Senior Software Engineer

22 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

We are looking for a motivated full stack senior software engineer that loves web applications. You will be working in a highly autonomous Agile environment consisting of a small team that values collaboration, learning and sharing.
In joining Metail’s Garment’s Crew, you will be helping transform photographed garments and accessories into even more realistic and attractive digital models that our partners and their shoppers can outfit as they like.
As a part of this flexible team, you will be monitoring and updating our ‘daily scrum’ Slack channel so all members have visibility as to what the daily priorities are. Each day will differ, in that your daily tasks will often be focused around completing smaller pieces of a bigger visualisation project. These project ‘pieces’ are visualised and organised by our Kanban board. Whilst varied, each day plays a part in our crew’s expansive cycle, consisting of requirement gathering, prototyping, product development, code implementation, reviews and releasing.
This role is based in our Tech HQ in Cambridge.


You will be a Full Stack Engineer with a focus on solution design, implementation, testing and deployment.
You will be contributing to the the overall delivery of software products/components while working in collaboration with the wider Metail team.
You will ensure well integrated solutions alongside our other crews.
While enforcing existing process guidelines, you will also be driving new processes, guidelines, team rules, and best practices.
Mentoring and raising the game of your teammates.
Fully participating in the Agile process.
Ready, willing, and able to pick up new technologies and pitch in on story tasks (design, code, test, CI/CD, deploy, etc).
You will be researching and learning new methodologies and technologies while bringing that knowledge to the team.

What makes you our next Senior Software Engineer?

You have experience with, and enthusiasm for, Clojure or other functional languages such as Scala, Haskell, Racket, Erlang, etc.
You have practical experience developing modern web applications using JavaScript & HTML5/CSS3, including use of recent frameworks (e.g. React), libraries and tooling.
Experience with distributed systems and architecture.
Experience creating web based tools.
You will have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
You are a highly motivated technologist, curious, capable and a lifetime learner.

What would help?

5+ years of professional development experience
Computer Science degree is a plus
ClojureScript experience is a plus
C# experience is a plus
C++ experience is a plus
Azure and AWS knowledge
Experience with Agile practices
Test-Driven Development methodologies

What is Metail offering you?

Innovative and open culture with strong links in the local tech community
25 days leave per annum plus bank holidays
Mentoring and a training budget you get to choose how to spend
Individual and family friendly HR policies.
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Sociable working environment.
Weekly cocktails and monthly company-wide drinks
The chance to work alongside and learn from team members with a variety of different backgrounds including seasoned business professionals from the world of technology and fashion, PhDs, and bloggers.
A little more about Metail

Based in Cambridge, we’re in the heart of tech community and regularly host meetups for Data Insights, DevOps Cambridge and Cambridge NonDysfunctional Programmers to list a few. We also work with initiatives like Codebar and Next Tech Girls to teach and coach the next generation of coders.
We are sociable team, and frequently enjoy an ale together when family time and extra-mural activities allow at the Elm Tree or The Free Press. Our office also plays host to the annual Metail Summer Party where punting and bbqing has become something of a tradition.
If you want to help to turn an innovative fashion technology startup into a global brand used on websites across the world and have the passion and ambition to really want to make a difference at this exciting company then apply now.

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