Ruby-on-Rails Developer

Job description

We are looking for someone that can help us building a great e-learning platform! Are you a good Ruby programmer who, besides good programming, also has a feeling for the e-learning market? And do you want to help children and students to give them the tools the need to study fast and efficient? Then we are looking for you! 


For years, WRTS has been the largest and best-known e-learning program in the Netherlands! Our tool is used to learn words so you can easily master a new language. With 400,000 users per month, we have been making sure everyone can learn words quickly and easily for 15 years. Our users are mainly in high schools (12 to 15 years).


We have a pleasant team of 8 people who are all helping to improve the platform for our users. We talk a lot with our target group to see how we can get a little better every day. There is a lot of room for (creative) input and we are therefore looking for someone who is enthusiastic about our product. We want to improve education and believe that the use of digital learning tools will increase more and more in the near future.

It is up to us as a team to let users learn as quickly and effectively as possible!

Job requirements

 

In this role you will get the opportunity to work within a team of 3 great developers who are building the WRTS platform to offer students (12-18 yo) to learn vocabulary at home and in the classroom.

For the near future we already created cool concept roadmap with some nice functionalities which can help our users with different courses. You will work in a small team of developers, working closely with Product Owners, using agile scrum methodology with 2-week sprints.

 

Your typical day at work will involve:

  • Building cool end-to-end features that contribute to growing the WRTS platform
  • Taking part in standups and UX/UI meetings
  • Testing your features and being fully responsible for them when they go live;
  • Troubleshooting live issues
 

You:

  • Have experience with Ruby on Rails, HTML5/JavaScript
  • Are a team player, able to communicate across disciplines
  • Enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for putting features live independently

 

How you fit our Development team

  • A Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree (computer science is a pre)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Ruby on Rails
  • The ability to write clean and maintainable code, following standards and guidelines
  • Experience writing automated tests

 

Why you want to work with us ;-)

The WRTS office is located in a beautiful office on Weesperplein in the centre of Amsterdam. We work hard, play hard and we have a lot of fun and foster an informal yet professional atmosphere.

The WRTS crew is a dynamic team that is enthusiastic about creating the most effective and efficient new way of learning in this ever-evolving digital age. We believe that a positive and energetic, yet relaxed, work environment not only encourages great teamwork, but is key to motivating our team to produce high quality products. We provide our team members with the resources they need to make sure they can do their jobs properly and get the results we aim for. Although our team is diverse and everyone brings their own interests and uniqueness to the table, every single person is excited about the great work WRTS is doing. Oh yeah, and we do have a pingpong table ;)