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Technical Lead (contractor - 2014)

at Kudos in SL9 8DD UK   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
Kudos is growing! We’re looking for a technical lead to help us continue to develop our platform in 2014, when we will be supporting a greater number of publisher customers and authors / institutions in maximizing the visibility, usage and impact of their research. Please see the following sections to see how our CTO (and semantic web geek) Leigh Dodds describes the role:
In close liaison with the CTO, responsibility for leading the next phase of development for the Kudos platform.
A “full stack” developer with good all-round skills – capable of building scalable, back-end applications as well as dynamic websites
Experience with building, maintaining and scaling both back-end and front-end web applications and web APIs
Experience with agile test-driven development, e.g. using RSpec, and continuous integration
Experience working with cloud-based hosting, e.g Amazon cloud and/or Rackspace
Ideally, experience working as a distributed team (e.g. using IRC, Google Hangouts, etc) and / or managing other developers
Ruby and Ruby on Rails (or similar frameworks based on Active Record)
Javascript and JQuery
Git for version control
Unix scripting skills to support server configuration and management on the target Ubuntu environment
Good communication skills for dealing with colleagues (including those less technical), partners, customers
£400 per day
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