Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Alliants Ltd (Hampshire, Southampton, United Kingdom)
Posted: 2012-08-24
Type: Fulltime, Permanent


The company:


Alliants is an innovate software development company specialising in web applications development.  We have a great startup mentality, creating our own products using cutting edge technologies every day.


We are currently looking for talented developers to work with us and our clients on a number of projects and products.


 Developers in our company get the responsibility to take ownership of projects   and have an impact in the way we work with our customers and us.


We offer the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals and to work in an outstanding coastal location.  At Alliants you are able to develop yourself and take on responsibility.


The role:


The role would incorporate mentoring and taking on greater responsibility within ruby on rails across a variety of platforms, and working with the current team to develop new features on innovative products/projects.


You will get a chance to influence decisions in both design and technical implementation from day one and will be encouraged to contribute to the strategic direction of the products/projects.


Main tasks:


Mentoring project programming team

Defining solutions for technical issues

Database design and architecture

Managing hosting deployments for clients

Maintaining existing applications, i.e. adding feature additions or bug fixing

General office duties to support project Lead Developers








A keen interest in Internet technologies

Commercial experience of Ruby on Rails

Understanding of TDD and BDD

Understanding MVC design patterns

Understanding of database technologies (particularly MySQL and PostgreSQL)

Portfolio and/or code examples





Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering

An interest in startups, products and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives them

Experience in front-end technologies, particularly JavaScript (coffeescript, jquery and backbone.js)

Experience in mobile development or social media

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