, Iterable, Mapbox, and our campground partners

You Have:


  • 5+ years of backend development experience on production apps in Ruby, Python, Java, or a similar language.
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design
  • Relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions

Extra Credit:


  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • A working knowledge of Ruby and familiarity with Rails
  • Knowledge of JSON-API