Mid-Weight Engineer

  • JS Frontend Engineer, JS Backend Engineer
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

The focus of the mid-weight engineer within the digital and innovation team is to take vertical ownership of the whole software stack including support, monitoring and full operational responsibility. The mid-weight engineer will work closely with product managers and the wider engineering team to deliver resilient and engaging digital products that are secure, scalable and operationally efficient.

Key responsibilities:

Vertically own the engineering stack by:

Supporting product managers and stakeholders in the continuous delivery and operation of digital products.

Implementing and supporting scalable monitoring systems and practices across the engineering team.

Architecting scalable and resilient systems in line with our intensive load requirements.

Assuming operational responsibility of the stack and ensuring it’s resilience at both peak and non-peak demand.

Contribute to an environment where best practices can be discussed and implemented with a team that is that fully brought into the process.

Integration of new technologies and concepts into the engineering stack, upskilling the team where necessary to handle the changes.

Working alongside product managers to help gather requirements, design new products and services, ensuring that said products and services meet their needs.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

Experience of modern website development process using NodeJS and React to provide robust software applications and architectures.

Experience of modern database technologies, such as MySQL and DynamoDB.

Experience of queuing technologies, such as SQS and RabbitMQ.

Proven track record of using industry standard tooling to deliver applications and services.

An appreciation and understanding of modern cloud providers with a proven knowledge of the implementation of SaaS products. With an awareness of AWS technologies such as Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, S3 and Route53.

A background within continuous integration and continuous delivery, with a drive to automate as much repetitive process as possible with an aim to deliver consistent and stable applications.

Experience of working with and designing / delivering well documented and scalable RESTful API’s.

Working within an agile team, managing expectations and delivering strong digital offerings.

Ability to clearly explain complex engineering concepts and ideas at both a technical and non-technical level.

A curious mindset, with the drive to test new ideas and concepts and integrate them within a team into the engineering process.