Ruby on Rails Developer

LA International
£300 - £425 per day
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
We want to expand our team of outstanding developers to help the build and run great digital services for the people of the UK. Candidates must have strong skills in frontend or backend web developer (or both) and be ready to quickly get to work within a multi-disciplinary team of developers, designers, editors, analysts focussed on one or more products or projects. Day-to-day you will be responsible for working with that team to design, create and improve new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government. The main responsibilities of the post are: Building web and mobile products to serve a variety of citizens' needs. Implementing API's for internal and external use. Building up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a Continuous Deployment environment. Being involved in the wider web development community, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences. Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers PERSON SPECIFICATION - COMPETENCES/SKILLS REQUIRED Essential: Experience building server-side web applications and detailed knowledge of at least one programming language (we use a range of languages including ruby, python and scala) and/or detailed understanding and experience of front-end web development (HTML/CSS/JS) An ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience Experience working on technical projects within a team Working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X Knowledge of the use of version control systems such as subversion or git Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques Desirable: Knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems System administration and configuration management skills Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites Understanding of the use of Responsive Web Design Experience of working with JavaScript libraries to produce data visualizations Experience of designing and maintaining public HTTP API's Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage In addition to the specialist skills listed above successful candidates will need to demonstrate broad competencies as below. Must Haves Front End Ruby (language) Ruby on Rails (framework) Can do transactional services using open source Useful Front End Javascript (client side logic) SASS/CSS (styling) Cucumber (Integration Testing) Capybara (Used in tests to drive web browser) RSpec (Unit testing) Services Java (language) Dropwizard (framework JUnit (Unit testing) Backend MongoDb (No-sql database) or Postgres Source Control Git (distributed version control) Git flow (managing our branching strategy) GitHub (code respository) LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015. This job was originally posted as

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