Become a Ruby developer

Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire (20 minutes from London Kings Cross)
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Responsible to: R&D Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative and highly skilled Ruby Developer with proven commercial experience to join a leading Internet services and hosting company. You will be joining a small focused team and will be developing customer facing and internal systems for multiple brands. You will be working with Ruby on Rails in a dynamic and agile environment with constant exposure to new technologies. You should be motivated by both technical and commercial achievement. This is an opportunity to make a real difference to a small team in a rapidly growing company, and to have real influence on its future direction and success.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be involved with the full lifecycle of projects from initial requirement gathering and planning, through development, internal demonstrations and finally deployment.
  • You will work closely with the rest of the R+D team and with other departments focusing on creating quality software and delivering awesome customer experience.
  • You will be immersed in the ever changing web arena and newly emerging technologies.

What we are looking for:

  • Proven track record of delivering web applications.
  • Proven commercial experience using Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience of test driven development (eg. rspec).
  • Experience of Agile development (XP/Scrum).
  • Good understanding of version control tools (eg. Git).
  • Working knowledge of OSX / Linux.
  • Experience of using MySQL/PostgreSQL/Redis.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present your ideas to a team.
  • Flexibility, commitment and a collaborative approach to working.
  • The ability to operate under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Focus on frequent delivery of working systems.
  • Experience of web services.
  • Experience of other scripting languages.
  • Experience of common web technologies (including Javascript, AJAX, CSS, HTML5).
  • Involvement in the Rails community.

When you will be working:

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

About the Company:

  • We are a leading UK domain name and web hosting company with a reputation for great design and usability.
  • From individuals to SME's to corporates, our customer base is wide and varied. Each group provides exciting challenges and opportunities for us to explore.
  • We have a great team of talented individuals focused on growing the business. We encourage innovation and creativity wherever we can.
  • Our friendly and informal atmosphere provides a great opportunity for career progression in a fast paced, cutting edge technology environment.

The benefits of working for us

The benefits of working for us

Work, fun, and generous benefits go together. As a member of our team you’ll enjoy benefits such as…

  • 26 days annual holiday (including your birthday)
  • Generous training plan. Want to learn it? Just ask!
  • Relaxed working environment
  • Free bikes to use during the day and bike storage
  • Free snacks and fruit
  • Games room and chillout lounge
  • Subsidised local gym membership

That’s only a few of the benefits too! Check out the full list here and you’ll quickly learn why really is a great place to work.

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