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HowNow • Mumbai, India

Ruby on Rails Talent Pool

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Hey, I'm Hardik, the Backend Team Lead at HowNow. We're always really interested in hearing from exceptional Ruby on Rails talent, as we're regularly growing our teams with our headcount increasing by 50% in the last 12months.

So if you can't see a role that matches your experience right now, but you are experienced in Ruby on Rails, we'd still love to hear from you. Whether you have 2 years, or 10 years experience, apply below and we'll let you know as soon as something comes up.

Our mission is to make meaningful learning a part of your everyday 🧠. The shelf life of our skills is now less than 5 years. So, if you stopped learning today, your skills would soon be irrelevant. Think that’s a big problem? You’d be right. Enter HowNow. Founded in 2019, our Learning and Skills Platform is disrupting the way people learn and upskill through technology.

You'll get the opportunity to work alongside other talented developers, building out marketing leading features, that are changing how millions of people learn everyday.

You can have a watch of the video below to get to know a bit more about us, or have a read of this blog which is a Day In the Life of an ROR Developer at HowNow.

Your 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.

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

  • You have 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 are constantly curious.

What you’ll get:

💰 Our salaries are calculated using a SaaS benchmarking tool called (Figures) where we pay above market average, and you'll also receive a performance based bonus on top.

🏡 Hybrid working (in our offices 3x a week Mon-Wed)

💆 Wind-down Fridays. No meetings from 3pm onwards on Fridays, for you to wind down for the weekend. Our HowNow’ers use this time to exercise, study, or spend some time with their family and friends, which you can read about here

👼🏼 Enhanced maternity and paternity policies which you can read about here

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

📚 An annual £200 learning and development budget

🐶 Dog friendly offices - we love our pets! 🐾

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

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

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

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