Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

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Sedex Information Exhange Ltd

Sedex Information Exhange Ltd

The role

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join one of our multi-functional product delivery teams. You will primarily work on backend services in Kotlin but will be expected to contribute to the frontend codebase (React.js) at times as well, with support from our frontend specialists.

You will be a product-minded engineer, working together with the product manager and designer in your team to understand customer needs and write software to meet them. You will work with the other engineers in your team and across the business to design and build maintainable, secure and reliable systems in an iterative fashion. You will contribute to a culture of DevOps and Continuous Delivery, where 10+ deploys to production per day are done in a safe, tested manner and the team owns the operability, performance and other non-functional requirements of the software it builds

Key responsibilities

In the first 3 months you will:

• Familiarise yourself with the systems your team works on

• Understand the overall architectural landscape in which your systems live

• Gain an in-depth understanding of the production environment setup, CI/CD pipelines and deployment processes

• Familiarise with and begin monitoring the operational data and metrics from the production environment

• Become productive and begin delivering at your true pace

• Build relationships cross-team and cross-function

• Make a positive impact to your team, establishing yourself as open and approachable, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon

• Understand and settle into the team processes and cycles, and start forming ideas on how they can be improved

• Develop a solid grounding in your understanding of the business and how it operates

Ongoing responsibilities

• The design and implementation of innovative solutions and architectures through highquality test-driven code

• The intelligent break-down of deliverables in a way that facilitates the constant and iterative delivery of value to the end customer

• To pass the benefit of your knowledge and experience on to the team via code review, your contributions in planning activities, retrospectives, knowledge sharing sessions, etc

• Mentoring and coaching more junior / less experienced members of the team, rolemodelling an open, positive, progressive, and results-orientated approach

• Identifying and articulating technical risk, tech-debt, and non-functional requirements to both technical and non-technical audiences

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

You should have:

• 3-5 years of commercial experience working in software engineering teams, using agile methodologies and test-driven approaches

• Highly proficient in a backend programming language – Kotlin, Java, C#, Go, TypeScript/JavaScript (Node.js), Python etc.

• Deep knowledge of automated testing at various levels and the use of TDD to drive your software design

• A good understanding of modern architectural patterns and designs, including serviceoriented architecture, API design, and integration patterns

• Knowledge of containerisation for packaging applications and running them locally and in the cloud (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)

• Good knowledge of database design and the ability to write software that interacts with both relational and NoSQL databases

• Good knowledge of message-based architectures using technologies like Apache Kafka

• A keen focus on creating customer value

• A strong sense of accountability and ownership

• A results-oriented mindset

• Positivity in the face of change, and an advocate for continuous evolution of the team and its capabilities

• Excellent communication skills, including writing technical documentation where required

• A desire to work collaboratively with other engineers (pair-programming, mobbing)

• Experience coaching/mentoring less experienced colleagues

Bonus points for:

• Expertise in Kotlin on the JVM

• Experience in writing web frontends using React.js

Our culture

At Sedex, we are passionate about helping businesses become truly sustainable and ethical across their operations and supply chains. We believe that all people have the right to a safe workplace, where they are treated with respect and paid fair wages, free of harassment and discrimination. We strive to achieve these beliefs through inclusive behaviours that embody our values of being collaborative, responsible, transparent, quality driven and committed to service excellence.

We want everyone to feel they can be themselves and thrive at work – in every country, in everything we do, every day. We are focused on providing a culture characterised by inclusive everyday behaviours built on a foundation of respect and appreciation for diversity in all its forms.

Privacy Policy

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