AI-driven workforce skills startup

Ruby on Rails developer
Full-time (part time possible for right candidate)
£45-60K (depending on experience) plus equity
Central London (remote in UK for right candidate)

We are looking for a creative, ambitious Ruby on Rails web developer to help us address one of the key education problems posed by technological change: the need for workforces and individuals to retrain and learn new skills for new roles. We are an early-stage startup with substantial funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s government innovation agency.

We are developing a web-based platform that uses data science and machine learning to model individuals’ competences and target skills, then make job and learning recommendations. We are looking for a web developer with strong experience with HTML/CSS, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and jQuery, and experience with both frontend (browser) and backend (Rails) programming. You would also interact and assist with our overall tech stack, which runs on Amazon Web Services, and includes core services implemented using Python, PostgreSQL and Flask.

We have highly experienced founders, strong partnerships, and links with academia. You would work with our small, growing development team and a UI/UX designer to develop the front end of our platform, using adaptive/responsive design for multiple devices, according to a well-defined roadmap. You must have the ability to work independently and develop your own ideas, while being a team player. You should be comfortable with a fast-moving, collegial and sometimes high-pressure startup environment.

Required skills

● Strong experience with Ruby on Rails (our web backend service)

● Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS, the DOM and AJAX/HTTP requests

● Strong experience with JavaScript, including jQuery

● Experience with adaptive/responsive web design

● Familiarity with SQL (ideally PostgreSQL) and ActiveRecord in Rails

● Familiarity with agile and test-driven development

Desired skills

● Experience with Python

● Interest in gaining data science experience

● Familiarity with Amazon Web Services

● Experience with B2B SaaS applications

Compensation and benefits

● Competitive salary £45-60K (depending upon experience)

● Equity: share options (0.25-0.50% negotiable)

● Pension contributions

● 25 days paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)

● Company computer

● Central London office

Salary range £45,000 — 60,000

depending on experience