Senior Rails Engineer

Salary Competitive
What is Slice? Slice is the easiest way to order authentic local pizza. We serve the $40 billion U.S. pizzeria market in two ways: by providing a pizza-centric mobile and web ordering experience for consumers, and by empowering local restaurants with technology that grows their business and helps them compete with. Can you imagine what a local pizza shop could achieve with the resources of Domino’s?

Slice was born in 2011 and has quietly bootstrapped its way to profitability while building a network of more than 12,000 pizzerias nationwide. Ilir Sela, the founder and CEO, started the company as a passion project to help friends and family in the pizza business, but he quickly saw a massive opportunity and has built an amazing team of operators, technologists, and investors.


We celebrate pizza as the ultimate shareable food: It turns everyday moments into memories and brings together friends, families, and communities. And when you order pizza from a place in your neighborhood, you support a local business. So whether you call it a pizza parlor, slice joint, or pizzeria, we’re here to help you order authentic local pizza and live your best slice life. Does an opportunity as a Javascript Engineer sound exciting? You would have the chance to work on a collaborative team to create a product that is fun, simple and unique. This is the perfect role for someone looking to leverage their expertise in front-end development while shaping the future of a growing firm with the opportunity to work on some really exciting problems.


We are on the hunt for a Senior Rails Engineer to join us at Slice! You will develop internal and customer facing web applications with Ruby on Rails while helping us grow our product offering by making great engineering decisions, mentoring some new blood and more!


Essential Criteria:

  • Passion for technology

  • 5+ years of experience building commercial software in a modern programming language

  • 2+ years of production experience with Ruby on Rails 

  • Thorough understanding of and experience working with relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.

  • A focus on application observability, with experience monitoring application performance and errors in production.

  • Comfortable in Linux/Unix-like environments for development and production.

  • History of using solid software development practices and tools such as automated testing, source control, and agile process.

  • Fluent verbal and written English skills

  • Positive approach to work, and treat others well.

  • Ability and experience in mentoring others 

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and organisational skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Able to clearly express opinions on product design, while respecting the thoughts and opinions of their peers.

  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with engineers and non-engineering stakeholders alike


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience building front-end applications in JavaScript using modern frameworks such as React.

  • Experience building and deploying containerised apps using Docker

  • An understanding of AWS and its use in managing deployed applications and infrastructure

  • An understanding of building consumer-facing web software, including shopping experiences and e-commerce.

  • Love for pizza


Interested?

We operate like a startup, so being self-motivated, curious, and flexible is a good start. You prefer to come up with your own solutions to problems but are not afraid to ask for help. You enjoy making suggestions for how to improve our product and business, no matter the department. You’re the kind of person who roots for the underdog. And lastly, this job will probably be a lot easier if you have a soulmate-level love for authentic pizza.


Why Slice?

Join a community of best-in-class team who combine creativity, curious minds and a commitment to excellence with the desire and commitment to grow and build on the Engineering culture and  skill bases and community here in NI. 


Benefits:

  • Market Leading Salary

  • Strong Pension contribution

  • Personal Health, Dental and Eye Care

  • Income and Death insurance

  • Cycle Scheme of up to £2500

  • £750 per annum self-learning budget

  • Health and wellbeing benefits

  • Market leading Maternity and Paternity Schemes

  • Flexible working / Hours and WFH

  • Generous time off allowance and policies

  • Free Friday Pizza and Monday Breakfast

  • Fully stocked kitchen/snacks

  • Annual conference attendance and training/development budget

  • Substantial gym membership discount

  • Discounts for local Pizzerias


How to apply?

A CV gives us a good idea of your background, we are interested in your latest work and projects. Education is great to see, but it's not overly important to us. If you have them, be sure to include links to any personal projects, blogs, contributions, or anything you want to add to your application.

My Pizza Slice Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and we value Diversity. We appreciate the differences in style and perspective as we believe it adds value to the organization, and we aim to recruit like-minded employees. We are also proud members of the Diversity Mark NI initiative as a Bronze Member.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

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Working at
Slice

Slice is the leading technology and marketing platform made exclusively for local pizzerias, making it super easy to order delicious, authentic local pizza anywhere, anytime.  Slice was born in 2009 and has quietly bootstrapped its way to building a network of more than 8,000 pizzerias nationwide. Ilir Sela, our founder and CEO, started the company as a passion project to help his friends and family in the pizza business, but he quickly saw a massive opportunity to champion these small businesses by bringing their bites to the masses. Ilir has since built an amazing team of operators, marketers, technologists, and investors — all dedicated to making it easier for people to enjoy their favourite local pizza. We celebrate pizza as the ultimate shareable food: It turns everyday moments into memories and brings together friends, families, and communities. And when you order pizza from a place in your neighborhood, you support a local business. So whether you call it a pizza parlor, slice joint, or pizzeria, we’re here to help you order authentic local pizza and live your best slice life. Local pizzerias are the cornerstone of communities across the country. They handcraft the one food that unites us all: pizza. It fuels our celebrations, family dinners, and busiest days. While pizza lovers crave their favorite local pie, they also crave convenience. This has led people to sacrifice the quality, authentic food of mom-and-pop shops for quick and easy chain pizza. But we believe nobody needs to make that sacrifice. You can have your pie and eat it too. Slice is uniting and empowering local pizzerias with tech, data, and marketing to take charge of their industry, to bring their business into the digital world, and to provide handcrafted, quality pizza with the utmost convenience. Unlike other online ordering services that drive down a pizzeria’s quality and value by charging high order fees, Slice builds a true partnership for a fair cost. We treat our pizzerias like family — with full support, transparency, and championship. This allows shops to expand their business while focusing only on creating the best food imaginable. Better pizza for pizza lovers, bigger profits for pizzerias, and a better experience for all. We believe pizza isn’t just food. It’s a slice of community, a slice of culture, a slice of life.

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