Full Stack Web App Developer

Bright Little Labs
United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We need a super-talented developer who wants to make something they can be proud of!

*About us*

Bright Little Labs is building a kids media giant for the 21st century. We make kids’ books, games, and products that promote critical thinking, computer science and equality. Our flagship kids story is about Detective Dot - a nine-year-old coder who is on a dangerous mission from the C.I.A. (Children’s Intelligence Agency). Kids can join the CIA and carry out personalised activities on and offline.

We’re growing fast. We started on Kickstarter, reached 30 countries, got Cabinet Office backing, and have won a few of awards. Next up: we’re launching in 22,000 schools, writing the first of 3 books with a not-yet-announced publisher, and making cartoons and games. Boom.

If you believe wholeheartedly in the power of stories and toilet humour to inspire the next generation, get in touch.

Please note, we value smart people over experience and qualifications. If you’re not sure you have the “right background” but love what we do, please apply!

*About you*

You should be an experienced full stack web developer with strong back-end and front-end skills.

You’ll have experience building user-account oriented applications (e.g. profiles, permissions, preferences) and be familiar with important aspects of web development such as accessibility, security, authentication, content management, extensibility/maintainability, testing and cross-browser compatibility.

We need help with these sorts of tasks

We’re building an online platform serving up user generated content alongside in-house creations such as games and animations. Behind the scenes it will be CMS driven and will tie into a number of 3rd-party solutions (e.g. for CRM). To make this, we need you!

We’re right at the beginning of this project so it’s green-field. The key decisions on how we’ll put this together will be down to you. You’ll be responsible for:

* The technical design of our platform.
* Electing infrastructure (e.g. AWS) and a strategy for scaling.
* Electing technologies and tools to be used (e.g. Node.js, PostgreSQL, ReactJS, Sass, Bootstrap).
* Lead development of back-end, including CMS and creating APIs (e.g. RESTful).
* Developing containers/libraries to serve our game and animation content.
* Lead development of our web application’s front-end.
* Setup and management of front-end interface testing (e.g. functional testing).
* Providing guidance on front-end design (e.g. best practices).
* Management of version control (e.g. Git).

*We offer*
* An awesome role helping to define the future of Bright Little Labs. Plenty of responsibility and autonomy from day one.
* Exposure - we're a high-ish profile project and we work with exciting people
* Flexible working arrangements - Mums, dads and pregnant people please apply
* Feel good factor. You’ll be working on a project at the heart of equality, education and technology.
* Fun - we’re building a top-secret spy agency. If we told you any more, we’d have to kill you.

Apply with a short and sweet cover letter explaing why you would like to work for us. We love pictures!

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