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Senior Ruby/RoR Software Engineer - Team Lead

Web Summit
Europe’s Largest Technology Marketplace

Job details

  • Full-time
  • calendar
  • map markerDublin, IE
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeLead
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Intro

We’re looking for a full-time experienced engineer to lead and motivate our high-performing applications team, responsible for the development of core products key to the attendee experience. Currently, lead by an ex YCombinator, this team is at the heart of engineering in Web Summit, liaising with data science, design, marketing and other teams on projects that span across disciplines. Smart companies come from smart people.

What you’ll achieve at Web Summit:

  • You’ll guide the architecture and development direction of the applications team to ensure quality code is written and excellent products are built.Expert knowledge of Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, as well as the use of frameworks, preprocessors, and libraries such as React, Backbone, Angular, Ember, Bootstrap, jQuery, SASS/SCSS.
  • You’ll work across the software stack (Rails, JavaScript, Postgres) to deliver quality, maintainable code in order to power the best conferences in the world.
  • You’ll share knowledge with other team members via mentoring, code reviews, technical talks, or consulting on projects.
  • You’ll break down complex projects into smaller problems and work with others to ensure that great products get delivered as a result.
  • You’ll champion best practices in code, architecture & development process. We use rubocop, rails_best_practises, Circleci, Git pull reviews and Brakeman to help maintain code quality.
  • This January, we flew the entire engineering team to Lisbon, for a 2-week hackathon.

Who you are:

  • You care deeply about engineering culture and the quality of products you and your team build.
  • Ideally cofounded your own startup and/or have experience building products in use by others. Solving tech problems is easy, you can wake up in the morning with a solution to a problem. Making something people is much harder.
  • You drive change actively as you believe everything can be constantly improved.
  • You’re knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of products and recent developments; making smart choices about technologies to be adopted.
  • You avoid bike shed conversations.

Main requirements

  • Ability to understand large, complex systems with many moving, interrelated parts.
  • 3+ years of commercial experience in Ruby (preferred) or other object-oriented language.
  • Expert knowledge of Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, as well as the use of frameworks, preprocessors, and libraries, such as React, Backbone, Angular, Ember, Bootstrap, jQuery, SASS/SCSS
  • A scrappy, entrepreneurial attitude that gets high-quality projects done quickly
  • Good understanding of different cloud deployment options, e.g. Cloud66, and AWS.
  • Experience with Rails, Sinatra and/or Python.

Nice to have

  • Open source contributions to a project in any language (even English)

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