Software Developer

Altmetric · Feb 4th 2019

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Were looking for mid to senior Ruby developers to join our team.

Altmetric analyses the online activity around scholarly content to measure the broader impact of science and research. We deliver and support products such as the Altmetric details pages, Altmetric Explorer and the Altmetric badges. Our customers include institutions across Europe, North America and Australia and scholarly publishers such as Springer Nature, Wiley, Taylor & Francis and MIT Press.

We develop software in a friendly and flexible working environment, processing hundreds of thousands of scholarly mentions and serving over 22 million API requests every day.

Were currently based at Kings Place, in Kings Cross. As a portfolio company of Digital Science & Research Solutions Ltd, we share our office with other scientific start-ups including figshare, Overleaf & Symplectic.


As a company, work-life balance is very important to us: we have flexible working hours and our teams are setup to enable people to regularly work from home.

In order to create time for personal development, we hold hack afternoons every two weeks for team members to explore new topics and technologies and work with people outside their usual product team. We also hold weekly gatherings with the development team to keep everyone informed, to discuss any bigger issues that affect multiple teams, as well as discussing relevant topics and sharing thoughts on new technologies we have been looking at.

We offer a competitive market rate salary and all members of the team are provided with a MacBook Pro (we are happy to discuss your requirements before you join) and have an annual training & conference budget including international travel. We are users of open source software and we support this in any way we can. We also offer company benefits such as a personal pension plan, life assurance cover, childcare vouchers and a travel/bike loan or similar benefits, depending on your location.

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