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About us

We are Digital Science and we are advancing the research ecosystem. 
We are a pioneering technology company, and our vision is of a future where a trusted and collaborative research ecosystem drives progress for all. We believe in better, open, collaborative and inclusive research. In creating the next generation of tools and working in partnership with the community we tackle some of the biggest challenges to research. In order to achieve our vision, we need innovative, inspiring and dynamic people to join our team. Want to join us?

Your new role

At ReadCube, we develop tools that support academic and commercial research activities. We’re seeing immense growth in the industry, and so our core focus is scaling our application with stable, distributed back-end services.  

What you’ll be doing

  • Write, test, review, and maintain code using Ruby
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions & suggestions to the team
  • Maintain and improve internal APIs
  • Document the systems you help build, monitor, and maintain
  • Coordinate with product, design, and support to organize priorities
  • Improve the scalability and performance of the platform

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Strong foundation in Ruby language and at least 3+ years of Ruby on Rails development experience
  • Experience working with SQL databases. Knowledge of other data store technologies (esp. Memcached, Redis, Elasticearch) is a plus
  • Familiarity with Heroku and Amazon AWS is a plus
  • Experience with node/npm toolchain and parts of a popular JS frontend stack is considered a plus (e.g. Bootstrap, Angular, React, jQuery)
  • Experience working with existing codebases
  • Prior start-up or freelancing experience is a strength but not required
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Living our Values

We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open, efficient and effective. 

The talent we secure is fundamental to us achieving our vision and our growth plans. The values we live by are:

We are brave in the pursuit of better
We are collaborative and inclusive
We are always open-minded
We are from and for the community 

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Additional Information

Please note that, in light of vaccination mandates for US Government contractors, Digital Science requires that all US-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to approved accommodations.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. 

We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. 

Our portfolio includes admired brands including Altmetric, Anywhere Access, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI Claims, GRID, Ripeta, Writefull, Gigantum and Overleaf. 

We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference.
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