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Itison - Ruby / Web Developer

Ruby / Web Developer


itison is looking for a talented Ruby developer with a strong background in web development. 

Based in our headquarters in Glasgow's city-centre, this role will see you working within our four person Development team to improve our existing products and develop new services for our users.  The teams' focus is the e-commerce site and the associated iOS app, which process thousands of transactions every day and help businesses across the UK reach our users, but we also develop a suite of internal tools to help run our company.

You'll work closely with the rest of the team to produce high-quality, tested code for our products and be expected to take ownership of projects from planning through to implementation and launch.


  • Develop our internal and external web applications
  • Develop new services for our members.
  • Provide technical assessments of tools/platforms
  • Improve our team processes and workflows

What we're looking for:

  • Real-word experience with Ruby/Rails
  • Experience working on an e-commerce site or similar
  • Experience with GNU/Linux based server administration
  • Experience with common stablemates of Rails such as Nginx, MySQL, Unicorn, Redis, etc.
  • Ability to efficiently manage your own time and work without close supervision

Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Chef
  • Experience with search technologies (e.g. Solr, ElasticSearch, etc)
  • An interest in iOS/Android development


  • Competitive salary from £32,000+, depending on experience.
  • Learning/Conference budget for ongoing training
  • Weekly allocation of time towards training
  • Private medical
  • Flexi-time
  • Regular nights out and social events
  • Monthly budget for donating to open source projects.

This is a full-time position working from our head office in Glasgow City centre, but we'd consider remote working where regular in-person catch-ups can be arranged. 

About us: is Scotland’s No. 1 deals and events service with over 700,000 members buying tens of thousands of deals every month. We’re a profitable, bootstrapped company looking to expand significantly over the next 12 months.
The Development team consists of 3 Ruby developers who work on our apps and one DevOp who wrangles our servers.  We do stand-ups and use automated testing, but couldn't claim to work to a specific methodology like Agile or XP.  We aim for an open, grown-up culture where everyone has an equal voice in discussions and brogrammer is a dirty word.

We score about 10/12 on the Joel test
The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team

  • Do you use source control? Yes
  • Can you make a build in one step? Yes
  • Do you make daily builds? Yes
  • Do you have a bug database? Yes
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code? We try to
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule? Yes
  • Do you have a spec? Yes
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions? Yes
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy? Yes
  • Do you have testers? No, developers do testing
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview? Yes
  • Do you do hallway usability testing? Sometimes, but not always.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like to discuss it further before applying, please email gavin.montague<at>

Apply here.

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