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Full time ruby-on-rails ruby reactjs
Software Development
United Kingdom
Hiring from: United Kingdom

About this job

Location options: Remote
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Industry: Enterprise Software, Software Development / Engineering, Software and Data Modernisation
Company size: 201–500 people
Company type: Private


ruby-on-rails, ruby, reactjs

Job description

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

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, etc)

  • MUST: Experience with modern JavaScript libraries (e.g. React, Vue.js, Angular)

  • MUST: Experience performing in a team and working harmoniously with others

  • MUST: Good 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 ops (Heroku, AWS etc)

  • BONUS: Experience with Contentful


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

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

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.


  • 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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