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Date Added: Wed 21/12/2022

Back End Engineer

Nationwide, BB7, UK
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Company: COMPUSTAFF

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £55000/annum

Join a cross-functional application team responsible for developing a conference management system, designed specifically for medical, technical, scientific, and academic events. Over half a million researchers in more than 60 countries have used the platform to take part in physical, online, and hybrid conferences.

You will be part of a talented, cross-functional, full-stack team who are highly skilled in web technologies and work together across the entire stack. You will collaborate with other engineers, and the product team to architect, build and maintain a reusable Ruby-powered back end that is the backbone of this flagship product.

You will have a significant voice within the application team and the engineering team at large and work closely with the product team to turn ideas into features that will delight our customers and deliver on our mission to build exceptional software.

This is a remote-first company. Work remotely from anywhere in Ireland or the UK. Or, alternatively, work in our city-centre office location in Galway, Ireland

Experience

We welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to challenge assumptions, but we're looking for the following skills and experience:

* 2+ years of proven software development experience using back-end technologies within a cross-functional development team.

* Experience with a MVC-based back-end architecture - preferably within Ruby, e.g. Rails, Padrino, Hanami. You don't need direct experience with Ruby, but you do need to come from a similar language, understand the concepts of our backend architecture, and have a desire & capability to learn Ruby.

* Experience with MySQL and database systems.

* Experience developing stories from conception to sign-off.

* Experience working as part of an agile team.

* Experience troubleshooting areas you have been involved in developing, you should be comfortable analysing logs, reproducing issues, debugging scripts to identify and resolve the root cause of issues.

* Ability to break tasks down and estimate workload.

* A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.

* Good communication skills - breaking down a problem and tailoring your communication to your audience.

* Strong ability to review, write, and evaluate code.

* Preferred: Exposure to a CI/CD environment.

* Front end development knowledge is useful but not essential for this role - Javascript, CSS, Backbone.JS, React, HTML.

Responsibilities

As a back-end engineer working on a team dedicated to future development of our flagship conferencing software your responsibilities will include:

* Reviewing requirements, scoping, developing high-class code, and working with our QA team to ensure adherence to requirements.

* Working within an agile development methodology and participating in all ceremonies.

* Communicating your progress to the team and stakeholders.

* Working closely with the product team and implementing sustainable, future solutions that deliver on the customer vision.

* Promoting high standards of software by writing high-quality code.

* Creating unit tests, performing design and code reviews.

* Administrative work includes answering engineering related questions in Slack, having random conversations, and doing other day-to-day things to support your team
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