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

Senior Front-End Developer (HTML5, CSS3, SASS & React) | Luxury Brand | W.London. | £60,000+

Senior Front-End Developer (HTML5, CSS3, SASS & React) | Luxury Brand | W.London. | £60,000+

Lewis Hollings Technology Recruitment are delighted to be working in partnership with a leading, luxury brand in their search for a Senior Front-End Developer.  This is a permanent position and is based full-time in West London offices.

You’ll be joining a medium sized and talented development team which contains back end developers (PHP5, Symfony2) and front-end developers (HTM5, CSS3, LESS, SASS).  

You’ll be working on developing API driven, MVC-based JavaScript components.

Key experience required:

  • Strong front-end development skills HTML5, CSS3, SASS
  • OO JavaScript
  • jQuery, AJAX
  • Git

We are very interested by experience with React.

This is a genuinely fantastic opportunity to join a leading, luxury brand who boast exceptional offices where progression is based on contribution and skill and not politics.

The team contains a number of ex-agency developers who have taken the best elements of that environment whilst installing the quality guidelines and processes of a ‘Product’ environment.  In short, you’ll have the best of both and worst of neither; a fun place to work that ships quality code.

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

Senior Front-end Developer. London,. £60,000

Senior Front-end Developer. London,. £60,000

My client,​ ​an​ ​award-winning​​ ​website​ ​and​ ​booking​ ​service​, is looking for a Senior Front-end Developer to create ​and​ ​update​ ​a large​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​global​ ​systems.​ ​Some​ ​are​ ​complex​ ​databases,​ ​some​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​functional back-end​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​others​ ​are​ ​customer-facing​ ​websites.

We are looking for a Front-end Developer who is ​ambitious, passionate and ​bursting​ ​with​ ​ideas​ ​about​ ​the​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​systems​, solve problems​ ​and​ ​always​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​his/her​ ​skills.​ ​

​You​ will need to ​love​ ​JavaScript,​ ​CSS​ ​and​ ​HTML and the best candidates will be motivated by building great technology solutions, want​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​a​ ​great​ ​team​ ​who​ ​care​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are​ ​doing​ ​the​ ​right​ ​thing​ ​in​ ​the right​ ​way.

Working ​in​ ​a​ ​Linux/Symfony​ ​environment.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​be  contributing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​API-driven,​ ​MVC-based​ ​reusable​ ​JavaScript​ ​components​ ​and systems

Key​ ​technical​ ​skills  

  • React​ ​&​ ​Redux  
  • native​ ​JavaScript​ ​(ES6)  
  • OO​ ​JavaScript  
  • Javascript​ ​Unit​ ​Testing​ ​TDD​ ​(preferably,​ ​mocha,​ ​chai,​ ​sinon)  
  • HTML5,​ ​CSS3​ ​and​ ​SASS  
  • Git  
  • Webpack​ ​and​ ​npm​ ​as​ ​a​ ​build​ ​tool  
  • Responsive​ ​layouts,​ ​cross-browser​ ​support  
  • Website/Frontend​ ​performance​ ​optimisation  
  • Single​ ​page​ ​app​ ​experience  

Nice-to-have​ ​skills  

  • JIRA​ ​-​ ​Agile,​ ​Scrum​ ​experience​ ​(sprints,​ ​retrospectives)  
  • BEM  
  • Backbone.js/Ampersand.js
  • Lodash  
  • Twig​ ​templating  
  • API​ ​and​ ​third-party​ ​integrations​ ​(Google​ ​maps,​ ​analytics​ ​etc)  
  • Good​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​Usability/UI/UX

This is great opportunity to join a talented, social and friendly team of c20 Developers (Javascript Front-end & PHP Back-End) work in a great industry and solve real life tech challenges daily.

Please get in touch ASAP to learn more and apply

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It was lovely of Zenon to leave this recommendation for Jordan earlier today.

“It’s a real pleasure working with Jordan. He has been quite professional, honest, patient and eager to help with anything. He shows real interest in his clients and actually listens to them. He is without a doubt one of the best recruiters I’ve encountered so far and I highly recommend him.”

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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

Playing The Long Game

I wrote a blog last year and mentioned the need for clients and candidates to work with a specialist recruiter. I’ve always believed niche and specialist is the way forward but never really been brave enough to be one. I’ve been a recruiter for 14 years and always worked the technology market, predominantly with Developers, but never specialised in a particular technology for any length of time.long-road-478155_1920

Niche recruitment agencies & consultants have a clear advantage over general recruitment agencies. They specialise, don’t try to cater to everyone and know their market, which is why I believe they deliver superior service to clients & candidates. I no longer see a benefit of working across a wider market – there may seem to be more opportunities, but the reality is it is much harder to develop specialist knowledge in a large sector and long-term you’ll make fewer placements and add far less value.

Over the last few months, a serious injury has allowed me time to reflect and review my time in the recruitment industry – 14 years is a long time. I have always liked the security of having lots of clients who needed people and several ‘live vacancies’. The problem was they didn’t become placements. Placements I made were down to graft and luck rather than science or intelligent recruitment. I’d start every assignment from scratch and be working on 7 or 8 different types of roles at one time.

Late last year I bit the bullet and made a change and decided to work only within the ‘Ruby’ technology market. This allows me to really know my market and have my finger on the pulse. But it also means I have had to learn to say NO to new business from other markets, a daunting prospect for a small company. However, it’s been the best decision I ever made and in truth, I should have made it years ago.

Saying no to jobs I could probably fill in favour of new business, lead chasing, endless voicemails and emails nobody replies to sounds crazy but I’m “playing the long game“. Recruitment these days is more about adding value than ever! I want to add more value to clients and candidates and I want to stay in the industry. Trying to work on lots of vacancies in lots of different verticals shows me that the recruiter is only really interested in making as much money as possible. Focusing on a niche market, becoming a specialist, is about delivering the best quality service and adding value, which will lead to loyal customers and repeat business.

It’s a tough call for a start-up because cash is king but nobody wants to be a flash in the pan either. Russell Clements, ex CEO of Computer Futures tells Roy Ripper that all good recruiters should “Know their market” “Be an expert” and to “Be famous for something“. Intellectual curiosity makes a different!!

I love that I’m no longer purely motivated by filling vacancies. I’m more interested in building long term relationships with clients and candidates. Repeat business is what drives me and this suits my motivations and skill set far better these days.