You’ll play a key role as part of our Engineering Team, taking responsibility and ownership over delivering a seamless user experience for new users as they join the Hnry platform. You’ll be expected to take ownership of the strategic technical direction of the Hnry platform, mixing being hands-on writing code alongside working collaboratively with other engineers to drive feature delivery.
Engaging with customers and all members of the business to actively identify problems and propose solutions
Thinking strategically about the future direction of your areas of the feature set, and working with other Technical Owners to collaborate and align
Working alongside other engineers to make sure we are providing our customers with the best experience with Hnry, whether they are new to self-employment, or whether they already use alternative systems
Taking technical accountability for creating seamless user experiences
Take responsibility for delivering functionality from concept through to production release and post-release maintenance
Ensuring you, and those around you follow best practices in building robust and reliable software
Produce work that meets the expected level of test coverage and improve test coverage across the existing codebase
Provide detailed code reviews to colleagues, sharing your knowledge and ensuring that standards are maintained
Design the architecture of new features and present this back to the team for feedback
Mentor and provide support to other members of the team
Collaborate with and support other members of the wider Hnry team
How we work
We follow agile practices, delivering improvements iteratively in small chunks. We track the impact of our work and measure ourselves on results, not the amount of code written.
We’re growing fast, and are focused on building a well designed, scalable & robust platform. In some areas of the work (e.g. payment processing) there is very little margin for error.
Our technology platform is built in Ruby on Rails, and we also use a bunch of AWS services (via Terraform), Postgres, Docker, and a little bit of React.
We have automated tests, continuous deployment, and release to production multiple times per day.
We review each others code, and set aside time for hacking on experimental features, refactoring and/or learning new things.
We work hard and finish on time, no crazy hours.
Have experience with Ruby on Rails, or a comparable web application framework (such as Django, Laravel, .NET, ExpressJS etc) with the curiosity to learn Rails
Have a good understanding of front-end technologies
Care about writing clean, maintainable and efficient code, and improving existing code, both for your peers and future you
Be confident using distributed development tools such as GitHub and Slack
Have an understanding of test/behaviour-driven development, cross-browser compatibility issues
Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
Be comfortable with numbers, not scared of some algebra and basic statistics concepts
Be able to take complex problems, break them down, and build robust solutions
Approach problems with a curious mindset and empathy for the end user, always considering the impact of changes
Actively monitor systems, identify problems and propose solutions
Have excellent communication and collaboration skills — we work together and succeed as a team
Have experience with automated testing
Enjoy discussions about software/product design and crafting solutions
Bonus points for the following:
Experience building large scale systems
Experience being self-employed (freelancing, contracting etc) in any industry/profession