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Ruby Developer

Job title Ruby Developer

Department Marketing

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum plus a market supplement of £5000

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2136

Placed on Tuesday 07 June 2022

Closing date Tuesday 05 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

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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

Our team:

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, which means access to thought-leaders in your professional area – so whether that’s joining a seminar, lecture or reading a hot-off-the-press research paper, it’s all at your fingertips.

Working within the Marketing department, you will be helping to deliver the University strategy by both 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 Tim Kaner, Chief Marketing Officer on, however please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays);
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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 that 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 / ILR, 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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.