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Senior Developer

News UK
🏢 News UK 🇬🇧 Greater London, United Kingdom 🕑 July 31

We are: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Unruly, a global ad tech company, and Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The Team:  Have a modern tech stack, scale, and lots of data! We are building a suite of horse racing products unlike any other. We are a multi disciplined autonomous team within The Sun who get to leverage the resources and branding of News UK while operating much like a tech start up. This means daily stand ups, sprints, regular retros and using data to make informed product decisions instead of being guided by opinions.

We are currently using some of the latest and greatest technologies to help us iterate quickly and take on the established competition. These include:

  • React

  • Styled components

  • Next.js

  • Node.js

  • GraphQL (Apollo framework)

  • AWS services including, Lambda, API gateway, RDS Aurora (MySQL compatible), SNS, S3, Docker (ECS + Fargate), Cloudfront and Cloudformation

Your role: We are looking for an experienced full stack developer with strong front end skills in React to build modern responsive web applications and get stuck in to making things happen on the backend.

What we are looking for from you:

  • Has experience using React in production

  • Good knowledge of CSS

  • Has experience writing backend code in node.js

  • Understands the ins and outs of modern Javascript standards

  • Familiar with multiple AWS tools and services

  • Can write good unit tests and maintainable code

  • Comfortable building CI/CD pipelines to test and automate deployments

  • Understands microservices architecture and scalable application design

  • Comfortable with SQL and writing SQL queries by hand

Bonus points for:

  • Production experience with GraphQL

  • Production experience with AWS lambda

  • Experience writing and maintaining Cloudformation templates

  • Comfortable writing Dockerfiles and deploying docker based applications

  • Worked on applications at scale

  • Has mentored junior developers and is comfortable pair programming

If that sounds exciting to you, then we’re off to a good start. We’re not looking for rockstars, or developers who can solve complex algorithms in 3 lines of code. Instead it’s more important that the team works well together. Someone friendly, and approachable, with great communication skills is very important to us.

Equal opportunities: The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

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