Web Developer

Love building web applications? We want you on our team!

The role is a full time position based at our headquarters in Guildford and requires a good knowledge of modern Ruby on Rails web/software development. You will be working as part of a tightly knit team of talented people to create amazing solutions to real scientific problems.

What you can expect

We’re committed to seeing people grow and their careers develop, here is what you can expect to be doing in the first 6 months:

Month 1: You’ll work on a number of existing projects, ranging from maintenance on existing features to development of new features and getting familiar with our coding style. You’ll work closely as a team with developers and testers, helping to suggest solutions to technical challenges but not be expected to complete these alone.

Month 3: You’ll be up to speed with our ongoing and upcoming projects and have gained experience in a range of coding styles. You’ll be taking more responsibility for the direction & development of new features, engaging other developers and testers for collaborative input rather than prescriptive instructions.

Month 6: You’ll be capable of working autonomously on long running tasks, understanding how your work fits into the larger project. You’ll work together with others to complete larger projects but be responsible for the delivery of your part. As an integral part of the team you’ll be relied upon to push forward our internal tooling and help to drive our coding standards and conventions.

We’d love to see

We don’t expect years & years of industry experience, but we do expect a firm grasp of web development fundamentals, a good understanding of how to architect non-trivial systems and a hunger to learn and grow.

We’re specifically interested to see:

  • Enthusiastic social team players that enjoy life. We love the work we do and have built a fun, relaxed environment that encourages team collaboration as well as individual growth. We’re looking for people that will help us build a great culture and continue to make The Edge a great place to work.
  • Strong problem solving & organisation skills
  • A high attention to detail
  • Experience building non-trivial web apps & platforms
  • Experience using web development frameworks such as Rails
  • Experience developing API driven applications
  • A good knowledge of Programming Principles
  • Excellent communication skills. You must be able to express your ideas clearly to others in the team and possibly to clients.
  • An ability to multi-task. As a small company we often have multiple projects running at any one time, you’ll be expected to meet multiple deadlines across multiple projects.
  • A passion to learn and grow

Bonus points

Experience of the following are not a requirement but will give you an advantage:

  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Experience with server configuration (linux)
  • An ability to adhere to coding standards and an understanding of tools that might be useful
  • An understanding of OO & SOLID principles
  • Experience building software in other languages (e.g. JavaScript)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript

What you’ll be using

We use a wide range of tools and frameworks depending on the needs of the project, some of the most common you’ll be working with include:

  • RubyMine
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Oracle/PostGres

As a valued part of our team you’ll get

  • A competitive salary
  • A great work/life balance
  • An opportunity to develop & grow your skills within an expert team
  • Access to a PC with all required software
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Opportunities to attend leading web development conferences
  • 25 days annual leave a year
  • Flexible working hours

Salary guide: £27-35k (depending on experience)

Please email your CV and any related links (portfolio, examples of work etc) to careers@edge-ka.com. There is no deadline for applicants, we’re keen to hire the right person and willing to take our time to find them.

No recruiters/agencies please! We’re looking for a talented, motivated individual that has shown the desire to work with us by taking the time to contact us directly.

About The Edge

The Edge have been around since 2005 providing cutting edge data management and workflow systems for those involved in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical research.

What we do

We are a classic software and services company, creating products that solve real world problems for scientists involved in discovering new drugs and treatments that help to improve the lives of patients. We are a small piece of the puzzle that helps to transform lives.

We’re a relaxed and friendly team and enjoy taking a collaborative approach to working with clients. We’ve got an eye for detail, and specialise in understanding scientific problems.