Backend Developer

Backend Developer opportunity, experience of Ruby to fast track your career with Accredible in Cambridgeshire.
Accredible is connecting education with economic value. They want hiring to be about what you can do, your skills and potential and they want education to be better at improving careers.

In the past five years they have built the best credentialing product in the world. Universities, associations, tech companies and others are able to create, deliver and manage tens of thousands of digital certificates and open badges with just a few clicks. Their customers include Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE and they have delivered over 2.5million credentials to over 2.5 million users.

Following another successful round of funding, and to support the continued growth of the business, Accredible have a newly created job opportunity for a Backend Developer.

Your role is essential to their success! You’ll be helping to build and maintain a back-end that serves over 200,000 users per month and millions of requests per month. Their customers expect reliability, stability and speed. You’ll be pushing updates every day to improve their codebase and be able to see instant feedback from our customers & users.

You won’t be doing this alone as they have a world-class product team you’ll be working with. You’ll have support from a designer, a front-end engineer and their Chief Technology Officer will be responsible for the work that you do. They will be expecting high quality work but don’t worry - you’ll receive constructive feedback and guidance on a regular basis.

This role is a fantastic learning opportunity for a more junior engineer. You’ll be able to grow the role as quickly as your skills & experience are able to grow. They are very happy for more responsibility to be gained and promotions to be won within a short time frame.

You’ll have a lot of decision making power, autonomy and trust. They make decisions democratically and give team members the time, resource and authority to work on what they think is most important.

What you'll need to succeed

First and foremost, to be successful in the role you will need to be an enthusiastic software engineer who learns quickly and embraces the opportunity to solve problems independently. Although not essential it is also likely that you will have worked with Ruby on Rails either professionally or as part of an academic course. Knowledge of MYSQL, AWS Elasticsearch and Redis would be of an advantage.

To compliment your suite of technical skills you will also have good organisational skills which allow you to prioritise workloads and have a real eye for detail.

What you'll get in return

As the successful new member of the team you can expect to be rewarded with a generous salary, holiday and benefits. You will also have the opportunity to progress your career as the business grows and make real impact on an already successful product

What you need to do now

For more information about the role and organisation please visit or contact Tom Allen who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Accredible.

All third party & direct applicants will be sent directly to Tom Allen at Hays IT to be screened as part of the recruitment process.
For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website


Job type:
Technology & Internet Services
Open Source Development
Up to £48,000 + benefits + relocation package
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Thomas Allen, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Cambridge

1st Floor, Terrington House, 13 - 15 Hills Road

Telephone: 01223 791 201

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