Senior Ruby Engineer

Published on August 05, 2023

At Smart, we're a diverse team, made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences and skills. Our goal is to build great products to help people plan for their financial futures. We’re constantly developing new ideas to help people look after their pension schemes, in the UK and abroad. We’ve grown to a team of over 200 talented people, all dedicated to creating the best experience for our customers. If you think you can help, come and work with us.

At Smart, our mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial wellbeing, across all generations, around the world.
THE ROLE
Are you someone who has a passion for Ruby and is looking to play an important role in an amazing team and to grow your skills?
In simple terms, we're looking for an expert Ruby Developer to join our growing team based in Paddington. Someone with a commercial background in crafting and developing applications.
Do you enjoy working in a flexible, agile environment, with core values of transparency and continuous improvement with the desire to contribute, learn and grow, working on a platform that will improve people's lives 80 years from now? Pensions are a long-term project!
What you'll do
  • Develop new user facing features.
  • Engineering a better code base with your team.
  • Work within a smaller 8-10 person agile engineering team, part of a wider Engineering organisation
  • Work on tickets assigned to you, this includes writing code and specs (tests) and checking that new code passes other test coverage.
  • Review Pull Requests from other developers.
  • Work in a collaborative, agile team environment
  • Be awesome at what you do best, code!
  • Occasionally pair with other Engineers - we have pairing machines
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The skills, experience and aptitudes we are looking for are listed below. If it all sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Please don’t be discouraged from applying if you don’t meet every single one of these criteria – having a ‘can do’ attitude is sometimes more important than being able to tick every box.
  • Significant commercial experience with Ruby, working in a Ruby on rails environment (as a guide multiple projects over, with 5+ years of experience)
  • Deep understanding of object-orientated programming
  • Desire to work with Domain Driven Design
  • Love to work using TDD
  • Understanding of relational database (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Understanding of web design patterns
  • Previous experience working in a company scaling up is useful, but not essential
  • Most importantly, a desire to learn, grow, working with an amazing team and deliver software

WHO WE ARE
We work in partnerships with governments and financial institutions in the UK and internationally. Our cloud-native digital platform is revolutionising how people around the world think about, and save for, their retirement.
At heart, we’re a financial technology business. What we do is all about innovation, and using the power of digital change to put the customer first. Our Engineers will tell you that working at Smart gives you the opportunity to play your part in developing world-class technological solutions, working with – and learning from – like-minded people.
You’ll also find that, across our business, our colleagues love Smart’s culture, and how what we do means better financial outcomes for savers. That feels worthwhile, and it means that what we do, collectively, goes way beyond the nine to five of a typical working day.
Don’t just take our word for it – you can see what our colleagues say about working at Smart on the Great Place To Work website, Linkedin Life and Glassdoor.
the future, then naturally we’d love to meet you.
At Smart, one of the eight principles we work to is “We want happy and good people in our team”. We created a list of benefits that helps us achieve this goal:
  • 26 days holiday per year, plus Polish bank holidays. Two extra days holiday – Christmas Eve and New Year Eve
  • 2250 PLN personal training budget every year to spend on courses or conferences or training materials
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private medical care including dental care
  • Multisport Plus Package
  • Online English lessons (within working hours)
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