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Senior Java Back-end Engineer

Debut
Debut is an award-winning student/graduate careers app that is disrupting the recruitment industry.

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Intro

Debut is an award-winning student and graduate careers app that is disrupting the recruitment industry, and is set to expand internationally. The company is VC-backed and has raised over £2.2M, where today more than 50 well-known multinational companies choose Debut.

You will be in charge of leading all Frontend development, and all decisions that involve. You'll participate in the complete cycle of product development, applying your knowledge to the analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance stages, next to the product team. The position reports directly to the Head of Frontend and you will have the opportunity to Head the Frontend team in the future.

We are looking for a highly competent engineer, passionate about technology, able to propose new ideas to help the platform lead the market globally, and eager to explore new technologies. You need to be proactive and work effectively as part of the team, decision-making, while also able to work efficiently and autonomously. You’ll be working as part of the vibrant and friendly Debut team in our WeWork coworking space near Old Street, with the opportunity to grow professionally in a startup with a steep growth trajectory.

You'll be:

  • Owning the whole Frontend product and embracing our vision of where we want to be in the short, medium and long-term.
  • Contributing to and continuing to build the Frontend platform to a high standard.
  • Working closely with the Design and product teams to define and discuss new features.
  • Maintaining the quality of the platform following each release, and monitoring crashes, stability, and KPI metrics.
  • Managing to ship all the way to Production, while keeping the product true to its values and heart.
  • Improving the development process in any way you consider appropriate.

Main requirements

  • Experience building scalable and reliable server-side web services solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of the necessary languages/frameworks, mainly Java.
  • Building reusable code and libraries.
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Management of cloud computing solutions, ideally GCP and AWS.
  • Demonstrate the impact your work and decisions has had in your previous teams/companies with pride.
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications.
  • Experience stressing and monitoring the platform in production.
  • Participate in the entire product development lifecycle, to embrace our vision of where we want to be in the short, medium and long term.
  • Contributing to and continuing to build the Backend platform at a high standard.
  • Working closely with the Product team to define and discuss new features.
  • Maintaining the quality of the platform following each deploy, and monitoring crashes, stability and KPI metrics.
  • Managing shipping all the way to the Production, while keeping the product true to its values and heart.
  • Improving the development process in any way you consider appropriate.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.
  • Don’t need to be told how to do the things, and you know that hard work is an absolute must to make a difference.
  • Obsessed with quality but you’re also down-to-earth - Ivory towers don’t exist in real life.
  • Apply the boy scout rule: if you see something wrong, you get stuck in by fixing it and applying tests
  • Are hands on, like to investigate, experiment, and prove your point through actions.
  • See every challenge or unexpected situation as an opportunity to grow

Perks

  • 25 days of holidays
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Amazing offices in the heart of Shoreditch
  • Great hardware for great developers
  • Table tennis & free beer on tap!

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