Ruby Developer

Application closing date: Thursday, 25 January 2024 • 11:59pm, Canberra time (or once all sellers have responded) (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Monday, 05 February 2024

Location of work: ACT, Offsite

Working arrangements: Full or part time, minimum of 0.6 FTE. Onsite, remote or hybrid working. Meetings online, regular and as required.

Length of contract: 5 months

Contract extensions: 1 x 6 months

Security clearance: Not required

Rates: $80 – $100 per hour (inc. super)

The Director of National Parks requires the services of a Ruby Developer to assist the Biodiversity Informatics team. The Ruby Developer will work with the team to extend an existing Rails application to support entry and updating of additional data types.

We are looking for an experienced Rails/Ruby developer with excellent team work skills, to work full/part (0.6 FTE minimum), onsite at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (Canberra), online/remote, or hybrid.

A knowledge of, or interest in, names and taxonomy of living things would be an advantage but we are keen to hear from candidates who have the ability to listen and respond intelligently to requirements regardless of prior experience in the domain.

Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated prior experience developing high quality online interfaces for data entry and update using the Rails framework.
  2. Excellent technical skills including some or all of: Rails, Ruby, Postgresql, JQuery, Bootstrap, Minitest, Git, AWS hosting, Jenkins.
  3. Ability to work productively in a small team environment. Willing to explain, listen and discuss code and tasks. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience or interest in working with biological taxonomy data including names published in accordance with the provisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN) and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) would be an advantage

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