Full Stack Software Engineer


Location:- Dundee

Closing Date:- Sunday 9th December 2018

Findmypast​​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​software​ ​engineers​ ​that​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​a​ ​difference​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our growing​ ​Dundee​ ​team.​ ​We​ ​want​ ​passionate​ ​people​ ​that​ ​use​ ​the​ ​right​ ​technology​ ​for​ ​solving problems​ ​and​ ​like​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​in​ ​a​ ​lean-agile​ ​environment.​ ​Together​ ​we​ ​try​ ​to​ ​find​ ​new​ ​ways​ ​to create​ ​a​ ​great​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​all​ ​our​ ​users​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.​ ​Above​ ​all,​ ​your​ ​work​ ​will​ ​impact​ ​the way​ ​the​ ​people​ ​research​ ​social​ ​and​ ​family​ ​history.


What​ ​you’ll​ ​do

  • Design,​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​deploy​ ​user​ ​experiences​ ​with​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​usability,​ ​high availability,​ ​low​ ​latency​ ​and​ ​scalability
  • Collaborate​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​other​ ​engineers​ ​and​ ​become​ ​a​ ​valued​ ​member​ ​of​ ​an autonomous,​ ​cross-functional​ ​team
  • You​ ​will​ ​take​ ​operational​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​services​ ​that​ ​are​ ​owned​ ​by​ ​your​ ​team and​ ​buy​ ​into​ ​a​ ​DevOps​ ​culture
  • Work​ ​in​ ​an​ ​environment​ ​that​ ​supports​ ​your​ ​individual​ ​growth​ ​through​ ​a​ ​detailed progression​ ​framework,​ ​daily​ ​learning​ ​hour,​ ​engineering​ ​guilds​ ​and​ ​attending conferences
  • Continuously​ ​improve​ ​our​ ​product​ ​by​ ​innovating​ ​on​ ​the​ ​service​ ​through​ ​the​ ​usage​ ​of A/B​ ​tests


Who​ ​you​ ​are

  • You​ ​are​ ​comfortable​ ​coding​ ​in​ ​one​ ​or​ ​more​ ​programming​ ​languages​ ​and​ ​are​ ​up​ ​for learning​ ​more
  • You​ ​love​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​will​ ​appreciate​ ​our​ ​self​ ​directed​ ​daily​ ​learning​ ​hour, mentorship,​ ​and​ ​engineering​ ​guilds
  • You​ ​know​ ​and​ ​care​ ​about​ ​sound​ ​engineering​ ​practices​ ​like​ ​pair​ ​programming,​ ​upfront automated​ ​testing,​ ​continuous​ ​deployment,​ ​and​ ​trunk​ ​based​ ​development
  • You​ ​love​ ​working​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team


The​ ​Dundee​ ​team

As​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​ ​Dundee​ ​engineers​ ​you​ ​will​ ​join​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​ ​three​ ​product​ ​delivery​ ​teams​ ​or​ ​two platform​ ​teams​ ​offering​ ​you​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​work.​ ​We​ ​operate​ ​in​ ​autonomous cross-functional​ ​teams​ ​of​ ​engineers,​ ​designers,​ ​analytics​ ​and​ ​product.​ ​Our​ ​working​ ​practices help​ ​us​ ​move​ ​fast​ ​but​ ​help​ ​us​ ​keep​ ​our​ ​pace​ ​sustainable​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​work-life balance.​ ​In​ ​February​ ​2018​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​moving​ ​into​ ​the​ ​new​ ​state​ ​of​ ​the​ ​art​ ​DC​ ​Thomson offices​ ​at​ ​Meadowside​ ​in​ ​Dundee​ ​city​ ​centre.


Our​ ​tech​ ​stack

Our​ ​core​ ​programming​ ​languages​ ​are​ ​modern​ ​JavaScript​ ​and​ ​Elixir​ ​with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​portion​ ​of our​ ​existing​ ​platform​ ​in​ ​C#.​ ​We’re​ ​building​ ​a​ ​new​ ​customer​ ​experience​ ​underpinned​ ​by React.js​ ​while​ ​building​ ​out​ ​a​ ​platform​ ​of​ ​microservices​ ​with​ ​Elixir​ ​and​ ​Node.js.​ ​Don’t​ ​worry​ ​if you​ ​don’t​ ​know​ ​our​ ​languages,​ ​we​ ​help​ ​all​ ​our​ ​new​ ​engineers​ ​get​ ​up​ ​to​ ​speed​ ​quickly through​ ​a​ ​thoughtful​ ​and​ ​supportive​ ​induction​ ​program.



Benefits​ ​include​ ​pension,​ ​private​ ​medical​ ​cover,​ ​gym​ ​discounts,​ ​dedicated​ ​yearly​ ​training budget​ ​to​ ​use​ ​as​ ​you​ ​see​ ​fit,​ ​relaxed​ ​dress​ ​code,​ ​informal​ ​environment​ ​and​ ​morale​ ​events. We​ ​host​ ​yearly​ ​tech​ ​summits​ ​where​ ​all​ ​the​ ​engineering​ ​team​ ​members​ ​come​ ​together​ ​off site,​ ​share​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​hang​ ​out.

We’re passionate about building the best engineering team in Dundee!


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