Mid-level Full Stack Developer (Ruby on Rails)

London, England, United Kingdom


Who we are

Mumsnet is the UK’s biggest website for parents, and our purpose is to make their lives easier. We’ve got some of the busiest forums in Europe, with users offering each other advice and support 24/7 (as well as more content, bloggers, videos, events and campaigns than you can shake a rattle at). We want to be indispensably useful for parents, and a great place to work.

Why work for us?

We’ve grown steadily and sustainably over the last 17 odd years and we’ve got every intention of carrying on. We’re building a high-performance, collaborative and agile work environment. We believe that mistakes are human, but learning is divine. We put purpose before profits, we’re committed to diversity and equality, and our computers - metaphorically speaking - say 'YES'. We don't only want to hire the best people: we want to retain them. If you need some flexibility, let us know and we’ll do our best. For more about our equality and diversity policy, see here. We are also proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We host sandwich lunches, staff parties and knowledge sessions; we have a choir, a book club a football and netball team, plus there’s babyfoot; and we have our own yoga studio while remaining tolerant of the Lycra-averse. Working for Mumsnet means never having to pretend you don’t have a family (or other commitments) and we promise never to keep you away from the school sports day.

Where we are

We’re based in sunny Kentish Town, where you’re never more than 500 metres away from a sourdough pizza and an elaborately refurbished pub.

The role

We're on the hunt for a passionate and driven full stack ruby on rails developer to join our team and write top quality code for our websites and mobile apps. You will be part of a very exciting team that is looking to grow and develop the mumsnet product embracing new technology to make sure we remain the no.1 place for parents online.


What you will do:

● Write code, predominantly Rails, Node, JS, HTML, SaSS;

● Work with product managers to identify product features / technically assess designs;

● Design solutions for the systems you develop, fitting in with our overall technical stack;

● Peer review and quality check work to make sure we have beautifully crafted code;

● Help, teach and mentor junior members of the team;

● Continue to develop your coding abilities and learn new skills.

● Write technical specs and developer documentation;

● Plan and estimate development work.

What you must have:

● A good degree or technical qualification in computer science or a related field;

● 2+ years experience full stack Rails coding gained through employment;

● Solid understanding of object oriented programming and related design patterns;

● Experience of javascript, jquery, html and css;

● Experience developing websites and Restful APIs;

● A drive to deliver high quality, right first time code;

● A passion for technology across the full stack;

● Experience working with : Git / Mac OS / Linux;

● Experience of HAML SaSS, Bootstrap

It’d be nice if you had

● Experience developing microservices;

● Experience of DevOps, preferably AWS & Docker;

● Experience of Java. ● Experience of mobile app development

● Experience of React, ReactNative

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