About us

Sifted is the Financial Times-backed new media platform for Europe’s startup community. We will be the essential, trusted and independent resource for those in Europe’s startup and tech world. As well as a source of news, information and analysis we are also a community for discovery and engagement, generating rich data that can be returned to our readers as information, insight and business intelligence.

Led by one of the founders of Hailo and the Innovation Editor of the FT, Sifted is an independent startup based at Southwark Bridge, with a team of 10 in London and on the continent. We have a tech lead and a design lead, and we are looking for a full-stack Ruby developer to become the third member of the product team as we accelerate our drive to become the leading platform for Europe’s startup eco-system.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate has worked in agile teams, practices test-driven development, and writes excellent git commit messages. They work to understand user needs before building features, and they have experience using data to drive product decisions. They are comfortable collaborating with other developers or designers, for example via pair programming and rapid prototyping.

They have built and maintained web applications written in Ruby on Rails or another MVC framework. They have experience designing RESTful APIs and a working understanding of fundamental web technologies like HTTP and DNS. They have a grasp of modern front-end tools and technologies such as webpack and React, or are willing to learn about them.

Candidates with no Ruby experience but equivalent skills in another language will be considered. Experience in the world of data journalism or statistics more generally is nice to have. Experience with Amazon Web Services is nice to have.

Technologies we use

  • Rails
  • React
  • Docker
  • ElasticSearch
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • WordPress

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, and link to Github if relevant.

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