Senior-level role
Full Stack Engineer
JavaScript | React | Node.js

Job reference: XTBGSE05

xoomworks technology



Bulgaria | Based out of Sofia


Posted June, 2022

Our client, The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. They are recognized globally for their authority, integrity and accuracy. Financial Times provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comments, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally-minded business people. Currently, we are looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer.


The Tech Stack

We often use these, it's not an exhaustive list but gives you a taste of what our technology stack and tools look like:

  • JavaScript

  • React

  • GraphQL

  • Node.js

  • CircleCI

  • Fastly

  • Heroku

  • AWS

  • Splunk

  • SalesForce.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work directly with senior stakeholders and product owners to fully shape solutions from inception to deployment and beyond

  • Provide technical leadership to an engineering team

  • Help with technical decision-making to support the technology strategy

  • Aid and support the personal development of more junior team members

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business domains within FT Specialist

  • Use that understanding to shape the development of the platforms you build

  • Work within the department's strategy and guardrails, and contribute to their ongoing refinement.

  • Have a practical approach to working with a large portfolio of products that leverage a diverse range of technologies

  • Communicate widely within the organisation to ensure best practice in other areas is understood and adopted where it makes sense to do so

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of FT Specialist underlying data and data flow.


Essential skills and experience

  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Extensive experience using the wide range of technologies and patterns required to build modern web products and services along with the tools that enable their creation

    • Deep knowledge of at least one programming language

    • Flexibility with technologies and willingness to work with our tech stack

    • Cloud infrastructure: (AWS, Heroku, GCP, or similar)

    • Databases, Document stores, and search technologies like MariaDB, ElasticSearch, MongoDB or MySQL

    • Message queues like Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, etc.

  • Good understanding of the principles and trade-offs of a microservices architecture

  • Application performance tuning and optimisation

  • Understanding of CI and CD delivery pipelines like CircleCI or Jenkins

  • Designing for fault tolerance

  • Writing automated unit and end-to-end tests – with best practice in mind – for feature development

  • Able to balance the customer and business product needs with those needed to build high-quality products.

  • Understand the importance of diversity and equality in a well-functioning team

  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely.


Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience working within an environment where operational support and monitoring of code and systems is part of the culture (DevOps)

  • An understanding of CDNs and the role they play is web application architecture. e.g.Fastly, Cloudfront, Akamai etc.

  • Experience with developing Salesforce Applications using APEX

  • Experience with backend Java development using frameworks like Vert.X

  • Instrumenting for observability and operability

  • Understand how to build and maintain APIs

  • How to design software to support easy scaling using a methodology like the 12-factor app

  • Being an active member of the broader technology community with an understanding and passion for the current leading trends

  • Being a leader with solid organisational and time management skills.


What does Xoomworks bring to the table?

  • Competitive salary

  • Meal tickets

  • Employee private medical cover

  • Gym subscription

  • Flexible working hours

  • Working from home policy

  • Training and development.

We look forward to hearing from you

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