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Ruby Developer – Global FinTech R & D Team – Learn Clojure

A Mid /Senior Ruby Developer is required for a major FinTech business, a true R & D environment with a team of 25 rotating across multiple product builds which have won a string of awards. You’ll be a Strong Ruby Developer, keen to work on different tech and theyll be bringing in Clojure, shortly; creating complex tools on crowd-investor related products. They currently have more projects than they do developers, and boast a fantastic range of senior developers from the Ruby community. They help nurture really strong Ruby talent, with their own Junior development programme, which gives you the opportunity to not only learn but mentor juniors too. You’ll learn best Agile practices, with constant, continuous integration, but best of all is the freedom & creativity to contribute to innovative complex Ruby systems in a real R&D environment – a Red Bull Future 50 List Winner & features in the TechCrunch startup 100 list.

Location: Central London (SE1)

Salary: £45,000 to £65,000 DOE


Technology-wise, they use a full Ruby stack,  including Cassandra, Redis, AWS, Elasticsearch, and are not averse to using any other tech that helps to keep themselves ahead of the game. They’re bringing in Clojure, for example.

Skills & Requirements

Ideally, you will have at least 2-5 years development experience.

On top of a passion for technology and a good working knowledge of Ruby

Knowledge and experience with
Version Control (Git) –

Agile methodology experience (TDD/BDD/XP/Scrum)

– Testing (Cucumber/Rspec)

– Databases (PostgreSQL/MySQL) – 24×7 environment

– Deployment (Chef/Capistrano)

– CI (Hudson/CC/Jenkins)

High demand transactional web sites.

As to the more mundane requirements, they will expect that you have strong knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems. Comfortable using the command line and command line tools (for deployment, etc.) and not being scared of using unix text editors (like vi/emacs). Knowledge and experience with more than one language a distinct advantage (python/ruby/perl/javascript/erlang).

This is one of those environments that Ruby Developers love, a true Research & Development Ruby house that’s not afraid to use new tech to solve problems, that produces truly game-changing and disruptive products in its field, and that rotates its high-calibre Ruby Developers through multiple discovery phase (and established) projects. There’s a platform here to develop what you want to, teach juniors and mentor in a structure junior development programme, present to the team and to the Ruby Community as a whole with a pride of knowing you work for one of the most disruptive technology hubs in London.

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