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Senior Ruby Web Developer

Employer
Cookpad
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

As a Cookpad Ruby developer, you will join a very high performing global team to help deliver our Web and API services to end users all over the world.

Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It's a global platform used by more than around 100 million people every month across the world. Nearly 5 million recipes have been created by people in almost 80 countries.

And we're only just getting started.

We are passionate about our mission to make everyday cooking fun. This is because we believe that cooking is the key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities and the planet.

Our heritage is unique Cookpad was founded in Japan in 1997 and is a listed company in Tokyo. We set up our international HQ in the UK and here we're a start-up, building the global platform and working with our colleagues around the world.

Cookpad is growing at speed and we're looking for exceptional people who make things happen and create solutions on the scale we're looking for.

It feels like a start-up with global ambition. We work in small, collaborative teams and in a creative, fast-paced environment.

The role is based in Bristol in the UK - one of the most exciting emerging tech hubs in Europe, a city on National Geographic's cool list and regularly voted the best in the UK.

What's it like to work at Cookpad? Visit www.cookpadteam.com and https //medium.com/cookpadteam to find out more.

Is this role for you?You will be an advocate of Ruby on Rails, love writing tests, and have thorough knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and SQL. You should also be at home refactoring and debugging large applications with a distributed team, and with tens of millions of users per month, you will also be adept at working at scale and with performance always in mind.
  • Rapidly develop user-facing features, predominantly using Ruby and leveraging the Rails Framework
  • Support our backend platform that serves web clients and provides REST API endpoints for mobile client apps
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-tested code
  • Contribute in all phases of development
  • Investigate and resolve performance issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies
  • Review PRs from other team members to maintain quality and share knowledge


Requirements
  • Experience working professionally with Ruby on Rails
  • Experienced in performance, debugging, and refactoring
  • Comfortable with the full stack to deliver features from idea to production
  • Inquisitive, motivated, and comfortable working with a distributed, multinational team
  • Desire to rapidly contribute to Cookpad services and improve the experience for millions of users.


BenefitsWhy join Cookpad?People join us because they share our vision to improve people's lives. As a company Cookpad invests heavily in learning and development -we hire smart people who thrive in small, highly collaborative and energised teams, and who look at what we do and want to be part of it.

Valuing our team means we offer competitive salaries, an employee referral scheme and very generous benefits, including 7% employer pension contribution, income protection and life insurance, and an employee referral scheme. We are central to transport hubs and bike routes which helps with flexible working and all-important downtime with family and friends.

In our usual working environment breakfast is provided every day, we have a fully stocked and fully equipped team kitchen where we can cook together and there are weekly pilates/ yoga classes.

In this interim period due to the current global pandemic we are working to keep as many of our perks as possible available to our staff. This includes moving the pilates/ yoga classes online as well as company socials and attendance of meetups.

Equal OpportunityThe Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Your PrivacyWhen applying for a job with Cookpad, we will collect personal data about you. We use that personal data for recruitment and hiring related activities, including analysis of those activities. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of the General EU Data Protection Regulation and UK GDPR as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.

You can read more about how we use your personal data in our privacy policy, as well as your data protection rights. If you are an applicant from Europe, you can read our privacy policy here. If you are an applicant from a country other than Europe, you can read our privacy policy here.
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