Senior Web Engineer

At Impero, we’ve been in Education Technology since 2002, building systems to keep children and young people safe and make them successful. We are passionate about protecting every learner, their wellbeing and their future through managing, supporting and monitoring. We do this by working closely with educators around the world. With recent new leadership, we’re building a distributed UK-based engineering team to reimagine our technology platform.

We are first and foremost looking for best of breed developers who are positive and ambitious and who can demonstrate strong engineering principles. Whether you’ve been developing for two years or ten we may have a role for you. Our product vision is exciting and the roadmap ahead is challenging. Our team is growing in a way that will allow you to play to your strengths: whether enjoying data modelling and analysis, or building huge new feature sets.

We believe in creating careers, not jobs. During your time with us you’ll receive regular, honest, helpful feedback, with a clear progression path. We’ll be looking for ways to grow your expertise, and we will provide opportunities for your professional development. We’re a distributed team, who put energy into speaking every day, and we we arrange regular meetings both by department and as a company. In the first few months as you get to know the team and products, we’ll bring you into our Nottingham office as needed, but our team is distributed-first: doing your best work isn’t dependent on you being in a certain place. Our web platform – less than two years old – is built exclusively in Ruby on Rails with interlinking native device clients, communicating through standard web protocols. At Impero, we believe we’re creating something special, and we’d love for you to join us.

Senior Web Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Role The successful candidate will take responsibility for working as a software engineer within an agile team to develop the company’s web-based applications in Ruby on Rails, and will lead the Web team.

Responsibilities Operational

  • Work within a cross-functional software team (consisting of Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers and testers) to develop software using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Take responsibility for the quality and speed of your own deliverables.
  • Perform automated and manual testing on your own work.
  • Assist other members of the engineering team where required.

Characteristics Essential

  • Experience of working in a distributed workforce in an agile development team.
  • At least 5 years of commercial experience (or equivalent) in web application development spanning multiple projects.
  • At least 4 years of experience with Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • At least 4 years of experience of working with relational databases.
  • At least 3 years of experience of using distributed source control management.
  • At least 3 years of experience in writing automated tests.
  • Understanding of programming, networking and information security principles.
  • Enthusiasm for understanding technical ideas and explaining them clearly to other members of the team.
  • A strong standard of spoken and written English.

Desirable

  • Experience in writing tests using RSpec and Cucumber.
  • Experience working with and on Linux/Unix operating systems.