Full Stack Javascript Developer

Holborn and Covent Garden
06 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Full Stack developers with strong Javascript skills to help build tools that will ensure we have a thriving high-street for generations.

You will need to already have the right to work in the UK. There is a requirement that you are able to visit the London or Durham Office as required (this could be at least a day a week), outside of this remote working is supported.

*Role Start:*
1st April, onwards.

£30000-£60000k depending on experience. Options and other perks could also be available.

*Who we are*
Colex Connect Limited trades as a portfolio of brands, all focused on transforming and strengthening the high street.

SaveTheHighStreet.org is an industry movement that launched in August 2016 with the release of a Manifesto that defined a new vision for the high street and how we achieve it together.

Today, we are engaging 1000s of high street businesses each week, building industry-wide partnerships across public and private sectors, leading research to define a new industry standard for success on the high street, mobilising our fast growing network of local community champions nationwide and rolling out Jo - The 1st digital assistant for local high street businesses.

Jo provides personalised, ongoing and affordable support for cafes, boutiques, newsagents, restaurants, salons, and other businesses across the high street. "Jo is like having a business partner and a team of experts whenever I need them." Jo user

We are a hard-working, entrepreneurial team who are passionate about achieving our mission.

Our management structure is flat, our communication is open and we invest in everyone who joins the team.

*What we’re looking for*
Over the next few years our plan shows that we will be hiring every few months from Junior to Senior/Lead engineer level (and adjacent DataOps and Data Science hires). Our first hire will be, preferably, mid-senior level and will help shape not only the team that follows but our working and technology structures and standards.

The minimum experience would be for someone who has an understanding of:
* React / Redux / Context API / Hooks / Jest
* Webpack / eslint / CI/CD
* Docker / ElasticBeanstalk Applications
* REST APIs / GraphQL (Postgresql as a backend, hosted on RDS. We heavily use JSONb)
* Architecture as Code (AWS Cloudformation)
* Serverless

Needless to say we are standards driven, so having at least a thorough knowledge of ES6 syntax is a requirement.

We also have legacy systems we will be looking to migrate, so it would be a distinct advantage if you have any skills/knowledge around PHP/Silex/Swagger

*What you’ll be working on*
Our initial focus is on building our flagship product “Jo”. Jo is an AI powered digital assistant for high-street businesses.

Breaking it down into the component parts there is the Jo brain that comprises the logic and learning functions; then we build interfaces to Jo to achieve specific aims.

Our primary interface, currently, is the Jo web (React) app. Its primary focus is to provide merchants a way to help us understand their business (lots of data connections and analysis/feedback) so that we can provide recommendations on how they can improve the efficiency of their business or introduce new capabilities (currently scoped to Marketing) that can be used to create or update their ‘plan’ for their business. The main features that will be built out around this are an action feed, planner system (canvas), to-do / schedule function and dashboard/kpi reporting.

Initially a lot of the recommendations and consultations between ourselves and merchants will be via calls or online chat (person to person) so that we can increase the learning velocity. We envisage taking the learnings from these manual operations and building a feature rich chatbot.

In addition to the web app we see a future where Jo exists on multiple channels (think Alexa, for daily briefings, think native mobile for real-time instore analysis via video to create 3d pointclouds).

If you are a skilled, passionate developer who is looking for a role where you can help shape the structure of company, solve a real world problem and have opportunity to not only build against your primary tech stack but to explore new and emerging technologies and paradigms then we’d love to hear from you.

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