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Ruby Tech Lead | World-leading Marketplace

Ref #: Ruby Tech Lead | World-leading Marketplace
Location: Not Disclosed
Salary: Competitive salary £
Type: Permanent
Date: 10/05/2021
Ruby Tech Lead | World-leading Marketplace

Ruby Tech Lead | World-leading Marketplace | £95,000

GRIT Tech Talent is working with a world-leading marketplace to hire a talented and experienced Ruby Tech Lead.

Formed in 2012 our client has raised over $30m in funding to date, been named one of Wired Magazine's ‘100 Hottest Start-Ups’ and The Financial Times’ most ‘Disruptive Companies’!

We are looking for a Ruby Tech Lead to join a team building an amazing user experience for customers as well as all the internal tools to help the rest of the team make life look easy.


  • Create, own and lead the technology vision including frontend, backend, infrastructure and data science, building not just for today but for tomorrow as well

  • Drive innovation within the context of an Agile development organisation, improve and maintain production systems, processes, security and infrastructure

  • Ensure software is developed on time, on budget and in line with key customer and business requirements

  • Ensure our technology is scalable and fit for purpose as the company expands

  • Continue to raise the bar by helping the existing team improve and owning the hiring of new members

We’re looking for a strong technical lead who is eager to be hands-on:

  • You have opinions and want to do the right thing; we want you to own the product, and care about the direction it goes in

  • You will be a strong leader with excellent communication skills, able to inspire and motivate the team and the rest of the business

  • You can own the engineering roadmap and produce business cases to outline the benefits of your proposed solutions

  • You will be hands-on and able to practically coach and mentor the team and give them technical guidance when needed

  • You’re a pragmatic decision-maker who can articulate how you arrived at difficult decisions

A good understanding of the following would be advantageous:

  • Strong skills in Ruby and Ruby on Rails; they’re the backbone of our Stack

  • Experience of AWS (or similar) services, such as EC2, RDS and RedShift

  • Experience of managing applications on cloud environments (we use EKS)

  • Experience with different CI/CD tools and technologies

  • Knowledge of good database design and query optimisation


  • Competitive salary

  • Stock options. We believe everyone should be an owner.

  • Scale with the business. This role offers the potential to have an incredible career trajectory.

  • The best idea wins. Whether you’re an intern or the CFO, if you can make the case for it, we’ll make it happen.

  • Opportunities and budget for personal learning development.

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