Lead Ruby Developer

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time

The Company

vzaar is the UK’s leading video hosting platform. We are committed to helping businesses around the globe realise the full commercial potential of video through a simple and intuitive platform that just works. 


Based in London, but with staff around the world, we pride ourselves on maintaining a small, but friendly working atmosphere complete with perks such as fresh fruit, snacks and breakfast, (optional) Friday beers, and a truly awful coffee machine [UPDATE: it recently got upgraded to a fairly awesome coffee machine, but we keep the old one around for nostalgia's sake].


We offer flexible working hours based around our core 09:00 - 18:00 day and the potential to work part remotely as well as other benefits such as childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a pension plan.


The Role

We are looking for a lead devleoper. While we’re not using the term ‘full stack’ to describe this role, we’d rather say that we’re looking for ‘well rounded’ developers – you have all the skills you need to do your job effectively; your core skill will be Ruby, but if your skillset extends beyond that, that’s a great point in your favour.


The job is based in our (zone 1) London office working as the senior member of our cross functional Scrum development team. You would be architecting and writing code for our entire platform - with scope to touch everything from backend programming and infrastructure automation through to building amazing user experiences in React.js.


You would ideally have 4+ years mid to senior development experience. You will have had a significant hand leading a development team through to successful delivery of products and enjoy mentoring your more junior team mates. A computer science degree is not necessary, (although by all means welcome) we're more interested in your actual skills.


Our tech stack looks something like the below. If you have focussed on other technologies, don't worry, we'd still love to hear from you.

  •  Ruby / Rails / Sidekiq / rspec
  •  MySQL / ElasticSearch
  •  JavaScript (we like ES6, React & Redux)
  •  AWS



  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the vzaar platform
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation
  • Help mentor, coach and devleop the development team
  • Interested in guiding your career towards technical leadership



  •  Firm understanding of the Ruby programming language and an awareness of both its strengths and weaknesses (4+ years*)
  •  Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (4+ years)
  •  Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  •  Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  •  Confident using git for source control
  •  Knowledge of background processing with Sidekiq, Resque or similar tools 

* If you have several years of experience in a different language and have 2 or so years in Ruby and are adapatable, we're flexible.



 £60,000 - £75,000 dependant on experience


To apply

Please click the link below or email : vzaar-vzr0352@applications.recruiterbox.com

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