Ruby on Rails Developer

AlphaSights Ltd – London

We are seeking talented developers to help us build performant web applications for users around the globe. We work with the best tools available. Pair programing, refactoring and automated testing are all part of our daily workflow. We also encourage the adoption of new technologies and allow time to work on open source contributions.

The Team:

Coderwall Team Profile

While the rest of the firm is busy connecting decision-makers with sources of industry insight, we are focused on designing and developing the software that makes it possible. We are a close-knit, agile team that thrives on building robust solutions to real world business challenges. We keep hierarchy to a minimum, so as part of the team you’ll be involved in all aspects product development; from research and prototyping through to implementation and thinking about the architecture of our apps. We organise regular team events, hack days and attend conferences.



 
Here are some of the tools we use:
  • Shiny Macs
  • Ruby 2.0, Rails 4
  • Heroku, PostgreSQL 9.2, MongoDB
  • CoffeeScript, jQuery, Backbone.js
  • RSpec, Capybaras
  • Pusher, Websolr, Cloudmailin
  • AWS EC2, S3, Rackspace Cloud
  • HAML, SASS
 
What we look for:
  • A degree in Computer Science or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of modern web application development
  • Familiarity with dynamic languages, version control, test driven development and the command line
  • You’ll also need to be a positive team player who enjoys a good challenge and working in an energized environment


During the recruitment process we’ll be keen to learn about your past experience and interests, but we will also want to see what you can do; you can help us by providing pointers to code, applications and personal projects that we can look at. Alternatively, we may ask you to provide a solution to one of our coding challenges.