Lead Ruby Developer - Top 21 Multi-Award Winning Startup

at Simply Business in London

Lead Ruby Developer - Top 21 Tech Startup!

Simply Business, Moorgate, London

Just minutes from Silicon Roundabout and a champion of SME growth and development,Simply Business is the UK’s largest online comparison site in our sector, specialising in the SME and start-up markets.

If you’re smart, passionate about technology and enjoy solving complex technical challenges then you should apply to join our best-in-class tech team.

We are technology agnostic and don't believe that a specific programming language defines a good programmer - as such, we welcome people from other languages who would be keen to pick up Ruby on Rails. If you are already experienced with RoR - then great!


Key thing for us:

- Senior level coding skills (in any OO language)

- Passion and enthusiasm for technology (!)

- Advocate of Agile

- Experience (or desire) to lead a small team and projects


Some of our Current Projects:

Seedy - Our custom built CMS. A hybrid, markdown based, sinatra driven CMS but with a TDD undercurrent. Content changes are no different to backend refactoring. Templates are written in a custom DSL that enforces our style guide while still supporting iterative changes and automatic deployment. Across the company people (including business teams) are now being tagged in pull requests and even writing code!

Aerie - We’re overhauling our data and analytics architecture. Using the latest approaches in event streaming, we are building a brand new data pipeline based on Kinesis and Redshift that will support the analysis of both structured and semi-structured data in near real-time. This will provide rapid and intuitive customer insight to our decision makers, while also providing exciting machine learning capabilities back to our core product offering.

AAA - We are enhancing our new world platform. Our current focus is on security with a view to building out ‘infrastructure as code’ using tools such as AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, Chef/Puppet and many others. Essentially, we believe a well architected system allows us to avoid unnecessary complexity and can enable individuals to generate great output.

Our Tech Stack

• Ruby
• Rails
• MongoDB
• RabbitMQ
• Puppet/Boxen
• AWS
• Cucumber / RSpec / Jasmine
• SASS / HAML / HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript /
CoffeeScript / jQuery

This list changes all the time, as being on the lookout for new technology trials and opportunities is part of our code. We don’t believe in limiting ourselves, or the company. If there are other tools that could get the job done better, we’re committed to exploring them.

Our Principles:

• TDD / BDD
• Continuous Deployment
• Pair Programming
• Build – Measure - Learn

Our Philosophy:

We believe that by pairing the Lean Start-up Methodology of Build-Measure-Learn with Agile, we will work in the most effective way.

What we can offer:

--Competitive Salary
--Flexible Benefits package including: private healthcare, dental insurance and gym membership
-- Regular team and company events
--An opportunity to learn & develop in a growing business. We do fortnightly hackathons!
--A social working environment
--Flexible working hours
-- Free breakfast daily and regular sugary treats / snacks / fresh fruit
--A environment which drives innovation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3UtIiWQwuI
-- Funding towards tech conferences, and your training and development


Awards & Achievements

- Ranked 21 in the 'Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for' - Sunday Times 2014
- 3 Star (highest) accreditation in "Best Small Companies to Work for" - Best Companies Ltd 2014
- ‘Best Use of Audience Insight’ - Digi Awards 2014
- “Use of Organic Search (SEO)” Dadi Awards 2014
- Accredited "Geared for Giving employer" - outstanding contributions to charity
- "Most Agile Aware Organisation Award" - Agile Awards
- "Best Use of Mobile Technology Award" - Technology in Insurance Awards
- Named in the "Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA"
- Listed in "Sunday Times Tech Track 100" for fastest growing technology companies


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Published at 23 Feb 2015
Expires on 23 Aug 2015


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