HowNow • Mumbai, India

Ruby on Rails Developer

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Hey, I'm Ashish, the CTO and Co-Founder at HowNow, and I’m hiring!

Before I tell you more about our role, here’s a bit more about us...

You can have a read about What Life is Like as a ROR Developer on our blog page

Our mission is to make meaningful learning a part of your everyday work! 🧠

The shelf life of our skills is now less than 5 years. So, if you stopped learning today, you’d soon end up irrelevant. Think that’s a big problem? You’d be right.

Enter HowNow. Founded in 2019, this is the problem our Learning Experience Platform is solving. It’s disrupting the way people learn and grow at work through technology. Whether it's finding a quick answer, building a skill, or tapping into shared knowledge, we make it easy for people to learn what they need, when they need it.

On the back of our Series-A funding, the next stage of our ambitious journey begins. Already used by fast-growing scale-ups and global enterprises, such as, Depop and Investec, we’re pushing the boundaries of how people learn.

We're looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer who has software development superpowers and a passion for building tech for good. At HowNow, work is "not just a job", it's an expression of everyone in the team. Are you interested in joining our team?

Day-to-day tasks will include 📩

  • You'll Develop new full-stack features, working closely with the Product Manager and other members of the development team to turn customer needs into working features.
  • You'll Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code in Ruby on Rails.
  • You'll Contribute to architectural discussions amongst the team, including helping to decide if and when we should adopt new technologies and methodologies.
  • You'll Perform code reviews to ensure that we maintain a high-quality codebase.
  • You'll Excel in an agile environment with quick iterations

The key things that we will be looking for in applicants 🔑

  • You have 3-5 years of experience developing scalable and robust web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • You have strong experience with collaborative code development in small agile teams and managing releases (Git, Continuous Integration, Capistrano)
  • You have an analytical mind with a passion for solving problems, great attention to detail and and being constantly curious.
  • You are able to manage your tasks and work autonomously as well as collaboratively on bigger projects.
  • A thorough understanding of software security and experience leading teams is a strong advantage.

What you’ll get

💰 A competitive salary and performance based bonus - let's have a chat about it.

🏡 A flexible approach to hybrid working (we're in 3x a week) and working hours

💆 Wind-down Fridays. No meetings from 3:00 pm - 7:30pm on Fridays, for you to wind down for the weekend.Read about how some of the team spend their Fridays here

🏖️ Workcations. We try to get our Mumbai and UK teams together to brainstorm in person over a company retreat. We’ve previously met in Goa, Turkey, and Copenhagen

💡 Access to the very best learning platform out there (HowNow+) to keep you at the top of your game

📚 An annual £200 learning and development budget

🌴 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and your birthday day off

💰 An enhanced employee pension scheme

🤩 Monthly socials and Team Dinner which have included Bounce, Mystery Rooms, ITC Maratha, and JW Marriot and many more

🐶 Dog friendly offices

What's next? 🤔

Once you've applied, we'll get back in touch with you. This is usually within the next 5-7 working days. Sometimes it can take slightly longer, but we will get back to you as soon as we can, irregardless of what the outcome of your application is.


Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – 2 weeks per quarter
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance
Teambuilding holidays
L&D budget
💆Wind-down Fridays. No meetings from 2pm-6pm on Fridays, for you to wind down for the weekend. A few ways our HowNow’ers use this time is to exercise, study, or spend some time with their family and friends
🏖️Workcations. We try to get our Mumbai and UK teams together to brainstorm in person over a company retreat. We’ve previously met in Goa, Turkey, and Copenhagen
💡Access to the very best learning platform out there (HowNow+) to keep you at the top of your gam
🤩Monthly socials, which have included mini-golf, Hijingo, shuffleboarding, 5-a-side football and Badminton
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at HowNow

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Shoreditch, London and Mumbai, India

Funding levels


Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023