Senior Backend Developer


  • Full Time

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Do you want to build generic tools all your life, or do you want to come with me and save the world?

If you haven’t heard of us, we’re the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, and we’ve recently been featured in Apple’s WWDC closing video, on BBC World Hacks, on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, and in publications all over the world. Not to brag but we’ve also
won countless awards and we get so much good publicity because what we are doing is so obvious and so important.

Here at OLIO, we’re tackling the massive global problems of:

● food waste
● hunger
● social isolation
● plastic waste

….all wrapped up into a neat device held in your very palm. Simply put, our mission is to unlock the value of food which would otherwise have gone to waste (and ‘value’ is much more than just monetary).

We’re looking for a Senior Ruby-On-Rails developer (with some server admin experience) to help continue to grow the feature set of our API in order to support the front end (react/reactnative) team. OLIO isn’t just about our 2.4+ million users sharing peer-2-peer but we also have over 50k volunteers who need to be supported through the lifecycle of their volunteering journey. We’ve also started advertising in and around London after years of successful organic growth and are now starting to see massive growth in our user base, and we’re starting to see hockey-stick style growth!

Technologies we work with are:

● Ruby on Rails (duh!) – currently Rails 5.2 but looking to move to Rails 6 early in the new year
● AWS (Aurora / S3 / cloudfront / ELB / ECR / Cloudwatch / Lambda / Fargate)
● Docker
● Redis
● Travis CI
● Sidekiq
● Activeadmin
● Google maps / mixpanel / mailgun /
● Stripe

We’d love to play with lots more technology (machine learning / AI) and so more staff means we also get more time to experiment and learn. Have a good idea, tell us about it, and if it makes sense you’ll get a chance to work on it.

In return you’ll get to work with a great team (aren’t we all?), a great amount of autonomy, unlimited holiday allowance, flexible/remote working, ownership in what you build, and knowing each day that you are making a huge difference.

You’ll be working with app developers, designers, and our product team. We’re a small, passionate group, and we’re growing so you’ll not only be involved heavily in the product but also the culture of the company at an early stage. We’re working hard in building a diverse team, we currently have 6 different nationalities in our small tech team with a 60/40 male-to female split. Mission fit is very important to us, so if food waste/environmentalism isn’t something important to you then this probably isn’t the position you are looking for. Similarly, if you’d consider writing code without it being backed up with a good set of unit tests then please hit ‘next’.