Ruby/Back-end Developer (Growth team)

South Bank
12 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
h2. About Loot

Loot is on a mission to empower young people in the UK to know more about their spending, so they can do more with their money. Our goal is to become the leading millennial current account.

You’ll be joining a highly driven and passionate team who are dedicated to delivering a product that makes a difference to our users’ everyday lives.

*We are looking for a Ruby/Back-end Developer (Mid Level) to join our Growth team.*

The Growth team at Loot is responsible for designing and testing different experiments, in order to discover the best possible experience for our customers and make it easier than ever for young people to know more about their spending, so they can do more with their money.

We are building a creative, analytical and diverse cross-functional team made up of engineers, designers and analysts. We each represent our own discipline, but our contribution to growth spans way beyond our normal specialism.

As the challenges of growth in a startup are always evolving, we're looking for ambitious, analytical and energetic individuals to join the team.

h2. As a Backend Engineer on our Growth team, you will:

* Build platforms, systems and big data infrastructure to help fuel Loot’s user growth.
* Collaborate with the engineers, designers and analysts on your team to design and execute experiments.
* Proactively identify opportunities to improve our growth and experimentation infrastructure, tooling, and process.
* Provide strong technical feedback to other engineers through code reviews, engineering design reviews, and collaborative problem solving sessions.

h2. We're looking for:

* 2+ years experience in Ruby and Rails
* Experience working in a collaborative team environment
* Passionate about making high user impact and building the best experience for the user
* Theoretical and practical understanding of OOP, SOLID and CleanCode principles
* Experience using TDD practices
* Fluidity in operating Unix-based systems
* Experience in implementing and integrating with HTTP APIs
* Experience with REST/SOAP APIs
* Experience with microservices architecture
* Good understanding of Messaging Queue Protocols

h2. Bonus points if you have:

* Experience with front-end web development
* Run A/B tests and analysed the results
* An understanding of growth-related metrics (Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral & Revenue)
* Experience in playing Mario Kart

*Important:* We want to be transparent with our candidates. "Here": you can see how Loot will process information about you.

*PLEASE NOTE:* Loot will only accept applications from candidates legally allowed to work in the UK. We will not be providing visa sponsorships for this role.

h2. Why Loot?

* Talented and leading; We like having a team of great people that can learn from and be inspired by each other
* Collaboration is key; there’s no such thing as pulling rank here
* A balance of focus and motivation with chill out and fun
* Fun and exciting FinTech Startup, supported by industry professionals
* Endless supply of coffee and EBT (English Breakfast Tea)
* Market-rate salaries
* Apple Tech Setup

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