If bringing ideas to life is your passion and if working with some amazing startups and scale-ups excites you, then this may be the role for you. You’ll be joining a highly skilled team of 12 who are passionate about web technology and digital products. We’ve always been happily profitable since we launched 11 years ago and have the luxury of meeting prospective clients through reputation alone, before choosing which of those clients we most want to work with.

In this role, we’re looking for a junior developer to join our Ruby on Rails team. Our ideal candidate will have completed a computer science (or similar) degree and would have experience programming in a relevant dynamically typed language (e.g. Ruby, PHP, Python). This experience could be via a side-project, whilst on placement or at your first graduate job. You will also have a solid and confident grasp of web essentials (HTTP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and have probably been building websites for a few years.

You’ll be joining five senior Rubyists and will either be working on a long-term project for one of Storm’s partners or in an agile fashion across multiple projects. Day-to-day you could be helping couples to Tie the Knot with the UK’s leading wedding website & planning company, helping to save the global Life Science industry over $1bn/year working on a world-leading search engine and data provider, providing online compliance support to the nation’s schools and small businesses or even changing the future of computer game press & publicity – or working on a brand new startup!

As a full-stack web developer, you’ll be expected to both support existing projects and develop brand new web applications alongside our senior developers.  As well as building backend systems you’ll be collaborating with our design and UX teams, working with front-end code.

Our developers work closely with our clients and partners, so if you can show us the sort of energy and enthusiasm that we hope you’d show our clients, then you’ll be a great fit.

We’ve won and been nominated for multiple Best Place to Work awards and take great pride in striving towards an enjoyable, engaging and challenging workplace.  We actively engage in creating a positive work/life balance. Alongside our unmetered holiday policy and 4.5-day working week we arrange regular team socials including an annual team retreat.  We also offer health insurance, cash allowances for everyday medical expenses and mental wellbeing sessions. We also make sure you have access to the best equipment available to carry out your work and are currently awaiting assessment for Bcorp certification.

Our central Bath office (only a short walk from the train station) is our heart, but we support flexible working arrangements to fit around your life.

You must:

  • A university degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject
  • Be able to confidently program in a relevant backend language (e.g. Ruby, PHP, Python, Javascript/Node), ideally having worked with an MVC web framework
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to quickly pick up new languages and frameworks
  • Have a good experience with the core web technologies: HTTP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Have knowledge of SQL databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL)
  • Be quick to grasp concepts. We work with an eclectic mix of startup and established businesses from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Being able to quickly understand and appreciate a client’s needs is critical
  • Have excellent written and spoken English
  • Be confident in your ability to speak directly with clients.

Desirable:

  • Either a year or more in industry, or side-project/placement experience
  • Examples of websites you have had a leading role in creating.

Perks:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • 4.5 day week (for a full salary) – we don’t work Friday afternoons
  • Unlimited holiday policy
  • A MacBook Pro (+ second display) and an assortment of other Apple goodies
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunities to attend relevant events and conferences, as well as other training
  • Annual company team retreat
  • A variety of team social events.

The role will allow for home working part of the week (where requested) – however, you must be able to work from our office in central Bath at least part-time. We’re not accepting applications for fully remote working.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to cv@stormconsultancy.co.uk.

Please provide code examples from current work. If you’re unable to do so, please explain why.

To apply for this job please visit stormconsultancy.co.uk.

Job details

Salary:
Up to £22-28k pa based on experience
Hours:
35
Benefits:

Skills required

Perks & benefits

Unlimited Holiday
Flexible Working
Team Holiday
Casual Dress
Subsidised Learning
Team Outings