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.
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.
Senior Systems Administrator
Dustin worked in Graphic Design after college before pursuing a career in law enforcement. There he worked as an Officer and Wilderness Tracker in addition to being tasked with the technological needs of the department. He managed two datacenters and the technical support for over 1200 employees with countless electronic devices. After 10 years Dustin retired as a Lieutenant and Director of I.T from one of the top 50 largest Law Enforcement Agencies in the United States. Dustin jumped back into the private sector as a Network Administrator for a web hosting provider and freelance consultant before joining the outstanding Operations Team behind Rails Machine.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Rob has worked in many different areas of IT, from customer support through network operations, web design and development, before finally settling into a role in Operations. He has experienced working on some of the world's largest networks and busiest web sites (serving over 5,000 article views per second), as well as dealing with the strictest of security and regulatory requirements in the healthcare industry. He is fascinated and excited to explore many facets of Operations and how it can make business easier and more pleasant for everyone involved, as well as the continuous stream of new developments the industry brings out on a seemingly daily basis.
Matt has been enjoying working with Rails since early 2006, after a long and painful history of writing PHP apps in the late 90s. Matt has been CTO/Director of a number of companies, including The J. Peterman Company, Toura, Funding Gates, and Constant Contact. Matt is looking forward to delivering new services and support to Rails Machine's awesome customers!
Site Reliability Engineer
Bryan worked for a defense contractor for 7 years, building remote equipment monitoring and management software in C#. Although mired in the Microsoft ecosystem, he used Rails for new projects every chance he got. He loves fiddly coffee, learning about new technology, and digging into tough problems. At Rails Machine he helps customers deploy their apps and is on a never ending journey to make it as simple as `sudo figure_it_out_for_me`.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Sarah began her career as an astrophysicist, where she fell in love with what she calls "advanced problem solving." Hanging out in a terminal hacking on quasar spectra morphed into hanging out in a terminal hacking on linux systems and automating scripts to make the job easier. With forays into Operations, as a Systems Engineer at Chandra, and Development, as a Ruby Developer for Sourcefire, she has experience with the full stack. With her latest positions she's been working on blending the Dev with the Ops, working on CM and automation. Sarah looks forward to helping customers define their DevOps needs and delivering on them!
We want you...
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.