Lead Back End Software Engineer

Lead Back End Software Engineer
Manchester
Posted 3 years ago

Lead Back End Software Engineer

Location: Manchester, UK
Salary: £55,000.00 – £60,000.00 Per Annum
Job Level: Director
Start Date: Immediately
Industry: Internet
Function: IT, Development & Engineering

Description

Benefits: 25 days’ holiday / 5% Pension (matched) contribution / Cycle / Life assurance

The Opportunity

They are a team of Engineers who build SaaS software to help e-commerce retailers create and deliver great content experiences for their customers. Over 100 major e-commerce sites rely on their work, sending more than 1 billion API calls a day.

They have a multi talented team comprising Frontend Engineers, Backend Engineers and Devops Engineers. They rely on each other’s expertise to solve the problems they are given. Most things they build have full stack implications, often involve new technologies and require them to think creatively.

Finally, we like to be an active member of their tech community too. They founded and run a tech meetup in Middlesbrough and we have some open source projects.

What we’re looking for

They are looking for a Lead Backend Engineer to join our growing team. Day to day you will help design and build cloud Java micro services. They would particularly love you to apply if some of the statements below describe you.

You have experience as a scrum-master or team lead. Specifically organizing the team, owning the quality of the team’s technical product as well as mentoring and motivating the people you work with You have a very strong understanding of Java, object oriented programming and design patterns

You have built medium or large Java applications, requiring you to use frameworks like Spring and solve associated problems like dependency injection, configuration and modularization

You are principled about technology and have opinions about programming and tools

You care about software architecture
You believe automated testing is important and that code should be well tested
You have experience with specific technologies in our stack

Stack

Our systems are cloud native, we make extensive use of Amazon Web Services, allowing us to build better, reliable, scalable software.

Backend systems are mostly Java using lightweight frameworks like JAX-RS.

They combine this with a range of supporting technologies including Cassandra, Solr Cloud, Hadoop and many AWS managed services.

Frontend is mostly single page applications, built using AngularJS and modern build processes like Gulp and Sass.

They also maintain an open source library of frontend components for their customers to use.

All of this is managed and deployed by devops using technologies like Cloudformation and Puppet.

What else do I need to know before I apply?

The company is a fast paced, exciting and growing business.

Their plans for growth and market domination are fierce and they believe that their people are a fundamental part of its success. They want to work with people that share the same values as us. Is that you?

Location: Manchester, UK
Salary: £55,000.00 – £60,000.00 Per Annum
Job Level: Director
Start Date: Immediately
Industry: Internet
Function: IT, Development & Engineering

Application Questions –
You have requested that Indeed ask candidates the following questions:

  • How many years of scrum-master or team lead experience do you have?
  • How many years of design and build cloud Java micro services experience do you have?
  • How many years of automated testing is important experience do you have?
  • How many years of Lead Backend Engineer experience do you have?
  • Are you in Manchester, Greater Manchester?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor’s?
  • Do you speak Fluent English?
  • Do you have the following licence or certification: legal to work in the UK?

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