Ruby Rails Developer
Remote
Contracted to Full Time
Posted: 2020-10-15

We are looking for a Rails developer to help on one of our flagship e-commerce projects.

Overview

We specialise in building bespoke software for global businesses, and have a team of highly-skilled and multi-disciplined engineers. Our primary focus is to deliver exceptional value to our customers and as such are proponents of Agile methodologies.

In order to grow our team, we are looking for a talented Engineer with a very strong Ruby background to join our E-commerce team. As the ideal fit, you should be used to working with full stack Rails, with frontend Javascript frameworks such as Vue being a bonus.

This role is a full-time contract position and you can work from wherever you want.

Skills & Qualifications

  • MUST: Very strong Ruby background (Rails 5+, Rspec, Metaprogramming etc)
  • MUST: Experience with modern JavaScript/ES6 libraries (e.g. React, Vue.js, Angular) and Webpack
  • MUST: Experience with Bootsrap (preferably Bootstrap 5) and responsive design
  • MUST: Experience performing in a team and working harmoniously with others
  • MUST: Native level written and spoken English
  • MUST: Be able to overlap within an hour of UK working hours
  • SHOULD HAVE: Experience working with different languages and technologies
  • SHOULD HAVE: Ability to navigate, understand, and reuse large existing codebases
  • SHOULD HAVE: A basic understanding of UI/UX design principles
  • SHOULD HAVE: Experience with devops (Heroku, AWS etc)
  • BONUS: Experience with Contentful

Responsibilities

This role is perfect for a candidate that not only enjoys development, but also wants to have input on the best approach and implementation method. On a typical day you will:

  • Work in dynamic squads in a team of 10+ skilled & enthusiastic Ruby engineers
  • Morning stand-up with the team via video, a full structured development process
  • Have a direct input in application architecture decisions
  • Write efficient and testable code
  • Review PRs created by your fellow team members
  • Document your code concisely and clearly
  • Take part in regular retrospectives to improve the team process
  • Take interest in overall design quality and proactively make improvement or feature suggestions from a technical point of view

What we look for

An ideal candidate has:

  • Available to join within a few weeks
  • Based in a location with a Time Zone between GMT -2 to GMT +2
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional written and spoken English communication skills
  • A proactive and autonomous approach towards work
  • Experience working across a variety of different languages
  • Ability to work on large codebases which require patience to understand
  • High quality coding standards
  • Strong team ethic; keen to help other team members succeed
  • Experience working full stack

Delivering exceptional value to our customers is imperative. The ideal candidate is the perfect brand ambassador; a brilliant technical mind with the accompanying interpersonal skills necessary to function in a team environment.

As an Ascent developer you will work in a small and close-knit group. Our mindset is focused on constant iteration and improvement.

Benefits

  • Work remotely
  • Great compensation
  • Flexible holiday
  • Exceptional support network from your team members

Our Culture

  • World class delivery and attention to detail
  • Strong customer focus
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Can-do approach
  • Positive attitude towards change
  • Quick and eager to learn
  • Highly collaborative

 

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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