Ruby Developer | Online Market Place | London | £55,000 – £65,000

Ruby Developer | Online Market Place | London | £55,000 – £65,000

Would you like to work with a team of ambitious, focused and talented software engineers? Do you have 2+ years of commercial experience with Ruby, Rails and Javascript? An excellent understanding of how the web and web applications work?

Based in central London, a short walk from the nearest tube station we have an opportunity for a talented Ruby Developer to join a growing engineering team comprising of Ruby and JavaScript (React) Developers.

Tech Requirements:

  • Strong commercial Ruby development experience
  • Experience with JavaScript (React is a bonus)
  • Knowledge & Experience of BDD / TDD – Rspec / Cucumber
  • Knowledge & Experience of AWS

As a Ruby Developer you’ll be tasked with:

  • Building and improving a Rails app using the latest versions of Rails and Ruby
  • Ship functional and beautiful features that look and feel on-brand.
  • Operate in and collaborate with a cross-functional team with other developers, designers, product managers
  • Work with developers of all experience levels to constantly learn and share your knowledge.

You’ll be creating, scaling and maintaining code using best practices, working alongside product and design. You will be working with Ruby and also have the chance to work with React, any experience with AWS and or Heroku would be highly beneficial.

This role is a great opportunity for a bright developer to take that next stage in their career, to join a market-leading company with the added bonus of working with and alongside industry experts and continuing to grow your own knowledge and skillset.

Apply now or call 07858973473 for a confidential discussion about this Ruby developer opportunity. Email CV’s to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Head of Technology | Online Publisher | London | £90,000

Head of Technology | Online Publisher | London | £90,000

Our client, an online publisher combining world-class content with cutting-edge tech is hiring a brand new Head of Technology.

The Head of Technology will be responsible for all aspects of the technology infrastructure from systems through software and development, third party integrations and support. 

The successful candidate will play a key part in helping a dynamic organisation grow rapidly, where technology has an important part to play in its on-going transformation. 

You’ll take ownership of a bespoke platform built with Drupal deployed to a cloud-hosted environment and integrates with a number of third party systems.

The successful candidate will need demonstrable experience of:

  • Developing software commercially with proficiency in more than one language (Ideally Drupal)
  • Managing technology teams
  • Working with and managing third party suppliers
  • Contemporary product development approaches, principles and practice
  • Designing and implementing customer-facing web applications
  • Designing with security and scalability in mind
  • Integrating with third-party enterprise platforms
  • Cloud hosting environments, ideally AWS

You will be responsible for the architecture of the platform, its security, extensibility and scalability. Working with both in-house and third-party development and operations teams you will deliver the platform and product and ensure it is maintained, supported and developed to support the business and its clients now and in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help non-technologists understand tech issues
  • Use their experience to support the management team and propose
  • Approaches and solutions to problems accordingly
  • Present to, and working with, board-level management

The team will be relatively small for the foreseeable future and the Head of Technology will need to be able to mentor, advise and guide as well as have direct hands-on input on many aspects of design and approaches to implementing solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that’s developing, with a culture which will allow you to flourish and progress.

If this sounds like an interesting new challenge, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

Software Engineer (Ruby/Scala) | Fintech/Payments | London | £75,000+

Software Engineer (Ruby/Scala) | Fintech/Payments | London | £75,000+

We are working with a leading & global payments business to hire brilliant Software Engineers with Ruby and or Scala skills and experience. 

You’ll get the opportunity to contribute to some seriously smart technology that takes the entanglement out of moving money – The industry-leading API has processed over $50 billion of transactions for over 5 million end-users.

The current stack is primarily Ruby, Scala, RabbitMQ, Redis, MySQL/Aurora and Javascript.  

The perfect candidate will have commercial Ruby experience coupled with a desire to work with Scala as well as continue working with Ruby.

Skills & Experience:

  • Build scalable web applications and APIs
  • Solid experience using Ruby and ideally have a bit of experience in Scala
  • Worked with (and know the limitations of using) a large SQL database
  • Worked closely with Infrastructure/DevOps provisioning tools (e.g Terraform, AWS, Docker)
  • Worked within a TDD, BDD (RSpec, Cucumber) environment 
  • Be an Agile Advocate 
  • Knowing what the Spotify Model is
  • Understand CI / CD pipelines
  • Collaborate with QA & Product Owners on product development

Nice to have:

  • API-led platforms
  • Elasticsearch
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes (or K8s if you prefer!)
  • Log Management systems
  • APM systems like New Relic or Datadog
  • 12-factor apps
  • AWS SDK
  • Microservices

In summary, we are looking for bright Software Developer with excellent communication skills who is passionate about technology, loves to play with new tools and share knowledge and Ideas at events. 

In exchange, our client offers an excellent salary, a comprehensive range of benefits and flexible work from home arrangements. 

If this sounds like an interesting new challenge, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

 

Lewis Hollings is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Web Development & Software Engineering.

Full-Stack Developer (Go, Ruby, Typescript) | Tech Product | “Fully Remote” | £80,000

Lewis Hollings are working on a unique opportunity to hire a team of “Fully Remote” Full-Stack Developers into a UK based technology company.

Our client currently has 15/20 Software Engineers all based around Europe working towards and delivering high-volume, scalable mission-critical web applications for a list of high-profile clients.
Working closely with Lewis Hollings they are keen to add at least 3 new Engineers to the team ASAP.
The stack is varied and modern. With the main application primarily built with Ruby, TypeScript and Go. Prior experience with these is nice to have but not necessarily essential.
We are ultimately looking for excellent craftsman & women who love to code, will test their own work and want to solve tech challenges using the best solutions available.
What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Collaborate with a team of developers to craft high-quality software customers enjoy using.
  • Contribute to both backend infrastructure and web frontend responsibilities.
  • Participate in the design process of every feature you work on – from brainstorming to prototyping to reviews and polish.
  • Review code submissions from other engineers and be open to having your own work critiqued – we encourage our team to work together and trust that you can lean on each other’s strengths.
  • Mentor and guide other engineers.
This role requires an expert, you’ll need to demonstrate a proven track record of architecting, developing and deploying high-volume, scalable, multi-tenant, mission-critical web applications but if that is you and you like the idea of being a major part of a growing business while working remotely please get n touch ASAP.
Call 07858973473
Email: Jordan@lewishollings.com

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Lewis Hollings working with a global online publisher of legal and business information to hire a Full-Stack Drupal/React Developer role with experience in Drupal 8/7 module development and React framework. 

As a Full-Stack Developer your key tasks will include: 

  • Understanding and contributing to business requirements
  • Highlighting tech challenges & problem-solving. 
  • Creating future tech strategy
  • Maintaining existing products sites built-in Drupal7, Drupal8, React 
  • Implement new functionalities to improve the existing platforms and site features. 

Key Tasks:

  • Write/maintain custom modules/hooks in Drupal 8/7, ReactJs and React Hooks for the existing product sites
  • Keep all the product sites updated with regular Drupal core and contributed module updates and security features
  • Write new and update existing SASS files, jquery, javascript to improve the codebase
  • Propose and write new custom modules and theme template files to meet the business requirements and befitting the existing code base
  • Fix bugs/issues identified on all product sites hosted on AWS platform
  • Understand existing AWS configuration and propose the best approach to make the most of the AWS services in order to improve the site performance, security features, code deployment, database backup and recovery
  • Ensure best practice and coding standards in the existing codebase and encourage team for unit testing
  • Provide technical assistance to support and fix day to day in-house IT issues when appropriate.
  • Maintain existing codebase for Drupal integration with third-party services and API that is in use which includes Pardot as Marketing automation tool, Salesforce as CRM, RESTful web services Ensure a satisfactory level of documentation for new functionality and usage, appropriate comments in the codebase and git commits for future reference

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 module/theme development
  • ElasticSearch – Drupal/AWS 
  • ReactJs & React Hooks
  • GraphQL & Apollo Client
  • HTML5, LESS/SASS,Gulp, JavaScript, ES6
  • RESTful web services
  • Git, Gitflow & Gitlab
  • NPM 

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • DevOps skills – maintain ubuntu dev server
  • Write shell/php scripts for spinning dev environments, edit configuration/settings files for code deployment
  • AWS Configuration and Hosting platform

If this sounds like an interesting new challenge, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lewis Hollings is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

 

Is The Office Really Dead?

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“Digital Nomad” “Gig Economy” “100% Remote” “WFH” are all phrases I see and hear every day. Everyone seems to want to be their own boss and nobody wants to go to the office anymore.

I’ve been a “stand-alone” recruiter on and off for 10 years, I personally miss having and seeing colleagues every single day and find it tough! I’ll admit that at times I’m lonely. I miss the banter, the camaraderie, the learning and even the politics and bitching that comes with having colleagues & teammates that you see in an office for 8 hours 5 days per week.

Candidates tell me that they are more productive when they work from home and they work longer hours. I must be doing it wrong because I don’t, I get asked to do the school run, I run an errand, my wife wants to chat or even “pop to IKEA”!

I appreciate it will vary greatly from position to position but is remote working actually better for business or is it just fashionable right now?

Does it really improve mental health? Looking at my own experience, I think my mental health has suffered.

Can anyone share real results where they have achieved more while working in the local Costa or from a hot desk compared to going to the office?

Are you a business owner who has recently implemented a WFH policy? Are you pleased with the results so far?

I’d love to hear your views, opinions and stories – Is The Office Really Dead?

Senior Frontend Engineer | Tech Product | London | £70,000+

Senior Frontend Engineer | Tech Product | London | £70,000+

We’re looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer with excellent Javascript skills to join an internationally diverse, sociable, dynamic team with a clear vision and strategy.

You’ll join the Product and Engineering team where every decision made is with the customer at its core. You’ll be expected to constantly ask yourself, ‘will our clients benefit from this?’

As a Senior Frontend Engineer you’ll need commercial experience with the following technologies:

  • Javascript
  • React
  • Jest & TDD
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • CSS 3
  • HTML 5
  • Git
  • npm / yarn
  • Webpack

Would be great if you had an interest in or are familiar with:

  • React Hooks
  • Typescript
  • React Testing Library, Cypress
  • Storybook
  • GraphQL, Apollo

You’ll be responsible for ensuring our client continue to deliver a world-class user experience for their customer’s, other key responsibilities might include :

  • implementing prototypes to ensure a fast feedback loop when collaborating with designers, product managers and customers
  • managing and maintaining our UI component library
  • managing our styling architecture
  • collaborate with design on ideation and redesign of components
  • pairing with our engineering team
  • interested in transitioning your design-oriented background towards a more engineering focussed role

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced business with lots of room for creative freedom. They offer flexible working, including parent-friendly working hours, flexible hours, working from home days and £1000 annual self-development budget. 

If this sounds a great to you as it does to me, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

LHR – Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

Front-end Developer (Angular) | eCommerce | London | c£70,000

Front-end Developer (Angular) | eCommerce | London | c£70,000

Are you looking for the opportunity to join a great business and make your mark, helping to take an already leading eCommerce site to the next level? 

We’re looking for a Front End Developer to join a fantastic technology team. 

You’ll work with an Angular 7 codebase, utilising Typescript, Pug, SCSS, Jest (for Unit/Integration tests), Cypress (E2E tests) & AWS, backend by APIs to our Ruby on Rails platform. 

The technology team complete many projects such as UI/UX improvements. CMS management, performance improvements, deeper analytics and integration of the latest SEO and testing techniques. Alongside developing for our three international sites, you’ll be able to work with other teams – from building Slack bots, using serverless technologies, infrastructure, integrations into other systems and playing with the cutting edge tech during our regular hack-days. We love to share our ideas on our blog and at meetups/conferences. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for frontend technologies coupled with at least 2 years commercial experience using Angular (4+ or JS), TypeScript, and previous experience of bringing user-centred product design into production. 

You’ll need knowledge of current and emerging front end technologies, in particular, single-page applications, gained as a frontend (or full-stack) developer, ideally on a customer-facing product. 

The role will involve working with RESTful APIs and ideally, you have contributed to the design of new APIs. 

You’ll be able to demonstrate how you can build great user experiences, favouring simple and easy-to-use UIs, and take a mobile-centric approach that stretches beyond responsive design to concerns such as performance and scale-ability. 

This role represents a fantastic opportunity for you to play a leading part in delivering the product and technology roadmap, and ensuring optimum technical approaches are chosen. This will mean writing, reviewing and supporting code, taking ideas from requirements to production code, and being responsible for quality at every step along the way, whether it’s testability, UX or architecture. 

If you are a Front-end Developer with Angular skills and experience who would thrive in an informal, startup environment where everyone is friendly and sociable, with regular company-wide events and you like the sound of working with developers of all skill levels, using code reviews, pair programming and other techniques to improve the team as a whole then please get in touch ASAP! 

Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

LHR – Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

Javascript (Angular) Developer | First of Their Kind Products | London | £70,000+

Javascript (Angular) Developer | First of Their Kind Products | London | £70,000+

We’re hiring a permanent Javascript Developer specifically with expert Angular skills to join and existing tech team to help build brand new applications that are genuinely cutting edge in the industry – Providing products and capabilities not previously seen in this sector.

As a Senior Angular Developer, you’ll work on a responsive, web application using the latest Angular version, written in Typescript, and focus on typing code. You’ll practice continuous integration, write clean, maintainable, consistent code, with a big emphasis on testing, quality and communication.

Job Objectives:

  • Work closely with the front-end team lead and commit to improving the code base
  • Work closely with other developers and contribute to the team dynamic
  • Work closely with the design team to create high quality user experiences and interactions
  • Work closely with our backend team to define data structures and contracts and API interactions
  • Collaboratively improve the Agile processes within the team – be a positive voice

Skills Required:

  • Experience of Angular and Typescript
  • Experience in RxJS observables
  • Experience in writing test in Jasmine/Karma/Protractor
  • Experience in writing SCSS skills without reliance on a framework – we love Flexbox!
  • Experience in an Agile environment
  • Experience in CI/CD

Nice To Have Skills

  • Experience with Angular Material
  • Experience with NgRx state management
  • Pact Contract Testing
  • Highcharts
  • TDD/BDD background
  • Nx Workspace

We are looking for a strong communicator who is open, honest, collaborative and willing to continue to learn.  If this sounds like you please get in touch ASAP. Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

 

Front-End Developer – React.JS | E-Commerce | London | £75,000+

Front-End Developer – React.JS. E-Commerce. London. £75,000+

We are working on a great opportunity for a Front-End Developer with React.JS skills to work with a well established and forward-thinking e-commerce platform who are renowned for building state-of-the-art digital experiences for customers all over the world.

This really is a unique opportunity to be part of something new, help build something special from scratch, feel the energy of a small agile team coupled with the financial resources of an industry leader.

As an experienced Front-End Developer, you will work in multi-functional agile teams, using modern JavaScript frameworks with a key focus on React.JS and Redux.JS technologies. 

Teamwork and idea-sharing are key here and you will be tasked with frequently pairing with technical and non-technical team members to design and develop high quality scalable and maintainable solutions.

You will need:

  • Experience of developing user-facing web applications for commercial organisations.
  • A strong background in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Considerable experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React.js 
  • Experience of working in active agile teams 

Nice to have

  • Experience with UI/UX design and user testing. 
  • Mobile development 
  • E-commerce experience

Do you want to be a key figure and help shape & build the future of our business? If so, please send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com ASAP