Farming services in Africa (Ruby)

We are an established European company empowering the world by creating a unique solution for billions of mobile phone users in emerging markets. Our award-winning text-based solution is using USSD/SMS technologies to create highly innovative health agriculture education and other services from the most basic phones to the latest smartphones. We are working in a low tech field with high tech tools.

Our mobile service has been running successfully in South Africa since 2009. We are now launching in Tanzania with enhancements and upgrades to the existing offering.

We are looking for a Ruby developer with a passion for creating innovative services and a massively scalable system for millions of users. We have an urgent need for one person to help with the short term launch. Deadline for finished product is August 8th. There is a possibility to continue the cooperation if all goes well with longer term feature development.

We prefer the developer to be physically located in Finland. We are flexible to work with an existing developer company a freelance developer with a business-ID or a short-term temporary direct recruitment with an individual undertaking this as a summer project.

As a person your skills include Ruby (Ruby on Rails experience is highly appreciated) experience in developing web technologies understanding and experience of latest social network services concepts ability to work both independently and in a team good communication skills in English open mind to learn new stuff.

Our current technology stack includes Ruby on Rails components, EventMachine, RabbitMQ, memcahched, Amazon EC2, MySQL and a variety of standalone ruby components and applications.

We need the developer to help us to evolve our social networking services and to integrate our solution to operator USSD, SMS and charging gateways. Furthermore we need help to build a variety of Rails products for internal and customer use.

Requirements for the individual developer are the following:

  1. At least 2 years’ experience working with Ruby
  2. Has worked with SOAP protocol.

We will provide more feature requirements as we find the right candidate(s). For now please indicate your interest by submitting a bid where you list your offer for hourly price an estimate for overall price for three weeks of work (from now until August 8th) your skills and possible references