Senior Software Engineer

Ref No. 22754
Wales - Cardiff
Posted 6 Apr 2021


Employment: Permanent

Job description

We’re helping scale a technical team for a startup based in central Cardiff and on the lookout for talented tech generalist Software Engineers who never say no to a challenge and want to learn lots of new skills! You will have the option to be office-based or fully remote.

* Fast growing start-up with solid investment
* Opportunity to work on cutting edge tech
* Skilled tech team with plenty of learning opportunities
* Unlimited holiday and flexible working

This is an excellent opportunity for Software Engineers looking for the next step in their career – the company are ‘tech first’ and the engineering team believe in using the right tool for the right job.

We want to speak to engineers who can work with feature development through the full lifecycle: from requirements gathering, specification and prototyping through to deployment and ongoing iteration. Just as importantly we want to speak to people who are fast learners who will thrive in a rapidly evolving startup with continuous delivery and fortnightly product releases.

I know what you’re thinking, get to the point! What technology is it and how does everything fit together? Well, we want people with generalist experience… you shouldn’t be dependent on a single technology or language, and are comfortable using the best tool for the job. Ideally, it’s JavaScript and web technologies, with advanced knowledge of at least one server-side language like Node.js or PHP.

That being said while they tend to use server-side PHP – a Ruby app or a Python app or a Go app could message the Data API just the same. In fact, they’ve chosen Node.js over PHP for several of the new applications, without missing a beat. They’ve found that they’re able to lean on smart APIs that are designed specifically for, and can grow with, their clients.

The company use agile delivery models with modern software development techniques including iterative development, test automation, continuous integration and automated infrastructure - There’s no trace of complicated, legacy infrastructure hold-backs here!

Knowledge of MongoDB, Elasticsearch, cross-platform Electron apps would be a plus but not essential. The teams use a few notable frameworks such as Backbone, AngularJS and ReactJS however have also started to incorporate Web Components to make code modular in a framework-agnostic manner.

We’re looking for software engineers seeking excellence to contribute to the design and development of some of the most challenging projects around, however what will you get?!
The unlimited holiday / flexible work from home option probably brought you into the advert and if you got this far congrats! In a nutshell it’s a common-sense approach - wherever possible they allow you to determine your own schedule and work environment.

Whether you need to finish early for leisure, shorten your commute during the week, provide regular or ad hoc child care, or simply prefer a productive morning working from home, their flexible working policy enables this!

The same goes for the leave as they actively encourage breaks they just ask you to be communicative and considerate of each other when doing so, and conscious about accountability and the impact on the team

For a confidential chat about the role, please 'Apply Now' for a call back to discuss in detail

Your consultant

Kim Gibbons

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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