Ruby Developer

Government Department

This will initially be a 6-month contract, highly likely to extend, inside IR35. Previous Government experience is a HUGE bonus.

Ruby Developer/Ruby Engineer – Ruby, SQL, AWS

I’ve partnered with a Government organisation looking to bring a heavily skilled Ruby developer on board as they undergo a digital transformation. You’ll be working within a cross-functional, agile team environment with a TDD approach. You’ll be working for a government department that works with some of the most vulnerable people within society, meaning that the work they do has the potential to affect real change for thousands of people. With the increasing workload and demands that this department encounter, your work will be crucial in streamlining the transformation and updating their systems.

You’ll also be required to communicate complex technical subjects to a nontechnical audience when required. This means you’ll need to be an effective communicator, both written and spoken.

Required skills and experience:

  • Expert in Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Strong experience in SQL/PostgreSQL
  • Strong experience in AWS
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • TDD approach to development
  • Git/Github

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Awareness of NoSQL (eg. DynamoB, MongoBD)
  • Familiarity with event-based Models
  • Experience building, documenting, and testing JSON APIs
  • Awareness of Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of Travis CI & Jira

Helpful tools/methodologies:

  • Agile methodologies – Scrum, Kanban, Lean UX, XP
  • Agile Tooling – Jira, Confluence, Slack
  • Automated Testing tooling and methodologies

If you’d be interested in finding out more, please get in touch.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.