Ruby on Rails Developer

Ruby on Rails Developer

Job Title: Ruby on Rails Developer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00113520_1574333138
Contact Name: Millie Scriven
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 21, 2019 10:45

Job Description

Contract opportunity: Ruby on Rails Developer London initial 6 months INSIDE IR35 - £500-550 per day

Please note: This role is INSIDE IR35, please do not apply if you are not happy working inside IR35

You will be designing and building web systems that make a genuine difference to peoples lives.

You will have demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby and a good working knowledge of modern back end web frameworks such as Rails or Django, as well as an understanding of front end development in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

An understanding of version control (ideally with Git) is essential, as is an awareness of automated testing techniques, modern deployment approaches and how cloud infrastructure is managed.

You will:
- Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs
- Be responsible for development of large areas of projects, or small projects in their entirety
- Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
- Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers
- Transform government into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern development practices
- Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
- Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you'll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)
- Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers
- Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers

All our developers should have:
- Experience of software development with significant knowledge of Ruby
- A systematic approach to solving problems
- Experience using automated tests to continuously validate your work
- Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery
- Experience working in agile environments
- Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and working in a multi-disciplinary team
- A working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X
- An awareness of technologies used for web applications, e.g databases, backups, CDNs and search, and of Unix-like operating systems, eg. Linux and/or Mac OS

As a senior developer you'll also have:
- The ability to quickly learn new languages and frameworks and willingness to pick the right tool for the job
- The ability to manage technical debt appropriately and proportionately
- Knowledge of open source principles and technologies
- Familiarity with practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps
- Experience of mentoring and supporting your colleagues, whether one-to-one or in groups

Lawrence Harvey is acting as an Employment Business in regards to this position. Visit our website and follow us on Twitter for all live vacancies @lawharveyjobs