Javascript Developer (TDD, Node.js, Remote)

Ronald James
Tyne and Wear
17 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

What's the role?

You'll be joining an extremely enthusiastic team who enjoy what they do. Things like Pair Programming, TDD/BDD, Refactoring, and Continuous Delivery are deeply embedded and they're constantly striving to improve the way they work.

What are we looking for?

- You need to be the kind of person who finds the idea of responsibility and radical means of working exciting rather than terrifying.

- You are interested in picking up and mastering new technologies and are keen to learn as much as possible.

- You need to be prepared to ask challenging questions of yourself and others

- You should have a highly developed sense of collaboration

- You care about software, you have a passion for what you do which you can clearly convey by your actions

Experience otherwise is relative - 2 years working in an agile/XP manner is worth much more than 5 in a traditional environment. If you've not got working experience with things like TDD and refactoring (maybe you've always wanted to but your current job doesn't allow for it) show you're at least familiar with the concepts and that you really want to work in this kind of environment and you're still in with a good chance.

•Fully supported remote working

•All information including financial and decision-making is shared to all employees

•They use shared messaging tools, not email

•They don't track holiday or working hours

•They value dissent - people choose what to work on and how to accomplish a task

•They rely on peer pressure and persuasion, not authority

They have a flat no bosses structure where they value freedom and dissent. They work where and when they want. They work remotely but have offices in London, Berlin and Bilbao where you can base yourself from if you want.

Required technical skills:

Their backend stack is based on Node.js for the most part, with some bits and pieces in different languages (Ruby, Go). The frontend stack is currently based on Pixi.js for Canvas and WebGL rendering. All projects have a healthy automated test coverage and go through their CI servers. The provisioning / deployment process is fully automated with Ansible.

We'd be interested in candidates from any background as long as you have a keen understanding of Object Oriented languages and you're someone who cares about how software is written.

What's great about it?

•Exceptional freedom

•Work on the things you care about

•Have exceptionally hard-working and committed colleagues

•When something doesn't happen then you have the right and the responsibility to change that — which is exciting.

What's bad about it?

•You can't blame stuff on managers or budgets or the company.

•Freedom isn't always fun — sometimes it's scary.

•Having hard-working, committed colleagues means you feel the need to live up to them.

If you like the sound of this so far, book in a call with one of our Talent Advocates who can tell you more details about the role. We are not your typical recruiter and will give you all the information and advice you need with no pressure selling.

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