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Ruby Developer

Job title Ruby Developer

Department Marketing

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 plus a market supplement of £5,000

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2136 (IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers / Programmers and Software Development Professionals / Web Design and Development Professionals)

Placed on Friday 20 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10273

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Are you a creative developer who enjoys collaboration and brainstorming? 

Do you enjoy working with Ruby, or other languages (PHP, Python etc) and want to learn Ruby? 

The role:

As one of our Ruby Developers you will play a pivotal part in developing digital platforms and writing innovative software that makes a real difference to our student recruitment, research, community, and business activity.

You will work alongside developers, designers, and content experts and use agile methodologies to plan and implement features across our products.

A typical day could include:

  • writing code for a new feature
  • running a sprint retrospective
  • discussing new features with designers
  • pair programming with a colleague
  • taking part in a user research session
  • improving our automated processes
  • fixing bugs
  • learning new skills and tools

About you:

We are looking for someone who has:

  • web development skills with Ruby (or similar), HTML, JavaScript
  • experience building web applications and performance optimisation
  • a high attention to detail when quickly understanding and assessing requirements
  • a curious nature and can think critically
  • proven collaboration skills
  • a desire to learn and use their experience to help and support others
  • experience communicating and explaining technical language to non-technical audiences

If you haven't worked with Ruby before but have proven programming skills and a solid understanding of the software development process, then we would also love to hear from you. If you have experience  with MCV frameworks in other languages such as Django in Python, Laravel in PHP, ASP.NET in C# or Spring in Java, we are happy to guide you in your switch to Ruby on Rails

We deliver excellent digital services by using agile techniques to help us ship code regularly and make sure we have tests to cover it.

We run regular sessions with real users to identify product improvements and try to make all development as easy, high-quality, and enjoyable as possible. We also enjoy celebrating and supporting each other in all that we do.

You will also benefit from being part of one of the leading universities in the UK.

Working within the Marketing department, you will be helping to deliver the University strategy by understanding the needs of the audiences we serve and demonstrating how the University's expertise and capabilities can meet those needs. By developing and delivering initiatives and activities with which our audiences will engage, we can help to build an enduring connection with the University community in line with its mission to deliver research and teaching excellence.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email Sytze Zeijlmaker, Head of Digital Development, at; however, please make sure you submit your application through the University website.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.