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We are looking for web application developers to strengthen our team. You don't need commercial Ruby on Rails experience, but you must be able to demonstrate a history of seeking out best practices in web development.
What we look for
• A passion for web application development
• A degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• An understanding of the importance of a maintainable code base
• Familiarity with dynamic languages, version control, test driven development and the command line
What sets you apart
One or more of the following would catch our eye:
• Code we can look at
• Projects you can show us
• A solution to our coding challenge
How we work
We enjoy the freedom to make design decisions and pick the right technology. We manage our own time and take responsibility for seeing features to completion. Pair programing, refactoring and automated testing are all part of our daily workflow.
We allow time to learn new technologies, work on open source contributions and attend conferences.
Here are some of the tools we use:
Shiny 27" iMac, Ruby 1.9.3, Rails 3.2, CoffeeScript, jQuery, RSpec, Capybara, Sunspot, Heroku, Pusher, S3, Rackspace Cloud, git, PostgreSQL 9.1, MongoDB, HAML, SASS.
Founded in 2008, AlphaSights now has offices in London (HQ), New York and Hong Kong. Our business revolves around connecting investors with industry experts and our apps are about achieving this. We still maintain a start-up atmosphere with regular team activities and social events such as football, basketball, Oktoberfest, Ibiza?
Point your browser to http://www.alphasights.com/apply/ruby-developer-london and submit your CV in PDF format along with a solution to the code quiz.