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Senior Application Developer, Ruby on Rails - Birmingham

Posted On:  10/4/2016 4:06:55 AM

Senior Application Developer

Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree
Essential Skills: 
Not specified
Job Tenure:  Full-time Only
Salary Offered:  DOE
Job Location:  Birmingham England United Kingdom

  Job Description
Innovative software house, working on a brand new product, seeks a Senior Applications Developer, Ruby on Rails to join their development team.

Keywords: developer, development, web developer, web development, ruby on rails, ruby on rails 3, unix, linux, HTML, javascript, CSS,Ajax, Birmingham, West Midlands, Edgbaston, Northfield, Rubery, Kings Heath, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Halesowen

Commutable: Birmingham, West Midlands, Edgbaston, Northfield, Rubery, Kings Heath, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Halesowen

Ruby on Rails experience is essential along with good Linux skills. You will work in a team environment on the design and implementation of a number of enterprise level management appliances and will be expected to act as a mentor for application developers, to improve their implementation skills.

They make extensive use of open source solutions including:Linux, Apache, Ruby on Rails, Mongrel and Subversion. Thorough Linux experience is essential, as their development environment and products are Linux based and any knowledge of the configuration and operation of key Linux services will be beneficial. A solid foundation in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX is essential also.

Main Duties
• Application design and development (minimum of 3 years' commercial experience)
• Working as part of a small team to deliver high quality functionality on schedule
• Working with the technical team leads and product manager to derive functional and technical specifications and provide input to the development roadmap
• Working closely with application developers to ensure quality of implementation
• Testing, maintaining and ensuring quality of new and existing functionality
• Documenting implemented functionality
• Third line support of customer issues and supporting application developers in second line support

Experience and Skills

• Thorough knowledge of the UNIX/Linux environment
• Ruby on Rails 3 web application development
• Relational database design (PostgreSQL preferred)
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX experience
• Web services and service oriented architecture
• Unix/Linux scripting (Bash)
• Self-motivated approach to project work
• Excellent communication


• Knowledge of major Linux services (Apache, BIND, DHCP, Mail etc.)
• Knowledge of additional programming languages and environments i.e Java, C++
• Knowledge of additional web languages i.e PHP, Actionscript, Coffeescript, Knockout.Js
• Ruby on Rails 2 web application development
• Knowledge of industrial control and sensor protocols e.g. ModBus, 1-wire, i2c
• Subversion revision control system
• Experience of migrating legacy systems

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