Ruby/React Developer - Edinburgh - Wearable Sports Technology

Ref: 39Thursday 28 February 2019

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Software Engineer 

Location: Edinburgh (City Centre) 

Permanent/Contract: Permanent 

Salary: GBP30,000 - GBP40,000 

Net Talent are excited to be exclusively engaged with one of the most exciting, innovative, and democratic technology companies to emerge in Scotland in recent years. They are led by a recognised entrepreneurial star, and with backing that includes the CEOs from two of Britains biggest companies. With the CTO already in place, you will be the SECOND hands-on hire, with the expectation you can lead by the example of elegant, high-quality code whilst supporting the CTO with the product road map and architecture. 

This is the start of something big. Net Talent have sat down and discussed in detail the plans for growth, headcount and technology, so we are uniquely placed to provide support and insight into the process. After this hire, they will grow a team, so you will be able to motivate, shape, and influence those below you, too. 

The product is a modular, wearable performance monitoring device aimed at the professional and semi-professional sports market. Unlike others available, their innovative approach to development has enabled a magnitude saving, democratising what has been until-now an elite market, and giving all the chance to harness cutting edge tech to improve their own performance. 

Harnessing Machine Learning techniques, they are developing algorithms to enable them to harness the mass of data resulting from the product, and make actionable insights based on its analysis.

We would love to hear from you if you fancy this challenge, and have the following skills and experience: 

* Solid, hands-on experience with either Ruby or Python 
* Knowledge of related application frameworks (Rails, Django, Flask) 
* Experience with front-end technologies/frameworks (React, Angular, jQuery, etc.) 
* A commitment to engineering best practise (TDD, Agile, Pair Programming, etc.) 
* Experience in software design and architecture 
* An understanding of DevOps practises and tools (Grunt, Docker, Puppet, GIT, etc.) 
* A genuinely can-do approach, by which you don't see problems, but envision solutions 
* Understand the unique circumstances of an early-stage scale-up 

Even if you do not possess all of these requirements, we are very interested to hear from you, as the broader and more varied the experience, the better!