Ruby on Rails RoR Developer: Min. 2 years' exp., Max £50K - Conservation/Environmental - Cambridge
Ruby on Rails Web Developer and future Team Leader required for Ecology & Conservation, Cambridge base, worldwide remit.
Maximum £50,000 plus bonus, benefits and superb pension (12% non-contributory!)
This organisation makes web and mobile applications to save the planet, literally!
They are the world-leader in supplying environmental, ecological and conservationist information to governments and large corporations worldwide to enable them to make decisions that improve the environment rather than harm it.
Their products are used around the world by Governments, the UN, international foundations and wildlife conservation organisations to track the trade in endangered species, catalogue the worlds protected areas and help end the illegal trade in wild animals.
They now need an experienced Ruby on Rails developer of the calibre to move up to a team leader role in the near future.
The essential attributes required for this role is as follows:
A minimum of 2 years of commercial experience architecting and developing web applications in Ruby on Rails
Previous experience in leading teams through a development project (preferably in an Agile environment)
Demonstrable experience of working with Postgresql
Experience in deploying applications
A lively github/bitbucket account!
Please note the above attributes are essential - you require all of the above to be eligible for this role.
Do you have any Open Source stuff they can look at? Code repositories, blogs?
This is a senior developer role within an existing, established team that includes more junior developers, hence their needing someone of the calibre to move up to a team leader role in the near future.
The IT. team here is, quite genuinely, building software which is trying to save the environment. Your objective in this job is as high-level as that: You are required to build software that makes it easier for governments to decide on improving their environment rather than making it worse.
The next step career-wise from this position is to move up to a technical lead role for the team. You would be taking the skills you will have developed in this role across a range of technologies, being in involved in the architecture, development and deployment of applications, and applying them across the team and coaching others to help the team grow and perform at increasingly higher levels.
If you not only want to work with the latest technologies, but want to feel good and know that your code will help to make a difference to nature and the environment, this is your chance!
This is a place that is only suitable for those that are motivated by wanting to do important work, work that's likely to have a real impact on the world, as opposed to just wanting a high pay cheque at the end of the month. Could that be you? If so, read on!
The software and the tools they use are at the cutting edge of new technology. You won't be stagnating in Legacy systems. Additionally, the team works together in interesting locations abroad three or four times a year.
The hiring manager here opined as follows:
Almost all the jobs that are available to programmers are either a combination of improving internal systems within companies, or building pieces of software which most people won't use. We build software which everyone can see and we're trying to build software which fundamentally changes the way human society behaves, the way the planet is run. There are not many other jobs in software development where the goal is that high and the challenges are that big.
Yes, you could earn more money maybe refining an algorithm in a bank, but here you have the personal satisfaction of being able to build pieces of software that fundamentally change society.
As a Java Developer you will create innovative data management and transformation workflow solutions, changing the way life science organisations handle text and documents. Based in Cambridge, this is a technology-driven, challenging environment where you will be able to have a positive impact on the wider world.
*Strong Java skills
.Good understanding of REST
.Experience of Python
.Previous of Elasticsearch
C++/C# Developer, £35k to £65k, Cambridge.
This is a superb opportunity for a Senior C++ Software Developer with extensive experience of developing C# and C++ to join this highly successful cutting edge technology company.
In this role you will be design and develop cutting edge software in a Windows environment.
The successful Software Developer will have the following skills and experience:
. Strong skills in developing in C# and C++
. Windows Installer experience (WIX, MSI)
. Computer Science degree educated or equivalent
Highly desirable skills include:
. Open source
. Browser development and security
. Windows Internals is a bonus
This really is an excellent opportunity for an exciting, technology company with a great working environment. In return you will be rewarded with up to £65k, generous pension, private health care, dental, and life assurance. To avoid missing out, please send your CV ASAP!
The successful SQL Database Administrator / SQL DBA will join our hugely skilled team as they provide BAU support, working with the Application, Infrastructure Support teams to provide a coordinated service in accordance with the ITIL best practice
SQL Database Administrator
Next Ventures are currently executing a search for an experienced SQL Database Administrator required to review and remediate databases within the scope of the Risk Remediation programme can be configured and managed in-line with clients database standards.
The role is to be based in Herefordshire/Essex borders: Close to and commutable from Cambridge.
Review and identify gaps and agree and complete activity to remediate databases under the scope of the Risk Remediation programme, including:
-Complete a database review identifying any gaps relating to technical build standards.
-Work with both the programme, technical and architecture teams to agree the best approach and plan to remediate the gap in the current configuration and deployment.
-Take a lead in the configuration of the databases to complete the agreed remediation activity.
-Develop and maintain all project and technical documentation in accordance with analysis processes to ensure best practice.
-Undertake problem determination and/or resolution to maximum quality of outputs/deliverables.
-Develop supporting project plans, including both high level and detailed estimating definitions as appropriate to support and inform the planning process.
-Use the escalation process where necessary to resolve any issues/problems promptly.
-Produce concise and timely reports, free from material mistakes, to enable accurate business decisions to be made.
-Work within the approach, framework, and direction of the overall Project Management Office.
-To carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
-Ensure that at all times company Policies, Standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are adhered to.
-As a member of the global BIS community, you will be a champion of the function's values and culture, while demonstrating and openly encouraging the behaviors expected from a professional, best-in-class IT team.
Significant demonstrable experience in depth SQL database administration. With the experience of working in a multi-server, multi-site environment.
Practical experience in monitoring and tuning databases to provide a high availability service.
Working with databases in both physical and virtual environments.
Recognised qualification in managing databases
MCSA SQL or MCSE Data Platform (preferred) qualification
Experience with Oracle and DB2 database technology
Relevant industry experience
BIS Risk Remediation Project is accountable to remediate the client's Application and Infrastructure risk which is scored major and high on Heat Map assessment. The project is divided into four major task as per below.
Redesign & Rebuild- In some instances, the service may be considered to be end-of-life. Works to define and commence plan to rebuild in-house (bespoke solution)
Improve Service Delivery Model - To ensure the system/service is fully understood and there are sufficient capacity and skills within the support teams. Improve the mechanisms used to manage the service and ensuring an adequate DR capability is in place.
Migrate to Cloud/New Platform - Where there are platform risks, move the system/service to technology built in-line with our standards.
Replace- In some instances, the service may be considered to be end-of-life. Works to define and commence a plan to replace with a different application (COTS solution).
The rate is £450.00 -£500 per day based on experience.
An immediate start is possible - candidates must be available for a December start at the latest
More information is available on application
Owing to continued success and to meet expected future growth, a role for an experienced Software Engineer has arisen. You will become an integral part of this company, strengthening the web and mobile development expertise of their already well established team.
This is an unmissable opportunity to join a small but ambitious organisation where free thinking and innovative solutions are actively encouraged.
Located just outside of Cambridge, this company is a leading supplier of system and software solutions to the transportation industry across Europe and the UK. They have established their market dominance by providing first class software solutions and unrivalled customer support. Their product is already well established in the market but they do not rest on their laurels, they are now looking to bring on a new software engineer to ensure they continue to improve their market leading product.
The company develops systems using a variety of technologies - Originally using Java, C++ and other such technologies, they have now chosen to adopt Angular 2 in order to maximise the success of their web based development and as such are looking for someone with commercial experience using Angular 2 who can bolster their current efforts.
Any of the following skills would also be advantageous:
What you will receive:
If you have commercial experience using Angular 2 and would like an opportunity to continue using this cutting edge technology working on market leading software then please don't hesitate to apply.
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