Senior JavaScript Developer

Genealogy service

An established online genealogy service, which also has an extensive archive of British newspapers dating back to the early 1900s, is looking to bring on several Senior Engineers to join and work within their newly built engineering teams.

The client

They’ve invested in engineering extensively as they look to scale up their platform even more. With millions of users around the globe and billions of online records, their mission is to connect people to their familial and historical stories.

You’ll be supporting this expansion by joining one of their squads and helping to build out innovative and fully performative software, using the best practice coding standards.

The engineering team has several values that they hold close to their hearts, among them being collaboration (through paired programming and other means), quality (testing all code), long-term vision, owning what they build, and deploying multiple times a day.

There’s a chance to architect software whilst they’re also looking for candidates who have a strong sense of software design, by displaying a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures.

The role

What does their stack look like?

They have a relatively modern tech stack, though for these roles it’s key that whoever joins has a real deep understanding of JavaScript, specifically Node (their backend is a collection of microservices running under Kubernetes), GraphQL and React, though the latter is something they can flex on.

They work on AWS so prior experience here would be really beneficial. Other parts of their platform are built in C# and Elixir, though unless you want to it’s unlikely you’ll be touching these.

The candidate

What’s in it for me?

In return for the above, they’re offering a salary of up to £90K, as well as a very wide range of benefits. Among these are 26 days holiday (with the option to purchase another 4), a pension contribution of up to 15.5%, flexible working (plus the remote options), enhanced paternity and maternity leave, a large L&D budget, private medical insurance, discounted gym memberships, and several other perks.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.