Ruby on Rails Developer - Intermediate

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Responsible for implementing and operation of business domain products.


Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Technical
    • Follow best practices when implementing work.
    • Actively research topics to gain a better understanding.
    • Follow SOLID principles.
    • Test-driven development.
    • Look for opportunities to refactor existing code.
    • Write clean and maintainable code.
  • People
    • Work with team members to provide story points for upcoming work.
    • Actively participate in code reviews.
    • Provide peer feedback to the engineering team lead.
  • Management
    • Communicate progress effectively with team members and business stakeholders.
    • Effective time management for completing a sprint.
    • Break up tasks into smaller pieces for shorter turnaround time.
  • Business
    • Work with business stakeholders to deliver work.
    • Provide business domain knowledge to help drive decision making by business.
    • Understand the roadmap and how current work relates to the strategic goals.
  • Personal
    • Live the companies values.
    • Actively look for opportunities to improve.
    • Drive self-improvement.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years web development experience.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, along with other common libraries such as RSpec preferencial.
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Familiarity with the following concepts: MVC, SOLID design principles and RESTful APIs.
  • Exposure to object-oriented programming and relational databases, continuous integration and Git.
  • A degree in a software development related field beneficial.


What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development.
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance.
  • A huge support system.
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee.


Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.



GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad


About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.


2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit