Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Ruby on Rails Developers | £45,000 + Options

A niche technology driven start up backed by the same VC firm who invested in Last.FM, LinkedIn, Facebook and Skype in their early days are looking for a number of Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers to join the London team in January 2011.

You will work within a small team to add additional functionalities to the existing application/customer facing site, implement a number of RESTful API’s and deliver a number of web based tools which will be used by the other employees, 1000’s of business partners and millions of customers.

Your skill set:

• 2 years Ruby 1.8.7+/ 2 years Rails 2.3+
• Solid understanding of OOP/OOD principles
• Exposure to Agile, SCRUM, XP, TDD or BDD methods
• Exposure to RSpec, Cucumber or Shoulda.
• Solid frontend scripting: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)
• Use of github for source code management

Nice to have:

• Experience in developing high transactional, high availability websites/applications/systems
• An interest in Kanban - Continuous Integration/Lean Programming methods

A few other things to point out:

• Our client is one of the UK’s fastest growing e-commerce companies
• They are already set to make a profit this year
• Their customer facing site attracts 100,000’s of hits a month
• The team all work in their preferred development environment. (Windows, Mac or Linux OSX).
• They use github for source code management
• They are going to be hosting a number of hack days in 2011
• They have a strong presence in the OpenSource community

So – smart, down to earth Line Manager – Small innovative Tech team with big ideas and a chance to be apart of something special!!

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.

www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Expert Ruby on Rails Developers required | London | E-commerce sector | £65,000

Our award winning London based E-commerce client have been rapidly expanding over the last 18 months. They are seeking a number of expert, Entrepreneurial Rubyists to join the already exceptionally talented team.

They are continuing to focus on the growth of the Ruby division which focuses on taking client ideas from concept to launch at ground breaking speed. Although development is at a rapid pace all code output is high quality, clean, well formed ensuring maximum test coverage is achieved.

Due to the seniority of the team, our client operates a fairly flat hierarchy so you will be a self starter, solid team player and an expert within the Ruby field. You will enjoy working within an Agile (TDD/BDD) environment and be comfortable bring ideas to the table during the daily stand ups/”Think Tank” sessions.

If you’re a Senior Ruby Developer who is not being given the chance to push technical boundaries or if you feel frustrated with the amount of “red tape” surrounding your day to day work and you are entrepreneurial, a keen problem solver/solution provider and want to remain hands on working with a number of industry experts to bounce your ideas off, you should get in contact as soon as possible.

Skills needed

• 2/3+ years Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Knowledge of Agile/TDD methods using RSpec/Cucumber/Factory_Girl
• REST, MERB
• A solid understanding of MySQL/SQL database.
• Unix/Linux/Capistrano
• Front-end scripting/UI - (X) HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RJS, Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous.
• Mac OSX
• Git/SVN

In return you will receive:

• A salary in the region of £60,000/£65,000.
• Healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday, childcare vouchers, Gym membership and a range of other subsidised options tailored to your needs.
• The best development tools/equipment on the market.
• Use of the games room
• Use of the subsidised onsite coffee shop/Café
• Personal development time
• A mature environment with some of the worlds most talented Rubyists.

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer (Junior| Midweight) | London | £35,000 + Benefits | SaaS

• Do you enjoy working in small teams?
• Do want to deliver an innovative web based system that be used by millions of users across the globe?
• Are you a Rails enthusiast who writes robust, clean code within a TDD/BDD environment?
• Do you want to start leading projects within the next 6-12 months?

If the answer is YES; have a look at this……………..

Our client/partner operates within the finance industry. With offices in the UK and across the pond, the development team are looking for someone to join their London HQ to assist in the delivery of a top notch innovative web based system which is already making a huge impact on the way private equity firms, asset managers, strategic consultancies and corporate executives connect and “do business”.

Upon joining this small but fast growing Agile team you take responsibility for adding additional functionalities to the existing application, look at ways to improve existing features and driven the development of new web based projects within the first 6-12 months.

About you

• Must have 1+ year’s commercial Rails development experience
• Be interested in delivering robust, clean and secure code
• Have exposure to Agile (TDD/BDD) delivery methods using RSpec/Cucumber
• Have personal or commercial Rails project you can demonstrate to our partner
• Have a 2.1 or above in Computer Science (or related subjects)

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.

www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer (Midweight to Senior) | London | £45,000 + Benefits

Our new client who operates within the Social Media/Networking space has just briefed us on one of the most exciting Rails jobs to be released this year.

If you’re a Senior Ruby, Ruby on Rails Developer who has experience in developing high traffic, scalable customer facing websites – give me a call – this job is guaranteed to excite you!

Our clients customer facing site already attracts in excess of 5-6 million users per month and have attracted a serious amount of positive press coverage from the likes of Tech Crunch, New Media Age and a number of leading publishing firms – all of them excited to see what’s next…….

The customer-facing site and niche social networking platform was released a few months back. The server side element of the site and social networking platform was built exclusively using Rails within a strict BDD environment using RSpec, Cucumber.

They are now looking for someone to join and maintain the existing applications, add new functionalities, integrate 3rd party API’s and create new features which will be used by millions. Once settled you will be expected to take a lead role on all new project driven work.

About you

• Extensive (18 months+) commercial experience using Ruby (up to v1.8.7) and Rails (v2.3/3.0) to deliver scalable web sites/applications
• Exposure to Agile (BDD) using RSpec, Cucumber or Factory_Girl
• Solid knowledge of RESTful web services
• Frontend – AJAX/JavaScript (JQuery)
• Knowledge of DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principals and the benefits

In addition - any team lead experience would be seen as an advantage

So………………

Great technology driven company, exciting opportunity, excellent progression plan, a highly knowledgeable team and top pay…………. What are you waiting for?

Please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.

www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer | London City | £45,000 + Share Options + Benefits

Award winning London based start up is looking for yet another Ruby on Rails addition to the development team - this will be the 4th hire of 2010.

The client in question are technology driven, have already managed to attract and retain some of the UK’s top Rails talent and are continuing to expand at a rapid pace giving you the scope to progress quickly within the business.

You will join the team to initially pair on a short two/three month SaaS project which is due for release early next year. You will then lead the complete re-build of there large scale, customer facing e-commerce site adding features, functionalities whilst working closely with the Designers/UI Developers.

The team works within a strict TDD/BDD environment ensuring all code output has maximum test coverage (using RSpec, Cucumber etc).

One last thing to relay initially – they use Mac OSX for day to day development and Linux for deployment.

About you

• 12/18 months+ commercial Ruby/Rails experience.
• Agile (TDD) exposure
• JavaScript – JQuery
• MySQL
• Linux /Ubuntu
• Proven experience in developing rails based web tools, applications or customer facing websites.

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.

www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Lead Developer/Architect (Java/Ruby) | London | Finance Sector | Salary up to £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Lead Developer/Architect (Java/Ruby) | London | Finance Sector | Salary up to £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Devonshire is looking for a Senior Developer/Architect to join a London based client who operates within the finance sector.

The company are technology driven, are in the process of refining Agile processes and with revenues exceeding targets on a monthly basis they now require someone to work as the CTO’s “right hand man” to help take there technical offering to the next level.

As a Senior Developer/ Architect you will have multiple functions which include:

• 80% hands on coding – taking ownership on the build of database driven web applications.
• Driving the technical direction – may include re-factoring existing code
• Building a world class team.
• Help to improve/refine Agile processes

Technical skills

• Ruby
• Java (J2SE/J2EE)
• Ruby on Rails
• MySQL, Oracle
• Git
• Agile (TDD)

Experience in re-factoring applications using Ruby/Rails would be highly advantageous.

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer (2 x Senior)| London City | £45,000 + benefits

Our London based Media client require two Senior Ruby on Rails Developers to join their fast growing R+D division – ideally before the year is out.

The R+D team was set up in 2007 to enable to business to deliver internal solutions from concept to launch at ground breaking speeds. With the internal stakeholders backing – It’s now the fastest growing division within the organization.

This team works exclusively with Ruby/Rails to deliver internal and customer facing web applications within an Agile (BDD) environment. They use Mac OSX for development/Linux for deployment.

About you

• 2 years Ruby on Rails (v2.3/3.0)
• Good knowledge of Agile programming methods (SCRUM, TDD or BDD) #
• RSpec
• A solid understanding of MySQL database.
• Front-end scripting - Haml, Sass, JavaScript (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:

Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer (Midweight x 2) | London | £35,000 + Benefits

Ruby on Rails Developer (Midweight x 2) | London | £35,000 + Benefits

• Have you been working with Ruby/Rails for the last year or so?
• Do you want to and boost your skill set and work alongside some of London’s best Ruby on Rails Developers?

Have a look at this…….

We are working with a Pan-European Rails firm who were one of the first in London to hire Developers with the title “Ruby on Rails Developer”. They are guaranteed to add value to your CV!

I have known the team for some time, have helped this company hire 2-3 developers this year and can honestly say they’re high skilled and a great bunch of people.

The team are all genuine Rails enthusiasts, are regulars at LRUG and spend there allocated personal development time researching new Ruby/Rails related technologies which helps them to remain at the forefront of technical advancements. The environment is innovative; the offices are in a top location and there is a very low turnover which is a rarity within the Ruby market.

What they are looking for

Two “Ruby on Rails Developers” to join the team and assist in the delivery of bespoke applications across the EMEA region using BDD methods.

Your skill set will consist of:

• 12-18 months Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
• TDD or BDD exposure using Mocha, Shoulda or RSpec
• JavaScript i.e. prototype or script.aculo.us.
• MySQL
• Git
• Be interested in developing applications using Sinatra

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer | Berkshire | £35,000 to £45,000 + Benefits

We are looking for a midlevel to senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join one of the UK’s top design/web agencies. The team are creative, innovative, have a great working atmosphere and offer immense scope for progression within their fast growing team.

The team work on projects ranging from small web based tools and applications to large scale database driven websites for big brand name clients and innovative VC backed start ups.

They are looking for someone who has worked on a variety of database driven websites who has a passion for top notch accessible web applications.

Your skill set

• 18 months Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Exposure to Haml/SaSS
• Solid CSS and XHTML
• Excellent knowledge of JavaScript (JQuery)
• Use of Git for source code control

I’ve worked with this employer for a while now, they:

1. Offer one of the best working environments
2. Give you the chance to work on Greenfield projects
3. Pay you well and value you knowledge/experience

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails Developer (Senior/Architect)| London City | up to £75,000 + Bonus

We are looking for top talent - We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Technologist to join a small team and make a big impact within one of London’s fastest growing SME’s.

The Rails team was set up this year to deliver Greenfield projects from concept to launch within weeks rather than months. In 12 months the Rails team has battled to convince stakeholders Ruby is the way forward – it’s been a huge success!

This wouldn’t have happened without the innovative, General OpenSource technologists already there – all are out of the box thinkers and at the top of there game.

We are looking for a talented individual who has a wide technical background with superb Ruby/Rails knowledge - Someone who is not just a Ruby Developer, someone who will assess the project in hand and use the best resource for the job.

Your skill set:

• Must have extensive Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Be an Agile evangelist
• Solid HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)
• TDD/BDD using RSpec

Ideally have exposure to:

• JRuby/Groovy/Groovy on Grails/Python
• Knowledge of RESTful web services
• Agile/Continuous Integration or Lean Programming environments

This is a think-tank team; you will need to be fully confident in your technical knowledge/ability – be able to put forward ideas and project solutions.

So - innovative company, great pay, the chance to test out new versions of major languages before there even released and a swanky office full of wicked people who have fun!

For full details, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Links to your github repro
• Links to your blog, online portfolio
• Details of any OpenSource contributions

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
www.Devonshire.co.uk

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 469 0801 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Monday, 29 November 2010

Senior MySQL DBA | London | Award Winning Organisation

Senior MySQL DBA | London | Award Winning Organisation | salary above market rate + PLC type benefits + training budget etc

Devonshire is working with one of the UK’s fastest growing companies to assist in the search for a Senior MySQL DBA/Developer to join the award winning technical team.

My client has been growing continuously over the last few years, they are now market leaders within the industry, are globally recognised for what they have achieved and firmly believe they wouldn’t be where they are now without the talented employees who remain at the forefront of technical innovation keeping them one step ahead at all times.

Although the title is "Senior MySQL DBA"; they are not just looking for a DBA who can install, maintain and performance tune the existing MySQL databases..............They are looking for a forward thinker, OpenSource Technologist who can implement and architect new robust scalable solutions whilst looking ahead into other ways of improving their existing database solutions.

They would love to hear from highly skilled MySQL DBA’s who want to ownership of the database infrastructure from day one, someone who wants to work closely with the Developers and Systems Administrators to grow their knowledge on a new breed of columnar and hash key storage technologies.

Your skill set

• Extensive MySQL/PostgreSQL experience (Maintenance, Optimisation, data-extraction, performance tuning, design, development and installation)
• Strong scripting skills
• Strong Linux/Unix command line knowledge
• Good understanding of Data Warehouses
• Proven experience of delivering robust scalable database solutions

In addition; if you have had any knowledge or exposure to columnar based databases such as Vertica/ infobright, or if you have experience of using hash key storage databases like Riak/ Cassandra…….we should speak as soon as possible. Opportunities in this area are few and far between..

Please contact me directly on +44 207 469 0829 for a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity. All CV’s to be sent to revans@devonshire.co.uk

Monday, 15 November 2010

Devonshire | Web & Mobile : Job Update 15/11/2010

Permanent

• Drupal Developer | London | £40,000 to £45,000

• Senior/Lead Drupal Developer | London | £50,000 to £65,000

• Senior Ruby on Rails Developer/Architect | London | £60,000 to £65,000

• JRuby Developer | London | £40,000 to £45,000

• Lead Java/Ruby Developer | London | £70,000 to £75,000

• Web/Mobile Developer (Ruby/Rails/iPhone/Android) | London | £45,000 to £50,000

• Mid-weight Ruby on Rails Developer | London | £40,000 to £45,000

• Mid-weight Ruby on Rails Developer | Berkshire | £40,000 to £45,000

• Groovy on Grails Developer | London | £45,000 to £55,000

Contract

• iPhone Developer | London | £300.00 to £350.00 per day | 6 months

• Android Developer | London | £300.00 to £350.00 per day | 3 months

• Drupal Developer | London | up to £300.00 per day | 3-6 months

For a full overview of the positions above; please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant
Devonshire | Web & Mobile

Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.

DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Drupal Developer | London

Drupal Developer | London | £40,000 to £45,000 | Permanent

Devonshire is working with one of the UK’s most recognised Drupal employers. They are looking for one more Drupal Developer to join them before the end of 2010.

You will work on a project driven basis covering all aspects of the design/development lifecycle with the chance to take ideas from concept to launch in weeks rather than months.

Skills summary

• Strong OOP background in PHP5
• 2+ years commercial experience with Drupal v6+ - including site builds, migrations and custom module development
• MySQL/SQL
• Frontend - HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Prototype/JQuery)
• SVN/Git for source code management

For an immediate response; please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk. Any of the following would be useful:

• Links to your Drupal ID
• Details of any contributions/commits
• Links to your personal blog/website

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant
Supplying contract and permanent specialists in the:
Ruby | RoR | Drupal | LAMP | iPhone | iPAD & Android development arena.
DDI: +44 (0) 207 469 0829 | Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822 | E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk

Monday, 25 October 2010

Head of Mobile Development | Media/Broadcasting Sector| London

Head of Mobile Development | Media/Broadcasting Sector| London | Salary + Bonus + Full PLC Benefits.

• Do you consider yourself an Agile evangelist?
• Have you led the delivery of iPhone/iPad or Android applications over the last 12-18 months either as a Senior Product Manager/Release Manager?
• Are you interested in becoming apart of the Leadership team within one of the worlds major players within the Media/ Broadcasting industry?
• Do you have the drive to expand their mobile offering and deliver a number of iPhone/iPad and Android applications that will take the app-store by storm?

If you answered yes to the above please read on……….

My client are looking for an entrepreneurial, “Head of Mobile Development” to improve technical strategy, increase their mobile offering and lead the delivery of world class mobile applications (iPhone|iPad | Android).

You will:

• Take ownership of the Mobile application development strategy.
• Manage multiple development & delivery teams to release iPhone/iPad/Android applications etc.
• Liaise with all areas of the business at Management level i.e. Marketing, Creative and Interactive to implement processes, sprint cycles and Agile/SCRUM Methods.

Your experience:

• A solid understanding of Agile development methods (SCRUM/XP).
• A strong understanding of the mobile technology landscape.
• A strong track record in leading the delivery of complex mobile applications. (iPhone/iPad/Android)
• Be comfortable liaising with “non-technical” teams to communicate technical issues, timescales and projected output….

In return they are offering an excellent salary, performance related bonus, share scheme options and all the other PLC benefits you would normally expect from a large PLC.

For more information, please contact me directly via:

revans@devonshire.co.uk | +44 207 469 0829 | +44 7940 390 822

Friday, 1 October 2010

Devonshire are offering you an iPad, 40" TV, iPhone4 or £500.00 voucher of your choice for your help!!

Good afternoon,

I have 12 permanent openings across the UK and Europe at the moment, some have been ongoing due to multiple hires and others have just been released this week.

I’ve been through my initial industry contacts and now need to reach Rubyists who haven’t spoken with me before. We are able to offer the following to anyone who is able to help by refering a Ruby on Rails Developer to us who then goes on to work at one of our clients on a permanent basis,*:

32GB iPad with WiFi.
SONY Bravia 40" Full HD LCD TV
16GB iPhone4
£500 voucher of your choice Lastminue.com, Red Letter Days, Conference tickets etc etc etc

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Thanks,

Rhys

+44 207 469 0829

Friday, 20 August 2010

Vacancy two: Expert Ruby on Rails Developer required | Berlin | €60,000 to €80,000 + Relocation + Share Options + see below

Vacancy two: Expert Ruby on Rails Developer required | Berlin | €60,000 to €80,000 + Relocation + Share Options + see below for full list | Contactors also considered

Devonshire is working with a new client, an exciting start up based in a trendy part of Berlin.

They are already profitable, have been successfully growing the revenue over the last six months and have just received a large amount of funding from a well know VC firm to allow scope for organic expansion across the European Market.

The management team are strong; experts in there chosen fields with proven experience of growing e-commerce businesses from the ground up. They are technology dependent! They are looking for someone with complete Ruby expertise to join and lead the technical team to make changes, remain hands on and enhance the core product with the full support of the “piers” above.

Upon joining you will work directly alongside the CTO acting as a Consultant, Developer and SCRUM Master to take ownership of the core product and work on maintaining, enhancing and developing new functionalities. You will have scope to build and lead team of Ruby specialists in the future.

If you are a contractor who is available to work on site and can commit to a minimum 6 month period. I would be interested in speaking with you.

Skills needed (Technical)

• Expert Ruby, Rails
• Knowledge SCRUM and the TDD process using Test:Unit/Cucumber.
• Other MVC framework knowledge
• Haml/SaaS
• MongoDB,
• Cloud computing – Heroku/MongoHQ
• JavaScript (JQuery, Prototype, RJS etc)
• Mac/Linux
• Git
• Experience in Building and integrating API’s.

The ideal person will also

• Be a keen trouble shooter/problem Solver
• Have entrepreneurial sprit, be self motivated and a can do attitude
• Like to keep up-to-date with latest technologies

In return you will receive

• A salary in the region of €60,000 to €80,000
• Share options
• Macbook Pro, iPhone
• Assistance with re-location costs
• Tickets to leading industry events including RailsConf
• Very reasonable amount of holiday.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Senior Backend Ruby on Rails Developer required | Berlin | €50,000 to €70,000 + Benefits | VC funded E-commerce start-up.

Devonshire is working directly with one of Germanys most promising VC backed start ups of 2010.

Since the initial launch; they are making waves within European e-commerce market and are now looking to attract/hire a large number of specialist Rubyists to work on the company’s core platform onsite at the companies HQ in Berlin.

The five person Ruby team work in a strict Agile, test driven development environment covering all aspects of the SDLC. You will join the team and work specifically on evolving the backend Rails platform, developing and enhancing the key features and improving general performance and scalability.


If you’re an entrepreneurial Rubyist and think you can take a niche idea evolve it into a world leading technical platform with a number Ruby Gurus with the backing of a leading VC firm! This opening is not to be missed.

Skills needed
• 2/3 years Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Exposure to C/C++.
• MySQL/SQL including writing complex quires and DBA/Optimization
• Experience in scaling up web applications quickly (memcache)
• Be familiar with Agile (TDD) environments using RSpec/Cucumber
• Be comfortable working on a Mac day to day and Linux/Unix platforms for deployment.
• Knowledge of integration 3rd Party API’s, Amazon Web services and Cloud Computing
• Any exposure to Erlang/RabbitMQ would be brilliant!
• You will be a keen team player, flexible and up for a challenge.

In return you will receive:

• A salary in the region of €50,000 to €70,000.
• Share Options, Holiday etc
• Re-location costs. (Within reason!)
• New MacBook Pro with large cinema display

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer x 2 | Berkshire |E-commerce sector| Salary: £45,000/£50,000

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer x 2 | Berkshire |E-commerce sector| Salary: £45,000/£50,000

Our Berkshire based e-commerce client has been attracting some of the best UK and European Rails talent since 2007. They are exceeding revenue targets on a monthly basis which has helped them grow organically and emerge as one of the UK’s largest Ruby on Rails employers.

As they continue to expand the business across the globe they are actively seeking Senior Software Engineers with Ruby knowledge to work on a number of complex applications at the companies HQ in Berkshire.

Although the Ruby team is 15+; you will work in an elite pocket team to deliver a number of key enhancements to the companies’ core product, improve the infrastructure ensuring the high availability of there transactional systems and design/implement the improvements of the complex web applications so they can scale effectively and efficiently.

This position would suit someone who has already had experience in building development environments/platforms for high availability, high transactional e-commerce sites who wants to get stuck into a fresh challenge. They have a solid management team, a number of technical Ruby Gurus and a fantastic open plan office with real creative flair!

Skills needed

• 18/24 months Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Exdperience in using Java, Scala, or C to build high availability infrastructure.
• Exposure to cloud computing/Functional Programming
• Experience in scaling up complex web apps using memcache
• Solid understanding of MySQL/SQL database including
• Be used to working on a Mac day to day to deploy on the Linux/Unix platform.

In return you will receive:

• A salary in the region of £45,000/£50,000.
• Healthcare, pension, life cover 23 days holiday, subsidised gym membership.
• The option to work remotely within the UK
• New MacBook Pro with large cinema display
• Gaming room for the much needed downtime
• Personal development time
• The opportunity to work in a fun, sociable environment

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Entrepreneurial Ruby on Rails Developers required | Manchester | E-commerce sector | Salary depends on experience | Immediate start preferred

Entrepreneurial Ruby on Rails Developers required | Manchester | E-commerce sector | Salary depends on experience | Immediate start preferred

Our Manchester based client operates within the online/e-commerce area. Due to aggressive growth they currently require a number of Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers to join the fast paced team.

The company employs some of the most well know, highly skilled Ruby on Rails Developers in the UK. They work on a range of projects delivering micro-sites, web applications to internal web tools using strict Agile programming methodologies on a bi-weekly sprint cycle.

The development team is currently 10+; however projects are delivered in small agile/lean teams which are lead by Senior SCRUM Masters. You will have the chance to work on the full SDLC in a thriving entrepreneurial workplace.

Skills needed

• Commercial Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience (ideally 18 months)
• Agile/TDD exposure
• Knowledge of RSpec/Cucumber
• Linux, Ubuntu, Mac OSX
• JavaScript (JQuery)
• HTML, CSS
• Git/SVN
• 2.1 or above in Computer Science or other related degree

Lastly you will be a real team player as our client are going to be running a training academy for another 6-8 keen developers who have no commercial experience in Ruby who want to cross-train into Ruby Gurus. This means you may well be mentoring/pairing with Junior Developers.


In return you will receive:

• Competitive salary/Flexible hours
• 25 days holiday
• MacBook Pro + Cinema display
• Ad hoc trips industry related conferences in the UK/Europe
• Ad hoc team lunches
• The chance to learn from some of the best in the Ruby industry
• The scope to develop a career in one of the fastest growing companies within the e-commerce industry.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developers required |Cambridge | R & D Sector| Salary: £45,000/£50,000

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developers required |Cambridge | R & D Sector| Salary: £45,000/£50,000

Our leading Cambridge based Research and Development client have hired 2-3 Rubyists so far this year. Due to the steady increase in workload and continuous expansion plans they are actively seeking a passionate Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer to join the team.

The team works on large-scale, innovative application development, adding additional functionalities of the in-house tools and maintenance/support of existing projects. All project driven work is within the Agile (TDD) environment and may well move into Lean Programming due to the need for continuous integration across the internal business.

Project lengths range between 1-3 months which are currently spilt into bi-weekly sprint cycles, working in this team you get knee deep in all aspects of the front and backend development.

This position offers a fantastic working environment, the chance to work with a number of highly skilled, pro-active Developers on a number of ground breaking projects which change the way people use technology in the future.

Skills needed

• 12/18 months Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Exposure to other MVC frameworks (Django, Zend, etc etc etc)
• Knowledge of Agile/TDD methods
• Exposure to testing using Selenium or RSpec
• Strong Front-end Scripting skills- XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Prototype
• Knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line (Capistrano)
• Git

If you currently use Mac for day to day development and have experience deploying apps on the Linux server it would be highly advantageous.

In return you will receive:

• A salary in the region of £45,000/£50,000.
• Healthcare, pension, 22 days holiday and a number of tailored flexible options to your needs.
• The best development tools/equipment on the market. (MacBook Pros/Cinema displays etc etc etc)
• Free shuttle service from Cambridge station.
• Onsite Gym, Canteen etc etc etc.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

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Expert Ruby on Rails Developers required | London | E-commerce sector | Salary: £60,000/£65,000

Expert Ruby on Rails Developers required | London | E-commerce sector | Salary: £60,000/£65,000

Our award winning London based E-commerce client have been rapidly expanding over the last 18 months. They are seeking a number of expert, Entrepreneurial Rubyists to join the already exceptionally talented team.

They are continuing to focus on the growth of the Ruby division which focuses on taking client ideas from concept to launch at ground breaking speed. Although development is at a rapid pace all code output is high quality, clean, well formed ensuring maximum test coverage is achieved.

Due to the seniority of the team, our client operates a fairly flat hierarchy so you will be a self starter, solid team player and an expert within the Ruby field. You will enjoy working within an Agile (TDD/BDD) environment and be comfortable bring ideas to the table during the daily stand ups/”Think Tank” sessions.

If you’re a Senior Ruby Developer who is not being given the chance to push technical boundaries or if you feel frustrated with the amount of “red tape” surrounding your day to day work and you are entrepreneurial, a keen problem solver/solution provider and want to remain hands on working with a number of industry experts to bounce your ideas off, you should get in contact as soon as possible.

Skills needed

• 2/3+ years Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Knowledge of Agile/TDD methods using RSpec/Cucumber/Factory_Girl
• REST, MERB
• A solid understanding of MySQL/SQL database.
• Unix/Linux/Capistrano
• Front-end scripting/UI - (X) HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RJS, Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous.
• Mac OSX
• Git/SVN

In return you will receive:

• A salary in the region of £60,000/£65,000.
• Healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday, childcare vouchers, Gym membership and a range of other subsidised options tailored to your needs.
• The best development tools/equipment on the market.
• Use of the games room
• Use of the subsidised onsite coffee shop/Café
• Personal development time
• A mature environment with some of the worlds most talented Rubyists.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
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Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

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Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers required x 2| London City | Web 2.0/Media sector | Salary: £40,000 to £50,000

Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers required x 2| London City | Web 2.0/Media sector | Salary: £40,000 to £50,000

Our London based Web 2.0/Media client are on the second round of there 2010 expansion plans. After successfully securing a top Rubyist who has now settled; they are now interested in hiring two more experienced Rubyists to join the specialist new product division.

The team currently stands at five with the view to hire another two by the end of 2010. They are highly experienced and are highly regarded within the business. They have a total of 15 years Ruby experience between them. They base the development on pushing technical boundaries, remaining at the forefront of technical advancements within the Opensource development space and keeping active within the London Ruby scene.

You will work closely with the “business as usual” team within an Agile (TDD) environment using RSpec to deliver a number of web tools and applications for internal use on a global scale. All development is from the ground up! You will take ownership, get involved in the prototyping stages and take the project from concept to launch. Progress is measured in-line with the bi-weekly sprint cycle.

This is a challenging role; you will be expected to work hard, deliver to tight deadlines and use your expertise increase productivity. This position offers a stable, team driven environment within a dynamic/growing organistation. For a large firm there is little “red tape” restrictions on the tools available for use.

Skills needed
• 18/24 months Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial experience
• Hands on experience of working within an Agile/TDD environment using RSpec/Cucumber
• MySQL/SQL database including performance tuning/creating tables.
• Experience using Linux (Capistrano) for deployment
• Front-end scripting - (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)

If you have any knowledge of Knowledge of JRuby/Java or Scala would be also be highly advantageous!

In return you will receive:
• A salary in the region of £40,000/£50,000.
• Healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday, childcare vouchers and a range of other subsidised options/discounts on conference trips/learning material etc etc etc .
• Personal development time
• The ability to move into different areas of the business/scope for promotion i.e. Lead/Management

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Are you a PHP, Perl, Java or Python Developer looking to move into a Ruby on Rails position?

Are you a PHP, Perl, Java or Python Developer looking to move into a Ruby on Rails position?

Our Manchester based client operates within the online/e-commerce area. Due to aggressive growth they currently require 4-6 passionate technologists who are keen to cross train into Ruby on Rails gurus in a short space of time.

The team already employs some of the most well know, highly skilled Ruby on Rails Developers in the UK. They work on a range of projects delivering micro-sites, web applications to internal web tools using strict Agile programming methodologies on a bi-weekly sprint cycle.

Interested?

Upon joining you will be brought up to speed quickly start the fast-track Ruby Academy – this will include:

• Initially developing/supporting a number of non-business critical applications for the internal business. (intranet sites, internal tools etc etc etc)
• Pairing with a Senior/Specialist Ruby Developers.
• Continued support and personal development time.

To be considered you will be:

• Have a good understanding of 00 principals
• Have commercial experience in PHP, Perl, Java or Python.
• Knowledge of MVC frameworks
• A quick learner
• Be prepared to put in the work to get up to speed.
• Have a passion for opensource in general
• Have developed a number of commercial web tools, applications or websites demonstrating your OO knowledge.
• Have started or completed a pet project using Ruby/Rails.
• 2.1 or above in Computer Science

In return you will receive:

• Competitive salary
• 25 days holiday
• MacBook Pro + Cinema displays
• Trips to industry related conferences in the UK/Europe
• Team Lunches
• The chance to work with the best in the Ruby industry
• The scope to develop a career in one of the fastest growing technical areas of the Opensource industry.

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | Dublin | €55,000 to €60,000

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer/Guru | Dublin | €55,000 to €60,000

Devonshire is working with a leading Dublin based firm to set up a new division. This division will work closely with the Senior Management to focus purely on the prototyping and new product development using Ruby/Ruby on Rails.

You will be involved in the design, development and testing of world class social games following Agile (TDD) methods within a small, growing team. Using your technical expertise you will liaise with the internal business to map out sprint cycles, have a huge say in the technical aspects of the projects and mentor less experienced Rubyists as and when required.

For the right person there is an immense amount of scope to move up within the business and there is also certain amount of flexibility on salary.

Skills needed:

• 2/3+ years Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial exposure.
• Linux, Ubuntu.
• MySQL
• TDD using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
• HTML, CSS.
• Git/SVN

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Ruby on Rails Developer | SW London | £35,000 to £45,000 | Pan European Start Up | Fancy working remotely after 3 months?.......

Ruby on Rails Developer | SW London | £35,000 to £45,000 | Pan European Start Up | Fancy working remotely after 3 months?.......

Devonshire is working with a small, fast growing private equity funded start up who are in the process of building a strong UK Rails team.. The London office requires a Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to start as soon as possible.

You will work alongside 2-3 other Rubyists to deliver a number of key projects for external clients using all the latest tools/technologies. This is a permanent position with the option to work remotely two/days a week after three months onsite.

Skills needed:

• 2+years Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial exposure.
• Linux, Ubuntu, Capistrano
• MySQL
• Mongo_DB
• Strong JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
• HTML, CSS.
• Git/SVN

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Monday, 26 July 2010

Ruby on Rails Developer | North London| £35,000 to £45,000 | Media

Devonshire is working with a leading London based Media firm to grow the New Product Development team. This flagship division focus on the delivery of small web based apps and tools for the internal business using strict Agile (TDD) methods with release cycles on a bi-weekly basis. These applications are used on a global scale.

The team has already hired a number of experienced Rubyists this year however due to the rapid app development aspects Ruby/Ruby on Rails brings to the table against Java, Perl etc it is set to become my clients primary programming language moving forward.

Although the team is a reasonable 5-10 Developers strong; there is still room for a bright Rails enthusiast to make a big impact.

Skills needed:

• 18 months+ Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial exposure.
• Linux, Ubuntu, MAC.
• MySQL
• Exposure to TDD methods using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
• Haml, SaaS
• Git

A big plus if you have:

JRuby
Java, Scala or Perl.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Midlevel Ruby on Rails Developer | Dublin | €35,000 to €45,000 | Online Gaming

Devonshire is working with a leading Dublin based firm to set up a social gaming division. This division will work closely with the Senior Management to focus purely on the prototyping and new product development of social games using Ruby/Ruby on Rails.

You will be involved in the design, development and testing of world class social games following Agile (TDD) methods within a small, growing team.

Skills needed:

• 12 months+ Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial exposure.
• Linux, Ubuntu.
• MySQL
• TDD using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
• HTML, CSS.
• Git/SVN

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Ruby on Rails/JQuery Developer | Dublin | €35,000 to €45,000 | Digital Agency

Devonshire is working with a leading Digital Agency who use Ruby/Ruby on Rails as there primary programming language.

You will be involved in the development of web based tools, applications, microsites and large scale e-commerce sites for clients within the SME sector. Our client is always seeking ways to improve the end users experience.

Day to day development is on a MAC, they use Linux for all deployment.

Skills needed:

• 18 months+ Ruby/Ruby on Rails commercial exposure.
• Linux, Ubuntu, MAC.
• TDD using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
• HTML, CSS.
• Git

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK or Europe, please e-mail your up-to-date CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

• Source code examples/code snippets
• URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
• Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | London City | Permanent | £45,000 to £60,000 (DOE) + Flex Plan/Benefits | 100% Onsite - No Telecommute - No Outsourci

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | London City | Permanent | £45,000 to £60,000 (DOE) + Flex Plan/Benefits | 100% Onsite - No Telecommute - No Outsourcing Companies

Devonshire IT is working with a leading SME to hire a number of Midlevel Ruby on Rails Developers to join the London team.

The Rails team was set up 3-4 years ago to enable the business to quickly release new products, web tools, applications and internal micro sites. Due to the positive response from the internal end users the Ruby team is going to be expanding throughout 2010/11.

They work within the strict Agile/TDD environment with sprint cycles ranging depending on project size. The team receives 10% personal development time to research/keep up-to-date with new advancements within the Ruby space. The team will regularly attend the likes of LRUG, RailsConf Europe etc etc etc.

Ruby (Ruby on Rails) 3+ years commercial knowledge
Haml, SaaS (XHTML, CSS)
JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype)
XML, MySQL
UNIX, Linux command line use
Source control via Git/SVN
Agile (TDD) or Paired Programming
RSpec/Cucumber/Factory_Girl

If interested; please e-mail your up-to-date CV, salary expectation and availability to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call 0207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Any of the following will support your CV:

Source code examples/code snippets
URL’s to any blogs you author/ personal websites
Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Devonshire will pay a fee for successful referrals. For more details e-mail ror@devonshire.co.uk

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Ruby on Rails Developers x 3 | 3-6 Month Contract | Greenfield Project | £300 to £400 per day | London City | 100% Onsite – No Telecommute – No Outsourcing Companies | Immediate opening

Devonshire IT is working exclusively with a fast growing SME to build the best Rails team in London.

They are currently setting up a brand new Rails division which will focus on prototyping, new product development and continuous integration across the internal business. You will work to short iterations using strict Agile (TDD/BDD) methods with the view to move into a lean programming environment as the team grows.

Initially we are urgently seeking highly skilled Ruby on Rails Contract Developers to work onsite in the London office to deliver a large number of ground breaking Greenfield Rails 3.0 projects over the next 3-6 months.

Skills Needed

3+ years Ruby/Ruby on Rails with exposure to 3.0
Merb
Secondary programming experience with Perl, PHP, Java or C.
A full understanding of Agile (TDD/BDD) and its pro’s/cons
Experience using RSpec/Cucumber or Factory_Girl
Excellent knowledge of the MySQL database including set up’s, performance tuning, administration etc.
Knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line (Apache/Mongrel/Ubuntu)
Git/SVN
Haml, SaaS (HTML, CSS)
A good understanding of JavaScript (Prototype/JQuery)

If interested; please e-mail your up-to-date CV, rate required and availability to revans@devonshire.co.uk for an immediate response with any of the below to support your CV:

Source code examples/Code Snippets
URL’s to any blog’s you author
Details of any Opensource contributions (gems, plugins, patches etc)

Interview slots are available on the weeks commencing the 21st and 28th with the view to start ASAP.

No time wasters please.

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Monday, 14 June 2010

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Friday, 4 June 2010

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer Required| 45,000 - £50,000 DOE + Benefits Package etc| Cambridge

I’m keen to speak with Ruby on Rails enthusiasts who are looking for a new opportunity in Cambridge.

You will join a rapidly expanding 8 + team as the technical team lead. Whilst working closely with the Head of Development; you will set out project timescales and budgets, conduct regular code reviews and draw up agreed sprint cycles whilst remaining technically hands on.

The team currently works within the Agile (TDD) environment using RSpec/Cucumber with project lengths ranging between 1-3 months. This is broken down into bi-weekly sprint cycles.

Skills Needed

• 2+ years commercial Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
• Commercial experience within one other opensource programming language i.e. Perl, PHP, Java or C.
• A full understanding of the TDD process and its benefits
• Be keen on providing maximum test coverage using RSpec/Cucumber or Factory_Girl
• Knowledge of the MySQL database tuning, administration etc.
• Knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line (Apache/Mongrel)
• Git

In addition to the above you will be a forward thinker, keen trouble-shooter and active problem solver.

This position offers a fantastic working environment, the chance to work with a number of highly skilled, pro-active Developers on a number of ground breaking projects which change the way people use technology in the future.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK, please e-mail your up-to-date CV and source code examples to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call 0207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Devonshire has been recruiting within the Ruby on Rails Development arena since 2006. We work with a large number of Start Up’s, SME’s and large corporations across a wide range of industry sectors who are always interested in speaking with experienced Rubyists.

If this position is not right for you, please do drop me an e-mail with your contact details and we’ll update you with other opportunities we have. Due to the volume of vacancies we receive from our clients, not all positions we have are advertised.

NEW POSITION - Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer Required| 50,000 - £60,000 DOE + Personal Development Time + Flexible Benefits Package etc| London

I’m urgently seeking a passionate Rubyist to join one of my Central London based clients New Product Team.

You will work within the Agile (TDD) environment using RSpec leading a team of 6 other experienced Rubyists to develop a number of brand new innovative products and web based apps for the internal group.

The team current work to bi-weekly sprint cycle’s with morning meetings reserved for serious brainstorming and coffee drinking!

You will be allocated time to try out new development tools and will also able to work on your own personal projects.

To be considered

• You will have 3+ years commercial Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience.
• Have exposure to one other opensource programming language i.e. Java, Perl or C.
• You will have exposure to Agile (TDD) methods using RSpec, cucumber or factory_girl
• You will demonstrate a good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• You will have a good eye for front-end scripting using (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript libraries (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)

By working at this company we can guarantee;

• You will receive a generous salary + a brilliant flexible benefits package.
• You’ll join a fast moving, highly dynamic and stable working environment which offers fantastic future opportunities.
• No two days are the same; you will learn something new everyday!
• You will receive continued support from Senior Management to achieve your personal aspirations.

For more information on this opportunity or for details on other Ruby on Rails openings in the UK, please e-mail your up-to-date CV and source code examples to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call 0207 469 0829 for an immediate response.

Devonshire has been recruiting within the Ruby on Rails Development arena since 2006. We work with a large number of Start Up’s, SME’s and large corporations across a wide range of industry sectors who are always interested in speaking with experienced Rubyists.

If this position is not right for you, please do drop me an e-mail with your contact details and we’ll update you with other opportunities we have. Due to the volume of vacancies we receive from our clients, not all positions we have are advertised.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Senior PHP Developer/Team Lead | £50,000 - £55,000

Senior PHP Developer/Team Lead | £50,000 - £55,000 + PLC Benefits | London City

I am looking for a Senior PHP Developer/Team Lead to join my client's New Product and Innovation team who are based in the London office.

Working directly with the Head of Development you will be responsible for driving the development of a number of high profile web tools/ applications for internal business use throughout the EMEA region.

Key accountabilities

• The design/development of web based products & tools within an Agile environment.
• Manage multiple priorities, follow sprint/project plans and meet project deadlines.
• Mentor less experienced PHP/LAMP Developers
• Project prototyping with the view to scale up quickly.

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• A very strong PHP5 development experience
• Excellent knowledge of designing, building and deploying business applications within the LAMP stack environment.
• A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Analysis & Design principles.
• Extensive experience in Agile/SCRUM development environments.
• Good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• Unix/Linux command line exposure
• MVC knowledge i.e. (Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CAKE).
• Have good front-end scripting skills - (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript libraries (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)
• Use of memcache

My client is looking for applicants who have a real passion for new technical advancements within the opensource space. You will work directly with end users within a dynamic and exciting environment at a company which offers significant future career opportunities throughout Europe. You will progress from a Senior PHP Developer to Technical Team Lead within a short period of time.

Applying

Please submit your CV and an individual cover letter outlining your experience for this role, via revans@devonshire.co.uk .

PHP DEVELOPER - MEDIA/PUBLISHING - £45,000

PHP DEVELOPER | MEDIA/PUBLISHING | LONDON CITY | £35,000 TO £45,000 + PLC BENEFITS

Devonshire is working with a leading PLC Media firm to assist in the hiring of an experienced PHP Developer to join their London office.

As an experienced PHP Developer you will join their highly dynamic team to work on a number of high profile, high traffic brand name sites to decrease bounce back rates, improve RESTful web based functionalities and integrate a number of front and backed applications within the Agile (TDD) environment using PHP:Unit.

To be considered you possess the following skill set:

· Strong OOP/OOD programming knowledge

· LAMP (OOPHP5, MySQL, Linux, Apache)

· MVC exposure using ZEND, Symfony or CAKE.

· AJAX/JavaScript, XHTML, CSS

In return my client is offering a stable and challenging environment, generous salary plus a fantastic tailored PLC type benefits package to suit your individual need.

If you thrive on producing well formed, clean, semantic code within a challenging web development environment following the best practices. Please get in contact straight away to avoid missing out on this opening.

You can either apply via the link below or contact me Rhys Evans directly on 0207 469 0829 for a confidential discussion.

SENIOR PHP DEVELOPER - GLOBAL MEDIA/ADVERTISING - £50,000

PHP/LAMP Developer x 2 | £40,000 - £50,000 + Flex + Benefits | London

Following the significant expansion of my client’s UK online presence, they are actively recruiting two PHP/LAMP Developers for the New Product and Innovation team who are based in the London office.

Working directly with the technical team lead you will be responsible for the support, development and maintenance of a number of high profile web tools/ applications for internal business use.

Key accountabilities

• The design/development of web based products & tools within an Agile environment.
• Supporting existing applications.
• Follow bi-weekly sprint cycles to meet project deadlines.
• Project prototyping with the view to scale up quickly.

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• A very strong PHP5 development experience
• Excellent knowledge of designing, building and deploying business applications within the LAMP stack environment.
• A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Analysis & Design principles.
• Good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• Unix/Linux command line exposure
• MVC knowledge i.e. (Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CAKE).
• Have good front-end scripting skills - (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript libraries (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)
• Knowledge of memcache

My client is looking for applicants who have a real passion for new technical advancements within the opensource space. You will work directly with end users within a dynamic and exciting environment at a company which offers significant future career opportunities throughout Europe.

About the company

This is your chance to become a part of my clients continuing success story. They are continuing to prove themselves as the worlds leading online advertising company, with an enviable reputation for producing highly complex web tools for the online advertising space.

Applying

Please submit your CV outlining your experience for this role, via revans@devonshire.co.uk .

HEAD OF UK DEVELOPMENT - GLOBAL MEDIA/ADVERTISING

Head of Development | £55,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits | London

Following the significant expansion of my client’s UK online presence, they are actively recruiting a Head of Development for the UK operation to join the London office.

Reporting directly to the CTO who is based in the companies European office you will be responsible for the UK’s development, strategic planning and maintenance of a number of high profile internal websites/tools.

Key accountabilities

• Overseeing the Full System Development Lifecycle within the Agile/SCRUM environment.
• Agreeing the company’s technical direction with the European Technical Director.
• Coordinating with the development, quality assurance, operations, product management and business representatives to ensure that the teams are meeting stakeholder needs.
• Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and trends.
• Close coordination with the Management and CTO to ensure best practices are in place.

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• A very strong programming background in Java, Perl or Ruby on Rails (preferred).
• Excellent knowledge of designing, building and deploying business applications for internal business use.
• A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Analysis & Design principles.
• Strong organisational skills, including the ability to manage multiple simultaneous assignments involving teams from multiple locations.
• Extensive experience in leading Agile/SCRUM teams.

My client is looking for someone who has a real passion for technology who want to lead the development within an exciting environment with significant future career opportunities.

About the company

This is your chance to become a part of my clients continuing success story. They are continuing to prove themselves as the worlds leading online advertising company, with an enviable reputation for producing highly complex web tools for the online advertising space.

Applying

Please submit your CV and an individual cover letter outlining your experience for this role, via revans@devonshire.co.uk

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer | £55,000 - £60,000

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer | £55,000 - £60,000 + PLC Benefits + | London

Due to rapid UK growth, my industry leading client is actively seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join the development team's London office.

Reporting directly to the Head of Development you will be responsible for leading the development, strategic planning and maintenance of a number of high profile web tools/ applications for internal business use.

Key accountabilities

• Driving the design/development of web based products & tools
• Supporting existing applications.
• Mentor less experienced Ruby on Rails Developers
• Accurately assess project risk associated with development activities
• Architect business critical systems based on input from business stakeholders
• Manage multiple priorities, follow sprint/project plans and meet commitments

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• A very strong Ruby on Rails programming background.
• In-depth OOD/OOP knowledge
• Knowledge of Java, Perl or C++.
• Excellent knowledge of designing, building and deploying business applications for internal business use.
• A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Analysis & Design principles.
• Extensive experience in leading Agile/SCRUM teams.
• Good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• Unix/Linux command line exposure

My client is looking for applicants who have a real passion for Ruby on Rails who want to lead a dynamic development team within an exciting environment at a company which offers significant future career opportunities throughout Europe.

About the company

This is your chance to become a part of my clients continuing success story. They are continuing to prove themselves as the worlds leading Media/Online Advertising company, with an enviable reputation for producing highly complex web tools for the online advertising space.

Applying

Please submit your CV and source code examples via revans@devonshire.co.uk .

RUBY ON RAILS (ROR) DEVELOPER - WELL KNOWN ROR EMPLOYER - LONDON

Ruby on Rails Developer | £35,000 - £45,000 + Personal Development Time + MAC etc. | London

Following the significant expansion to my client’s online e-commerce offering, they are actively seeking an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer to join the team in the London office.

Reporting to the CTO you will be responsible for the development, strategic planning and maintenance of a number of high profile external client sites and web applications within a 5-6 person team using Agile (TDD) methods to strict bi-weekly sprint cycles .

Key accountabilities

• Develop and implement new functionalities for a number of external e-commerce applications/sites.
• Software integration with external client sites
• Support and maintenance of existing applications.
• Close coordination with the Management and CTO.

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• In-depth OOD/OOP
• A strong programming background using Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Exposure to Agile (TDD) using RSpec
• Good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• Have good front-end scripting skills - (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript libraries (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)

My client is looking for people with a passion for Ruby on Rails who are opensource enthusiasts and want to work with like-minded people at a leading Ruby on Rails employer who offer significant training and development opportunities for you to become that Ruby Rockstar!

About the company

This is your chance to become part of my clients continuing success story. They are quickly emerging as one of the country’s leading partners in the e-commerce space, with an enviable reputation for producing high class database driven client sites.

Applying

Please submit your CV and an individual cover letter outlining your experience for this role, via revans@devonshire.co.uk .

SENIOR RUBY ON RAILS (ROR) DEVELOPER - LONDON - NEW MEDIA

NEW POSITION - Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £45,000 - £50,000 + Benefits | London

A leading New Media firm are seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join their London office ASAP.

You will work to weekly sprint cycles using strict Agile (TDD) methods within a small team of 3 other Rubyists to deliver a number of web based solutions for the New Media space.

You will have:

• Agile/TDD exposure using RSpec/Cucumber.
• A solid web development background using Ruby/Rails.
• Strong JavaScript, AJAX skills
• MySQL, Linux, Ubuntu, MAC, Git Knowledge

For more information please call Rhys Evans ASAP on 0207 469 0829 or e-mail revans@devonshire.co.uk .

SENIOR RUBY ON RAILS (ROR) DEVELOPER - LONDON - FAST GROWING START UP

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer/Architect | £50,000 - £65,000 + Flexi Benefits | London

One of the UK's fastest growing, award winning start up's are actively seeking an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer/Architect to join the team in the London office.

Reporting to the E-commerce Manager you will work alongside some of the top Rubyists in the UK to take responsibility of evolving the architecture and building systems that can handle millions of requests daily, whilst processing billions of records and terabytes of data.

You will also drive the design, development and implementation of new functionalities/web based applications for internal and external business use within the strict Agile (TDD) environment.

Key accountabilities

• Develop and implement new functionalities for a number of external e-commerce applications/sites.
• Developing high availability, large scalable web based applications
• Strategic planning of bi-weekly agile sprints
• Defining the systems architecture
• Support and maintenance of existing applications.

Your knowledge, skills and experience

• Experience in developing high availability, large scalable web based applications.
• In-depth OOD/OOP
• A solid programming background in Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Exposure to Agile (TDD) using RSpec
• Good understanding of MySQL/SQL database
• Unix/Linux command line exposure
• Have good front-end scripting skills - (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript libraries (i.e. Prototype, JQuery, Scriptaculous etc)

My client is looking for an entrepreneurial Ruby on Rails Developer with a strong passion for Opensource technology who thrives in a fast moving organisation. They are the UK’s fastest growing tech company.
Applying

Please submit your CV and source code examples via revans@devonshire.co.uk .

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Refer a friend and earn £££



Devonshire has set up a new referral scheme!

We realise that one of the best ways of advertising is by word of mouth and that good people always seem to know good people!

We’d like to think that we obtain referrals because the people who make them are happy with service we provide. We also appreciate your thoughtfulness when doing so!

Here’s how Devonshire IT will reward you for the time and effort put in referring those rockstars to us:

If you recommend a friend or colleague who we then go on to place into Permanent employment, we will pay you a £150.00* fee.

If you recommend a friend or colleague who we then go on to place into Contract employment, we will pay you a £150.00 fee upon them completing 60 days work.

To register your referral; please e-mail revans (at) devonshire.co.uk with the following:

• The full name, e-mail address and telephone number of the person you wish to refer.

• Your full name, e-mail address and telephone number.



Terms and Conditions

*The person referred must not already be in touch with us or on our database

*Payments are made once the person referred has successfully completed any probationary period we have agreed with our client.



All the best!!

Rhys Evans
0207 469 0829
07940 390 822
revans (at) devonshire.co.uk

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Invitation to join the Professional LinkedIn Group "Ruby on Rails Jobs Europe"

Welcome to Ruby on Rails Jobs Europe , the professional LinkedIn user group for all things Ruby on Rails related.

Main features included:

• Ruby on Rails Job Alerts
• Job hunting tips/advice
• Salary Surveys
• Industry News

There are currently over 14 Ruby on Rails openings I am personally recruiting for in the UK (Cambridge, Surrey, London, Berkshire and Edinburgh) and Europe.

To join, just click the Link http://tinyurl.com/RubyonRailsJobsEurope !! It’s as easy as that!

Best regards,

Rhys

T 020 7469 0829
M 07970 390 822
E revans@devonshire.co.uk

Look me up!! :)

For information on any HOT Ruby on Rails Jobs in Europe follow: http://twitter.com/RoRJobsEurope

Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/rhysyevans

Check out my WWR profile: http://workingwithrails.com/person/11978-rhys-evans

Devonshire's Recruitment Offering.........

We are unique. With a comprehensive understanding of both IT and Creative recruitment we are able to bridge the gap between the two and provide a premium and transparent service to clients and candidates.

Having already established ourselves as a major player within the supply of Creative staff, it was a natural step for us to provide a dedicated Opensource Development solution.

Not only do we believe in adding value to clients and candidates through our in-depth industry knowledge, we also thrive on taking a pro-active NOT re-active approach to technical advancements within the specialist areas we cover!

Specialties

Short-term and long-term staffing solutions for the most in-demand technologies including:

Ruby/Ruby on Rails (Developers, Architects and Consultants who possess in-depth knowledge of using Agile, TDD, XP or Paired Programming methods)

PHP/LAMP (Developers, Architects and Consultants who possess in-depth knowledge of MVC frameworks including Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CAKE)

Drupal (Developers, Architects and Consultants who are able to carry out tasks including Module Customisation, Theme development, Templating, Integration and Content Migrations)

iPhone (Developers Architects and Consultants who possess in-depth knowledge of Objective-C, AppleScript, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch)

Agile (including Architects, Consultants, Project Managers, Release Managers, Business Analysts, Iteration Managers, SCRUM Masters, Coaches, Development Managers, Head’s of Development and CTO’s)

With both a large client and candidate base in multiple industry sectors that already know and value us, we are their natural choice.

For more information on how we can help you as a candidate or prospect please contact Rhys Evans for an informal discussion via +44 (0)20 7469 0829 or revans@devonshire.co.uk

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

iPhone Application Development - Job Market Overview

Are you interested in a new iPhone Developer Contract or Permanent position?

A number of positions I have been recruiting for this year have seen a substantial amount of crossover with the iPhone development space.

Since the beginning of the year I have decided to split my time between iPhone and RoR recruitment due to the increased demand my clients/prospective clients have for the iPhone Development skill set.

I have been looking into Objective C and Cocoa and will be attending LIDG at the Regent Street apple store on the 3rd of February with a few other Rails/iPhone Developers to gain a genuine understanding of the iPhone development space.

One thing is for sure that is clear over the last months research; the iPhone recruitment market is short of good developers. It is highly contract driven and clients are happy to pay the rates required to secure those highly skilled individuals which are typically charging between
£350 to £400 per day.

But why is the iPhone app development market in particular going crazy for developers at the moment? It could be a number if reasons:

There are over 56,000,000 app store users (33m own an iPhone with 23m owning an iPod touch)

The average each iPhone user spends £8 on app downloads every month.

The launch of the new tablet device that is said to bridge the gap between Apple and the Smartphone with the projection of sales estimated between two and five million within the first year.

I am speaking to a high volume of clients/prospective clients in relation to their iPhone Development needs and would therefore be interested in speaking to all iPhone Developers at all levels to see who is available for project driven contract work and who is interested in permanent opportunities when they are live and signed off.

If you would like a more in depth discussion about how I can help you with your next iPhone project/permanent move, please contact me via:

Telephone: 0207 469 0829
Mobile: 07940 390 822
E-mail:
revans@devonshire.co.uk

In addition to the above; there are a few links to check out:

Add me to your Linkedin network:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rhysy
Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/rhysyevans
Look at my WorkingWithRails profile:
http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/11978-rhys-evans

All feedback would be appreciated!

Best regards,

Rhys

Friday, 15 January 2010

So Christmas is over...............

Firstly let me wish you a Happy New Year!

Just a quick update, I have recently started a new position at http://www.devonshire.co.uk/ so will no longer be posting Ruby on Rails Job openings on here.

To update those who do not know me. I'm a Technical Recruitment Specialist who provides a premium service to clients and candidates in the Central London and surrounding areas. I focus my efforts on networking, working off referrals and target marketing.

My Specialties

Short-term and long-term staffing solutions covering the PHP, Python, iPhone App Development and Ruby/Ruby on Rails technical arena.

I would be interested in speaking with anyone who is working in the above areas regardless of your job title.

My Contact Details

E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Tel: 0207 469 0829
Mobile: 07940 390 822