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Experienced Ruby Developer - online travel at FindHotel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (allows remote)

As a Senior Ruby Developer at FindHotel, you will help to develop and improve our high-performance website FindHotel, scaling up web traffic from 2M+ visitors to 10M by the end of the year.


What you tell your friends you do


"I am a great Ruby developer who can make run code safely yet fast as lightning!"


What you will really be doing



  • Building a high-performance website, helping scale up web traffic from 2M+ visitors to 10M by the end of the year;

  • Developing our own APIs and deploy them as independent services;

  • Integrating our product with internal tools and APIs (e.g. event tracking, A/B testing) built either by us or other squads at FindHotel;

  • Building the right suite of monitoring and alerting system, in order to have both the helicopter view and the magnifying glass at hand whenever needed;

  • Improving the code base, architecture, infrastructure, and overall quality of our product, in order to deliver a great experience to each and every one of our users.


How will you be doing this?



  • You are an experienced Ruby developer in a diverse team of talented experts, and you enjoy working on a product delivering quality code while meeting ambitious deadlines;

  • You choose the right tools for whatever job will be thrown at you. We're always open to re-evaluating choices that were made in the past: there is always a budget for good ideas;

  • You understand speed is a feature: you love benchmarking and experimenting with different technologies to figure out new ways of improving your code over time.


What we worked on last quarter



  • Laying the groundwork for a modern adaptive web application, based on React and Redux frontend which communicates with a decoupled Ruby On Rails backend.

  • We built a scalable infrastructure in the cloud, based on AWS, Docker, and Continuous Deployment, that serves on average 11M+ requests per day.


What a day in the office might look like


In the morning, after the daily stand-up, you pair program with a fellow developer to improve the performance of an API call which is not as fast as it could be. After lunch, you provide some feedback on the quality of a couple PRs from your teammates. Then you implement a new feature from the backlog or tackle an annoying technical debt issue that you've been keeping an eye on for a while.


The team


You will be working in the Product Squad with co-developers Luca & Fernando (Backend), Jop, Suzana & Ali (Frontend). Katia (UX designer) will help us shape the product, transforming the input from Omer & Orhan (Data Analysts) into beautiful and usable designs. Sam (Product Owner) will prioritize the roadmap and a QA Engineer will make sure we deliver high-quality software to our users.


Why join now?



  • We have successfully built the foundation of a great product, which will evolve in time and compete with the big players of the travel industry. By joining the team now, you will have the chance to have a strong impact on how we grow our tech stacks and the way approach work.

  • We are looking to grow traffic from 2M monthly visitors to 10M+ by the end of 2017. This is the perfect time to become part of the team working on the core behind our product, tackling exciting challenges around scalability and performance.

  • We are a company that is growing fast, hiring talent across many different areas of expertise (development, data science, data analysis, marketing, UX). Each team collaborates with the others on a lot of different tasks, making every day the day when you learn something new.

  • You will have fun writing code for existing and new applications, integrating them with internal and external systems, with room to explore new technologies and architectures!

Don't be the product, buy the product!

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