Senior Software Engineer

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Kudos is looking for Senior Software Engineers to become key members of our engineering team as we design and build new products and improve our existing ones. Each team member works on every part of the system, from the front end, to the back, to managing our infrastructure. Some of the technologies we are using include JavaScript, Go, Ruby, Kubernetes, MySQL and Elasticsearch, running on AWS and GCP. Rather than looking for engineers with specific technology skills we'd much rather you can demonstrate the characteristics of a good Software Engineer, that you enjoy working collaboratively and have the ability and enthusiasm to learn about all aspects of our platform. We use agile frameworks to guide our product and engineering processes, currently Scrum, and are committed to cultivating a culture of continuous iterative improvement. We follow Continuous Delivery practices to continually deploy our platform and love staying up to date with current software technology and processes, drawing on the collective experiences of the industry to pick the right tool to deliver efficiently.


Skills & Requirements

The following attributes are critical to the role:

  • You are an expert in the tools and processes of modern software development: from the languages you use, to source control with Git, to your favourite IDE or editor, to using agile development processes
  • You write understandable, fully tested code, always thinking about maintainability
  • You can demonstrate a history of learning new technologies.
  • You have built and shipped several commercial software products and have learnt something new from each of those experiences
  • You can lead technical discussions, from low level to architecture, and can help drive technical decisions
  • You can communicate well with both engineers and other members of the business
  • You are able to choose the correct technology for the job, assessing risk, productivity gains and long term strategic goals

Any of the following experiences would be really useful:

  • Mentoring other developers
  • Analysis of data big enough to be non-trivial
  • Working within a Continuous Delivery focused environment
  • Experience of working with a cloud provider such as AWS or GCP
  • Working with containers in a production environment

Application

For more information or to apply, contact james@growkudos.com