Back End Engineer

Software Development

Ref: 297Tuesday 31 January 2023

Back End Engineer

Our client, a specialist in conferencing Software, is seeking a Back End Engineer to join their cross-functional application team. This team is responsible for shipping improvements to their flagship product, and this role is focused on the design, development, and evolution of the application within that team.

About You

You are in a mid-level engineering position and have 2+ year’s experience in software development for back-end technologies. You are a good communicator who works well as part of a team.

Responsibilities

As a back end engineer working on a team dedicated to future development on our flagship conferencing software your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing requirements, scoping, developing high class code, and working with our QA team to ensure adherence to requirements.
  • Working within an agile development methodology and participating in all ceremonies.
  • Communicating your progress to the team and stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the product team and implementing sustainable, future solutions that deliver on the customer vision.
  • Promoting high standards of software by writing high-quality code.
  • Creating unit tests, performing design and code reviews.
  • Administrative work includes answering engineering related questions in Slack, having random conversations, and doing other day-to-day things to support your team.

Requirements:

We welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions, but we’re looking for you to come through the door with the following skills and experience:

  • 2+ years of proven software development experience using back end technologies within a cross functional development team.
  • Experience with a MVC based back end architecture - preferably within Ruby, e.g. Rails, Padrino, Hanami. You don’t need direct experience with Ruby, but you do need to come from a similar language, understand the concepts of our backend architecture, and have a desire & capability to learn Ruby.
  • Experience with MySQL and database systems.
  • Experience developing stories from conception to sign off.
  • Experience working as part of an agile team.
  • Experience troubleshooting areas you have been involved in developing, you should be comfortable analysing logs, reproducing issues, debugging scripts to identify and resolve the root cause of issues.
  • Ability to break tasks down and estimate workload.
  • A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.
  • Good communication skills - an ability to break down a problem and tailor your communication to your audience.
  • Strong ability to review, write, and evaluate code.
  • Preferred: Exposure to a CI/CD environment.
  • Front end development knowledge is useful but not essential for this role - Javascript, CSS, Backbone.JS, React, HTML.