We owe it all to Rails

If you love building things, you probably love Ruby on Rails.

Our small dev shop began using Rails shortly after its extraction from Basecamp and we haven’t looked back. Rails didn’t just help us build better web apps, it also introduced us to the most welcoming and nourishing developer community we've known. Rails is a modern-day melting pot of technologists and makers.

We like to say we’re “developers helping other developers,” but the great thing about the Rails community is that we’re not the only ones. In fact, “developers helping developers” may be as appropriate a tagline for the framework as is “web development that doesn’t hurt.” Rails developers generously mentor and recruit new coders every day.

Plus, Rails developers are in demand! In the last few years, more and more of the startups we work with have selected Ruby on Rails as their development framework. We started Mirror to help connect Rails developers with these agile startups.

We were unimpressed by recruiters for the same reasons you are (remember, we’re developers ourselves), but we thought the Rails community would support a service that did things differently for both startups and developers. And it has! Since 2006 we’ve helped match hundreds of developers with exciting startups. We’ve contributed to some amazing ideas and met some really great people. We can help you too.

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Meet Brian


Brian Mariani

Ruby on Rails Chief
Connections Welcome

We started as Rails programmers ourselves (and still develop web and mobile apps). Our background and network help us identify quality opportunities in the industry.

Our Ruby on Rails team focuses exclusively on Rails! It's what we know, love, and do.

I'd enjoy briefly chatting with you about where you are in your Rails career, and what you’re thinking about for next steps. Even if you're not currently looking, I'd be happy to share what we're seeing in the market for opportunities and compensation so that you'll be able to adjust your goals and efforts moving forward.

Let's chat!


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A small sampling of 500 startups and counting.

- Jacques Fuentes, love.rb

(Developer / Love)

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Recruiters tend to treat developers as a commodity; they're about packaging us for what best suits their ends rather than our needs. Brian shatters this mold. Not only is he well versed in the specifics of Rails that are important to both you and the companies looking for developers, but he's only after what suits everyone. When we first spoke, he asked me to give him a week, and before the week was out I was interviewing with half a dozen companies that met my exact requirements 1500 miles away from me. When the process came to fruition, it was a win/win for both myself and my current employer.'
Jonathan Barket
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I've worked with Mirror and Brian Mariani since 2007, I consider him an agent of grace and respectability - he has made a difference in my livelihood. I love Mirror for the courtesy and quality interactions that we've had - not to mention the smoothness and speed. I don't expect a guaranteed job with Mirror - but I know can rely on great service and an excellent round of opportunity.
Curtis Schofield
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My previous dealings with headhunters haven't been good. They're very pushy and don't care much about the candidates or even their clients. Just about all of them don't even bother reading your resume or they're illiterate. Having said that, I found someone who is just the opposite of other recruiters I've dealt with. Funny thing is, I wasn't even looking that aggressively. Brian Mariani of Mirror is a pleasant surprise in a field that is filled with scums. He actually read my resume, saw my websites, and took his time to discuss potential opportunities with both his clients and me. He also listened, a rare trait in modern day recruiters. I highly recommend Mirror if you're a Rubyhead/Railshead and want to venture out. You'll be pleasantly surprised. If you're interested in hiring a Rubyhead, contact Brian.
Joon You
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Mirror Placement helped me find an exciting job working with fun, smart people. Using other job sites was like trying to drink from a fire hose, but Mirror made the process easier by matching me with high-quality positions.
Aaron Suggs
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Hi Brian! I just wanted to let you know that things are going great, and I'm really happy about this job you placed me in. Rock on!
Mike Mayo
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Brian was honest, communicative and hardworking which is something truly hard to find in a recruiter.
Topper Bowers
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When people ask me about recruiters, Mirror Placement is the only one I'm happy to recommend. They actually understand technology, don't do the hard sell, and are in it for the long haul. A true cut above the rest.
Christian Nelson
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Mirror helped me land a role at Pivotal in 2010, and I have since referred many of our growing startup clients to them. I wholeheartedly recommend them!
Danny Burkes
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Mirror gets it when it comes to finding exceptional engineers that fit our team's culture. We've met some outstanding developers through Mirror... and hired a lot of them!!
Ryan Aipperspach