Ruby on Rails Developer at BitPesa


Ruby on Rails Developer

Full-Time in London, GB - Mid Level - Engineering

We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

The BitPesa development team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers.

We are looking for a Ruby Engineer to join our rapidly growing team. Our Engineering headquarters are located in London, however we also have offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar and Luxembourg and will happily consider candidates in any of these locations.

Candidates must have:

  • Proven proficiency working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Proven proficiency in using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec
  • Working knowledge of Javascript
  • Good knowledge of source control using Git
  • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum
  • A strong and flexible work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills

Bonus points for:

  • Expertise in other programming languages besides Ruby and Javascript
  • Expertise in Software deployment tooling and orchestration
  • Expertise in using Github pull requests to review code
  • Knowledge and implementation of standard software design patterns
  • Intimate knowledge of Postgres and/or Mysql
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases