Senior/Principal software engineer 75K/85K, leading tech firm

Hudson IT
£75k - £85k pa + equity, benefits
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
So they are very selective and renowned for high caliber technologists. Engineers are at the core of the business and that is noticed in the respect and importance they are given within the company as a whole.

One of the most attractive bonuses to joining joining this tech team is the fact that they give an incredible amount of equities shares of the company over a space of 4 years for software engineers not bad considering they are turning over a billion dollars a year.

Also it is a truly global team with regular opportunities to not only visit head office in in America but also to transfer to potential locations of your choice.

so what are they looking for?

Well, saas delivery experience, strong core java competencies with UI knowledge and full product ownership from start to finish are essentials.The rest is as follows.

We want to hear from you if:

*You are passionate about software engineering and technology
*You thrive solving hard problems under pressure
*You can balance short term needs with long term goals
*You take pride in your code and the accomplishments of your team.
*You like to work agile, but are not dogmatic about process.
*You have consistently exceeded expectations throughout your career
*You find the live operations of your solution fulfilling and worth getting right
*You have a strong interest in data and machine learning.


*Design, implement, and test the simplest possible solutions to complex technical problems.

*Work closely with product management and directly with partners to completely understand goals and requirements.

*Write code across the full stack including the user interface, new RESTful services, integration of third-party APIs, data ingestion/validation interfaces, workflow, and database access including PostgreSQL, Hadoop/Hive, and Lucene/Elastic Search.

*Evolve the team's development by collaborating, presenting your concepts and ideas, contributing to the implementation of agile processes and participating actively in both design and code reviews.

*Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes.

*Document your contributions to the architecture, design, and engineering process


Candidates may either possess strong cross-stack experience encompassing the breadth of technologies listed here, or bring deep expertise in a few areas. All qualified candidates bring proven excellence and curiosity.

*Strong foundation in data structures, algorithms, OO Design and relational databases
*4+ years of professional software development experience
*Demonstrated excellence in programming using object-oriented languages. Java and JavaScript strongly preferred.
*Expertise with modern frameworks like Spring MVC, Betty, and Play.
*Solid UI development experience in AngularJS, EXT JS, React.js, Backbone, Dust, jQuery, HTML5, Less, CSS3, Bootstrap.
*Strong analytical skills and ability to write clean, correct, and efficient code
*Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
*Experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment
*Deep understanding of application servers (JBoss/WildFly/Tomcat/Apache), Databases (Postgres, Elasticsearch), and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS).
*Experience utilizing virtualization and containers- Docker, Vagrant, VirtualBox, KVM, XEN.
*Knowledge of performance tuning and system load assessment.
*Additional useful background: Geo-spacial, Workflow systems, stream processing, data warehouse, functional programming, Data-driven, Auditable systems
*Additional useful technologies: Lucent, NLTK, Apache Tika, Python, Kafka

This is a brand new team, working from the ground up so you are basically a start up within a massive company so have all the resources at your reach but also have maneuverability to work your own style and implementations. The Principle Software engineer that is successfully placed will be leading this new team.

There is no perfect fit here but if you feel this you are interested or have further questions please do not hesitate to get back to me.

Best Regards!

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