Overview

BookingBug is the industry’s most advanced, powerful and versatile appointment and event booking platform, powering the real-time management of appointments made via online, mobile, in-store or call centre for thousands of enterprise clients. Using a combination of cutting-edge front end technologies, and a truly open and scalable cloud-based API architecture, we’re able to design solutions that can accommodate the wildest of client requirements.

About the role

It’s an exciting time to join BookingBug. We’re scaling up our Technology teams, and looking for an experienced Senior Developer to join one of our Dev Squads (affectionately named after video games). The BookingBug platform is built on the AWS cloud platform, and is constantly in a state of expansion.  We employ various frameworks, from front-end AngularJS interfaces to MVC frameworks and design patterns for the construction of our back-end APIs.

As a Ruby on Rails Developer, your main responsibility will be for the design, development and implementation of new features to improve the scalability and feature set of our platform, as well as production, modification and maintenance of the web application and user interfaces. As a senior member of the team, you will also be performing code reviews of other team members’ code and mentoring & supporting more junior team members into great Developers.

This is a unique opportunity to join a company that has the stability and commercial success of a big business, but the heart & soul of a start-up. You’ll be working on truly interesting challenges – engineering issues, scalability, latency, distributed systems… so we need someone who is motivated by problem solving & seeing the wider impacts of their work.

About You

  • 4 + years of commercial Ruby on Rails development experience
  • A genuine interest in web development
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues from multiple departments including non-technical teams such as Sales and Marketing
  • A desire to adopt and put into practice emerging web standards and technology, but also respect older technologies to ensure that you the deliver the best possible experience to all users
  • Ideally (but not essential), commercial experience using:
    • Javascript (AngularJS/JQuery/Prototype)
    • MySQL
    • REST APIs
    • TDD (Rspec, Selenium)
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • GIT version control
    • AWS (EC2, S3, Route 53)
    • Linux (Passenger, Apache)
  • Fluent English speaking & writing ability is essential
  • Agile development experience
  • Comfortable working in a non-corporate, start-up environment
  • Meticulous with your work, striving for perfection in the work that you design and build
  • Confident with finding solutions to novel problems and making something work when the solution is not straightforward
  • Creative, innovative, like getting stuck in and are keen to learn and grow with the company you’re joining

If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you! We’re based in Farringdon in a dynamic, fun office, and have international offices in Boston and Sydney as well. Our team is very diverse, with backgrounds spanning from astrophysics to criminology to music management, and we pride ourselves on our great working culture. Benefits-wise, we offer 24 days’ holiday increasing with service, employee referral incentives, casual dress, fruit, breakfast & drinks, team social events, beer fridge, ping pong table and regular social events. Please note that we can only consider candidates who have full eligibility to work in the UK.

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