Ruby Developer

  • Silverfin
  • Ghent, Belgium
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Developer Ruby on Rails

Job Description

If you’re any good at Ruby, the chance that you’re fiddling your thumbs at home, anxiously refreshing your inbox 20 times a minute hoping for a job offer, is rather slim. We know how it is.

Which is why we’ll try to sell ourselves to you here. Ahum. Here it comes.


What makes the dev team at Silverfin special?

First of all, we build a hell of a product. Just to give you a sense of scale: our largest table has 3 billion rows. Mind you, we don’t just build Silverfin for the sake of it. Our product solves a very real problem: it automates and improves a large chunk of the repetitive tasks people working in financial services spend their time on.

Most of us work remotely. We’re based in France, Estonia, Slovakia and Brazil... Without Slack we’d be lonely, now we just zap in and out of the zone as we wish.

We’d be really happy to welcome you in our #dev channel. It’s not just virtual: we make sure we regularly get to see each other IRL too: twice a year we fly the team together.


If this sounds good, here’s more info about the job, and why it’s so challenging. Some say we’re dragging accountants kicking and screaming into the 21st century, but we’re actually trying to keep that kicking and screaming to a bare minimum. 


Your job

  • You'll be working on both backend and frontend, with a healthy mix of ruby, coffeescript, slim,...
  • You'll get features to develop independently with the occasional bug fixes.
  • You'll be writing both integration and unit tests for these features and participate in our peer code reviews.


Some of our challenges

  • Parsing and processing lots of data in flexible financial reports
  • Developing a textual framework to use with continuously changing financial data
  • Synchronisation with lots of external APIs
  • Creating beautiful reports/pdfs reflecting the identity of the customer



  • You're working with Rails because you love it
  • If you have experience with optimising Rails performance or you have experience with devops, that's a plus but not necessary.


What we offer

  • A competitive salary with extra benefits
  • The opportunity to work for an exciting company with a large international customer base
  • A stimulating working environment with passionate colleagues
  • Endless supply of excellent coffee, fresh fruit and... cocktails on Friday
  • Regular and fun team activities