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Software Engineer/Stack Developer

Job Role:
Engineering - Non IT jobs
Employment Type:
Freelance Roles
Sub-Employment Type:
Govt / Public Sector
Rest of UK
North East England
Salary Description:
500 Per Hour Ltd
Start Date:
Number 8 Group Ltd
Job Ref:

Software Engineer/Full Stack Developer
Location: Newcastle
CV deadline: 28/5 at 1200

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will be responsible for the development of products, which make up our citizen services.
You will also:

* Be responsible for the operational stability of the products you build, and be in a position to affect change in the on-going robustness, resilience and stability of those products.
* Contribute to the overall Software Development Lifecycle Process within Software Engineering, following the agreed Architectural & Software Engineering principals to ensure the products developed are fit for purpose.

Essential Skills

* Experience of leading Software Engineers in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders
* An ability to quickly comprehend and convert business requirement into technical solutions
* Significant and demonstrable development experience in open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js
* Significant and demonstrable knowledge of both SQL and no-SQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB
* Significant and demonstrable experience working with distributed version control systems such as Git
* Significant and demonstrable experience of test-driven development alongside use of automated test frameworks
* Significant and demonstrable experience implementing Software Engineering best practices
* Experience of developing in cloud based environments
* Significant and demonstrable experience of using Linux based Operating Systems like RHEL.

Desirable Skills

* Demonstrable experience working with Software Engineering collaboration tools such as Jira, Confluence, Slack
* Demonstrable experience of Behaviour Driven Development with tools like Cucumber
* Experience of modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by other Software Engineers
* Experience building public facing and internal REST APIs
* Experience developing software within a Micro-Service architecture

General Responsibilities:

* Deliver software products which make up services for our citizens to consume
* Transform business requirements in to production ready code
* Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability
* Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department
* Contribute to community discussions about best practice within Software Engineering
* Produce comprehensive suites of automated unit and integration tests to ensure code quality
* Assure there is a fit for purpose, robust automated test suite
* Provide coaching and mentoring to Software Engineers colleagues and peers
* Assist in the development of medium-long term strategies for products
* Define version control strategies for the source code of the product
* Identify and resolve issues preventing delivery or continuation of software engineering activities
* Collaborate across teams and liaise with Principal Software Engineers and Technical Architects to investigate technical solutions
* Produce comprehensive technical documentation for wider consumption

Tech Stack:

* Java v1.7 or above
* JavaScript v1.8 or above
* Node.js v4 or above
* Postgres v9.0 or above
* MongoDB v3.0 or above
* MySQL v5.0 or above
* Cassandra v2.2 or above
* Git v2.0 or above
* Jenkins v2 or above
* J-Unit v4.0 or above
* Jasm

Contact Details:
Number 8 Group Ltd
Tel: 02087472161
Contact: James Christie

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