Back-end developer

Giki Social Enterprise
Wimbledon Park
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Giki is looking for a back-end developer with good knowledge of Ruby and other back-end technologies. We value a bundle of qualities: open-mindedness, technical skill, good decision-making, being practical and kindness.

You'll be joining a start up social enterprise with a big mission: to inspire people to make small, regular changes in their shopping which are good for them, better for the environment and fairer to others. We want to make all consumption sustainable.

Please send us a short paragraph on why you think Giki is the right place for you and include an example of how you have used / could use coding to solve a sustainability problem you are concerned about.

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More details:

You'll be focussing on development of our back-end infrastructure and the services that power them.
Tech Stack:
• An API built using Postgres, Ruby, Ruby on Rails
• Frontend React Native mobile app
We expect you to spend your time on the back-end parts of the stack but you're welcome, and encouraged, to grow into the other parts too.
Not only will you get the chance to build an amazing product but you’ll also be part of a team with real purpose. You will work with our development partners and the co-founders who will encourage you to contribute and implement your own ideas.

Essential Skills:
• Passionate about technology and its ability to be a force for good
• Able to work designing the architecture for, and planning of, your own solutions to problems
• Experience using a back-end MVC framework in a dynamic language, preferably Ruby-on-Rails
• Experience working with SQL databases, designing schemas and writing custom queries
• Happy on GitHub
• Be open, communicative, and fun to work with
• Have a keen interest in open data, data analysis and visualising data

• Competitive salary and potential equity
• Pension Scheme
• Good holiday
• Purpose
• Flexible working

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