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!

Senior PHP Developer (Laravel) | Fast-growing Startup | London | £60,000

Senior PHP Developer (Laravel) | Fast-growing Startup | London | £60,000

Lewis Hollings Technology Recruitment are excited to be working with the definition of a promising, fun, fast-growing early-stage startup!

Since founding in 2015, customers have expressed their love with fan mail, they’ve been backed by top-tier investors and they grew more than 700% last year.

Together we are looking for Senior PHP Developer with extensive Laravel experience.

The backend infrastructure is primarily PHP/Laravel and MySQL on AWS. “We’re using the full set of tools and services available to us from Amazon Web Services to build out new functionality in a service-oriented environment”

Requirements: 

  • Professional experience with server-side PHP scripting (5+ years).
  • Experience with Laravel (2+ years).
  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software.
  • Experience in designing, building, and consuming public APIs.
  • Familiar with AWS for full stack implementation: EC2, S3, RDS, Route 53 etc.
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL).
  • Understanding of modern web stacks and architecture (HTTP, REST).
  • Very familiar with web front end technologies (HTML/CSS/Javascript).
  • Hands-on development experience of web front ends a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of the value of well-written documentation, continuous integration, and security rules.
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced startup environment and a desire to disrupt logistics.
  • A sense of humour.

Responsibilities:

  • Have ownership of projects as also collaborate on existing projects
  • Work with our team to refine the architectural and functional roadmap of our product.
  • Ensure production systems operate faultlessly at as close to 100% availability as reasonably possible.
  • Work with our UI and UX designers and front-end developers to bridge the gap between graphic design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and helping define how the application looks and works.
  • Work directly with and report to our Co-founder & CTO to build the foundation of the company’s software.
  • Write robust application code in PHP/Laravel that powers the company’s demanding web and mobile client APIs.
  • Refactor existing software and functionality into discrete services.

We’re interested only in people who want to be part of the success story of a startup, put their DNA in the product, start from building the foundation and evolve together with the company, taking part in the major decisions about the product roadmap. We want people to own their field of responsibility, take decisions, be proactive, screw up things with pride and fix broken things with more pride.

Benefits:

  • £50-£60K salary, depending on experience
  • Top-notch kit. We’ll get you a shiny new Macbook with a monitor of your preference and all the bells and whistles.
  • £1,000 personal budget for education with conferences, courses etc
  • Unlimited purchases of books
  • Friday free lunch, free snacks and drinks every day
  • Cycle to work scheme

What we’re really looking for is someone who will love their job, and we’ll do our part to create an awesome and meaningful work environment that you’ll be proud to be a part of.

Please apply with an updated CV to discuss the role in more detail.  Jordan@lewishollings.com | 07858973473

Senior Java Developer x 2. Fin-Tech Start Up. London. £75,000+

Senior Java Developer x 2. Fin-Tech Start Up. London. £75,000+

Our client, an exciting and well funded Fin-tech start up, are hiring a team of Java Developers to be based in Central London.

As a successful Java Developer, you will already have experience with Core Java or Java 8, AWS, Microservices and Spring, as well as an excellent understanding of TDD.

You will be confident and personable in your demeanour, and not afraid to communicate your ideas and methodology to the team.

Prior experience working in a tech start-up is a massive bonus but not essential.

Required Experience:

  • Core Java or Java 8
  • Microservices
  • Agile, Lean (TDD, XP, BDD, Scrum)
  • Spring (MVC, Core, Security)
  • Passion for new technology
  • CI/CD processes and pipelines
  • Previously developed within an AWS Environment
  • Junit
  • Jira

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience of using JavaScript Frameworks/Libraries such as ReactJS, VueJS, AureliaJS, AngularJS etc.
  • Familiar with Microservices and CQRS Architecture.
  • Experience of working in a DevOps environment and using tools such as Docker & Vagrant.
  • Knowledge of trading platforms and exchanges

The role offers a competitive salary, talented colleagues, an innovative workplace operating in a dynamic and fast-paced sector – For an ambitious, creative, confident, self-motivated Java Developer, this is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference within this already great business.

For more details please call 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Mid-Level Ruby Rails Developer. Subscription/E-Commerce. London. £50,000 + Equity.

Mid-Level Ruby Rails Developer. Subscription/E-Commerce. London. £50,000 + Equity.

Lewis Hollings are delighted to be working exclusively with a leading subscription business that deliver a fantastic product to our doors while being a genuine force for good.

We are looking for a talented mid level Ruby Rails developer to join the team to design and build new digital products that customers love whilst keeping our codebase and infrastructure in top shape.

It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious developer who loves solving problems to get full stack experience across multiple languages and frameworks including Rails, React/Redux, Heroku and AWS.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full stack (Rails, React / Redux, Heroku, AWS) development and support
  • Taking a robust codebase and consolidating/evolving it as the company grows
  • Communicating with stakeholders and other team members to solve problems and build features
  • Advising on the right technology choices, knowing where it is ok to cut corners, and where it absolutely isn’t

About you:

  • You are an agile advocate, knowing how to adapt the right approach to the right team
  • You have several years of experience working in different teams and environments; ideally you have previous start-up experience
  • You are proactive, and know how to be efficient with your time
  • You are hands-on, ideally full-stack or happy to grow into full-stack , with a minimum 1-2 years of professional Ruby / Rails experience
  • You are an excellent communicator who can engage with stakeholders and deliver value
  • You enjoy pair programming and discussing technical challenges

You will be the custodian of our digital experience and so will be empowered to solve problems the way you think is best and ultimately ‘own’ the technical infrastructure. Our software doesn’t just power our digital experience on site, it also runs our complex back-office infrastructure which means your code will have real-world implications on how the business is run.

You’ll use pair programming wherever possible which allows for fast and efficient problem solving, as well as a great way to develop your technical skills by sharing knowledge and insights with the team.

Not only will you develop some serious technical skills but this role will develop a broad range of other skills from UX design, sprint planning and execution, stakeholder communication and management which will in turn help you learn how a successful subscription business runs.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary plus stock options
  • One of Time Out’s top 100 employers to work for
  • Huge opportunity to develop a broad skill set
  • Agile working environment

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

Lead Full Stack Ruby Developer | Start-up Environment | E.London | £75,000

Lead Full Stack Ruby Developer | Start-up Environment | E.London | £75,000

Lewis Hollings are working with an expanding and exciting Start-up to hire a Full Stack Ruby Developer.

Our client are award winning, leaders in their field of expertise and have customers all over globe and very ambitions plans. 

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Essential 
    • In-depth knowledge of Ruby and Rails
    • Extensive software development experience (minimum 5 years, likely 8+ years overall experience)
    • Advanced RSpec
    • Git (Comfortable with rebasing, squashing and otherwise reworking branches ready for review)
    • Proficient with Linux including system administration
    • HTML/CSS/JS
    • An ability and willingness to seek out new knowledge as required for the work

    Desirable 

    • Experience of building APIs
    • ETL experience, especially row-based methodologies such as Kiba
    • Experience with Solr
    • Advanced knowledge of operational automation on AWS, e.g. CloudFormation, CodePipeline, OpsWorks
    • Modern JavaScript stacks, e.g. ES2015, Webpack, Ember or other front-end frameworks

The perfect Fullstack Developer will have experience delivering early stage products within a startup environment.

The role is a great opportunity to work with talented Devs, solve real problems and make a real impact both to the product and people’s lives via the product.

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

Full Stack Developer – PHP & Javascript | Award Winning Online Software | London | £60,000

Full Stack Developer – PHP & Javascript | Award Winning Online Software | London | £60,000

Our client, an award winning cloud based software provider with thousands ​of ​customers ​in ​the ​UK, is partnering with LH to hire a passionate and talented Full Stack Developer with excellent PHP, Symfony and Javascript skills, ideally AngularJS ​or ​similar ​(React, ​Vue)

As a Full Stack Developer you’ll be expected to deliver ​high ​quality ​code ​using ​modern ​standards ​and ​best ​practices, work ​closely ​/ share ideas with ​colleagues and have excellent communication skills.

The team have ​big ​ambitions, we ​are ​looking for ​a ​Full ​Stack ​Developer with with excellent PHP, Symfony and Javascript skills ​who is friendly, passionate, talented and enjoys a challenge.

The projects are exciting and complex so will best suit a Developer who loves creating tech solutions that solve real problems with a desire to progress ​to ​the ​next ​level, learn and help others.

You ​will ​be ​developing, ​testing, ​and ​deploying ​cloud ​software ​using agile ​best ​practices. ​You’ll also ​contribute ​to ​technical ​design, challenge ​the ​status ​quo, ​and ​see ​the ​effects ​your ​code ​changes ​have ​on ​our ​customers.

Required ​Skills:

  • Experienced ​PHP ​Developer
  • Experience ​working ​with ​application ​frameworks ​such ​as ​Symfony
  • Proficient ​working ​with ​AngularJS ​or ​similar ​(React, ​Vue)
  • Experience ​writing ​well ​formed ​unit ​tests ​and ​functional ​tests
  • Proficient ​with ​Git ​and ​Github ​version ​control
  • Understanding ​of ​agile ​methodologies, ​preferably ​SCRUM

Bonus​ ​points

  • Experience ​working ​with ​RESTful ​APIs
  • Devops ​experience. ​Specifically ​AWS, ​Docker, ​Jenkins

If you are a ​​Full ​Stack ​Developer with with excellent PHP, Symfony and Javascript skills as well as a well ​organised, ​self ​motivated, ​critical ​thinker keen to learn and progress then please get in touch ASAP.

You’ll be rewarded with a competitive ​salary, a dynamic team, flexible management, regular team lunches and Friday ​drinks. The dress ​dress ​code is casual and the offices modern with good ​transport ​links, ​secure ​bike ​parking ​and ​showers.

Email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com or Call 07858973473

 

Contract. Senior Fullstack Software Engineer (Ruby & Javascript). Fin-tech. London. £400pd

We are looking for a Senior Fullstack Software Engineer with excellent Ruby and Javascript skills to work within the product engineering team to design and build engaging digital features for the Fin-Tech Industry,

Our client is really exciting Fin-Tech startup offering the opportunity to work with AI. 

This is a contract opportunity and we are keen to speak to developers happy to work in London – Full-time, 4 to 5 days per week.

Required Skills and Exposure:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Front-end web development with Javascript (Ember, React or Angular)
  • AWS

This would suit a seasoned contractor with great Ruby experience and an interest in AI digital products, specifically for the Fin-tech industry,

Experience with A another development languages is a added bonus as our client is comfortable using a combination of technologies, and choose the right ones to use for each tech problem they solve.

This 6 month contract paying c£400 although negotiable for the right candidates.

For more details please send a copy of your CV to CV@lewishollings.com

PHP Developer. Rapidly Growing Start-Up. London. £40,000

PHP Developer. Rapidly Growing Start-Up. London. £40,000

We are working on behalf of a rapidly growing start-up to hire a PHP Developer to help with the build and maintenance of an industry leading platform.

Working within a small team and closely with the CTO you’ll gain valuable experience and be given endless opportunities to learn while delivering several new and exciting projects.

As a PHP Developer you should have a good understanding of core development principles coupled with a determined to learn and improve all the time.

We think the best candidates will have around 2 to 3 years commercial PHP development experience along with experience in at least one modern framework (Symfony, Zend for example) You’ll also have some understanding of GIT version control and Test driven development (TDD).

The perfect candidate will have prior exposure to Zend Framework 2, GIS mapping and AWS or other cloud platforms. You’ll will have also worked in an BDD, TDD, Agile environment and had experience with other languages (JavaScript, Go, Java, Scala, Python, etc).

Our client is determined to invest in the team and will provide training budgets and external training as well as support from an experienced team, in exchange they would like to hire candidates who are passionate about technology, keen to learn and delivery the best product possible.

This a great opportunity to gain valuable experience with high-concurrency systems and the work with the very latest technologies and development practices.

For more details please call 07858973473 and email a CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com  

Ruby Tech Team Lead. Payments Industry. London. £75k + Equity

Our client, a B2B payment company powered by blockchain technology are looking to hire a Ruby Engineering team in London, starting with a Tech Team Lead.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join a young company and make a massive impact in a business backed by leading VCs in the payment space and with a presence in the UK and the US!

The perfect candidate will be a Senior Developer keen to stay hands-on and Lead a small team.

Technical Experience:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Javascript and/or Coffeescript (Backbone, React)
  • Relational databases (RDS, Postgres)
  • AWS (EC2, OpsWorks)
  • Background workers (Resque)

We need an experienced software engineer with a track record of executing & delivery on challenging projects. The best candidates will be comfortable working closely with business & product teams to determine the project road map.

Ideally you’ll have previous experience leading small sized engineering teams

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Previous team leadership experience
  • Full stack web application experience
  • Working knowledge of Rails and at least one front end framework
  • Unit and end to end testing experience
  • Experience building web APIs
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience building production-deployed web applications

To learn more about this or any of our Ruby opportunities please call 07858973473 or email your CV to CV@lewishollings.com

Ruby Software Engineer | Start-Up | London | £75,000

Ruby Software Engineer | Start-Up | London | £75,000

We are looking for a team of Ruby Software Engineers to join one of the most innovative and fastest growing “Ed Tech” businesses in Europe right now.

Our client is an award-winning software solution who are changing the way Teachers, Students and Parents issue, submit and mark homework. With already over 2 million users and a growing customer base of schools around the world our client is already very successful and have a really exciting vision for the next 12 months and beyond.

As a Senior Ruby Software Engineer. You’ll be expected to have:

*Hands-on commercial software development experience (the majority of which should be working directly with Ruby and Rails)

*Deep appreciation of OOP design principles.

*Substantial experience of building secure, scalable and performant web applications.

*Considerable experience of working with relational databases such as MySQL and Postgres.

The best candidates will communicate clearly and enjoy solving problems in a structured manner. You’ll love collaborating and talking through complex and challenging solutions.

Our client handle an average of 0.25 billion requests per week with an average peak of 46K requests per minute. The services are delivered through a substantial AWS estate comprising more than 170 EC2, RDS, ElastiCache and Elasticsearch instances and associated services.

It is a fantastic time for a Senior Ruby Developer to join the team and help deliver our ambitious (and very interesting) roadmap!

For more information or to apply for this role do send your CV to CV@lewishollings.com