Monday, 12 December 2011

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer (Build a team)

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer | £50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in London, our established client who has built a leading PaaS platform is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to take it to the next level.

You will join to evolve the large-scale, complex web application, improve a number of existing API’s and take a number of prototypes from concept to release.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Exposure to Agile/TDD environments using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery), Haml, SaSS
• MySQL
• Git


You should expect to be leading a team of 2-3 developers within 6-12 months.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (SaaS/Cloud Computing)

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £55,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in Central London, our award winning client who provides cloud based hosting services to a number SME’s and global blue chips are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join the small, Agile team.

You will work on varied projects ranging from evolving the central SaaS platform to building new features/functionalities for there growing suite of products.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Agile/TDD exposure
• Strong AJAX/Javascript knowledge including Prototype/JQuery
• Strong MySQL, Linux knowledge
• Git for source code management

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer | £50,000 to £60,000 + Options | London, UK

Based in central London near TechHub, our e-commerce client is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join and lead a small team.

The initial site build is complete however you will work on a range of projects from building spin off sites, to building a large scale platform which will integrate with a number of leading blue chip clients.

Within 6 months you will grow a small team.

Your skill set

• Extensive Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)
• Agile/TDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Git for source code management

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

2 x Senior Ruby on Rails Developers (SaaS)

2 x Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | £45,000 to £55,000 + Bonus + Top Kit | London, UK

Based in Central London, this award winning new media agency who count of the UK’s most recognised Marketing/Advertising companies as clients are looking for two senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join the team.

You will work alongside a number of high profile Rubyists, using Agile/TDD methods on a bi-weekly sprint cycle to evolve the flagship SaaS platform - adding new features/functionalities, integrating custom built web apps from concept to release and providing maintenance/ upgrades to existing apps. There is a new large-scale site rebuild in the pipeline; you could end up leading this project.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript (JQuery)
• Exposure to TDD/BDD methods using RSpec/Cucumber
• Capistrano
• Redis
• MySQL
• Git

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

2 x Senior Ruby on Rails Developers

2 x Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | London, UK | £55,000 + Benefits

Based in London, our client - One of the worlds largest digital publishing companies are looking for two Ruby on Rails Developers to join the team ASAP.

You will work on varied projects including the design and build of web applications, adding new features to a large scale CMS within an Agile/TDD environment.
Your skill set:

• Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra
• Knowledge/exposure to an Agile development environment (TDD/BDD)
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript
• MySQL
• Capistrano for deployment
• Git for source code management

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Developer (Ruby/Rails/JavaScript/Node.js/MongoDB/Hadoop/Redis)

Senior Developer (Ruby/Rails/JavaScript/Node.js/MongoDB/Hadoop/Redis) | £50,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in London, our technology driven client is looking for a Senior Ruby Developer to join the team.

The development team includes Ruby on Rails Developers, DevOps, Mobile Developers and Designers. You will work with all areas of the business to build out a large-scale consumer focused site.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Agile/TDD
• Hadoop/MapReduce
• Node JS
• NoSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB
• RabbitMQ
• Git

This would suit an entrepreneurial developer who wants to work with large data-sets, multiple technologies and deliver projects from concept to release.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer (Agile Evangelist)

Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer (Agile Evangelist) | £65,000 + Flexi Plan + Benefits | London, UK

Based in central London, our award winning Tech Track 100 client have already hired a number of the most well known London based Rubyists this year. They are looking for one more Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join them by the end of 2011.

Joining this innovation team you will work very closely with the end users to deliver an exceptional suite of products which are used internally and by 100’s of external partners. With the demand for there services growing rapidly on a monthly basis, there is a huge pipeline of project work – you will work on anything from a small web based application to evolving the large-scale SaaS platform.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• One other language: Java/Python/Scala/Clojure/Erlang
• Agile/TDD exposure is a MUST
• MySQL
• Git

This a unique opportunity to join a company who gives you time to research new technologies, shape and refine development processes and deliver complex projects from concept to release.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £45,000 to £65,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based around the corner from the LRUG (London Ruby User Group) meet up venue, our established VC backed M/E-commerce have already hired 5 Senior Ruby on Rails Developers in the last 8 weeks.

With revenues increasing on average 40% every month and the demand for there services going through the roof; they are still looking for a number of experienced Ruby on Rails Developers to join by the end of 2011.

The industry our client falls under is e/m-commerce. They are working on multiple in-house projects ranging from adding features/functionalities to the flagship website to evolving the complex backend application which handles thousands of transactions per month. As a Senior Developer you will work hands on, and then have the option to build a small 2-3 person development team.

The technologies used:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails (3.0/3.1)
• Node.JS
• CoffeeScript
• Mongo_DB/MySQL
• TDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Git for source code management

They are looking for:

Passionate, entrepreneurial Rubyists who want to work within an innovative/R+D style/TDD environment to produce well formed, sustainable and clean code ensuring maximum test coverage is achieved on everything released – they’re about quality over quantity.

People who not only want to work on small web projects from concept to release but someone who wants to get involved in improving existing, high availability, high transactional and complex backend applications.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Frontend Developer (Rails/JavaScript/Backbone/CoffeeScript)

Senior Frontend Developer (Rails/JavaScript/Backbone/CoffeeScript) | London | £50,000 + PLC Benefits

Based in central London, our client who are making waves within the SaaS space are looking for an exceptional Frontend/JavaScript Developer to join there innovation team.

This new division within the established company is using a number of different bleeding edge technologies to take ideas from concept to release in weeks rather than months. You will work alongside some the UK’s best backend coders, taking ownership of building and improving a range of customer facing web and mobile applications within an agile environment.

Your skill set:

• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype /DOM)
• CoffeeScript, Node, Backbone
• HTML, CSS
• Solid understanding of web standards, accessibility, cross-browser compatibility and mobile browser capabilities.
• Have an interest in test-driven development, rapid deployment and continuous improvement.

If you’re a developer who’s always looking into new tech and not afraid to explore/experiment, get in touch – this team would be a great fit for you.

CV’s are to be sent to revans@devonshire.co.uk.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Mid/Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (E-commerce)

Mid/Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | London, UK | £45,000 to £55,000 + Benefits

Based in London, our award winning e-commerce client employs a number of the UK’s most respected Rubyists. They are looking for another three experienced Ruby on Rails Developers to join them on a permanent basis ASAP.

This team regularly pair on complex projects and favour quality over quantity when it comes to project output. You will work on projects from concept to release and add new features/functionalities to the existing large scale e-commerce platform on a bi-weekly sprint cycle.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Agile/TDD using RSpec
• Node.JS
• Mongo_DB
• Git

This is a great opportunity to work within a well known team of Rubyists, delivering varied projects whilst having close contact with the OpenSource community.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (Start-Up)

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £50,000 + Equity Options | London, UK

Based in Central London, this financial services provider who are backed by the same early stage investors of ASOS, Last.FM, LoveFilm and Skype are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join their growing development team.

You will join as a Senior Developer and evolve there complex online SaaS platform, all associated web based applications and the customer facing website.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• MySQL
• BDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Haml/SaSS
• Git for source code management
• JavaScript (JQuery)

Within 6-12 months you will have the opportunity to take a lead of several projects.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Backend Developer (Ruby/Rails/Erlang/Scala/Java/JRuby/Clojure)

Senior Backend Developer (Ruby/Rails/Erlang/Scala/Java/JRuby/Clojure) | £50,000 - £55,000 + PLC Benefits | London, UK

Based in central London, our client who are making waves within the SaaS space are looking for an exceptional Polyglot Developer to join there innovation team.

The development team stands at 5, they are all working on the evolution of the company’s central SaaS application which integrates with a number of the UK’s leading organisations. There is also a number of “spin off” products/database driven applications in the pipeline; you will work on multiple projects from concept to release.

Your skill set:

• Primary: Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Secondary: Erlang/Scala/Java/JRuby/Clojure
• Hadoop/MapReduce
• NoSQL, Riak, Cassandra
• RabbitMQ
• Git

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Monday, 17 October 2011

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £45,000 to £65,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based around the corner from the LRUG (London Ruby User Group) meet up venue, our established VC backed M/E-commerce client have already hired 5 Senior Ruby on Rails Developers in the last 8 weeks.

With revenues increasing on average 40% every month and the demand for there services going through the roof; they are still looking for a number of experienced Ruby on Rails Developers to join by the end of 2011.

The industry our client falls under is e/m-commerce. They are working on multiple in-house projects ranging from adding features/functionalities to the flagship website to evolving the complex backend application which handles thousands of transactions per month. As a Senior Developer you will work hands on, and then have the option to build a small 2-3 person development team.

The technologies used:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails (3.0/3.1)
• Node.JS
• CoffeeScript
• Mongo_DB/MySQL
• TDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Git for source code management

They are looking for:

Passionate, entrepreneurial Rubyists who want to work within an innovative/R+D style/TDD environment to produce well formed, sustainable and clean code ensuring maximum test coverage is achieved on everything released – they’re about quality over quantity.

People who not only want to work on small web projects from concept to release but someone who wants to get involved in improving existing, high availability, high transactional and complex backend applications.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

2 x Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | £45,000 to £55,000 + Bonus + Top Kit | London, UK

Based in Central London, this award winning new media agency who count of the UK’s most recognised Marketing/Advertising companies as clients are looking for two senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join the team.

You will work alongside a number of high profile Rubyists, using Agile/TDD methods on a bi-weekly sprint cycle to evolve the flagship SaaS platform - adding new features/functionalities, integrating custom built web apps from concept to release and providing maintenance/ upgrades to existing apps. There is a new large-scale site rebuild in the pipeline; you could end up leading this project.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript (JQuery)
• Exposure to TDD/BDD methods using RSpec/Cucumber
• Capistrano
• Redis
• MySQL
• Git
Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior/Lead Ruby on Rails Developer | £50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in London, our established client who has built a leading PaaS platform is looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to take it to the next level.

You will join to evolve the large-scale, complex web application, improve a number of existing API’s and take a number of prototypes from concept to release.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Exposure to Agile/TDD environments using RSpec
• JavaScript (JQuery), Haml, SaSS
• MySQL
• Git


You should expect to be leading a team of 2-3 developers within 6-12 months.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £55,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in Central London, our award winning client who provides cloud based hosting services to a number SME’s and global blue chips are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join the small, Agile team.

You will work on varied projects ranging from evolving the central SaaS platform to building new features/functionalities for there growing suite of products.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Agile/TDD exposure
• Strong AJAX/Javascript knowledge including Prototype/JQuery
• Strong MySQL, Linux knowledge
• Git for source code management

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £50,000 + Equity Options | London, UK

Based in Central London, this client are backed by the same early stage investors of ASOS, Last.FM, LoveFilm and Skype. They are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join ASAP.

You will join as a Senior Developer and evolve there complex online SaaS platform, all associated web based applications and the customer facing website.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• MySQL
• BDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Haml/SaSS
• Git for source code management
• JavaScript (JQuery)

Within 6-12 months you will have the opportunity to take a lead of several projects.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Frontend Developer (Rails/JavaScript/Backbone/CoffeeScript) | London | £50,000 + PLC Benefits

Based in central London, our client who are making waves within the SaaS space are looking for an exceptional Frontend/JavaScript Developer to join there innovation team.

This new division within the established company is using a number of different bleeding edge technologies to take ideas from concept to release in weeks rather than months. You will work alongside some the UK’s best backend coders, taking ownership of building and improving a range of customer facing web and mobile applications within an agile environment.

Your skill set:

• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype /DOM)
• CoffeeScript, Node, Backbone
• HTML, CSS
• Solid understanding of web standards, accessibility, cross-browser compatibility and mobile browser capabilities.
• Have an interest in test-driven development, rapid deployment and continuous improvement.

If you’re a developer who’s always looking into new tech and not afraid to explore/experiment, get in touch – this team would be a great fit for you.

CV’s are to be sent to revans@devonshire.co.uk.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Backend Developer (Ruby/Rails/Erlang/Scala/Java/JRuby/Clojure) | £50,000 - £55,000 + PLC Benefits | London, UK

Based in central London, our client who are making waves within the SaaS space are looking for an exceptional Polyglot Developer to join there innovation team.

The development team stands at 5, they are all working on the evolution of the company’s central SaaS application which integrates with a number of the UK’s leading organisations. There is also a number of “spin off” products/database driven applications in the pipeline; you will work on multiple projects from concept to release.

Your skill set:

• Primary: Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Secondary: Erlang/Scala/Java/JRuby/Clojure
• Hadoop/MapReduce
• NoSQL, Riak, Cassandra
• RabbitMQ
• Git

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Developer (Ruby/Rails/JavaScript/Node.js/MongoDB/Hadoop/Redis) | £45,000 + Benefits | London, UK

Based in London, our technology driven client is looking for a Senior Ruby Developer to join the team.

The development team includes Ruby on Rails Developers, DevOps, Mobile Developers and Designers. You will work with all areas of the business to build out a large-scale consumer focused site.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• Agile/TDD
• Hadoop/MapReduce
• Node JS
• NoSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB
• RabbitMQ
• Git

This would suit an entrepreneurial developer who wants to work with large data-sets, multiple technologies and deliver projects from concept to release.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer (Agile Evangelist) | £65,000 + Flexi Plan + Benefits | London, UK

Based in central London, our award winning Tech Track 100 client have already hired a number of the most well known London based Rubyists this year. They are looking for one more Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join them by the end of 2011.

Joining this innovation team you will work very closely with the end users to deliver an exceptional suite of products which are used internally and by 100’s of external partners. With the demand for there services growing rapidly on a monthly basis, there is a huge pipeline of project work – you will work on anything from a small web based application to evolving the large-scale SaaS platform.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• One other language: Java/Python/Scala/Clojure/Erlang
• Agile/TDD exposure is a MUST
• MySQL
• Git

This a unique opportunity to join a company who gives you time to research new technologies, shape and refine development processes and deliver complex projects from concept to release.

Interested?

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Senior Frontend Developer (JavaScript/Backbone/CoffeeScript) | London

Based in central London, our client who are making waves within the SaaS space are looking for an exceptional Frontend/JavaScript Developer to join there innovation team.

Joining this new division as a Frontend/JavaScript Developer you will use a number of different bleeding edge technologies to take ideas from concept to release in weeks rather than months. You will work alongside some the UK’s best backend coders, taking ownership of building and improving a range of customer facing web and mobile applications within an agile environment.

Your skill set:

• JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype /DOM)
• CoffeeScript, Node, Backbone
• HTML, CSS
• Solid understanding of web standards, accessibility, cross-browser compatibility and mobile browser capabilities.
• Have an interest in test-driven development, rapid deployment and continuous improvement.

If you’re a developer who’s always looking into new tech and not afraid to explore/experiment, get in touch – this team would be a great fit for you.

CV’s are to be sent to revans@devonshire.co.uk.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Currently looking for Ruby on Rails Developers in:

• London - £40,000 to £65,000
• Dublin - €45,000 to €50,000
• Paris - €50,000 to €60,000
• Hamburg - €45,000 to €65,000
• Berlin - €50,000 to €70,000

Companies we’re working on behalf of include:

• VC Backed Start Ups
• Award winning SME
• R+D Teams within Global Dot Com’s

Industry Sectors

• E-Commerce
• M-Commerce
• Could Computing (SaaS/PaaS)
• Mobile/Multi-Media
• Online Publishing
• Gaming/Gambling
• Finance/Insurance

To discuss in detail

Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Two Ruby on Rails Developers | £40,000 + Bonus + Top Kit | London, UK

Based in Central London, this award winning new media agency who count of the UK’s most recognised Marketing/Advertising companies as clients are looking for two Ruby on Rails Developers to join there fast growing team.

You will work alongside a number of high profile Rubyists, using Agile/TDD methods on a bi-weekly sprint cycle to evolve the flagship SaaS platform - adding new features/functionalities, integrating custom built web apps from concept to release and providing maintenance/ upgrades to existing apps.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript (JQuery)
• Exposure to TDD/BDD methods using RSpec/Cucumber
• Capistrano
• Redis
• MySQL
• Git

Interested? Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Two Mid/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | c£45,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime | London, UK

Based in Central London, this global publishing company whose flagship site attracts over 6 million unique visitors per month are looking for two Ruby on Rails Developers to join there R+D team.

You will focus on the rapid application development of complex web apps, taking prototypes from concept to release and adding new features/functionalities to there flagship site and associated press pages using.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails (3.0/3.1)
• Exposure to SCRUM, TDD/BDD environments
• RSpec/Cucumber
• MySQL/Linux
• Haml, Sass, JavaScript (i.e. JQuery, CoffeeScript)

This client offers a fantastic casual working environment, top spec kit, the chance to research into new technology and the option to work from home once a week.

Interested? Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £45/50,000 + Equity Options | London, UK

Based in Central London, this financial services provider who are backed by the same early stage investors of ASOS, Last.FM, LoveFilm and Skype are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join their growing development team.

You will join to evolve the complex online SaaS platform, all associated web based applications and the customer facing website within a TDD environment.

Your skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• MySQL
• BDD using RSpec/Cucumber
• Haml/SaSS
• Git for source code management
• JavaScript (JQuery)

Interested? Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Two Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | £45,000/£50,000 + Benefits + Top Kit | London, UK

Based in London, one of the fastest growing, award winning, technology driven e-commerce organisations are looking for an additional two senior Ruby on Rails Developers due to continued expansion.

You will join this innovation team to work on varied projects from the internationalisation of there core application, implementing a number of RESTful API’s, enhancing /adding new features and functionalities from concept to release and making key improvements to the consumer facing site.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript, JQuery, Node, CoffeeScript
• MySQL, Hudson
• Agile, TDD using RSpec
• Git for source code management

This team includes a number of well know London based Rubyists who have presented at LRUG, have spoken at Scottish Ruby Conference and often arrange hackdays at the companies office.

Interested? Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Four Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | £55,000 + Bonus + Benefits | London, UK

Based in London, one of the worlds largest digital publishing companies whose website boasts over 4 million unique visitors per month are looking for four Senior Ruby on Rails Developers.

You will work across three main product areas (1) a large scale CMS, (2) SaaS platform used by 10,000s and (3) a number of complex, database driven web applications. The work load is varied, fast paced, within an agile/tdd environment and everything you release increases the end users experience.

Your skill set

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails (3.0/ 3.1)
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Node
• MySQL
• Capistrano for deployment
• Git for source code management

This is a huge opportunity to work on some of the largest Rails projects the UK has seen, if you’re a self starter, team player and enjoy complex/varied work – this is for you.

Interested? Please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with any of the following in confidence:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
E-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Get in touch!

Hi Rubyists,

After returning from holiday this week, a number of my long running clients have been in touch which has resulted in 15 (yes fifteen) live contract and permanent openings across 6 different clients all based in London, UK.

If you’re actively looking for a new challenge and want an in-depth overview of Ruby job market, along with details of the companies and salary ranges/day rates on offer or you simply want to make contact with someone who knows the Rails space inside out - please feel free to join my exclusive LinkedIn Group for more info: (http://tinyurl.com/rorjobseu).

Alternatively you can reach me in confidence via the methods below.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Consultant @ Devonshire Appointments Ltd
Connecting employers and Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developers since 2007

Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 390 822
e-mail: revans@devonshire.co.uk
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy

Thursday, 16 June 2011

FEATURED JOB: 1 x Team Lead | 5 x Mid/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers

Devonshire has partnered with one of the worlds largest digital publishing companies to build a UK based Ruby on Rails development team from the ground up.

This is a huge step for the business. The team is going to be responsible for delivering a number of projects including a number of new features, functionalities and complex web based applications for the companies’ flagship website which attracts on average over 4 million unique visitors per month.

We are looking to speak with a number of Ruby on Rails developers at all levels, depending on your experience we would be introducing you to the client as a:

1. Lead Developer/SCRUM Master or
2. Mid/Senior Developer

Joining as a Lead Developer/SCRUM Master your position will vary from getting your hands dirty coding, refining Agile processes, building a world class development team to planning the technical roadmap.

Joining as a Mid/Senior Developer you will be responsible for delivering a range of projects from building a number of new features, functionalities and complex web based applications for the companies’ flagship, high traffic website to making key improvements/evolving the internal platform.

Your ideal technical skill set

• Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra
• Exposure to Java, JRuby or Perl
• Exposure to Continuous Integration tools, Agile development methods (TDD/BDD)
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript
• MySQL
• Capistrano
• Git

This is a unique opportunity to join a globally recognised organisation, to make your mark within there newly established UK division whilst exercising your technical knowledge on the complex challenges in the pipeline.

For full details on this opening, please e-mail your up-to-date CV in confidence to revans@devonshire.co.uk along with the following:

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys

Please Note: If you are ready to look at your options - do get in contact, I’ve helped 9 (nine) Mid/Senior level Rubyists move into new challenges in the last 6 (six) weeks. I have a number of Mid/Senior openings in London, Paris, Barcelona and Hamburg – I’m sure I can help.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mid & Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | Gibraltar | E-commerce

Devonshire have recently partnered with a global e-commerce organisation who turn over £millions to find two Ruby on Rails Developers to join there office in Gibraltar.

The consumer facing website and associated applications were originally written using Java/J2EE until 2009 where they moved to Ruby/Rails as a primary language/framework.

With the re-factoring now complete, you will be joining the 7 person development team you will deliver on a number of database driven web based applications from concept to release using Ruby/Rails within an agile/TDD environment using RSpec to achieve maximum test coverage.

You will also add new features, functionalities to the high-quality and high-traffic consumer facing website which will be used by hundreds of thousands of consumers. Here is what is being used within the team at the moment (Ideally you will have the same knowledge):

􀀻 Ruby 1.9/Rails 3.0
􀀻 Reddis
􀀻 Capistrano for deployment
􀀻 JavaScript (JQuery)
􀀻 TDD using RSpec
􀀻 GIT for source code management
􀀻 Node.js/CoffeeScript

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

Midlevel Ruby on Rails Developers | Oxford Circus | £40,000 + PLC Benefits

Established Ruby Team | Media and Advertising

Devonshire is looking for a number of experienced Ruby/Rails Developers to join our established Media and Advertising client based in Oxford Circus.

I’ve worked with this client for a number of years; they were one of the first companies in London to hire someone with the title “Ruby on Rails Developer” and have never looked back.

When joining you will deliver a number of rails applications from concept to launch for the internal business and external clients which helps the company retain there competitive edge, helping them to remain at the forefront of the Media and Advertising market.

The team have daily stand ups, work to bi-weekly sprint cycles, with regular releases using a test first approach. Due to the number of projects planned for 2011/12 you will be expected to build a team and lead large scale projects towards the end of 2011.

Your ideal skill set:

2 years Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
Exposure to using git for source code management
Good understanding of SQL/MySQL DB’s
TDD methods using Shoulda or factory girl
Frontend scripting - HTML/CSS/Javascript: Prototype, Scriptaculous, JQuery
Linux - Ubuntu, nginx
Capistrano

If you have experience of taking a Rails application from v1 to v2,v3 etc etc etc – please shout about it when applying.

The team is full of great people who will often be seen/speaking at LRUG and SCR – add good people with variation of project work, the brilliant PLC benefits package and flexibility to research hot new advancements within the OpenSource community – you have an award winning formula for constant challenge and progression (the company haven’t lost a developer in 2 years - I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a rarity to hear that).

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

Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer | Central London | £45,000

Devonshire is urgently seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join our client’s flagship innovation team based in central London.

This team is the fastest growing within the organisation. They focus on rapid application prototyping/development and have the ability to build internal web based tools, apps and intranet sites at speed. This organisation owns a number of leading consumer facing websites, websites that also require a number of additional features and functionalities.

Skill Set:

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

This client offers a fantastic casual working environment, the chance to research into new technology/work on personal projects and the option to work from home once a week.

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

Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer | London | £60,000 – £70,000

Devonshire are working with a leading London based SME to build a new technical division where developers joining will focus purely on the rapid development of internal web based tools using Ruby/Ruby on Rails.

This sideline team develops applications which have a direct impact on the business. The majority of these internal applications are built from the ground up.

Your ideal skill set:

Ruby/Ruby on Rails
Knowledge of BDD/TDD/Paired Programming/ Continuous Integration methods
Strong MySQL Knowledge
JavaScript (Jquery, Prototype)
Git for source code management

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing organization and help to guide/shape the technical road map.

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

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | Central London | £60,000

Devonshire are working with an exciting New Media/Social Networking start up to find two experienced Ruby/Rails Developers to join there west London office. They are looking for one Rockstar/Guru (Up to £60k) and one Senior (up to £45k).

This company is going places. The Senior Management team includes a number of key players within the e-commerce, media and social networking arena - to explain them in four words they are – Innovative, Agile and technology driven.

The company is in the process of building a large scale social networking site. You will work in a small, agile team on all aspects of the development lifecycle including:

Prototyping
Development of the backend components
Frontend Scripting (JavaScript, Node, CoffeeScript).
Caching and scaling projects
Testing
Deployment

This client is looking for exceptional talent. Someone who has worked as a key member to deliver high traffic consumer focused websites, someone who has faced and overcome scaling issues, someone who is interested in writing clean code, someone who is consistently looking at ways to improve site performance.

Your ideal skill set:

Ruby
Ruby on Rails
Sinatra
HTML5, Haml, SaSS, Node.js/CoffeeScript
RabbitMQ
CouchDB/MongoDB
MySQL
TDD using RSpec/Cucumber

This position offers real scope, the chance to be a key player within this fast growing organisation and the chance to deliver one of the most exciting consumer facing social networking sites set for launch this year.

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

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | £45/£50,000 | West End

Devonshire is working with a London based VC backed start up to find someone to join them as a Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer.

Established in 2010, this client operates within the SaaS sector where they have built a niche social networking site and SaaS platform which is already being used by 1000’s – there plan is simple………………………………………………….

To build an organisation which turns over billions generating millions in profit whist making the world a better place!

Version one of the SaaS platform has been released. It was build in-house by two experienced Developers using Ruby (v1.8) and Rails (2.3.8) within a TDD environment to a weekly sprint cycle and RSpec to test.

They have a number of clients on board, have a number of solid partners in place and are generating revenue already.

They are looking for someone to:

Evolve the SaaS platform (hands on coding)
Work on a number of feature driven projects
Add functionalities to the existing social networking site.

Your ideal skill set:

Extensive Ruby/Rails experience
HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery/Prototype).
MySQL, Reddis, Mongo_DB, Cassandra, NoSQL
Linux, Mac OSX
Agile/TDD Methods using RSpec
Pro-active NOT re-active
SaaS Knowledge a big plus

This is a great company to work for - They are financially secure, have a solid team of 5 Rubyists, offer scope to progress whilst working in a fun environment (you won’t see an office like there’s anywhere else in London)

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

Polyglot Developers (Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Clojure, Hadoop) | London

Do you think of yourself as a Polyglot Developer?
Are you interested in working alongside some to the UK’s most talented Developers in an entrepreneurial company?
Have you worked with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Clojure and Hadoop in recent years?

Our client is one of the fastest growing Advertising, Publishing and E-commerce companies in the UK. They are award winning, turn over £50m+ and employ some of the globes best talent. Due to the continued increase in their workload, they are continuing to focus on the growth of the Development division which focuses on taking client ideas from concept to launch at ground breaking speed.

They are looking for someone who has worked as a major contributor several large projects with small Agile teams, someone who contributes to the OpenSource community, someone who knows OOP/D inside out, someone who is constantly researching new technologies.
They operate a fairly flat hierarchy within a strict agile environment.

They are looking for Developers who want to bring ideas to the table during the daily stand ups/”Think Tank” sessions, evolve the backend architecture, work on varied frontend projects and create outstanding products for end users from concept to launch ensuring code output clean, well formed and not over-engineered. (Think DRY)

Your ideal skill set:

Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra
Lisp, Clojure
Erlang
Hadoop/ Map-Reduce
MySQL, NoSQL, Linux
Agile, BDD, TDD, XP, Paired Programming
RabbitMQ
Haml, SaSS, JavaScript (Node.js)

This company is known for offering one of the best packages for its developers in the UK. Along with a very competitive salary and bonus, you’ll get free time to research new technologies, an annual company trip, tickets to Railsconf, a flexi-plan tailored to suit your lifestyle and the opportunity to with some of the best in the development space.

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

Midlevel Ruby on Rails Developers | North London | £45,000

Social Networking/SaaS

Devonshire is looking for a number of Midlevel and Senior Ruby on Rails Developers to join our client, a central London based social networking and publishing firm.

This client has been using Ruby/Rails for a number of years. They have two main areas of the business 1) a large scale social networking site 2) a SaaS platform which is used by some of the UK’s most recognised companies.

As a member of a small, agile Rails team you will work within a BDD environment using RSpec/Cucumber to ensure maximum test coverage on new versions of the SaaS platform and deliver new features/functionalities to the existing social networking site from concept to launch.

Your ideal skill set:

2 + years Ruby/Ruby on Rails
A background in delivering projects using TDD/BDD methods – RSpec/Cucumber
Knowledge of Capistrano, Redis.
Experience in scaling (Memcache)
Exposure to Large MySQL / PostgreSQL databases
XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)
Paperclip, HAML

I’ve worked with this company for over a year now, they have a very high retention rate due to the scope on offer for personal growth. i.e. personal dev time, training etc etc 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
Senior Search Consultant

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (Node.js/CoffeeScript/Rails 3.1) | London

Devonshire are urgently seeking an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer with exceptional JavaScript knowledge to join our London based Media/Advertising client.

This team has been expanding since April 2010 and they have already hired some of London’s most well known Rails talent.

Although our client is a global .com – this small Agile innovation team focuses on delivering Rails based web tools/applications and websites which are used internally across the Uk and EMEA regions. These projects are usually taken from concept to launch in weeks rather than months and have a direct impact within the business.

To put it vaguely (I’ve under a NDA)– this client are going to be delivering one of the biggest Rails projects around in 2011. It’s an exciting time for them and the people who are going to be joining the company over the coming months.

Your ideal skill set:

2 + years using Ruby/Ruby on Rails
JavaScript (jQuery, PrototypeJS)
Knowledge or a keen interest in CoffeeScript/Node.Js
TDD/BDD
Linux/MAC
Git (for SCM)

Our client is always trying to push technical boundaries. They are not afraid to try something new – they are completely technical driven and the entire team are encouraged to research into to languages, frameworks and scripting tools before they hit the commercial market.

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

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | SW London | £45/50,000 +

Devonshire are urgently seeking yet another experienced Ruby on Rails Developer with experience in building large scale e-commerce sites/applications to join our SW London based e-commerce client.

Established over 5 years ago, they were backed by the same investors as Last.FM, LinkedIn and Facebook – now they are one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, have won numerous awards and regularly feature in a number of press pages.

As apart of this fast growing team you will deliver the internationalisation and localisation (i18n) of the current customer facing website/application, add new functionalities to the existing application/customer facing site, implement a number of RESTful API’s/web based tools which will be used by the other employees, 1000’s of business partners and millions of customers.

The team use Agile methods, work to weekly sprint cycles, have a decent sized burn down board, use git for source code management, Hudson for the CI server and you are free to choose whatever dev environment suits you. (Mac, Lunix or ……… Windows if you must).

Your ideal skill set:

2 + years Ruby/Ruby on Rails
Exposure to TDD environments
RSpec, Cucumber or Shoulda.
XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)
An interest in Continuous Integration/Lean Programming methods

Our client are looking to attract top talent, they offer an excellent package including share options, tickets to a major RailsConf event and planned “hackdays” where you can work on sideline projects or research something new.

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

Ruby on Rails Developer (Contract) x 3 |3-6 months | £300 to £350 per day | Onsite 100% | North London

One of Devonshire’s clients based just north of London is looking for a number of experienced Ruby on Rails Developers to join them onsite immediately to work on a number of applications for the internal business.

Upon joining you will add a number of features/functionalities to the existing applications whilst putting together a number of other prototypes which will be delivered from concept to release over the next 6-12 months.

Your ideal skill set:

2+ years Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
Solid frontend scripting (JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS)
Strong knowledge of MySQL/SQL
Git for source code management

The position is commutable from London via Liverpool Street (30 minutes), North London, East London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge.

Are you interested?

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

Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps) | London | up to £55,000 + Options

Devonshire is actively seeking an Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps) to join our client, a London based stealth mode start up who are currently building an ambitious new site in the social networking area.

The senior management includes a number of well connected, key players within the e-commerce, media and social networking arena who have built and sold multi-million pound businesses over the years, this is an ideal time to join - it's going to be huge!

Our clients stack includes Node.js, Ruby and Rails, MongoDB with offline processing via RabbitMQ and Sinatra. It is all running on Linux.

The person joining as an Infrastructure Engineer will work with DevOps methodologies to build, deploy and manage a high traffic, scalable platform from the ground up.

Ideal background:

• You’ve worked a devops or equivalent role on a consumer site that has high traffic where you’ve been exposed to and overcome scaling problems.

• You've had both development and operations in your background so are comfortable working in-between.

• You're confident creating build and deployment processes for systems that are scaling up and use multiple technologies across load-balanced or shared services in the cloud.

Your technical exposure:

• Capistrano for deployment
• Puppet for configuration management
• Jenkins for continuous integration
• Munin or Nagios for infrastructure monitoring
• Cloud services - Amazon, Rackspace, Heroku etc
• Knowledge of NoSQL databases like Mongo, Couch, etc
• Redis
• HTTP/Varnish
• Ruby with Rails and Sinatra

To discuss further; please e-mail your CV to revans@devonshire.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 469 0829 in confidence.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | London | £45,000 +

Web Development Agency

Devonshire is working with one of London’s fastest growing web development agencies to find a Ruby on Rails Developer to join there London office.

The company work closely with clients to deliver high end web based tools, applications and micro sites using the latest tech within a strict Agile development environment.

Your ideal skill set:

2 years Ruby on Rails
Knowledge of Agile programming methods
Use of RSpec
MySQL, Linux
JavaScript (Jquery, Prototype)
Git for source code management

This is an excellent opening for someone who has worked in a fast paced development environment, someone who wants to gain more experience working directly with brand name clients.

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

Senior Ruby/Ruby on Rails Developer | London | £55,000 + Equity

Devonshire is working directly with the newly appointed CTO of this London based start up to build a team of experienced Ruby on Rails Developers.

The company is private equity funded, is completely technology driven and already has two Rubyists working on a prototype. They are looking for someone who has the “start up mentality”, someone who perhaps has been involved in start ups in the early stages, someone who wants to grow with the business and lead a separate pocket team in the future.

Your ideal skill set:
2 years Ruby/Ruby on Rails experience
TDD using RSpec
Haml, SaSS
JavaScript
MySQL, NoSQL
Git

I’d be keen to speak to anyone is excited by becoming a key player in the future growth of a technology driven start up, someone who can see themselves leading teams and has the ability to help shape the technical roadmap in 12-18 months time.

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

Midlevel/Senior Ruby on Rails Developers | North East England | Salary + relocation (if needed)

Devonshire are looking for a number of midlevel and senior Ruby on Rails Developers to join our client, a well respected brand name organization based in the North East of England.

The team consists of a number of well rounded OpenSource enthusiasts who have a number of years of experience in building web based tools, applications and sites using Ruby/Rails as a primary language/framework. You will work on a number of existing applications to add features/functionalities whilst looking ahead and delivering multiple projects from concept to launch.

For job seekers wishing to join at a senior level you will have the following skill set:

1-2 years commercial Ruby/Rails experience
Frontend – HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Jquery)
MySQL, Linux
Capistrano
SVN or Git for source code management

For job seekers wishing to join at a junior/midlevel do not need to be completely up to speed with Rails based technology. Our client will also be keen to speak with people from other web based OO backgrounds (PHP/Python/Perl) so long as you can demonstrate the passion for wanting to work with Rails commercially. (Maybe you have a sideline project you’ve worked on using Rails you want to show off?).

This is ideal opportunity for someone who wants to utilize there current skill set and make an impact in small, close knit agile team with the stability of working for a “Big Brand”. This flagship division is always researching new tech to stay ahead of the game.

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

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer | West End (London) | £45,000 to £50,000 +

Devonshire have recently partnered with a new London based client who are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer.

This company has developed a simple, innovative and unique platform for sharing information on multiple platforms (Social Media and Mobile). The backers have a proven track record of building successful organizations and this is a great time to join.

Joining this company you will work with other Rubyist to add a number of new features to the core platform, deliver a number of web based tools and build a new CMS.

Your ideal skill set:

2 years commercial Ruby/Rails experience
Full understanding of Agile/TDD methods

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.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Senior Developer (Java/Ruby/Python) | London | £60,000 + Bonus + PLC Benefits

Devonshire have recently partnered with a leading FTSE 100 to grow there innovation/R+D team based in London.

The Company

This organization are leaders within there field, have an outstanding reputation for pushing technical boundaries within the development community and employ some of the UK’s leading technologists.

The R+D team/Duties:

This recently established R+D team focuses on rapid application prototyping, taking ideas from concept to release in weeks rather than months, continuously improving/ adding features/functionalities to the existing web based applications and researching new tech to help stay ahead of competition. You will join as a key member of this team.

Your experience

Building web based applications from concept to release
Exposure to high availability/high transaction websites/web based applications
Refactoring
Updating existing applications from v1 to v2,v3 etc etc etc
Good understanding of Agile programming methods and its benefits
The ability to lead a team, perform code reviews

You’re a Polyglot Developer with experience in using a combination of the following:

Languages: Java, Ruby, PHP, Python
Frameworks: Spring, Grails, Ruby on Rails, CodeIgniter, Djanjo
Scripting: JavaScript, JQuery
Methods: Agile, SCRUM, TDD/BDD
Testing Tools: Selenium, RSpec
Source code management: SVN or Git

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.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Ruby Developer (TDD/BDD/Cucumber) | London | up to £400 per day | Contract length: 3 Months + rolling | Onsite 100%

Devonshire is urgently looking for a number of experienced Ruby Developers who have extensive experience in using Cucumber within a TDD/BDD environment.

Our client have a number of ongoing projects within the flagship Development team where the Ruby Developer joining will be responsible for using Cucumber to write and execute automated tests, integrate acceptance tests within continuous integration environment and work closely with the developers and testers to share your expert knowledge.

Your ideal skill set:

Extensive Ruby knowledge
Proven experience within an Agile (TDD/BDD) environment
Proven experience in using Cucumber to write automated acceptance tests.

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

Thanks and regards,

Rhys Evans
Senior Search Consultant

Senior/Lead Ruby (Ruby on Rails) Developer | c£60,000 + Options

Commutable from Windsor, Reading, Oxford, Slough, West London etc.

Devonshire is working with an exciting stealth-mode start up who have just received first round funding to build out a consumer facing website and large web based application which is set to revolutionise the internet ad space.

This organisation is completely tech driven, the prototype has been build and they now want someone to take the original idea, evolve the prototype and build the site/applications from concept to launch.

Joining as tech employee number one; your will oversee all parts of the development from prototyping, development to implementation/deployment within an Agile (TDD/BDD) environment using Ruby/Rails as the primary language/framework.

You will also have the scope to build a tech team which will include at least two hires by the close of 2011.

Your background, skill set and experience

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript (JQuery/Node/CoffeeScript)
• Haml/SaSS
• Agile (TDD/BDD)
• RSpec/Cucumber
• Memcache/Redis for scaling
• Using git for source code management

With any knowledge of the following being a big plus:

• Cloud Deployment with Heroku, Engineyard, EC2 etc
• i18n (internationalization and localization) of web applications.

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

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Ruby/Ruby on Rails Development: Job Market Overview 04/2011

To say it’s been a crazy start to the year is an understatement. (Where do I start?)

Personally speaking - I’ve never been so busy and in general, I haven’t seen the Ruby on Rails job employment market so buoyant for people seeking contract gigs and permanent moves since I started out in 2007.

There has been a sharp rise in contract opportunities. There are VC backed start ups popping up all over the UK and Europe, tech driven SME’ are continuing to expand there Rails teams and a number of larger corporations are starting to build in-house “Innovation/R+D” using Ruby/Rails as there primary language/framework choice. (Yay!)

Due to the lack of job seekers amongst permanently employed Rubyists in the UK - a number of well known employers I’m in contact with are looking at other options by:

1) asking me to target top Rails talent within Europe.
2) researching the he possibilities of setting up satellite offices in Europe
3) offering to cross train Developers who can demonstrate a real interest in Rails based tech (commercially or personally).
4) partnering with universities to spot graduates who have shown an interested in rails based tech/used Rails based tech for there final dissertation.
5) Increasing salary ranges, improving working environments, offering flexible working hours, and a range of other perks.

There is no doubt the rapid rise in popularity of Ruby/Ruby on Rails in the UK has led to a shortage of good developers, the demand for top talent is ongoing and I cant see this changing anytime soon.

Node.js/CoffeeScript and Rails

This maybe going a little off topic………………….

A number of clients who have started to add CoffeeScript/Node.js to the “desirables” on there job specs recently

It’s a new “buzz word” for me to be honest so after speaking to a number of Rubyists I relay on to keep me up to date on new tech - they have said CoffeeScript has a relatively large following in the UK Ruby community, to the extent that it likely to be included in the next point release of Rails (Please don’t quote me on this )

I’ve also been told its one of its most watched projects on Github in 2011…………… if you haven’t looked into CoffeeScript – please have a look at this https://github.com/languages/CoffeeScript as an increasing amount of companies are starting to use it.

Salaries/Rates overview

 Due to the high demand experience Rubyists - contractors should expect to earn between £350.00 to £450.00 per day depending on experience, the client, the length and flexibility of remote working.

 According to the IT jobs watch: (http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/ruby%20on%20rails.do) the average base salary for a permanent Ruby/Rails Developer is £40,000 – which seams low to me.

 From my network of Rubysists with 2/3 years commercial experience the average salary is c£51,000 (London)

 Based on the opportunities we recently been working on: 40% are paying £50,000 +, 25% are paying £65,000 +

The next few months

April is usually the busiest hiring period for our clients due to the sign off on new projects and renewed budgets to increase headcount. I.e. I have 20 + (yes twenty plus!) permanent openings for Junior, Midlevel and Senior Rubysists in the UK alone.

May/June is usually a quieter period for permanent moves however there is usually an increase in demand for contractors as our clients prepare for the summer holiday period where they could end up understaffed on key projects.

About us

Devonshire's client network is growing inline with the usage of Ruby/Rails based tech and we often hear about opportunities before they appear on the “open market” via 37 Signals, GitHub, Jobs.Ruby.Now WWR etc.

With that in mind we are constantly looking to expand our network with people who are interested in breaking into the Ruby space from other tech backgrounds or experienced Rubysists who are looking for a new permanent challenge or contract gigs in the UK and Europe.

Our main aim is to provide our contractors continued project work and our permanent contacts the opportunity to see what new positions are available without having to upload their CV on a mainstream job board and attracting the hassle of being bombarded by 1,000’s of generalist agencies that have no knowledge of the Rails Development space.

Our clients include a number of innovative start ups with VC funding, award winning SME’s and Global dotcoms across all industry sectors.

Our success so far has been down our focus on building relationships– we often like to make contact before you need us so when our clients brief us on a position or you hit the job market - we can present the most relevant and challenging opportunities to you - making the job search/recruitment process an enjoyable one for you, us and our clients.

For an informal and confidential discussion regarding new challenges within the Ruby space, please feel free to get in touch!

As always - any feedback on this post is appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Rhys

DDI: +44 207 469 0829
Mob: +44 7940 390 822
E-mail: Revans@devonshire.co.uk
Twitter: @rhysyevans
Connect via LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rhysy
Keep up-to-date with Ruby on Rails Jobs in the UK & Europe: http://tinyurl.com/rubypays

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ruby on Rails/JavaScript Developer | London | £45,000 (£50,000 max)

Ruby on Rails/JavaScript Developer | London | £45,000 (£50,000 max) | New Media/Advertising

Devonshire are urgently seeking an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer with exceptional JavaScript knowledge to join our client - a London based Media/Advertising firm.

To put it vaguely (I’m under a NDA)– this client are going to be delivering one of the biggest Rails projects around in 2011. It’s an exciting time for them and the people who are going to be joining the company.

Skill set:

• Ruby/Ruby on Rails
• JavaScript (jQuery, PrototypeJS)
• Knowledge or a keen interest in CoffeeScript/Node.Js
• TDD/BDD
• Linux/MAC
• Git

Our client is always trying to push technical boundaries. They are not afraid to try something new – they are completely technical driven and the entire team are encouraged to research into to languages, frameworks and scripting tools before they hit the commercial market.

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

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