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5 Aug 2012

Ruby Developer (Permanent) – Posted by TechStartupJobs Fair London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Meet and many more companies currently recruiting at the TechStartupJobs Fair on 11 September 2012, London and online at ElanceRegister here!  

We're looking for Ruby developers to work as part of our technical team at in Richmond.  As a developer, you will work closely with a cross-functional team composed of technical, creative, business development, user experience and marketing professionals.

The successful candidate will need to show outstanding Ruby and Rails skills.  Alternatively, we might consider someone with a strong object-oriented Java or JavaScript background, who wants to develop expertise in Ruby.  You’ll also need experience with Apache and MySQL (or similar) web servers and databases, and a good knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Our ideal candidate will be from an e-commerce background, with knowledge of JavaScript (in particular ExtJS), mobile web and/or native development, internationalisation and scalability problem solving, as well as experience working in a Unix environment.  We’d also like to see a history of working with payment gateways, agile development methodologies, and strong TDD and object-oriented design skills.

Becoming part of a diverse team, it’s essential that you have excellent communication skills (fluent English is a must), are well organised, detailed and accurate, can work quickly to tight deadlines and have the ability to work with junior or non-technical members of the wider team.

In return, we offer you a dynamic, fast moving, rapidly growing environment, where we value creativity and innovation, technical excellence and responsibility/ownership.  You’ll work on a variety of projects on our award-winning site, to help build customer reach and engagement, for example internationalisation, mobile sites and partner tools.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Outstanding technical ability, experience with Ruby, Rails, Java or JavaScript
  • Strong communication skills, both technically & non-technically
  • Keen software engineering approach and very good Object Oriented Design ability
  • Desire to work closely with the business, learn new things and teach others
  • Ability to take ownership of a project or issue, analyze it and solve problems not faced before
  • Mobile web and/or native development
  • TDD and Object Oriented Design skills
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Champion of modern development practices and tools, eg. Continuous Delivery with Jenkins, Source Control with Git, BDD with Cucumber
  • Previous Ecommerce experience would also be beneficial
  • Website and user experience design awareness would be an advantage
  • You’ll need a technical background, with a strong Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar degree


Award-winning marketplace is one of the most high-profile e-commerce businesses in the UK and has experienced explosive growth since the company was founded in 2006.

The site brings together over 3,000 independent small UK businesses that combined sell over 50,000 products through a single checkout. We offer an affordable route to market for thousands of designer-makers and creative businesses who otherwise struggle for custom and can lose out in the wholesale battle with high street giants. Each business has been carefully chosen by for its innovative, well-made products to inspire shoppers looking for style, originality and quality, but who never seem to find it on the high street.

Thousands of items are available to buy from a choice of departments – home & garden, women, men, baby & child, gifts, fashion and weddings – as well as dedicated collections which highlight the best products and gift ideas for key occasions including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas.

At we’re passionate about working with talented, dedicated, creative people with exceptionally high standards; people who are committed to their roles, their careers and to the company.  Above all we’re passionate about supporting small businesses and delivering a first-class experience to all our customers.

To find out more, please visit or email us at

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Job Categories: Development. Salaries: Competitive.


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