As you may or may not know I work at Global Personals / We’re currently after some top quality Ruby on Rails Developers to work from our Windsor office here in the UK. If you think you might fit the bill drop Ross Williams a line ([email protected]) and be sure to mention you saw the advert here. Job Description Global Personals, the company behind, has a fantastic opportunity for talented, experienced Rails developers to join our development team. You’ll join 11 developers, designers and project managers focused on creating the best online dating platform in the industry. We’re just beginning a series of new projects in Rails – you’ll be joining right at the start to help influence decisions based on your expert Rails skills and experience. You’ll be based on the top floor of our lovely headquarters at 1 High Street in the middle of Windsor. It’s easily commutable from London (West via Paddington or South-West direct from Waterloo), Reading, Bracknell, Staines or Slough. We give our people the best tools. You’ll get a brand new 24in iMac and a 23in Cinema Display to work on (or a top-end PC if you insist) and you’ll sit at a big desk on a swanky Hermann Miller Aeron chair. We have a free posh coffee machine in our own kitchen, XBox 360, Wii, LCD TVs, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, football table and other toys. Salary will be based on experience, but will likely be in the range of £35k-£60k (negotiable). We pay a £1000 bonus after your three month probation if you’ve come direct to us. Following your successful probation we’ll pay up to 5% of your salary into your company pension, contribute to gym membership, plus other benefits. You’ll need the following skills/attributes:

  • Ruby on Rails – essential to demonstrate your Rails experience
  • MySQL (or equivalent RDBMS)
  • Strong communicator, teamworker and best practice stickler
  • Excellent knowledge of Javascript using Prototype/Scriptaculous
  • Ability to write clean, semantic, well-formed HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency with Linux or Unix
  • Subversion

The following are desirables:

  • TDD and/or BDD
  • Experience of Agile working environment
  • Open source projects or blogs you’ve written on
  • Previous dating or social networking projects
  • ColdFusion and PHP

Company Description The largest private online dating company in the UK with offices in Windsor, Miami, New York and Sydney.