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Software Developer

Location
London
Overview

Hadoop, Presto, Mesos, Docker, The Cloud, Distributed Systems, Terabyte Scale Data Analysis, Machine Learning and much more... do you fancy working with any (or all) of these?We are looking for a mid-level Ruby Developer to join our team.Our team is highly experienced with the majority of developers having 7+ years professional software experience. We work with a high degree of autonomy, building tools and solutions for a wide range of business problems that get applied and tested in real life by people we work with.

Forward3D is a fast growing digital agency providing cutting-edge multilingual digital marketing for some of the world’s most prestigious brands including Virgin Holidays, Hilton Hotels and Gucci. Agile, data driven and pioneering, you won’t find layers and layers of management here. Instead, you’ll discover a buzzing environment where bright, innovative and visionary people work in small autonomous teams that thrive. It’s a place where careers genuinely flourish, rather than get stifled due to lack of opportunity or resources.

A glimpse into what our developers have gotten themselves into:

  • Building real-time analysis systems that drive award-winning ad campaigns
  • Working with self-healing tolerant auto scaled big data clusters
  • Creating 20+ in-house custom products used by 300+ technically skilled analysts
  • Maintaining a system that takes 1 billion lines of data through our ETL pipeline daily
  • Spinning 100,000 Docker containers daily

When asked, our team told us that the best part of the job are:

  • Solving real problems with smart colleagues using cutting edge tech
  • Opportunity to take initiative with freedom of a start up and the resources of a bigger company
  • Small team where everyone's opinion is valued
  • Freedom to choose best tools for the job
  • Flexible working arrangements around core hours
  • Free breakfast & lunch every day plus a well-stocked bar for after work socialising
Requirements

Essential

  • 1+ years of professional Ruby experience (provided that you have at least three years experience in another language)
  • Some DevOps experience
  • JavaScript and JS framework

In addition to

  • Ability to see bigger picture while focused on small details
  • Believer in infrastructure as code
  • Ability to pick up new technologies and languages by having a play
  • Manipulating high volumes of data from many remote sources
  • Operational experience in utilising the systems available at Amazon Web Service
  • Ability to create services using micro-service architecture pattern

Desirable knowledge/experience with any of the following:

  • Redis, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Amazon SimpleDB, Puppet, Chef, Salt, Jenkins, Puppet, Hadoop, Redshift, CoffeeScript, Git
Benefits

In return for your enthusiasm and expertise, we’ll reward you with a competitive salary and an enviable range of flexible benefits that include free breakfast and lunch, 24 days holiday a year (with the option to buy more days), pension, life assurance, private medical cover, childcare vouchers, numerous gym offers and a bike to work scheme or cash alternative. We also have a free bar where we celebrate successes or sometimes just unwind after a busy week.


Our Forward3D Thinking...

Forward3D is an advocate for equal opportunity in the workplace. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability and gender identity. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know

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