STOP PRESS Ruby Tech Lead in London, Pioneering Media Co

ESP are looking for Ruby on Rails developers to join us in establishing
and running the back-end software for a range of diverse new media
formats. The first phase of these formats has been developed by
ThoughtWorks, and is considered by them to be one of their most exciting
software projects.

If you’re looking to join a company who are aiming to shake up the media
landscape and become a major national influence, please get in touch.

We are looking for a highly effective Tech Lead to build out our
existing proposition and support us in building our developer team.

POSITION: FULL TIME PERMANENT
SALARY: £60,000 - £80,000 depending on experience
Sign on bonus
LOCATION: CENTRAL LONDON
STARTING: asap

  1. THE ROLE
    To provide technical and process leadership for a team of developers who
    will deliver the ongoing functionality to support the live formats and
    be developing new functionality to launch new formats.
    The approach is Agile and the turnaround of functionality is fast.
    We have built the product and in position to stage 1 and need to
    continue the development effort with an in house team.
    We are using Ruby in a rails framework with Merb and an HTML front end
    with Flash components.

  2. REQUIREMENTS
    The ideal candidate for this position:
    • Multi skilled and able to take the holistic view across the team. A
    background spanning back end, front end and database design and build
    (Ruby, PHP, Java, MySQL, XHTML/CSS, Ajax)
    • Able to get involved in the day to day coding and to bring a
    leadership perspective
    • Experience in mobile based applications
    • Enjoys working with Agile processes and development methods
    • Excellent at managing a development process to deliver high quality
    code fast
    • Systems administration, deploying Merb on a variety of Linux
    environments
    • Experience of modern restful development
    • Experience GIT or Subversion

  3. DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
    • Strong personality able to maintain the quality of the processes to
    deliver the business objectives even when the situation is challenging
    • Ambition to explore the boundaries of technology and what is
    possible, particularly around dynamic interface design and bringing
    entertainment to the web
    • Personal style consistent with ESP’s Guiding Principles
    • An enthusiast

  4. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Transition the development process and code from an external
    development party to an in house
    • Lead and manage a team of developers
    • Report on a regular basis to the business progress, risks and status
    • Work with the CTO to manage the live environment
    • Work with the Product Owner to prioritise and estimate tasks
    • Take a technology lead and make decisions

Enrich Social Productions develops, licenses and distributes next
generation entertainment formats that operate across Internet, mobile,
and TV. All our formats combine user generated content and celebrity,
and are based either on traditional entertainment or team sport.
Our company philosophy is centred around inspiring creativity and
initiative, and as such ESP is comprised of dedicated, passionate and
determined people.


We’re hiring for a range of roles from Junior Developer to CTO and the
roles are all full-time and permanent, based in our fantastic Oxford
Circus office.

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