Software Developer - Voluntary with Scope for Progression

Recruiter
Serengeti Limited
Location
Ilford
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
*About Serengeti*
Serengeti is an independent start-up providing a community-based online platform for connecting consumers and retailers in a process of sharing goods The team at Serengeti are determined to empower the consumer, build a community founded on trust, and help people contribute towards environmental sustainability.

Help us make change the way consumers pay for their products!

*About the role*

We are looking for a Software Developer to build and implement functional programs. You will work with other Developers and Product Managers throughout the software development life cycle.

In this role, you should be a team player with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills. If you also have experience in Agile frameworks and popular programming languages (e.g. JavaScript), we’d like to meet you.
Your goal will be to coordinate with a team of external developers and contribute design and development ideas, working closely with the Co-founders of Serengeti, the UX Designers as well as our Product Manager.

*Key Responsibilities*
* Coordinate with a team of developers, contributing ideas and reporting development progress
* Produce clean, efficient code based as and when required
* Integrate software components and third-party programs (including API's)
* Performing testing and quality assurance reviews
* Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
* Gather and evaluate user feedback
* Recommend and execute improvements
* Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

*Requirements*
* Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role
* Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
* Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
* Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git)
* Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (e.g. Hibernate)
* Ability to learn new languages and technologies
* Excellent communication skills
* Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
* Attention to detail
* BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

*What you’ll learn*
By joining Serengeti, you will learn how to grow and manage a start-up, whilst understanding the intricacies of software development further. This role is well suited for Software Developers who are passionate about helping customers and the environment. We will teach you how to articulate your ideas in a structured way, project manage deliverables, and more importantly develop leadership skills through taking ownership of the Serengeti development process.

This role is suitable for University students / graduates looking for start-up experience, or freelancers looking to develop their professional experience, reporting directly to the Co-founders of Serengeti.

On offer: Paid travel and food, personal work station, and access to gadgets and tech. We will also host socials to make sure everyone is engaged and having fun. Plenty of opportunities for progression within this exciting Start-Up. There is also the opportunity to become a full-time employee of Serengeti.

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