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Rails developer who wants to save the world

Do you want to build generic tools all your life, or do you want to come with me and save the world?

Here at OLIO, we're tackling the massive global problems of:

  • food waste
  • hunger
  • social isolation

    ....all wrapped up into a neat device held in your very palm.

    We're looking for a Ruby-On-Rails developer to support our API servers and to continue building a system to automate more and more of the day to day process of handling our 20k+ volunteers. Our volunteers are critical to what we do and their collections from food businesses all over the world need to keep ticking over nicely with as little intervention from a "hooman" as possible (slowly removing all the painful manual stages from our existing program) so we can spend 100% of our time on our mission.

    Technologies we work with are:

  • Ruby on Rails (duh!)

  • AWS (Aurora / S3 / cloudfront / elasticache

  • Docker

  • Travis CI

  • Sidekiq

  • Activeadmin

  • Google maps / mixpanel / mailgun / trevor.io

  • Stripe

    We'd love to play with lots more technology (machine learning / AI) and so more staff means we also get more time to experiment and learn. Have a good idea, tell us about it, and if it makes sense you'll get a chance to work on it.

    In return you'll get to work with a great team (aren't we all?), a great amount of autonomy, unlimited holiday allowance, flexible/remote working (UK only right now I'm afraid), ownership in what you build, and knowing each day that you are making a difference.

    You'll be working with app developers, designers, a product team, and providing instantly useful features for our internal team (therefore the community at large). We're a small, passionate team, and we're growing so you'll not only be involved heavily in the product but also the culture of the company at a very early stage.

    If you haven't heard of us, we're the world's only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, and we've recently been featured in Apple's WWDC closing video, on BBC World Hacks, on Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, and in publications all over the world. We get so much good publicity because what we are doing is so obvious and so important.

How to apply

Details can be found on our careers page, https://olioex.com/join-our-team/. Also please free to contact me via github/twitter/etc @lloydwatkin with any questions.

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