Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Our client, a tech start-up disrupting the supply chain within the fashion and apparel industry, is looking to hire a team of skilled and experienced Software Engineers.

Having built a successful MVP, secured excellent funding and the onboarding of a number of key clients (some very high profile), we are now hiring the first, second and third members of the Product & Engineering team. Starting with a Senior Ruby Software Engineer.

Being an early member of the team this role offers massive opportunity to create culture, define processes and huge scope for innovation within the product. This role would best suit a Senior Developer who is keen to own and lead tech product development.

The current product is built on a Rails/React stack, with solid unit and integration test coverage and supporting infrastructure allowing automated deployment to Digital Ocean.

The best candidates for this role will have:

  • Excellent Ruby/Rails experience
  • The ability to set up another software stack.
  • Experience with databases and infrastructure technologies.
  • Strong understanding of both software development & product development practices.
  • AWS experience.
  • Javascript (React)

Your primary focus will be writing high-quality software that delivers the product strategy. The current product really is in its infancy with an exciting roadmap ahead, and this is excellent opportunity to create a platform that has a huge impact on brands, manufacturers, and – ultimately – end consumers.

We imagine the perfect person will have Start-up experience and is currently sat in a tech business thinking “this could be run better, this team and product could function better” This is your opportunity to make that difference and change how software development should be done…

As well as an excellent base salary there are company options available along with flexible working hours and working from home.

Contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

 

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £65,000+

Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby & React) | Leading Online Marketplace | London | £65,000+

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 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!

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

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

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