Web Developer - Rails/Ember - Full stack (AD0118)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- South East England -- Buckinghamshire -- High Wycombe

Job Type

01 February 2018

Based in our High Wycombe office, or remotely (with access to High Wycombe) this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced full stack Node.js / React developer to join the fun and sociable Web Development team at Focusrite Novation. The successful applicant will be involved in the continued development of a leading-edge web application used by a large community of musicians. The roadmap also includes developing an iOS version of the app so you’ll be collaborating with our Ampify team in London who’ve created some of the best-performing music-making apps on the App Store (Launchpad, for example).

You have a passion for great web applications and the technology that supports them. You live and breathe modern web tools and architectures. You write clear, reusable and maintainable code. You have an eye for great user experiences and an understanding of what makes them. You can navigate the security, performance and cost challenges that scale brings. You love music and you thrive in small, creative teams.

Essential Skills

  • Rails and/or Node.js
  • Ember, React or a similar frontend framework
  • Plus, the usual full stack development stuff like Git, NPM, HTML, CSS/SASS and database knowledge.

Really useful

  • Heroku management & deployment using Puma
  • Web Midi
  • Synth knowledge – ADSR ring any bells?
  • Cross browser testing
  • Cordova – iOS development

About Us

We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it.

As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be.

Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work.

Benefits include company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, and employee purchase scheme, (Plus, you get free breakfast and lunch in the canteen. No really.).  Company hack-days, making things easy days, lunch and learns, external visits, and free use of a local recording studio and rehearsal space – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products.

We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact information

Rob Steed