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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £65000 - £85000
Sector: JavaScript  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 06/21/2022
Lead JavaScript Engineer Ronald James Group 2022-09-21

This SaaS startup business is looking at its domain through a unique lens, and on the lookout for talented people with the right mindset – excited by doing things differently and challenging convention. Their main ambition is to create a highly scaled SaaS business that is underpinned by an ethical business model that doesn’t just focus on business growth but is also socially and environmentally considerate.

The role:
We are seeking an exceptional candidate for our Lead Javascript Developer role, reporting to the Head of Technology. Experience of working within an early-stage SaaS product company (or something that moves at a similar pace) is a must. The role is hands-on with a software stack that incorporates a substantial frontend and backend Javascript model (React, Typescript, NodeJS); you will be expected to take a leading role within the team owning your allocated area of the stack in its entirety (from design, estimation, planning through to implementation). 

What kind of person they are looking for:
● Is motivated by a fast-paced and focused working environment
● Has extensive experience across all aspects of consistent software delivery with demonstrable experience producing high-quality and consistent software outcomes
● Is adept at making pragmatic decisions that balance technology and product requirements with the commercial needs of the business and its goals
● Has the necessary skills to engage at both management and technical levels
● Is a pragmatic problem solver that can think on their feet and make constructive thought-through decisions
● Is able to pragmatically weigh up and assess options before making key decisions
● Recognizes the value of upfront software design and is happy to inherit and further develop/improve existing software design principles
● Is experienced estimating work activity through the various stages of the software development process
● Is looking for their career to grow with an early-stage startup

This is a fully hands-on, lead software development role within an early-stage startup with opportunities for the right candidate to progress into a more complete leadership role very quickly encompassing people and software delivery (Head of Development) as you scale the team in line with the growth of the business.
Responsibilities include:
● You’ll conduct software development of product features from frontend, backend to data (estimation, planning, implementation, release, source control etc.) using your full stack skills
● You’ll liaise with the product team and UX team on a regular basis with respect to the features you’re implementing
● In addition to day-to-day development, you’ll define design principles, software architecture and ways of working within a defined area of the tech stack that is suited to your skills
● You’ll ensure design principles/architecture are adhered to by the team by working collaboratively with them to ensure understanding.
● You’ll develop a sound understanding of and work with the CI/CD architecture on a day-to-day basis
● You’ll be instrumental in recruitment (when scale-up is required) of software engineers
● You’ll proactively report your progress during day-to-day delivery and guide the business on
technical priorities in your area (like key risks and issues) and how/when they should be addressed.

Technical skills & experience must include:
● Software development and implementation skills (10+ project life cycles)
● Software architecture and design (10+ project life cycles)
o Client / server JavaScript architecture & design o Full stack experience
o Microservices would be desirable
● An understanding of containerization technology and awareness of orchestration platforms (k8s)
● Data architecture with NoSQL database technology is highly advantageous

Essential tech: Node.js, React.js, JavaScript, Git, Docker 

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