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\nWe’re looking for a mid to senior Ruby developer to join our team. \n\nAltmetric analyses the online activity around scholarly content to measure the broader impact of science and research. We deliver and support products such as the Altmetric details pages, Altmetric Explorer and the Altmetric badges. Our customers include institutions across Europe, North America and Australia and scholarly publishers such as Springer Nature, Wiley, Taylor & Francis and MIT Press.\n\nWe develop software in a friendly and flexible working environment, processing hundreds of thousands of scholarly mentions and serving over 22 million API requests every day.\n\nWe’re currently based in Kings Cross, close to the Guardian’s office in Kings Place, however we will be moving to our new office in Shoreditch at the end of the year. As a portfolio company of Digital Science & Research Solutions Ltd, we share our office with other scientific start-ups including figshare, Overleaf & Symplectic.\n\nSkills & Requirements\n\nYou’ll need production experience with:\n\n\n* Web applications using Ruby and the Ruby on Rails framework (experience with other languages and frameworks would be beneficial);\n\n* Data and databases; either document-based, key-value or relational such as MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL (experience with all of them not necessary as we can teach you the differences in practice);\n\n* Software development in a team including automated testing and code review.\n\n\n\n\nUltimately, we’re looking for people who are keen to learn and flexible in their approach.\n\nYou will be part of a team responsible for the development and maintenance of our user-facing web applications and data pipeline. Using best practices, you will continuously deliver our products to customers around the globe and shape our engineering culture.\n\nExamples of our recent projects\n\n\n* Redeveloping our policy document system in Ruby to mine PDFs for references to scholarly literature and push them through the Altmetric pipeline to reveal policy attention to science;\n\n* Launching version 2 of Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, allowing users to search and analyse the full Altmetric database with over 52 million mentions of 12 million research outputs;\n\n* Adding Shibboleth authentication to Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, allowing institutional users to use their existing user accounts and ensuring a seamless and secure user experience.\n\n\n
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