JOBS Ruby Lead Developer, London, 9m


client is searching for top class’ Ruby Developer - to lead a small team in Central London, but also get their hands dirty in code where required.

Day rates will be dependent upon experience but will range at around £400 - £500 per day. This role is an immediate start. expected to be for 9 months

This role can be divided into two parts:

Initial Due Diligence: performing an audit of the existing landscape and proposing, where required, a roadmap for changes(s) to be made. Then
undertaking activity to drive these changes through to completion.

Ongoing activity to keep services running in a stable manner and providing business as usual continuity, with the appropriate DR in place
where necessary

As an experienced practitioner within the space the individual will have a roving brief; but the following key areas of accountability will likely be in scope:

  • Auditing the existing landscape and proposing changes where required
  • Driving thru’ such changes to completion - working with the immediate team and other development teams across the org
  • Supporting current project work - already underway - across all areas of the project life cycle
  • Documenting
    and capturing details on in flight projects and the BAU set up, and their outcomes ie facilitating strong knowledge transfer from project teams into the wider organisation.
  • Providing best in class technical steer and counsel - based on experience elsewhere.
    individual occupying this role will be a confident and articulate technical professional - knowledgeable in this particular space, and be able to guide the rest of the team. They need to be practical and pragmatic, hands on and happy to get stuck in’.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Strong
    Development Experience with Ruby on Rails, ideally via a number of implementations (5+ years ideally - with experience of Ruby 4.0 [release
    June 2013] or Ruby 4.1 [release April 2014]).
  • Experience - with demonstrable examples - of using webservices (REST), RSpec and other associated services/tooling - such as Puppet, Sinatra, Git (source
    control system), Heroku etc…
  • Also experience using AWS would be a necessity as would experience with Solr
  • Front End Development experience (JQuery, JavaScript, CSS etc ) would be beneficial
  • Project Management experience (5+ years) - and experience in leading small teams would be a real bonus
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