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To apply for any of the vacancies below, please contact us via the website or using recruitment@formulatedigital.co.uk.

Current Vacancies

CTO

Guildford, Surrey Competitive Salary

Formulate Digital, an up and coming agency with a focus on FinTech, need an exceptional CTO with equal amounts of business acumen and Rails development experience to lead us forward in the new year with building both client apps and our own product, LiquidityChain which has a major city backer.

It is essential the candidate has agency experience with proven leadership skills and enjoys meeting clients to identify new opportunities. Occasional London trips to meet clients are a central part of the job. It is envisaged that the job is 70% development and 30% strategic - day to day dev management is carried out by other team members.

Benefits:

  • 25+ days holiday
  • Early start/finish to avoid rush hour
  • Regular company social events
  • Pension contributions
  • Small, friendly team
  • Discretionary bonuses dependant on performance

Required business skills and experience:

  • Interpretation of business requirements and translation into product and technical requirements
  • Judging relative complexity of backlog epics to assist the business with prioritisation
  • Ability to set a schedule and then deliver high quality software to that schedule
  • Willingness and ability to develop a deep understanding of the business in order to proactively provide input on business and product strategy

Required technical skills and experience:

Essential technical experience:

  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Excellent Linux admin skills
  • PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • ElasticSearch
  • Git/Github
  • Test Driven Development/Rspec
  • DevOps experience is a must as we manage our own infrastructure using AWS and OpsWorks
  • Full stack web development in Ruby on Rails (v4+), Javascript, HTML, SASS
  • Strong operational experience across development lifecycles and systems architecture
  • Excellent understanding of Rails security issues, and general best practice programming techniques from a security perspective
  • Ability to work with other members of the team and help train junior members

Other technical skills (non-essential):

  • Swift and Java
  • Docker/container experience
  • Cucumber test suites
  • Load testing and scaling
  • An appreciation of and ability with UI and UX
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Experience with Javascript libraries and frameworks, e.g. Angular/React

    Required personal attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial and proactive
  • Fast learner, with desire to keep learning
  • Works well under pressure and happy to embrace new challenges

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@formulatedigital.co.uk.


Senior Ruby Developer

Guildford, Surrey Competitive Salary

Formulate is looking for someone who loves writing code. We’re looking for someone with in depth Ruby/Rails experience. You have the ability to work in a team and willingly share knowledge.

Formulate consists of a close knit team working from a farm based office in Surrey. We work in a friendly and creative manner, and when it comes to projects we all like to be very hands on. In our experience, having teams of account managers and salespeople tend to cause more problems than they solve, so we prefer to keep the team lean and highly skilled.

Benefits:

  • 25+ days holiday
  • Early start/finish to avoid rush hour
  • Regular company social events
  • Pension contributions
  • Small, friendly team
  • Peaceful, rural setting

Required skills:

  • Experience with Ruby, and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL and Postgres)
  • Experience with Javascript, jQuery and an understanding of front-end frameworks
  • Good understanding of Git or similar and version control practices
  • Knowing the way around the command line
  • Passion for technology and code
  • Able to deploy websites using Capistrano

Other skills (non-essential):

  • Experience with testing frameworks (RSpec) and Continuous Integration
  • Any Ops experience; servre setup, infrastructure as code (Chef/Ansible etc)
  • Some contribution to Open Source would be nice to see
  • Some PHP experience (we do have some older PHP websites, but they're mostly managed externally)
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, MongoDB, NodeJS or any other related tech

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@formulatedigital.co.uk.


Senior DevOps Engineer

Guildford, Surrey Competitive Salary

Formulate is looking to hire a DevOps engineer to join our growing team. You will be working alongside a small team of highly skilled front and back-end developers to build internal and client projects. We work with high profile clients in the FinTech industry among others, and this is a great opportunity to work on systems, websites and applications across a range of industries and technologies.

We are looking for someone with a love for building systems from start to finish. Your love for writing code should only be matched by your love for the infrastructure supporting it. Chef, Ansible or similar should be your weapon of choice. Being able to help out wherever needed is a huge plus since we’re a small team sharing responsibilities. You should have strong opinions on security, but with a commercial understanding too.

Formulate consists of a close knit team working from a farm based office in Surrey. We work in a friendly and creative manner, and when it comes to projects we all like to be very hands on. In our experience, having teams of account managers and salespeople tend to cause more problems than they solve, so we prefer to keep the team lean and highly skilled.

Benefits:

  • 25+ days holiday
  • Early start/finish to avoid rush hour
  • Regular company social events
  • Pension contributions
  • Small, friendly team
  • Peaceful, rural setting

Required skills:

  • Thorough understanding and extensive experience administering Linux web applications. Ubuntu is our preferred flavour
  • At least one of Chef, Ansible or Puppet. We use Chef so any experience of that will be preferable.
  • Experience building scalable, microservice oriented architecture
  • Experience with AWS (OpsWorks is a huge plus)
  • Experience hosting Ruby and PHP applications
  • Understanding of networking, architecture and core technologies such as load balancing and DNS
  • Development experience with Ruby and/or PHP
  • Experience with monitoring, log management and general infrastructure awareness and reliability

Other skills (non-essential):

  • Experience with docker in production
  • Experience with load and penetration testing
  • Some contribution to Open Source would be nice to see
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, MongoDB, NodeJS or any other related tech

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@formulatedigital.co.uk.

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