We are hiring! Rails developer wanted

We’re looking for a passionate, experienced Rails developer who can demonstrate the skills required to help Folksy continue to grow.

The ideal candidate would have at least four years experience working with Ruby and Rails, have worked with large Rails deployments and have a good knowledge of test driven development.

Folksy.com is a place to buy handmade things, and for makers to sell their work and find supplies. Based in the UK, Folksy aims to reclaim craft and showcase talented makers and their work. Since its launch in 2008 Folksy, has grown to become the largest UK dedicated marketplace for unique handcrafted goods.

We’re looking for someone to take over the overall technical management and development of Folksy. You’ll be responsible for the technical direction the site takes, providing a great challenge and learning experience for the right candidate. We’re offering:

  • Competitive salary based on experience circa. £25,000 – £30,000 per annum
  • Opportunity to work remotely, however ideally you’d be based in our Sheffield office
  • Personal development budget available for conferences/courses

Here are the core skills required for the position:

  • Self starter with the ability to pick up a project and run with it
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with the community
  • Solid Ruby on Rails development experience
  • Experience with deployment and management of Rails applications on Linux (preferably Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Experience with designing for and managing MySQL
  • Experience with version control systems e.g. Subversion or Git
  • TDD experience using technologies like rspec/webrat/shoulda/cucumber/capybara
  • Experience with search technologies such as ferret or solr
  • Experience with caching technologies e.g. fragment caching/memcache/varnish

Location: United Kingdom, Sheffield
Pay: £25,000 – £30,000
Hours: Full Time
Length of employment: Full Time Position

Interested? We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Rob Lee, jobs@folksy.com.

9 Comments

  • Reply April 23, 2010

    Ashley Moran

    Someone just forwarded this to me so I’ve posted it on the ShRUG mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/shrug-members/browse_thread/thread/187ad54ebe581891

  • Reply April 23, 2010

    Anne

    Thanks for spreading the word Ashley :)

  • Reply April 23, 2010

    SallyF

    have emailed it the lovely bloke who shares my office who is a rails developer :-)

  • Reply April 28, 2010

    Louise

    so I was all like… “wow Folksy are hiring!”

    and then I was all like… “what’s Rails?”

    I suspect this is not the job for me ;)

  • Reply April 28, 2010

    Anne

    I know! It’s all Greek to me as well. Hopefully it makes sense to someone though!

  • Reply April 29, 2010

    fancymade

    Something tells me it is not as simple as designing pretty rails to hang clothes on…!

  • Reply April 30, 2010

    Rattle » Week #1262

    [...] Oh, and our sister business, Folksy, is hiring so if you know of any junior / midweight Ruby developers who want to have fun innovating around a growing community marketplace then please point them to the blog post. [...]

  • Reply April 30, 2010

    Carole

    Anne, it’s not Greek…..it’s Geek! :-)

  • Reply April 30, 2010

    Anne

    A-ha.Good one Carole ;)

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