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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £65000 - £75000
Sector: Node.js  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 12/17/2021
Lead Backend Developer Ronald James Group 2022-03-17

The team will be responsible for working directly on our core product and building on our existing web infrastructure, helping to serve our ever-growing customer base. You'll have an active role in shaping the technical architecture and product roadmap of our core product, helping to mentor team members and leading new projects.

What's in it for you:
• Salary £65-75k DOE
• Flexible working hours
• Remote working available
• 30 days holiday (this includes Bank Holidays and increases with length of service)
• 2 extra paid days off between Christmas and New Year
• £500 per year to spend on learning anything you want to!
• Dedicated time to explore and learn new skills every other Friday afternoon
• Daily 'Fika' time
• Private health insurance (Vitality)
• Perks at Work - discounts at over 30,000 brands
• Cycle to Work and Tech scheme
• Team meals and social events

What You'll Be Doing:
• Working closely with the team and other colleagues to lead planning and technical design sessions
• Plan and build new features and functionality using modern web development practices as part of the team
• Providing mentorship and line management to other members of the team to promote an environment of continuous improvement
• Contributing high quality, maintainable code whilst improving existing code, writing tests, refactoring and actively engaging in pair-programming
• Participating in team meetings to deliver feedback and contribute ideas
• Attending daily stand-ups to align with the rest of the team
• Communicating with heads of department to report on progress and providing valuable feedback

What We're Looking For:
• A team player
• Someone who lives for solving problems and wants to lead the way
• A minimum 5 years of commercial experience developing and deploying modern Node applications. Bonus points for AWS experience!
• Commercial experience in a similar role with managerial duties
• Have an opinion and be able to give direction on the architecture of backend code and infrastructure
• Write readable, maintainable and modular code
• Experience of working with and developing RESTful APIs
• Experience using source control (git)
• Passion for technology and willingness to learn new things

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