Back End Developer

The role.

The role is suitable for candidates with industry experience in Back End Software development using TypeScript. Candidates need to have a positive can-do attitude and a strong drive to develop class-leading technology. The focus for this role will be Developing and implementing the back end of the platform for new and existing features.

Duties will include

  • Working on an exciting project with a modern tech stack using JS frameworks
  • Optimising applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Expanding GraphQL schema
  • Reviewing platform insight data from X-ray to optimise the code
  • Working closely with developers on the front end
  • Breaking down development milestone tasks into smaller estimated deliverables
  • Carrying out code reviews on front end work to ensure quality, consistency, and knowledge sharing
  • Updating tasks with status and progress
  • Other ad hoc tasks as delegated

Key relationships

  • Founder/CEO;
  • Chief Product and Technology Officer
  • Full-stack Developer
  • Testers

Reports to

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Person specification

We are a young growing organisation offering ample opportunities to make a mark. We are seeking individuals who share our values and commitment to quality and success. Candidates’ qualities are expected to include:

  • Enthusiasm for software development
  • A passion for problem solving
  • Self-disciplined, well organised, and highly motivated with the ability to work collaboratively in a (virtual) team environment with multiple colleagues and clients
  • Ability to present themselves professionally, project confidence and credibility
  • Solution seeking, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to listen and talk about software development with non-technical people.

Essential

  • Experience developing with TypeScript
  • Experience with AWS Serverless Web applications
  • Experience developing with NodeJS
  • Experience with Lambda functions
  • Experience Developing and maintaining back-end services.
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience using source control – GitHub

Desirable

  • Experience with Amplify framework
  • Experience with CDK
  • Back End Performance testing
  • Experience in AWS specifically
    • Cognito
    • API gateway
    • DynamoDB
  • Intermediate level of Vue.js
  • Experience using GraphQL
  • Experience with unit and/or integration testing software

And on a personal level

  • You need to be a self-starter as work is done remotely and virtually
  • You are motivated to work independently and fit well in a young and growing organisation; and
  • You are confident and enthusiastic, able to inspire others and enjoy working hard to have a positive impact and make a real difference at the highest level in an organisation.


Location

Remote, beneficial if within commuting distance of London

Hours of work

Full-time 9:00am – 5:30pm

Remuneration

Depending on qualifications and experience.

Additional benefits

Bonus.

Holiday entitlement

Twenty-five days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by one day for each full year of service to a maximum of 30 days per year.

Application information

  • To be considered, all applications should be submitted by email to sabine.dembkowski@better-boards.com and must include the following as attachments:
    formal application letter (maximum two pages of A4 at a Font size no less than 10pt) summarising your reasons for applying for, and suitability for, the post
  • CV and
  • References

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