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Location: UK Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £60000 - £70000
Sector: Back End   
Type: Permanent
Posted: 09/26/2023
Lead Back End Developer Ronald James Group 2023-12-26

We’re looking for a Lead Back End Developer to join a company who has one of the fastest growing learning platforms which ensures that everyone has the opportunity to work! They are looking for someone with experience delivering features and developments for SaaS products

This is the perfect time to join this company if you want to carve out a role with amazing future opportunities as they continue to expand & grow.

Some of the responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and support to BE Developers, supporting them to deliver features to scope against dependable estimates

  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders to identify priorities and ensure best preparation is made for the technical roadmap

  • Evolve BE best practices and ensure an appropriate approach to the estimation, development and testing of items for delivery

  • Strengthen and develop the BE Developer community, actively participating in the leadership of and contribution to the BE Developer Guild

  • Line management of BE Developers, ensuring they have personal development plans with clear goals and regular 121s

  • Supporting squads during sprints to ensure the smooth delivery of incremental improvements


  • Expert at developing microservices, ideally using NodeJS

  • Experience of using a typed Javascript language such as Typescript

  • Thorough understanding of REST, GraphQL, asynchronous messaging and data formats such as JSON

  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases including Elasticsearch and MongoDB

  • Accomplished at automated testing, writing unit tests, and considering test coverage

  • Deep understanding of CI/CD approaches

  • Skilled in reviewing and creating technical documentation

  • Working on enterprise grade SaaS platforms

Nice to have:

  • Experience implementing web apps using React and Redux

  • Experience working with AWS services, ideally including Cloudformation

  • Experience of Continuous Integration and Deployment

  • Experience working with Agile methodologies

  • Appreciation of DevOps principles

  • Working knowledge of Docker or other container technology

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