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Senior Back-End Engineer

Posted 5 January by Benefex Ended

About us:

Benefex believe that no-one comes to work to do a bad job. It can happen through a collection of missed opportunities in making the most of those daily interactions and experiences. We create unparalleled employee experiences, which we see as an assortment of loops; each one refined to create seamless but tangible interactions between employers and employees, making work a rewarding place for every single one of us.

Benefex is a fast-moving technology company, and one of the most successful providers of online reward and benefits solutions in the UK. To help us on our quest to be the best, we need brilliant people on board and that’s where you come in.

Our Product Engineering team is reshaping; Product, Infrastructure and Engineering are combining to build the next generation of our award-winning OneHub Platform. One that will enable the creation of not just a single product, but a diverse range of products filling each part of every experience loop; anywhere in the world.

The Role:

As a Senior Backend Engineer in the Recognition squad, you will be a part of creating an exciting new, social peer-to-peer recognition product. This will involve ingestion of a client's employee data and maintaining its integrity, all whilst enriching and extracting meaning from it to ultimately power a series of high-performing, robust APIs upon which our Frontend Engineers can craft world-class products for the web and mobile.

You will:

  • have a mature, agile approach to delivery;
  • be excited to learn and adopt new technology;
  • be committed and participate in improving both your own and the squad's capability;
  • have a sense for creating high-quality, reliable and maintainable code;
  • thrive working as part of a close-knit team, making decisions together to deliver the most valuable experience to our client's employees possible;
  • be brave and honest in the appraisal of your own and other's work; remaining open-minded and reflective about improving both yourself and the delivered product;
  • know when to work autonomously and when to collaborate to achieve the best result;
  • own the roadmap for the Backend technical chapter, facilitating discussion and guiding learning paths;

Have experience of:

  • Java 8+ or another JVM-based language
  • Spring / Spring Boot
  • Creating secure, autonomous HTTP-based APIs
  • Using NoSQL stores, preferably MongoDB & Redis
  • Maven / Gradle
  • CI/CD using Jenkins Pipelines or an alternative
  • Git / Github

Extra points for:

  • Previous Chapter Leadership
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • NodeJS / Cloud Functions
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Event-driven architecture (CQRS / ES)
  • Python / Golang

Rewards for you:

  • Benefits including 25 days holiday (plus your birthday off!)
  • Healthcare, income protection, life assurance and access to our own award-winning online benefits scheme
  • Great team and innovative office environment
  • A competitive salary

We know that everyone has commitments outside of work, and we don’t want anyone to feel they’re not able to apply to come and work for us based on the hours they are able to work. We have people working all kinds of working patterns here at Benefex to fit around childcare, public transport, and even their Wednesday evening football match! If you’re not looking for full time working hours, then come and chat to us and we’ll do our best to agree a working pattern with you that works for both you and the business. We recognise that great work is all about what you deliver for the organisation… not the hours you’re in the office.

Interested? Please let us have your details. Start as you mean to go on, though: don’t just bore us with a bog standard CV and dreary cover letter which you’ve used 100 times before for every other vacancy out there. We like people who are creative and challenge the norm, so reflect that in how you apply to come and work for us. A CV is useful, there’s no denying that, but make your application stand out from the crowd and do something different. We like different.

Required skills

  • JVM
  • Maven
  • Github
  • MongoDB

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