Ruby Engineers wanted for an online dating company based in London (UK)

Ruby Engineer
Windsor/London (Covent Garden), United Kingdom
Permanent only.

Global Personals Ltd is an award- winning online dating company based in Windsor, Berkshire and in Covent Garden.

We build and run the platform behind thousands of online dating sites around the world for people like FHM, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Magic FM and the Independent newspaper.

With over 13,000 sites and 30 million members, we have a multitude of big and exciting challenges ready for people to work on. For that reason we pride ourselves on having a very talented team, but while always looking to expand, we always focus on quality over quantity.

The company also offers lots of other great perks for employees, ranging from free snacks and drinks, flexible work patterns, to private health cover, support for studying, attending seminars and conferences, a great pension scheme and much more.

You can find out more here:

We’re looking for 2-3 expert Ruby engineers to help us build a series of major enhancements to our dating platform and infrastructure over the next 12 months. You’ll have worked on high availability transactional systems, helping to analyse, design and implement improvements to ensure they can scale effectively, and understand the challenges in building a large, complex web application.


  • Design and implement application and infrastructure components.
  • Analyse and improve efficiency, scalability and stability of system.
  • Work with developers to create new features and functionality.
  • Advise best practices from large-scale application experience.

Requirements and skills:

  • Proven experience of building high availability, large-scale web apps and infrastructure.
  • Understanding and implementation of distributed message-based systems.
  • Expert knowledge developing and debugging in Ruby.
  • Solid competency with SQL (MySQL) and data caching strategies (memcached).


  • Academic background in computer science (BSc or MSc or equivalent)

  • Expertise in C, Perl, and an interest in functional programming.

  • Practical experience with non-relational data stores.

  • Good standing in the open source community.

And also:

  • A passion and flair for all things web tech.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Accountability, responsibility and flexibility.

If you are interested in talking further please contact me on or call me on +44 1753 757 544.

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Thanks for the hint :smile:

The salary range is negotiable. It depends on candidate’s experience. Our developers earn between £30,000-70,000 per annum.

We are based in Windsor and London, Covent Garden area.

Windsor address: Global Personals Ltd, 3rd Floor Minton Place, Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EG

London address: Global Personals Ltd, 7th Floor Tower House, 10 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Thank you for the information :slight_smile:

Just for clarification - are salary ranges for remote working the same as for on-site employment?

Little update here…

I spoke to the Hiring Manager and he would like to consider first candidates who would be willing to relocate to UK.