Ruby Software Engineer. London Start-Up. Brilliant Working Environment. £70,000

cropped-rubies-2021887.jpgRuby Software Engineer. London Start-Up. Brilliant Working Environment. £70,000

Our client has built a unique platform to enable SME businesses to run smoothly and are going through an incredibly exciting stage of growth.

The platform automates much of your team’s vital information – from onboarding new staff to tracking holiday, managing benefits and more.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and talented Ruby Software Engineer to join the growing team.

People love working here for a variety of reasons, you’ll be challenged and learn new things daily but the core office hours initiative where you are free to start at 10 am has definitely been enjoyed (Monday – Thursday 10-3, Tuesday & Friday 10-5:30)

As a Senior Ruby Developer, you’ll be expected to use your extensive knowledge of Ruby web development to improve and maintain an application relied upon by customers every day.

The ideal candidate will be a Ruby and rails expert with some Javascript knowledge and experience too. The best candidates will have commercial experience with much of the below:

  • Ruby: Rails, Sidekiq, RSpec, Capybara
  • JavaScript: jQuery, Jasmine
  • Infrastructure: Heroku, Postgresql, Redis

Key Requirements for the role of Senior Ruby Developer include:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience working with Ruby and Rails.
  • A strong understanding & commercial experience of web applications.
  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude and enjoy receiving feedback.
  • A commitment to the use of best practices.

On offer are a genuinely fantastic work environment, a competitive salary and an enthusiastic and friendly team along with benefits such as equity options, learning budget, hack days and monthly socials.

If you’d like to join a fast-growing startup while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance and having a considerable impact on the direction of an outstanding product, please get in touch ASAP!

Please call me on 07858973473 and email a CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

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In the current candidate-driven market, businesses need to have a strong, succinct narrative that tells candidates who you are and what you’re about. It’s more important than ever to cut through the noise and stand out from your competitors as a great company to work for.

Your ability to bring your brand to life and tell a compelling story with passion is vital if you want to recruit the best people.

Paying more money, giving free fruit, having a work hard play harder culture and or having a work from home 1 day per week policy have all been done, it’s old hat and frankly, everyone does it. Your brand and company ethos is not just for customers and clients – potential employees want to be emotionally engaged and buy into the bigger picture. If you like the look of a candidate, so will 10+ other companies, so you HAVE to connect with them on another level.

So what are candidates looking for? We’re seeing a growing trend in demand from developers for the following things:

  • Tech Stack
  • Company story – what’s the background and culture of your business?
  • Purpose – what are the company goals and objectives and how does the role contribute?
  • Vision – where is the company going and how are the team involved in taking it there?
  • Learning opportunities – how are you supporting and developing people?
  • Team Info (size, composition, level)
  • Money

If you can clearly articulate your offering and be bold about who you are and what you stand for, then you have a great chance of recruiting strong candidates.

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £60,000

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £60,000

My client has been named one of The Financial Times’ most ‘Disruptive Companies’ and one of Wired Magazine’s ‘100 Hottest Start-Ups’ – They are already the leading business is their marketplace, working with everyone from industry known brands to super exciting start-ups.

They have raised over $20m in funding to date, have an ambitious vision and clear values – it’s a fantastic time to join!

LHR is working directly and closely with the CTO to add a Full Stack Software Engineer to the team with strong skills in Ruby and Ruby on Rails along with excellent Frontend development experience; especially React and modern Javascript (ES6)

As a part of the Product team, you will be a key part of continuously improving existing applications, and bringing new features to life. You’ll be helping to build the best experiences possible for customers and you’ll need to be passionate about the user experience and solving challenges with creative solutions.

The role:

  • Help architect and build solutions to business critical problems
  • Experiment with new tools and technologies to produce cutting-edge solutions
  • Be a part of a self-organising, results-oriented agile team
  • Keeping the Stack relevant by helping to adopt a microservice-inspired architecture

Requirements:

We’re looking for a mid to senior level candidate who has opinions and wants to do the right thing; we want you to own the product, and care about the direction it goes in

The best candidates will care deeply about writing good code and high-quality automated tests; you’ll have no dedicated QA team, so it’s important for you to be able to test thoroughly

A good understanding of any of the following would be a bonus:

  • Experience of AWS (or similar) services, such as EC2, RDS and RedShift; you’ll be exposed to these in this role, even if you have no previous Ops experience
  • Elasticsearch, Sidekiq, state machines, data warehousing, and ETL processes
  • Experience of managing applications on cloud environments (using tools such as OpsWorks)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Full Stack Developer to participate and contribute to interesting projects such as:

  • Building tools and recommendation engines to help match brands to their perfect short-term retail space
  • Creating a first-class communications platform
  • Providing continuous improvements in the way the team collect and provide data to use when making decisions
  • Improving the deployment pipeline to reduce the time taken to get changes into production
  • Providing necessary data and functionality to our frontend developers, whether directly or through well-designed APIs

Along with a great team of talented colleagues and endless learning opportunities our client also offer free team lunch every Friday, a very competitive salary and stock options

For more details please contract Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or send an email to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Ruby on Rails Developer | R&D | Oxfordshire | £65,000 + Bonus & Options

Ruby on Rails Developer | R&D | Oxfordshire | £65,000

Fantastic “out of London” client is keen to hire a Senior Ruby Developer. Work from home options + Bonus + Options (Pre IPO)

If you are a Senior Ruby Developer based in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire who is keen to build innovative technology with great colleagues without having to travel into London every day please read on…

LHR looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer to join a leading R&D company in Oxford. This is a great opportunity for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer looking to work on challenging projects with an incredible company.  

The Role  

As the Ruby on Rails Developer, you’ll be working on the front end of my client’s complex web applications. This is a senior role within the company so the Ruby on Rails Developer will have a great opportunity to contribute to wider strategy and architecture, as well as mentoring Junior Developers.  

The Company  

A local success story, the Ruby on Rails Developer will be joining an incredible research and development company who are at the forefront of their field. You’ll be joining during a period of growth, so the opportunities for your role moving forwards are huge! 

What’s Required?

For this Ruby on Rails Developer position, we’re looking for a Senior Developer with significant previous experience developing web applications using RoR.

We’re ideally looking for experience with the following:

  • Strong background coding with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with other open source languages such as PHP, Python and JavaScript will be beneficial
  • Previous experience building complex web applications, such as e-commerce systems, would be great  

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lead Python Software Engineer | Greenfields Project | London | £75,000/£80,000

Lead Python Software Engineer. Greenfields Project. London. £75,000/£80,000

We’re looking for a Lead Python Developer to join the backend team of a fantastic client with a number of opportunities.

You’ll be joining a team of experienced developers that practice continuous delivery and assist with building brand new applications in the construction space.

Since this is a new team, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to shape practices and culture. Our client is incredibly keen on creating a positive development culture, with communication and openness extremely important.

Skills Required

Ideally, you’ll be an Agile-aware developer with experience of API development coupled with experience of a language commonly used in a back-end web app (Python, Ruby, Scala, Clojure), and flexibility in different programming paradigms (Object Orientated, Functional Programming).

You will also understand the importance of infrastructure as code. You appreciate the benefits of TDD and also enjoy being able to work closely with other members of the team to develop technical solutions to problems. You will be joining a collaborative team that try to work cross-functionally as much as they can.

Most Valuable Skills

  • A good grasp of Python 3
  • Experience of a Python web framework (Flask/Django/Pyramid)
  • Experience of Object Relational Mappers (and their positives/negatives).
  • Experience of cloud development and architecture.
  • Experience in an Agile environment, specifically CI/CD.
  • Solid track record in producing secure fast systems.
  • Experience designing APIs for applications to consume.

Nice To Have

  • Docker
  • Azure
  • MyPy

The backend consists of a number of Python web services talking to one another over HTTP. We serve data to an Angular frontend. The ability to work incredibly closely with the frontend team is an especially important aspect of this role – our best successes have come from working as closely as possible with frontend and product ownership to build end-to-end applications which fulfil the needs of the business. We are keen on static type-checking in our code and tend to favour functions over classes.

The Lead Python Developer role represents a unique opportunity for someone who is open and honest and willing to learn.

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

LHR is a boutique recruitment business focusing on niche & modern tech, specifically in the world of Ruby and Python related Web Development Technologies.

 

PHP Developer | Online Marketplace | London | £50,000+

PHP Developer | Online Marketplace | London | £50,000+

A talented & confident PHP developer is required for an exciting and award-winning online company in London.

As a PHP Developer, you will join a team working on a variety of projects and products from building features on the core platform, creating brand new sites & features, as well as internal tools.

There’s a tight-knit team of PHP & Front-end developers who work within the tech team, working collaboratively – We are looking for confident and ambitious Developers who want to learn and contribute to creating the best software possible.

Key requirements;

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and approach to challenges.
  • At least two years’ commercial programming experience.
  • Experience working with frameworks, preferably Symfony.
  • Experience with OOP in PHP7
  • Proficiency in MySQL.
  • Proficiency with cross-browser, cross-platform issues and dedicated to web
    standards.
  • Experience working with CMS or e-commerce systems.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and proactive Developer to work for a dynamic, growing company – The successful PHP developer will have a wide range of benefits, ranging from a great location, modern offices, brilliant colleagues, fantastic learning and career progression opportunities as well as a great culture.

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lewis Hollings Technology Recruitment is a boutique recruitment business focusing on niche & modern tech, specifically in the world of Ruby and PHP related Web Development Technologies.

Senior Ruby Developer | Mobile-first Start-up | London | £450/£500pd

Senior Ruby Developer | Mobile-first Start-up | London | £450/£500pd

LHR has partnered with a fantastic Mobile-first Start-up to hire a Senior Ruby Developer on an initial 6-month contract.

We are looking for an experienced and talented Contract Ruby Developer to take full ownership of his or her work – The best candidates will be interested in building a brilliant product, not just writing code.

Our client has some interesting and challenging problems to solve and they offer a great opportunity to work within the Fin-Tech space.

Here’s the current stack:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • React
  • Heroku
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Github

Requirements Required skills & experience:

  • Significant experience working with Ruby on Rails, and relational databases
  • Substantial experience with automated testing, integration testing and TDD
  • Strong ability with OOP Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • A thorough understanding of what’s required in building scalable software
  • Extensive experience of working as part of an Agile product team
  • Experience with ES6, React, React native
  • Experience working on mobile apps

The contract is based in the Old Street area of London, ideally, you’ll want to be part of the team and on-site between 9-5 on weekdays but there is some flexibility to work remote / from home a couple of days a per week.

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Test Engineer (Mobile and Web) | Financial Services | London | £65,000

Test Engineer (Mobile and Web) | Financial Services | London | £65,000

Our client is a “leading technology company with a suite of financial products” rather than an old-school bank. We are working closely with them to hire a Test Engineer.

This is a genuinely unique opportunity to join a business whose aim is to change an industry. We have already helped them build an amazing team in central London and we’re looking for an ambitious, customer-focused Test Engineer to jump on board.

The Test Engineer will be a dedicated test specialist working in the engineering team that develops our web apps as well as React Native components targeting our mobile apps.

The role suits a mid-level test specialist with strong software testing fundamentals and experience with test automation, who is keen to further develop and progress within a growing organisation.

If you’re innovative, curious and not afraid of a challenge, we’d love to hear from you

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience and skills:

Essential

• Experience testing customer-facing Android and iOS mobile apps

• Techniques and methods of formal test analysis and design, including test data management and agile and exploratory testing.

• Solid understanding of modern digital technologies, in particular, single-page web applications, native mobile apps, and RESTful web APIs.

• Requirements analysis, including refinement of user stories and acceptance criteria.

Mid-level programming skills in at least one modern programming language applied to the development of automated regression tests/checks.

• Experience operating within an agile process and team.

As a technology-led organisation, we expect our engineering staff to be technically adept and knowledgeable. The role involves programming automated tests across multiple frameworks, with support available from our SDETs and developer colleagues on your team.

What you will be working on:

• Analyse and decompose user stories to ensure that acceptance criteria are clearly defined and testable.

• Create tests, plans and charters that are designed to comprehensively appraise and validate new developments against the acceptance criteria.

• Set-up and execute tests to implement the above plans, investigating and reporting issues. Assist with defect triage and re-testing.

• Develop automated web and mobile regression tests, using our existing automation frameworks, using WebdriverIO (JavaScript), Espresso (Java/Kotlin) and XCUITest (Swift).

• Help refine the test lifecycle and integrate test automation with deployment and release processes, including continuous delivery pipelines.

• Assist with preparation and delivery of product demonstrations.

• Provide visibility of relevant performance metrics and outcomes through tracking and reporting.

This is a wide-ranging role that provides the successful candidate with an exceptional opportunity to broaden and enhance their skills within the dynamic Fintech industry. You will:

• Work in a small, mission-based team of experienced professionals, giving you lots of responsibility as well as opportunities to learn and develop.

• Have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology

• Gain experience working in a fast-paced, high growth, purpose-driven organisation.

• Work in a supportive environment that encourages learning and improvement.

Finally, as part of a broader testing community, you will need to coordinate with colleagues in the mobile and back-end teams to share knowledge, keep aligned, and share and advance improvement initiatives.

For more information send your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com ASAP!

Ruby Developer. Tech Start-Up. London. £50,000 – £65,000

Ruby Developer. London. Tech Start-Up. £50,000 – £65,000

Are you a Ruby Developer with the following traits? Thoughtful, entrepreneurial, ambitious, down to earth, positive, self-starting, creative, challenging with the ability to push back, execution focussed, high integrity, fun, transparent, high energy, able to think strategically but also roll up their sleeves. Above all, scrappy with a sense of humour?

Do you want to contribute to the company strategy every quarter with the whole team in a business where everyone has shares in the business?

We are delighted to be working with a team of pet lovers and tech experts here to make life brilliant for pets, their people, and less fortunate pets too.

We are looking for talented Ruby Developer to help bring game-changing innovation to a $100bn global industry!

You’ll be joining our founding team of over 30 experienced startup characters and entrepreneurs in our state-of-the-art HQ near Exmouth Market – and you can even bring your dog to work with you!

What will you be doing?

– Extending Solidus/Ruby on Rails API to serve our clients
– Writing high quality, simple and clean code
– Placing emphasis on outcome rather than output (think OKRs)
– Aspire towards TDD but be pragmatic about it
– Engaging in smart chatter about our code with the team
– Be expected to dip into some frontend too e.g admin interfaces, data visualisation

You’ll be building the core experience on top of the open source platform Solidus (formerly Spree). This means you’ll be contributing back to this project as well as to our own private repositories.

This is not a job where you’ll just sit and turn specs into code, it’s a challenging and rewarding role where you’ll be building the basis of an experience that our users and partners will love.

Here are just some things we like!

Ruby on Rails, Spree/Solidus, REST, Swagger, GraphQL, Pusher, Stripe, ActiveSupport::*, RSpec, Paperclip, Cloudinary, Redis, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Sidekiq/Resque, Puma, nginx, Docker, AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a massively ambitious business with a totally inclusive culture with maximum transparency and zero hierarchy!

For more information send your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com ASAP!

Web Developer (React / Drupal / PHP) |Contract |6 Months | £300-£400 pd \ London

Software Engineer – React / Drupal / PHP – £300-£400 Per Day – 6 Months – London

Our client is the leading online publisher of legal, regulatory, political and business information.

Delivering accurate and impartial analysis daily via a cutting-edge technology platform, has ensured they have become the essential information service for the industries we cover.

Due to brand new product launches and expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Web Developer with experience in React & Drupal8 to join the team.

Key skills:
*JavaScript
*React
*Drupal8
*PHP
*HTML
*CSS

This role is based in London however some remote working is available.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build a brand new product from scratch with an established & leading business. For more information please send your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com ASAP