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Senior Software Engineer (Ruby, Rails, jQuery)

Company Description:

LiveLink's products lead the market of retail photo kiosks and online photo ordering systems... recently winning a large international contract with Walmart, USA. A rapidly growing company of over 50 employees based in Havant, LiveLink has just moved into impressive new offices in a conservation area. Facilities include breakout areas, a games room, fitness suite, gardens, company chef and free on-site employee parking.

LiveLink has developed interactive kiosks and websites which are used by labs and chains to enable their customers to design personalised gifts, cards and posters etc. instore or online using their personal photos. Our Instore product range has been recently merged into one custom-built unit, and we are trialling systems for a number of other retail chains both in the UK and overseas, including ASDA, Jessops, Costco and Walmart. For more info see also:

Main Responsibilities
  • Continuing development of the ordering platforms (Ruby on Rails)
  • Feeding customer requests into the development process & feeding back projected timescales
  • Providing backup consultation for tricky support issues
The Ideal Candidate

You care about building high quality, robust systems with a strong emphasis on good UI design. You want both the code and product to look good and enjoy using multiple technologies in new and interesting combinations. You work well within a team and are motivated by the challenges of innovating on a timescale in a fast-paced market.

Skills & Experience
  • 2+ years commercial Rails experience
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS & SQL
  • Considerable knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Practice testing Rails applications
  • Excellent communication skills
Also of Interest - experience with/knowledge of
  • jQuery & Prototype
  • Open source contributor
  • C and Ruby extensions
  • GTK+ 2 & Clutter
  • SVG & Cairo
  • UX
  • ICC profiles & colour theory
  • Server configuration and planning
  • PCI compliance
  • Touchscreen interfaces
Salary and Conditions:

This new position is based in Havant, with an annual salary commensurate with your experience. LiveLink makes a 4% pension contribution plus a generous bonus scheme to reward an employee's contribution to the success of LiveLink is paid at Christmas. LiveLink is also a member of a Ride2Work scheme and a Childcare Voucher scheme. Employees are given 28 days paid holiday including public holidays, rising by a day for each year of service, up to a maximum of 31 days.

To Apply:

Applications should consist of a covering letter of 200 - 500 words explaining how you fulfil the role as described above, together with your full CV which must include details of achievements for which you have been personally responsible and reasons for moving on from previous posts. These should be e-mailed in the form of a DOC, ODT or PDF please and as attachments ONLY quoting reference LLSSE1505 to:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th June 2015 but exceptional applicants may be invited to visit earlier. The successful candidate will start ASAP afterwards.

LiveLink: 4 The Green, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6BN, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 1411


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