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Backend Developer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 08/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89833

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Backend Developer
6months + extensions
London - Angel
Start ASAP

We are looking for a technically savvy, results oriented Software Development Engineer to work with a group of like-minded software professionals, designers, architects and product experts to help build new and innovative features for our travel platform.

We pride ourselves on our customer centric approach and want you to join us on our journey as we bring more customers to the worlds travel platform.

Leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS and React together, we will transform the way that the clients Technology shapes the future and provides a great customer experience by making travel more rewarding.

If you deeply care about providing a great user experience to customers and enjoy working in a large back-end codebase with many stakeholders, this could be the role for you.

What you'll do…
As a Software Development Engineer in the team, you will be responsible for the design and delivery of initiatives that improve/expand architecture, drive efficiency, automation and build technically sound solutions to complex systems and problems. This individual will play an active role in all aspects of Agile software development.

You'll be responsible for:
* The development of data management and routing between front end, back end orchestrator systems (GraphQL) and services.
* Ensuring operational excellence: The front-end teams needs to ensure we have adequate monitoring and alerting and correct status is well communicated.
* Provide expertise in routing traffic: Apache configs and plugins.
* Good understanding of the TRC process, security test process, build and releases.
* Improving application performance: The client believes speed is a feature and appreciate constant efforts on improving perceived and actual performance of our website.
* Taking ownership of projects and work stream management as well as act as a point of contact for technical issues.
* Providing technical guidance to other team members, review work of peers and more junior developers.
* Continuously improving through asking for, and providing feedback with the team.

Who you are…
We think smart developers must never stop learning new stuff so we do not believe in a one to one match with our technology stack components, on the other side we'd love you to have working knowledge on some of the following:

* Experience with some of the following Technologies: Java 8(or higher), JavaScript, Go, bash coding skills.
* Experience of using cloud services (e.g. AWS)
* Knowledge of PWAs and Accessibility.
* Experience of working in, or a desire to work in a Node environment.
* Very passionate about learning, especially in the areas of technology, service design patterns and front end architecture.
* Knowledge of testing frameworks, performance testing, application tuning and load testing?
* Knowledge of some of our current HCom Tech stack.

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