Ruby on Rails Developer // Optimise Logistics

Ruby on Rails Developer

Optimise Logistics, a startup based in Dublin, provides a digital platform and mobile solution for the €450bn European freight shipping industry. We connect shippers with a network of carriers, streamlining the process of placing, tracking and invoicing for shipments. We’re looking for full stack developers to join our experienced growing team.

After successfully launching our MVP, we are now refining and expanding our core product across frontend, backend and mobile app. You’ll be working directly with the product owner, lead developer and designer on all aspects of the product. We’ll be growing substantially over the next few months and years, and there’s plenty of room for specialisation and career growth.

Our stack is Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, AWS for the web app, Ionic (Angular) for the mobile app. We use modern best practices for agile project management (Scrum), strive to stay on edge with our frameworks (currently on Rails 5.2), practice continuous integration and deploy frequently. And as a growing team with an evolving product, there are still plenty of opportunity to influence technology choices along the way.

What you need to bring:

  • Meaningful experience designing, building and deploying commercial web applications as a Ruby on Rails Developer
  • Some skills with modern JavaScript and at least one frontend framework
  • A passion for code quality and comprehensive test coverage
  • A can-do attitude, willingness to learn and plenty of initiative

Nice to haves:

  • Ionic 3 and/or Angular 5 experience
  • Some DevOps chops
  • An eye for UI/UX design

This is definitely a jack-of-all-trades role. We’ll bring on more specialists as needed over time, and you could play a substantial role in that as well.

If you are ambitious and looking for role where you can make significant contributions to the success and growth of a new company, then we would love to hear from you. We offer a market rate salary, meaningful equity, flexible work arrangements, and the chance to grow into a leadership role. We work primarily out of Dogpatch Labs in the CHQ building in Dublin 1, with flexible hours and remote options.


Please apply via email to

We’ll use your resume to get a sense of your level of experience; but your email is the actual application. Please be explicit about how well you match our requirements, what strengths you’ll bring to the team, and what you expect from the role for your own career.

Senior Software Developer //

Senior Software Developer (Amsterdam)

At we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s  #1 accommodation website. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travellers and the accommodation partners.

We are not afraid to experiment, think big or aim high!

Based in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, our technology department is over 1500 strong.

We believe that diversity makes us stronger – with over 60 different nationalities in the technology department alone, you will be able to absorb new skills and develop your career in a multicultural environment.

As well as working independently, you will also be responsible for making technical decisions within a team and across teams/sub-departments. Our development strategy is agile and we work in small Scrum teams of 5-7. We do several code rollouts every day, are data-driven and do extensive A/B testing on both user and partner facing platforms.


  • 50% coding, 50% working with developers
  • Take initiative to address the larger technical needs of the product you work on
  • Focus on moving the business forward, be pragmatic about technology choices
  • Always keep the customer at the center of everything you do
  • Have a keen interest in the business, not just any given technical problem
  • Lead initiatives for improvement of development processes and business opportunities for your team’s product and the company as a whole by impacting multiple products across the business.
  • Identify, foster, and proactively help colleagues to grow professionally, taking a significant role in onboarding new team members
  • Contribute to the growth of through interviewing or other recruitment efforts
  • Represent values, both in the company and in the external community
  • Advocate a collaborative working environment – make “my ideas” into “our ideas”
  • Lead, manage and resolve technical or design discussions or conflicts


  • 7+ years of experience as a software developer
  • Thought leader (leader in the field of own expertise)
  • Strong and demonstrable programming skill, using 2+ server-side programming languages
  • 1+ years of experience mentoring, coaching and training newer and less experienced team members
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and stakeholder management
  • Experience working on products that impact large numbers of customers
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Ability to drive technical, business and people related initiatives that improve productivity, performance and quality
  • Proven ability and willingness to continue learning
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, collaborative, with “can do” attitude


  • Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world-renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work on millions of travellers worldwide
  • Working in a fast-paced and performance-driven culture
  • Opportunity to utilize technical expertise, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions
  • Technical, behavioural and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of

Working at


We are also hiring iOS, Android, Frontend, Full Stack and Java Developers as well as Team Leads, Site Reliability Engineers and Product focused roles.

This position is open to worldwide candidates and, in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam.  We have successfully relocated 300+ Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year!

If you want to get in touch to discuss this role further leave me your details. I’ve personally done the relocation from Dublin in the past 6 months.

Please check and search for Senior Software Developer in Amsterdam for guidance around salary.

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