Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Software Personnel International
20 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Our client is a rapidly expanding, award-winning, customer service focused company specialising in car benefit schemes for employees.

First to market they hold the most experience in these niche schemes, and have maintained a market leading position of 20% in this rapidly growing new market, expected to make up 10% of new car sales by 2025.

Key to the success is a focus on simplicity and a passion for providing customer service that is second to none. We employ a dedicated team of individuals who go together to make up the company’s dynamic and proactive team.

They are proud to boast one of the best online driver sites in the industry which has been designed around user experience and constant innovation and improvement to make things easier for our customers.


Based in brand new state of the art offices at Croxley Green Business Park, which is just two miles from Watford city centre. The Metropolitan line is just a short walk from the office or you can hop on the free bus service to Watford junction and be at Euston within 20 minutes.

As well as a competitive salary, they want employees to share in the success of the company so they have an in-house Academy to ensure our employees meet their full potential. We also offer a range of benefits including Private Medical Insurance, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance, along with softer benefits like daily free fruit, delicious coffee, away days & holiday trading.


The company is in a strong phase of growth and due to a new IT infrastructure and product suite we are looking to expand the team with a Senior Ruby (and Rails) developers. You will work in a collaborative Agile environment where you will be working with different departments to come up with the best possible solutions. Product ownership discipline is also being developed to create highly efficient product teams.

The development approach is a continuous evolving one as we embrace new technologies and if it makes sense for the business then we use it. We always start with Open source tech and encourage community interaction.If we can add something to the community, we will.

Our new Tech stack includes Ruby, Rails 5, Redis, Ansible, Postgres. We are going to be using Action Cable and other new features in our products

There is always an opportunity to learn new skills, explore new tech and to mentor junior developers. Pair programming is encouraged.


The ideal candidate will be great with people, have excellent communication skills and able to multi task efficiently. They will work under pressure using their own initiative with a creative approach to problem solving.You will also be a self-starter, used to working on your own initiative or as part of a team, if necessary flexible in your approach to work and hours required to complete the task in hand.


* Significant commercial experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails

* Assisting with Architecture Design and Development

* Experienced in designing, developing and implementing creative, innovative and technically leading solutions

* Responsible for implementing new architecture to support our products

* Working with members of the business at all levels, to formulate technical solutions to meet business needs

* Experience working in Agile teams and in a TDD approach

* Producinggood quality, well-structured code. Always thinking about performance

* Great communication skills talking to varying parts of the business and translating that into development speak

Wide range of benefits including:

* Employee Benefit Trust

* Pension scheme

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* Generous holiday entitlement with the option to purchase additional days

* Group Life Assurance Scheme

* Private healthcare insurance

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