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Awesome Senior Ruby Dev

You will be working for Simply Business as Awesome Senior Ruby Dev

Simply Business

Not your typical insurance company !

We started in 2005 and have kept that ‘start up mentality’.

We follow the Lean Start-up Methodology and pair that with Agile – We believe it makes us work in the most effective way. We have won awards for the way we ‘do’ Agile.

We have created a ground breaking online platform putting innovation and quality above everything else.

We are currently working on projects that are based on our own interests as well as the needs of the business. The ones currently in progress:

Full rewrite of our online quote and buy system. This includes challenges such as:

1. How to model complex state transitions for policies
2. Creating flexible online and offline purchase paths while providing quotes as early as possible to the customer
3. Creating full life cycle customer analysis.

Creating a modelling tool that allows us instantly to predict how a new product will perform.

Continuing to improve our continuous delivery capability using Capistrano, Puppet, Vagrant and Boxen.

Our Tech Stack:

 Ruby 1.9.3 / Rails 3.2.12
 Puppet/Boxen
 Mongo DB
 Rabbit MQ
 Cucumber / RSpec / Jasmine
SASS / HAML / HTML5 / Javascript / Coffeescript / JQuery

The above list changes all the time. We are always on the lookout to explore and experiment with new technologies. We do not believe in limiting ourselves. If there are other tools that can get the job done better – then we are happy to use them!

Our Principles:

 Continuous Deployment

Awards / Achievements:

- “Most Agile Aware Organisation Award” – Agile Awards 2011
- “Best Use of Mobile Technology Award” – Technology in Insurance Awards 2012
- Named in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
- Ranked in “The Sunday Times Tech Track 100” (4th successive year)
- First Class Rating and Accreditation in “Best Companies to work for 2012” – Sunday Times

Our Benefits:

 Free breakfast every morning
 Free and unlimited soft drinks (Coke / Fanta) + Tea/Coffee every day
 Free cake / chocolates / biscuits on a regular basis
 Free Gym Membership
 24 / 7 Office Access and Shower Facilities
 Great kit + free Apple Mac Laptop
 Yoga classes & Wine and Cheese evenings (in our office)
 Flexible working hours – come in early and leave early OR come in later and leave later
 Fortnightly Hackathons – we give our own team the opportunity to pitch ideas for 2-week hack projects, the best of which can become incorporated into our core apps.
 Pension Scheme / Dental + Life Insurance / Private Medical care / Life Insurance / Cycle to work scheme / Travel ticket loan / Help with relocation
 Free Event / Conference tickets –This is what we are attending and sponsoring next week: http://devslovebacon.com/

How to Apply?

Send us an email or give us a call for an informal chat so we can tell you some more about us.

hiral.patel@simplybusiness.co.uk / 020 7920 8076

The Job


Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:



This job is located in London, England, United Kingdom

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