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Software Engineer (Web)

Role: The successful candidate will take responsibility for working as a software engineer within an agile team to develop the company’s web-based applications in Ruby on Rails.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a cross-functional software team (consisting of Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers and testers) to develop software using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Take responsibility for the quality and speed of your own deliverables.
  • Perform automated and manual testing on your own work.
  • Assist other members of the engineering team where required.

Characteristics:

  • Experience of working in a distributed workforce in an agile development team.
  • At least 3 years of commercial experience (or equivalent) in web application development.
  • At least 1 year of experience with Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • At least 1 year of experience of working with relational databases.
  • At least 1 year of experience of using distributed source control management.
  • At least 1 year of experience in writing automated tests.
  • Understanding of programming, networking and information security principles.
  • Enthusiasm for understanding technical ideas and explaining them clearly to other members of the team.
  • A strong standard of spoken and written English.

Desirable characteristics: 

  • Web application development experience spanning multiple projects.
  • Experience in writing tests using RSpec and Cucumber.
  • Experience working with and on Linux/Unix operating systems.

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