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Senior NodeJS Developer - Cambridge

Posted 14 March by Global-m Easy Apply Featured Ended

Our client is changing the way genetics researchers discover and interact with human DNA data. Data access is difficult and time-consuming, a bottleneck for advances in cancer and genetic diseases research. Our ambition is to empower and enable our users to build a strong community around finding, accessing and sharing genomic data.

We’re looking for passionate engineers with experience building clever web platforms who want to make a real impact on health research.

You will:

  • Contribute towards architecting and developing our core platform and infrastructure enabling fast discovery and efficient access to genomic data.
  • Bring technical vision, a great work ethic, and a positive attitude to contribute in your team and projects.
  • Write efficient, thoroughly tested and proactively optimize server-side code to ensure high performance and robustness - our current stack is Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elastic.
  • Translate feature requirements into sound, creative software solutions.
  • Enable Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI).
  • Explain complex technological concepts in a simple fashion.

You should have:

  • A minimum of 2 years building software platforms at scale, dealing with many machines, and debugging real systems.
  • Solid coder skils - you have a passion for writing clean, effective and well test codes, regardless of the language/platform you use.
  • Strong fundamentals in computer science, engineering, data structures, and software design.
  • Excellent understanding on how the web works. Experience with HTTP and TCP/IP and how a proper RESTful API looks like.
  • Experienced with WebSockets and messaging systems.
  • Relational and non-relational databases, columnar stores, caching, key value stores, etc.

What you’ll get:

  • Personal development- Conferences and workshops, huddles and hackathons. We like learning.
  • 25 days holiday- Plus UK public holidays. Use them up.
  • Stretch yourself- Try, fail fast. We have an insatiable appetite for innovation and playful experimentation.
  • Social troop- Sometimes we head to the pub, other times the climbing wall. We are an inclusive tight-knit team.
  • First-rate perk days- Last time we went go-karting other trips have included the zoo and a boat trip
  • A balance- Wellbeing’s not just for Christmas; we always maintain a healthy balance of work, play and recharge time.

Required skills

  • Data Structures
  • Node
  • Continuous Integration
  • Architecting
  • elasticsearch

Reference: 34533646

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