Senior Backend Software Developer

London (Greater)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Software Developer - Backend - Southwark, Central London

This is the person we need

We are looking for an experienced developer to be an essential part of our core platform team. You will be working on the technology that powers our entire business. All our customer facing products are built on top of this platform and as such is not only critical, it also needs to be designed and built to be flexible, scalable and allow for agile delivery. Engineering experience is crucial to this role and the success of the team.

Some essentials

Strong experience working on large scale website projects Experience in building platforms on top of lightweight MVC frameworks (or from scratch)Implementation with PHP7Demonstrable understanding of Service Orientated ArchitectureExcellent understanding, and passion for, Test Driven methodologiesSolid understanding of API driven environments and potential vulnerabilities of suchGood knowledge working with SQL environments (specifically mySQL & derivatives)Understanding of multi layered caching including CDNPreviously working experience with magic quadrant vendors such as Fastly / Cloudfront would be serious advantageDemonstrable knowledge of cloud deployments and deployment / integration pipelinesDesirable

Proven record of technical and team leadershipExperience implementing Lucene based technologies (Elastic Search, Solr etc)Past experience with Enterprise Service Bus / Message Bus deployments a key advantage (Kafka/Kinesis/Firehose)Working knowledge of Data warehousing, machine learning would be beneficial (Hadoop, Amazon ML)Previous working knowledge / experience of push messaging (websockets etc)Previous experience with Spark (pySpark) / ETL / real time streaming data processing would be advantageous

About the company

Racing Post is the market leading publisher of sports betting content in the UK. Our team comprises of really passionate people who love sport and technology. We believe in doing the right things, using the right methodologies, but that doesn’t stop us from trying new things and taking risks. Racing post offers a variety of products either directly to users through our Web Services, Mobile as well as Print but also to companies through syndication of information

Our engineering culture summarised

Our people are our most precious asset.

If you don’t think something is necessary and want to challenge, speak up.

Love your work, make it interesting.

The team is everything, it’s ok to have a personality and pride, but don’t bring your ego to work. Quality is not in the testing, it’s in the way we do things.

Customers first (yes, paying technical debt is something customers care about)

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