Full stack developer (Ruby on Rails)

  • Product
  • London, United Kingdom

Full stack developer (Ruby on Rails)

Job description

HANDS HQ builds software for high risk industries including construction, manufacturing and events. We’re helping businesses of all sizes to make work safer by engaging the entire workforce and changing the perception of health and safety.

The customer experience is central to everything we do. Details matter. We want every interaction with every prospect, customer and user to exceed expectations. We have big ambitions and we want like-minded people to join us on our journey.


HANDS HQ was founded in 2013 and has since grown to a team of 10 people, all based out of our office in Shoreditch. We have thousands of customers who love what we do.


We're looking for a for a mid-level full-stack developer to join us and help continue building a world-class web app. This role can be moulded depending on the skills of the candidate; we always play to the strengths of the individual.


Our development culture

We have a collaborative development culture. We work closely together (including code reviews and pair programming), supporting each other to produce the best possible codebase and become better developers along the way.


We take pride in our work and we always strive to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers. We deliver big features, but we are also mindful of performance, scalability, security, testing and technical debt, and take opportunities to refactor where possible.


We strive to continually improve our knowledge and approach with open communication, curiosity, humbleness and mindfulness of others within the team.


The role

  • You’ll work in our existing team alongside full-stack developers to help us deliver on our roadmap and improve our existing codebase

  • You’ll regularly pair up with other members of the team, collaborating and discussing approaches in order to solve problems

  • You’ll work with the product team to leverage features in modern browsers to create the best possible experience

  • You’ll be passionate about writing extensible, scalable well crafted code

Our tech stack

  • Frontend: SCSS, ES6 & React

  • Backend: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Resque

  • Deployment: Heroku, AWS S3 & Cloudfront

  • Testing frameworks: RSpec, Jest, Enzyme.


  • Competitive salary - £43-50k per annum
  • 25 days holiday
  • Based in a great office in Shoreditch
  • Personal learning budget every year
  • Regular team socials
  • Amazing, friendly team
  • Fresh fruit every week

Our hiring process

  • Phone screening (15 minutes)

  • Technical task to complete in your own time (2-3 hours)

  • Technical interview (60 minutes)


  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (ES6) and cross-browser compatibility
  • Strong software development fundamentals, with experience in Ruby on Rails

  • SQL based database design principles to ensure integrity and scalability

  • Working as part of an agile team

  • Experience with TDD software development process

  • Understanding of secure coding principles including OWASP Top 10