[LRUG] [JOBS] Ruby engineer at Loco2

Jon Leighton j at jonathanleighton.com
Tue Apr 16 06:46:11 PDT 2013

Hi everyone,

We're looking for a developer at Loco2. Feel free to ask me any
questions, but if you'd like to apply then please do follow the
instructions below.

## Ruby engineer at Loco2 ##

Loco2 (http://loco2.com/) is a small but passionate company with big
plans: to make European rail travel truly easy and a great alternative
to short haul flights.

Solving this problem means integrating with several external booking
systems and handling some complicated business logic. We do use Rails,
but we're more interested in hiring an excellent programmer than
somebody who knows Rails' APIs inside out. A large part of our code base
exists outside our Rails app.

We're looking for somebody who is comfortable designing object oriented
software from scratch. You should understand the trade-offs involved in
different approaches and be a pragmatic decision maker.

We maintain a modern code base which is enjoyable to work with. We're up
to date with Rails 3.2. Our core test suite takes about 20 seconds. We
also have Capybara acceptance tests which inevitably take longer, but
our CI is generally finished in about two and a half minutes.

Our technical director is Rails core team member Jon Leighton. Meet the
rest of the Loco2 family at http://loco2.com/about/team/.

We’re based in London, but are happy to consider remote working for the
right candidate. We are generally all in the office together at least
once a week, but developers are free to work from home at other times if
that suits them.

Flexible start date, salary negotiable depending on experience.

## How to apply ##

We really want to encourage a diversity of applicants for this position.
In order to try to eliminate implicit biases from this process, and to
hopefully encourage more people to apply, we will operate an anonymous
initial selection process.

To apply for the position, send an email to kate at loco2.com. Tell us a
bit about yourself. Attach a CV if you like, but it's not required. Kate
will take out any bits of identifying information and forward the rest
to Jon.

If Jon likes what he reads, you'll be asked to complete a programming
challenge. This will also be judged anonymously by Jon, and if he is
impressed by your submission, then you'll be invited into our office for
a chat (or we'll use Skype if you are remote).

We are obviously happy to answer any questions you may have before you
devote time to the programming challenge.

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