Ruby Engineer at Patchwork Health, Remote, 6 Months, £450-£550 per day

£450 - £550 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Jun 01, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Ruby Contractor

At Patchwork we're looking for a Senior Ruby Contractor to join our team.

Full-time · Remote - UK

About us

Patchwork is an award-winning digital healthcare solution that was built by doctors, for doctors.

We are revolutionising flexible working in the NHS and are helping NHS organisations save millions (and counting), by connecting them to an increasing number of flexible bank workers. We help grow their staff banks, remove reliance and spending on locum agencies, and aim to improve the general experience of flexible bank working.

The Role

As our Senior Ruby Contractor, you will also play a pivotal role in helping shape the future of our product. Working closely with other Engineers, UX Designers, Product Managers and our Clinical Leads, you will pioneer development and be relied upon as one of our greatest technical experts, expected to help scale and innovate our product whilst also building new solutions. You will also be responsible for technical sign-offs and mentoring junior engineers.

In particular the Senior Ruby Engineer will focus on the development of our Rails-backed, GraphQL API, and support the ongoing proliferation of backend services to support front-end clients across multiple product streams

*This role is outside IR35 and has immediate starts available - paying a day rate of 450 - 550 doe with the opportunity to go permanent too!*

Key Responsibilities

  • Write highly performant, extensible and scalable code and drive the rest of the team to do so; through reviewing pull requests, technical specifications and pair programming
  • Propose technical solutions to feature requirements and keen to foster debate in a productive manner
  • Provide sign-off for technical and architectural decisions relevant to your team
  • Support junior members of the team through code pairing and mentorship
  • Able to break down complex technical issues to be understandable to the wider company
  • Accountable for delivering features at the end of delivery cycles
  • Shape the technical priorities of the team


  • Ruby // Rails
  • MySQL
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Docker
  • Github Actions
  • Bitrise
  • Cypress
  • AppSignal + Rollbar

Ideal Profile

  • You have 5+ years as a full time professional engineer
  • Passion for writing high quality, clean and efficient code with test coverage
  • Ability to learn and think critically about both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspective pragmatically based on project needs
  • Strong demonstrable experience leading on technical projects


  • Experience with managing resources on AWS
  • Experience working asynchronously on a remote, distributed team (does not have to be professional experience)
  • Although not essential it would be great if you had worked in a growing start up or health care organisation


  • Support remote/flexible working environments
  • Discounted highstreet perks with CharlieHR
  • Free therapy, counselling and other wellbeing services through our Employee Assistance Programme: Health Assured
  • Trained Mental Health First Aiders in the business
  • Weekly Lunch & Learn
  • Monthly Culture Club: Diversity talks, cooking workshops, book clubs


  • We receive a lot of applications and as a small team we are unable to give individual feedback on each application. If you have not heard from us within a week, unfortunately you have not been selected for an interview
  • Due to Covid we are offering flexible working and are always following government guidelines. Our head office is based in Old Street London.