About Rails Machine

We are a full-service web operations company with a small team of experienced, dedicated, and focused people who have a genuine interest in technology and enjoy working with and giving back to the Ruby on Rails community. We founded Rails Machine in 2006 to create the ultimate hosting environment for Rails applications.

Bradley Taylor

Bradley Taylor

Founder & CEO

Bradley has almost 20 years of experience, working on a wide range of software projects for the web and enterprise server environments. His inspiration to start Rails Machine grew from his work and experience as a software development consultant, building applications for customers. Before founding Rails Machine in 2006, Bradley worked for ESRI as a Sr. Software Engineer on the ArcGIS Server and Geodatabase teams.

Bradley also runs a farm focused on raising heritage livestock.

Travis Graham

Director of Operations

Much like the early explorers relentlessly quested for a northwest passage to the riches of the Far East, Travis Graham seeks the riches of savings through automation. Its all part of his life’s quest to create a “Skynet-like” system (sans the whole unpleasant terminator- thingy) that serves our clients’ whims while fostering an endless “sky” of happy clouds filled with burgeoning applications.


Kevin Lawver


Kevin worked at AOL for 13 years, building big-for-the-time web apps with all manner of technologies. He somehow managed to convince his boss to let him launch a Rails app, and the rest is history. He launched AOL’s first Rails app, then second, and then left the company to be the CTO at Music Intelligence Solutions where he built cool stuff with Rails, Sinatra, MySQL, MongoDB and some seriously awesome proprietary technology. And now he’s at Rails Machine to help customers scale their apps.

We want you…

Web Operations

We’re always looking for people passionate about availability, performance, and security with the desire to build beautiful systems that support these principles. We offer a complete benefits package and a results only work environment. We love what we do. If you’d like to join our team and help us do it well, send us your resume and we’ll take care of the rest.