JavaScript Software Engineer

Royal Leamington Spa 35K - 48K Permanent

Posted on behalf of

Colossus

A unique opportunity to join one of the midlands fastest growing tech companies, who are winning awards and offer a truly forward thinking work environment.


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 real world 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 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 help us design and implement 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 be actively engaged in 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



The ideal Software Engineer


•Knowledge of Javascript, React and Node.js

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

•Experience of agile practices and values

•Knowledge of designing RESTful services and/or GraphQL

•Experience with event driven architectures


Beneficial


•Exposure to serverless architecture, preferably with Amazon Web Services

•Experience of test driven development and pair programming

•Experience of automated end-to-end testing

•Experience of functional programming

•Modern development practices and have demonstrable knowledge of the latest trends and tooling


Soft Skills


•A strong commitment to self-learning, demonstrating how you’ve developed your skills

•Self-motivated and happy to ask questions of team members

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

•A desire to work collaboratively in your team, learning from others and sharing what you know

•Keen on writing simple solutions to complex problems

•Great at communicating context and will ensure that you share your understanding of a problem with your team


Our Perks


•Fully Remote

•Collaborative learning culture

•10% time for innovation and research and development

•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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