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DATE ADDED: Sat 20/07/2019

Lead Software Engineer

Bristol, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 50000-60000

Preferred Skills: Java, JavaScript, Groovy, Python. Groovy. How the magic happens Our delivery teams are focusing on business initiatives/goals and implement ideas to achieve them. The teams are cross-functional with a mix of Product Managers, Interaction Designers, Full-stack/Front-end engineers. The web platform and supporting systems are built on Groovy/Grails, Python 3.6, React, Typescript, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Jenkins, Linux, Docker, Ansible, Terraform and more. Our processes are modern and forward thinking, we work in an agile way, follow TDD and deploy to production up to 7 times a day Continuous improvement is a key principle of the team and it's important that everyone is always improving both technically and professionally. The business provides opportunities to further their careers and hone their skills through individual development plans, as well as a generous budget for training. The deal breakers: Fluency in JVM languages (Java, Groovy) but open to working with other languages such as Python and Javascript Excellent software engineering knowledge & skills: OO programming, MVC and clean architecture patterns, design patterns, SOLID design principles and clean code Experience in working with MySQL, MongoDB and Redis as well as AWS technologies (Lamda, Cloudfront, S3, SQS, SNS and more) Some exposure to GraphQL, Terraform and Ansible would be really beneficial Adept at Test Driven Development and comfortable with pair programming Understand and appreciate the principles and practices of agile and lean ways of working Leadership skills, proven by prior experience in a commercial environment Excellent communication skills adaptable to both tech and business audiences And you are… You are a self-starter who enjoys a rapid pace and wants to make a difference You are comfortable with tackling ambiguity and complexity and you champion simplicity You have a continuous improvement mindset. You appreciate that there are always ways to do things better and ensure your team does too You have preference to action-oriented behaviour with just enough analysis, as compared to too much time spent doing analysis with no action You appreciate that your code supports a business and care about how it will be used Have the ability to make decisions balancing different factors such as business requirements, technical integrity, overall priorities etc You are willing to explore new ideas and try out new tools You appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a distributed work environment You are solution focused with a pragmatic approach to problem solving You can prioritise tasks and work independently You’re a team player
Role: Lead Software Engineer
Job Type: Permanent, FullTime
Location: Bristol, South West England, South West England

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