Senior JavaScript Software Engineer

Royal Leamington Spa 50K - 65K Permanent

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Unique chance to join an award-winning and forward thinking tech company who are rapidly expanding their Software Engineering Team.

As a software engineer you will make a significant contribution to the delivery of features, writing code, automated tests and deploying to production. In your autonomous team you will live agile values and be empowered to own the software you create and take accountability for its successful operation in live.

Your Role

The quality and maintainability of our software is of utmost importance to us so we are looking for motivated engineers with significant experience of building full-stack software applications with a focus on the whole development lifecycle.

You will work on a cross-functional agile team, collaborating closely with Product to deliver elegant, intuitive, and user-friendly applications and services using the latest technologies. We believe in a team-first culture and invest in developing our individuals, your focus will be on guiding the efforts of other members of your team and producing simple solutions that less-experienced engineers can use, maintain, and learn from.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop, test, build, ship and operate full stack applications in the challenging environment of FinTech. You will be a key person in designing and implementing tightly focused APIs, services and user interfaces and, together with your team, you will support them in production.

Your Responsibilities

•You will work with a full-stack attitude within a self-organising, cross-functional service team using extreme programming practices

•You will leverage the ideas of the twelve-factor app to build, support and maintain products that are continuously delivered into our production environments

•You will be technically curious, tackling problems without giving up and seeking feedback early and often

•You will write comprehensible, well tested code with an eye towards maintainability and scalability, never compromising on quality

•You will partner effectively with all team members to deliver against commitments

•You will guide technical discussions during story analysis, architecture meetings and code reviews

•You will actively follow, advocate and improve our coding standards and engineering principles

•You will help to evolve our platform iteratively, without over-engineering, instead promoting simplicity and working software

•You will utilise your experience and skills to assist your team in establishing the best architecture for your products and services

•You will be willing to point out, own, and fix things that are broken about your services, your team, our company and in your own personal development

•You will provide support for junior team members, notably through pair programming and empathetic peer review

•You will promote industry best practices such as test driven development, single batch flow, feature toggles, continuous delivery, canary releases, test automation, logging and monitoring

•You will use data, domain knowledge and your own research to innovate and continuously improve our products and our platform

•You will use deliberate analysis and planning to tackle complex situations

The ideal Software Engineer

•Considerable knowledge of Javascript, React and Node.js

•Recent hands-on experience as a mid-level/senior software engineer in a team environment

•Extensive experience of agile practices and values

•Knowledge of designing RESTful services and/or GraphQL

• Experience with event driven architectures

•You are a champion of modern development practices and have demonstrable knowledge of the latest trends and tooling

•Experience of automated end-to-end testing

•Exposure to serverless architecture, preferably with Amazon Web Services

•Experience of test driven development and pair programming

•Experience of functional programming


•Experience coaching and mentoring other engineers

•Knowledge of data structures and data driven design

Soft Skills

•You will have a strong commitment to self-learning, demonstrating how you’ve developed your skills

•You are self-motivated and happy to ask questions of team members

•You have the ability to take ownership of a task, analyse it and solve problems you have not faced before

•You will have a desire to work collaboratively in your team, learning from others and sharing what you know

•You will be great at communicating context and will ensure that you effectively share your understanding of a problem with your team

Our Perks

•Fully Remote working

•Collaborative learning environment

•10% time for innovation and research and development

•We give you 25 days annual leave plus every bank holiday

•An extra day off to celebrate your birthday

•The option to purchase additional holiday

•Dental and health cash plans

•Employee assistance programme

• Access to free financial advice

•Mental and physical wellbeing support

•Childcare and cycle to work scheme

•Discounts on gym membership and health screening

•We contribute up to 6% to your company pension scheme

•Life assurance of 4x basic salary

•A sustainable work/life balance

When submitting your application to Colossus Associates, please ensure you have your correct phone number and email address so we can contact you asap regarding your application. For confidentiality purposes, please remove any reference contact phone number's and email address details from your CV.

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