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Senior Ruby on Rails Developer


  • £550 per day
  • South West London
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 809104504

Job Details

My Central Government client based in South London is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer who can successfully hit the ground running.

As a senior developer at MOJ Digital & Technology you will be designing and building web systems that make a genuine difference to people's lives.

You'll make sure we build things the right way, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends, whilst delivering working software early and often.

You will have demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby and a good working knowledge of modern back end web frameworks such as Rails or Django, as well as an understanding of front end development in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

An understanding of version control (ideally with Git) is essential, as is an awareness of automated testing techniques, modern deployment approaches and how cloud infrastructure is managed.

Key duties will include:

Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs

Be responsible for development of large areas of projects, or small projects in their entirety.

Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment.

Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers.

Transform government into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern development practices.

Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance.

Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you'll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call).

Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers.

Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers.

You will need:

Experience of software development with significant knowledge of Ruby.

A systematic approach to solving problems.

Experience using automated tests to continuously validate your work.

Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery.

Experience working in agile environments.

Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and working in a multi-disciplinary team.

A working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X.

An awareness of technologies used for web applications, e.g databases, backups, CDNs and search, and of Unix-like operating systems, eg. Linux and/or Mac OS.

You will have a BPSS for this role.

If you or know anyone who would be interested, please get in contact and call Remy on 0121 230 9100.