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Head of Engineering (Ruby on Rails) – Exceptional Talent ONLY


Greater London Contract / 6-12 months £500 - £700 per day

Head of Engineering (Ruby on Rails) – Digital Business – Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, Memcached – London

  • Day Rate: £500 – £700 per day
  • Length: 6 -12 months experience – MUST BE HANDS ON
  • Contract to Permanent

My client is start-up based in West London and due to their plans to grow they are looking for a top-tier engineer to work closely with our CTO in building and managing both our web application and our engineering team.

My client effectively is a marketplace for mechanics that is bringing trust and transparency to automotive repairs.

The platform enables customers to acquire real-time industry standard quotes and quickly book a vetted mechanic online.

Role: Head of Engineering (Ruby on Rails) – Digital Business – Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, Memcached – London

  • We are looking to hire a Head of Engineering who can bring their experience and expertise to our engineering team, and work closely with our Founder/CTO in directing the team’s future development.
  • This is an upper-mid to senior level role where you’ll be expected to provide both technical leadership and team leadership, while also getting time to write great code yourself.
  • Technology underpins their entire business, and they are constantly working to improve core product and add new features.
  • The Head of Engineering will have the opportunity to work on / manage projects such as improving quoting engine using machine learning, developing integrations from new parts suppliers, or building a new mobile app using React Native.

Responsibilities: Head of Engineering (Ruby on Rails) – Digital Business – Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, Memcached – London

  • Leading and managing our engineering team alongside our CTO.
  • Building cutting-edge technology that will disrupt an entire industry, to the benefit of drivers all over the country (and hopefully further afield!).
  • Providing technical leadership and contributing to decisions about new technologies, approaches or methodologies.
  • Developing new product features and updating existing ones.
  • Helping to plan and manage our engineering team’s sprints.
  • Working on any and all parts of our web application and mechanic app.
  • Applying your previous experience to help overcome challenges scaling our software and engineering team as we grow.


Some of the technologies we’re currently using are: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Sass/SCSS, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, elasticsearch, Memcached, jQuery Mobile, Zurb Foundation, Minitest, RSpec Mocks, git, CircleCI.

Technical skills needed:

  • Have experience managing and/or training Ruby on Rails developers (either as a mid-level or senior engineer).
  • Enjoy improving processes and executing as an effective engineering team.
  • Are an expert at sprint methodology and planning/managing sprints.
  • Have previously created applications using Ruby on Rails.
  • Aren’t afraid of getting stuck in and working across the complete technology stack.

Please do send across to me the most up to date copy of your CV to eobiechefu@welovesalt.com or call me on 0207 928 2525

Job Reference: 2938623

Salary: £500 - £700 per day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 6-12 months

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