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Ruby On Rails Developer

Ruby On Rails Developer

Whitehall Resources are currently recruiting for a Ruby On Rails Developer for a 6 month contract based in London.

Job Description:

You will be designing and building web systems that make a genuine difference to people’s lives. 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.


– 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
– All our developers should have:
– 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
– The ability to quickly learn new languages and frameworks and willingness to pick the right tool for the job
– The ability to manage technical debt appropriately and proportionately
– Knowledge of open source principles and technologies
– Familiarity with practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps
– Experience of mentoring and supporting your colleagues, whether one-to-one or in groups

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.