Software Engineer - Start-Up - Full Stack

Cathcart Associates
£25000 - £50000 per annum + Share Options
01 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Engineer required by a growing, well-funded tech start-up in Manchester who have experienced phenomenal growth in the last 18 months.

They are very particular about who they hire and only want motivated self-starters who are genuinely passionate about software engineering.

The Role:

You won't be pigeon-holed into one area with this organisation, they are keen for you to be a passionate 'techie' who is always striving to work with modern technologies and learn new things.

The current team spend their time developing cloud based solutions for their diverse client base utilising modern JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as Node and React. The organisation has decided to deploy everything in Amazon Web Services (AWS), so any experience in a similar environment would be great.

Due to the flat structure, the collaborative environment and the desire to always push the envelope, the team find it very easy to adapt to new technologies or ways of doing things. This means you will always be encouraged to play around with new tech and methodologies.

The Company:

An ambitious, growing data analytics start-up headquartered in Manchester who are going through their most exciting period of growth in their short history.

The current team are very busy and as a result no two days are the same, with lots of projects going on at any given time you will be an integral member of the team from day one.

They operate a very flat structure, with the Directors of the business working in the same space, meaning all decisions are made quickly and there is no archaic hierarchical structure. No matter how big they get, the MD is keen for them to retain their start-up feel and will always promote flexible working, social events and a general sense of fun. In fact, they often do office wide team building which so far have included trips to Lake District, assault courses and a fairly regular trip to local pizza place (it's incredible!).

Tech Stack:

** JavaScript - any experience of modern libraries such as Node, React, Backbone, Polymer, Ember would be brilliant. However, if you are a solid Vanilla JavaScript developer or a high level jQuery practitioner, please do apply.


** Relational Databases - MySQL / PostgreSQL / SQL Server /MongoDB

** Cloud Technologies - ideally AWS as they recently deployed everything using Amazon Web Services

** Mobile Development using tools such as Phonegap, Ionic or Xamarin - nice to have rather than essential

** NoSQL technologies - MongoDB / Hadoop etc.

** Agile / TDD approach to development - you'll be working in a small team who partake in daily stand-ups

This is a unique opportunity to be one of the first more senior members of a high calibre team who are only going to get bigger & better. This isn't a role for someone who is keen to fade into the background of a big development team, you will be a motivated and passionate Software Engineer.

We can organise the first stage interview in a matter of days so please don't hesitate to apply if this role sounds suitable for you.

Any questions or for more information please contact Liam at Cathcart Associates.

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