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  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an Architectural function using the best techniques available in a fast-moving product-centric environment. You will be a key part of a cross-functional product development group using agile management and engineering practices.

The Software Architect is a key role within the platform development team working to design, author and implement software applications and solutions with the aim to build a portfolio of platform services that allows Red Bee and its client base to tackle an ever-changing media environment.

This role requires working closely with other skilled architects, developers, testers, product owners and business stakeholders to help innovate and design solutions across the domain of Media Management. This is a hands-on role, with architects expected to contribute code as well as design and support for developers.

Included in this would be an assumed knowledge of media delivery, construct, transformation and delivery - working with VOD, OTT, metadata, AV, scheduling and business logic.

Essential Experience

The ideal candidate should be an experienced Software Architect with the following areas of expertise:

  • A positive, constructive agile approach with an emphasis on collaboration and flexibility
  • A passion for all aspects of software development from design through refining
  • Solid experience of delivering RESTful micro service
  • Experience of building high-performance systems which scale linearly
  • Experience of designing a Continuous Integration, ideally continuous deployment using Jenkins or similar
  • Through understanding of multi-tier web applications and services
  • Experience of contributing towards designing a software quality testing framework to enable performance testing, stress/load testing, functional testing and security testing.
  • Working with solution architects to successfully transition into production
  • Demonstrable, hands-on experience and skill in software development, experience of Linux, Windows, Java, JSON, SQL, NoSQL, ADFS
  • AWS design/development/deployment, including in particular:
    • CloudFormation
    • CloudWatch
    • Kinesis
    • SQS
    • API Gateway
    • DynamoDB
    • VPC
    • IAM
    • Lambda
    • Elasticache

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Go, JavaScript and Docker
  • Lean software development
  • Experience of automation for QA and DevOps
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Liaising with offshore and/or outsourced development teams
  • Experience influencing product roadmaps

Behavioural Competencies

  • An enthusiasm for new technologies and their application for both business and consumers.
  • A natural curiosity and a passion for learning new skills. A continuous improvement mindset.
  • The tenacity to keep going when things get difficult, an optimistic and upbeat personal manner.
  • The interpersonal skills required to build credible, long-term relationships with clients, colleagues and partners.
  • The ability to provide solutions and guidelines that are strategic but also relevant, cost-effective and deliverable.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken. The ability to vocalise the issues and initiatives of the day in a positive manner.
  • A suitably analytical approach, the ability to critically evaluate ideas and information, select relevant data, and identify key trends, issues, problems and solutions.
  • An ability to deliver on time and on budget
  • A demonstrable concern for results and achieving goals, with high standards of performance and a desire to improve on previous performance levels
  • Able to gain commitment and confidence from teams who are not direct reports.
  • High-quality communication skills across all media and across a range of situations.
  • Highly resilient, flexible and accommodating under pressure.

Qualifications

  • Technical degree or equivalent experience required
  • Computer Science, Broadcast Media or Maths background highly desired
  • Working knowledge of software development practices and technologies highly desired.
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an Architectural function using the best techniques available in a fast-moving product-centric environment. You will be a key part of a cross-functional product development group using agile management and engineering practices.

The UI Software Architect is a key role within the platform development team working to design, author and implement front-end software applications and solutions with the aim to build a portfolio of platform services that allows Red Bee and its client base to tackle an ever-changing media environment.

This role requires working closely with other skilled architects, developers, testers, product owners and business stakeholders to help innovate and design solutions across the domain of Media Management. This is a hands-on role, with architects expected to contribute code as well as design and support for developers.

Essential Experience

The ideal candidate should be an experienced Software Architect with the following areas of expertise:

  • A positive, constructive agile approach with an emphasis on collaboration and flexibility
  • A passion for all aspects of software development from design through refining
  • Solid experience of delivering front-end web applications, with hands-on knowledge of technologies such as:
    • Node.js
    • React.js
    • HTML5
    • Redux
  • Experience of building high-performance UI systems which scale linearly
  • Experience of designing a Continuous Integration, ideally continuous deployment using Jenkins or similar
  • Thorough understanding of multi-tier web applications and services
  • Experience of contributing towards designing a software quality testing framework to enable performance testing, stress/load testing, functional testing and security testing.
  • Working with solution architects to successfully transition into production
  • Demonstrable, hands-on experience and skill in software development, experience of Linux, Windows, Java, JSON, SQL, NoSQL, ADFS
  • AWS design/development/deployment, including in particular:
    • CloudFormation
    • CloudWatch
    • Kinesis
    • SQS
    • API Gateway
    • DynamoDB
    • VPC
    • IAM
    • Lambda
    • Elasticache

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Go, Python, Docker
  • Lean software development
  • Experience of automation for QA and DevOps
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Liaising with offshore and/or outsourced development teams
  • Experience influencing product roadmaps

Behavioural Competencies

  • An enthusiasm for new technologies and their application for both business and consumers.
  • A natural curiosity and a passion for learning new skills. A continuous improvement mindset.
  • The tenacity to keep going when things get difficult, an optimistic and upbeat personal manner.
  • The interpersonal skills required to build credible, long-term relationships with clients, colleagues and partners.
  • The ability to provide solutions and guidelines that are strategic but also relevant, cost-effective and deliverable.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken. The ability to vocalise the issues and initiatives of the day in a positive manner.
  • A suitably analytical approach, the ability to critically evaluate ideas and information, select relevant data, and identify key trends, issues, problems and solutions.
  • An ability to deliver on time and on budget
  • A demonstrable concern for results and achieving goals, with high standards of performance and a desire to improve on previous performance levels
  • Able to gain commitment and confidence from teams who are not direct reports.
  • High-quality communication skills across all media and across a range of situations.
  • Highly resilient, flexible and accommodating under pressure.

Qualifications

  • Technical degree or equivalent experience required
  • Computer Science, Broadcast Media or Maths background highly desired
  • Working knowledge of software development practices and technologies highly desired
  • £26k - 70k | Equity
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Standard Stuff

Fetch is a world changing project, a “decentralised digital world” where autonomous software agents act on the behalf of their owners, or their own interests to perform useful economic work. Fetch to us, and our thousands of community members is one of the most exciting projects of the moment and future.

We have a working prototype in which active agents solve complex distributed problems scaling in difficulty with speed. A scaling ledger poised to be working at 1,000,000 transactions a second. World leading machine learning researchers are creating true intelligence in our distributed ledger.

We’re looking for exceptional people of all disciplines and skill levels to help bring Fetch to life.

Scroll down to the bottom to see what it’s like working Fetch.

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

We’re looking for an exceptional DevOps Engineer passionate about technology and creating advanced systems. You will be a key member of the team, further developing our Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration systems. You will be creating and maintaining an exciting global cloud infrastructure, providing smooth operations, automating processes, monitoring and improving security.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience with Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration systems like Jenkins
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure like Google Cloud or AWS
  • Container runtimes, Docker, Rkt, etc.
  • Container orchestration frameworks: (Preferably) Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos etc.
  • Experience deploying cross platform apps. Good working knowledge of Windows, macOS, Linux and mobile platforms
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Enhance and develop CI/CD infrastructure to support engineering teams
    Supporting engineering teams in developing robust, scalable and secure applications.
  • Continuously improving access to resources, automation, monitoring and debugging
  • Maintain and secure Cloud VMs and infrastructure

C++ experience is an advantage

Some of the roles are brand new, we haven’t found the right person to fill the position. Is this you? Are you who we are looking for? Do you want to make the job your own?

Any of these sound like just the ticket for you? Drop us a line and say hello at join@fetch.ai

Why Work With Fetch

Are you enthusiastic and energetic with a great team spirit?

Do you have a willingness to just get things done?

Do you want to work alongside other exceptional developers?

Do you want the opportunity to not only contribute but to learn new things?

Fetch is a start-up company and it’s an exciting place to be. We have a flat structure where all doors are open and communication runs freely.

We value all people, regardless of their gender, age, disabilities, race, ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, marital status or sexual orientation. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity both as a partner, provider of services and as an employer.

Salaries

Variable depending on experience, what are you worth?

Benefits

We offer all the usual standard benefits:

Pension

Life Insurance

Health Care

22 days holiday (plus bank holidays), extra half day off per year rising to 24 days maximum

Then it gets exciting

Joining bonus

Summer party

Christmas party

Fun activity days

Free snacks

Free hot and cold drinks

Chill out zone

Video games

Endless fruit

  • £40k - 70k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

The role:

This is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a team that develops large-scale systems to tackle tough machine-learning problems. Working with a platform that incorporates probabilistic modelling, reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems you will be providing support and engineering solutions to support the software delivery pipeline.

If you would like to join a team of leading, highly experienced researchers and engineers who are defining the field of AI decision-making: Apply Now!

The work: 

You'll be an integral part of a small, agile team that supports the CI & CD pipelines and infrastructure used to build, test and release our platform. We need your experience to enhance our automation and tooling to give confidence at all stages of the development life cycle, from code coverage and analysis through to validation of the final product releases.

You will support the different Agile teams via various CI tools and build systems, identifying opportunities to continuously improve our processes with appropriate automation and reporting.

Besides helping deliver great software, you can catch up with other team members over a delicious breakfast or free Friday lunch, take a break with a quick chess match or extend your knowledge with one of our many reading groups or technical presentations. Not energetic enough? How about a lunchtime game of basketball, Futsal or a spot of bouldering?

Some of the technologies you'll be working with:

  • Cloud computing platforms
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Python
  • TensorFlow

Your skills & experience: 

  • Minimum 3 years of software development experience including Continuous Integration tooling and processes
  • Working knowledge of a programming language (e.g. Python, C++, Java)
  • Comfortable using Linux, with a working knowledge of MacOS and Windows
  • Ability to automate processes using modern tools (e.g. Ansible and Puppet)
  • Knowledge of a container technology (e.g. Docker) and experience in using a leading cloud computing platform
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

We’re still growing!

We’re looking for Full Stack Web Developers to join our multi-disciplined agile teams and help us build custom in-house Plugins to extend the functionality of our existing market-leading sites and provide new solutions to be re-used across our portfolio of sites and platforms.

You will also have the pleasure of building WordPress Themes from scratch as part of our rebranding efforts across the business. We are looking for proactive self-starters who are able to take the lead on projects.

You’ll Be Expected To:

  • Write excellent, fluent PHP on a daily basis
  • Produce quality HTML, CSS/SASS, JS and PHP to create custom plugins and themes from supplied design files will be critical to your success
  • Take ownership of tasks and drive them through to delivery. While training and support will be provided, you are comfortable working independently within a strong team
  • Be familiar with Drupal to WordPress migrations
  • Feel comfortable with Multisite Network management
  • Understand and practise GIT and GIT flow on daily basis
  • Demonstrate proven experience of sitebuilding using the latest technologies
  • Debug problems with existing WordPress plugins and setups
  • Diagnose server issues
  • Communicate clearly with non-technical stakeholders about your work and progress during daily standups
  • Lead the way by identifying, sharing and championing best practices
  • Be passionate about site speed and performance and the techniques that goes along with it
  • Solicit feedback from others and show eagerness to improve

It Will Also Be Great If You Were Comfortable With:

  • Front-end frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
  • Setting up task runners (Grunt, Gulp)
  • WordPress Plugin directory (ie. having the ability to identify appropriate off-the-shelf vs. custom build solution and the relevant tradeoffs)
  • Experience with Drupal
  • Using version control and dependency management
  • Working with Vagrant or Docker
  • Learning new things, web development changes all the time
  • SEO and Accessibility best practices

What We Can Teach You:

  • Docker
  • Composer
  • Leadership Skills (ILM certified Management Development Academy)
  • Agile Methodology

Our Team

MVF’s Technology team vision is to create Industry leading products in the areas of publishing, customer acquisition, mass channel marketing automation, global consumer scale CRM, petabyte sized analytics, call centres and internal processes. We expect much of MVF’s growth to come from great ideas our team members generate, with our collaborative approach accelerating their delivery. We strongly believe it is our team that can deliver this impact.

The Engineering team delivers the unique set of bespoke products which have contributed to MVF being recently recognised as the UK's Fastest Growing Tech Firm. We support all departments throughout the business in delivering their world-class services and adding massive value for all our customers.

What Success Looks Like:

  • From day one, you will commit production-ready and tested changes to the MVF codebase, creating pull requests for your work and having them peer reviewed, before deploying the changes to the live systems.
  • You will participate in daily standups, clearly and effectively communicating your ideas and the status of your own tasks to the rest of your team.
  • You will assist with the discovery and prioritisation of new work, and take ownership of appropriate tasks, seeing them through to delivery.
  • You will create massive business value by understanding what the different areas of MVF do, what the impact of your work will be to each of those areas, and then focusing and delivering quickly.
  • £75k - 85k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Our Story

MVF is one of the UK’s leading customer generation companies.  We are a rapidly growing business – we topped the Sunday Times Tech Track, and since then grew 278% per annum before tripling in size again. We now employ over 400 staff in the UK and USA, and conduct marketing activities in more than 120 countries.

We are on a mission to accelerate our clients’ growth by building the world’s most effective marketing platform through a passion for data, relentless innovation and the development of world class teams.

Our Team

MVF’s Technology team vision is to create the world's leading digital marketing platform that drives long-term client growth, and as a technology and data driven business we recognise the key role outstanding engineers play in helping us achieve it.

We expect much of MVF’s growth to come from great ideas our team members generate, with our collaborative approach accelerating their delivery. We strongly believe it is our team that can deliver this impact.

The engineering team delivers the unique set of bespoke products which have contributed to MVF being recently recognised as the UK's Fastest Growing Tech Firm.

The Role

Our world class technology team is expanding and our data engineering systems and processes are becoming more sophisticated at the same time.

As a technology and data driven business, we recognise the key role outstanding engineers play in helping us achieve our vision.

The Senior Data Engineer at MVF will work closely with data analysts, product engineering teams and key business stakeholders to ensure the continued performance, availability and accuracy of our business data, data products, and analytics databases & platforms.

The Senior Data Engineer will be expected to be a key contributor to the teams:

  • evaluation, choice and successful introduction of new tools and technologies,
  • assessment, planning and mitigation of risk, and
  • analysis, identification and prompt resolution of issues

to ensure that the business enjoys continued and productive access to our analytics data.

Responsibilities

  • Define, own and communicate the vision and technical strategy of the team.
  • Continue the evolution of existing products and design and develop new products to support the business.
  • Architect robust solutions to solve our data engineering challenges.
  • Work with other engineering colleagues to provide input into architectural decisions taken in the wider department.
  • Achieve the highest levels of data integrity and quality.
  • Communicate with Product Owners, Product Managers, Analysts and Engineers on priorities and technical considerations.
  • Deliver, from concept to support, measurable business value through your engineering effort.
  • Ensure our Data products adhere to internal SLAs for performance and uptime.
  • Ensure the product quality is second to none by working with the team and stakeholders to establish key metrics, tests and workflows.
  • Work with our product engineering teams to give them the skills and tools required for them to own the pipeline to expose their own data for analysis.
  • Define and own best practices and ensure that the team follow them.
  • Own and improve peer code review process.
  • Mentor and coach other Data Engineers.
  • Lead and coach others to take turns leading daily stand-ups with Engineers, Analysts, Stakeholders and Product Managers.
  • Produce quality code which meets or exceeds our best practices, and participate in code reviews of colleague’s work to help them achieve the same high standards.

Nice to haves

  • Commercially astute with previous Data engineering experience
  • Experience working with and tuning MySQL/Postgres databases, Snowflake, AWS Redshift and/or similar data warehouse
  • Experience with Java, Python or another language in a data engineering setting.
  • May have experience with AWS infrastructure, and/or other cloud platforms.
  • Has solid experience of ETL processes and tools.
  • Has experience of working in a lean and agile team with strong focus on continual improvement
  • Strong coding background incorporating readable, well-designed and well-tested code
  • Can demonstrate ownership of development to delivery and use of DevOps techniques to achieve this
  • People management
  • Hands-on experience with Looker (or similar Data Visualisation tools)
  • A strong proponent of Continuous Delivery
  • May have experience with Docker
  • May have experience with CI/CD pipelines

What Success Looks Like:

  • The Analytics team and wider business are bought into a compelling vision and journey for our Data product
  • MVF’s enterprise data is available in the data warehouse in as close to real time as possible, with a high degree of data integrity
  • Stakeholders praise the speed of queries and data analyses
  • The business is able to drive actionable insight from its data creating a step change in business performance
  • Data engineering are seen as core to MVF’s success and aligned commercially to to business priorities, both in decision making and responsiveness to business need
  • Robust solutions to complex data problems are delivered ahead of plan
  • Business problems are understood and options created for their solution

Benefits Package:

  • £Competitive
  • £1000 Training Budget per annum
  • Unlimited Book Allowance
  • Charity Days
  • Free food and fruit throughout the day
  • Relaxed, informal culture - no dress code
  • Hours 9-5 Monday-Friday
  • Monthly companywide lunches
  • Gaming and book clubs
  • Clubs including Yoga, Board Games, Football, Running, Volleyball, and Cycling
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Family First culture
  • Regular social nights out
  • Trips to Ibiza for all staff on achieving annual targets
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Web Developer

Engineering | Edinburgh

We're looking for an experienced Web Developer to join our Engineering team in Edinburgh. You'll work closely with our FrontEnd web team working on our customer facing back office but also closely with our marketing team to maintain iZettle's website.

Go where people speak your language

Together with your team, you will solve any problem. Meaning that you will choose the technologies, what and how to develop, maintain and where to host it. You will have frequent interaction with other teams, working with some of the best engineers. For us, it's crucial to have a mindset of constant progress.

Moving Fast

We move fast, and release updates to our backend services continuously, with releases to our Backoffice and POS app on a fortnightly basis. Testing is key to this, you should be confident that your code works, pushing a new build to production shouldn't be something that you're afraid of.

Engineering with a capital E

Engineering is important. If you can write clean, tested, and maintainable code, you’ll fit right in. We expect a full suite of tests with every pull request, and expect everyone to be able to justify their design choices to their peers. We work in short sprints, and we’re very Agile.

WHAT ARE WE WORKING WITH?

Us, Web developers, at iZettle hold Javascript dear.

  • Javascript, Typescript
  • Angular, RxJS, web components, node
  • npm, yarn, webpack, gulp, grunt, Docker, CI

We hire people. Not CVs

We believe you are not afraid of trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone. You are triggered by learning, and native to the web platform, which means fluency in Javascript or other compile to Javascript languages.

 We’re iZettle. 

iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, we revolutionised mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow your business. We’re more than 500 employees of 45 different nationalities operating in 12 countries, and we’re recruiting the best and brightest from around the world to help us grow further.

 Small minds never helped small businesses.

It takes originality and an open mind to start a small business.  That’s why small minds have no place in ours. At iZettle, we celebrate the individuality of the people we work with, valuing the impact that diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas can have on our culture and the products we build. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer, a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole personality to work.

 Bring your talent to our attention.

Go on, hit apply and say hello!  

  • £65k - 75k | Equity
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

We’re looking for a engineer to lead our e-commerce engineering team in London. You’ll have a track record of solving difficult engineering problems across all parts of the business. You should be as at home describing the business value of a technical solution as building and designing new website features in Magento.

You’ll work as part of a talented team responsible for innovation with the freedom to research and implement solutions using cutting-edge technologies. We spend our time working in PHP with Magento and its APIs and on the front end using HTML, CSS and ReactJS. We’re a small, dynamic, language agnostic team that’s looking to revolutionise a $100 billion industry.

NOTE: Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor candidates from outside the EU for this role


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading a team developing features for the Swoon Editions Magento application, turning high-level descriptions into things our users will love
  • Helping us scale traffic and revenue, and improve business processes through innovative use of technology
  • Building reusable, extensible code that can be easily worked on by other members of the team
  • Building scalable solutions capable of quickly processing large amounts of data
  • Leading and contributing ideas on how to solve the complex issues that the team face
  • Take initiative to share and discuss your code with other members of the team to improve knowledge transfer and overall code quality
  • Deploying and operating production systems on AWS
  • Leading and developing a team of engineers
  • Leading and improving the agile product development processes and engineering practices of the team
  • Communicating and collaborating with stakeholders throughout the business to create and deliver the product development roadmap

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in building web applications using LAMP architecture with Magento. This will require excellent knowledge of PHP5 & OOP, and MySQL5 and its surrounding technologies
  • Experience in producing responsive websites
  • Highly competent writing skills in HTML, CSS and JS, and modern practices
  • You have experience with SQL database technologies
  • You are proficient with git and git flow or similar code merging patterns
  • You are able to dig deep into business requirements and having a sense of ownership over your work
  • You have a passion for and experience of agile and lean development processes
  • You have experience of good engineering practices and implementing them in a team
  • You have lead a team of engineers and developed their skills and knowledge
  • You have experience of operating complex systems using cloud based solutions, especially using AWS and Docker
  • You regularly communicate and collaborate with key business stakeholders
  • You'll score bonus points if:
    • You understand Open Source technologies and are an active participant in the Open Source community
    • You have experience developing with ReactJS
  • £70k - 80k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

About GfK

We are Germany's largest market research consultancy and one of the biggest brand & consumer insight organisations in the world. We harness big-data on consumers and brands to provide multi-national clients with actionable intelligence that helps inform their strategies and shapes markets.

GfK Tech is responsible for the entire life cycle of global market research applications. We develop applications for our internal and external customers to enable big data. We apply modern technology and proven practices to solve problems around big data storage, big data processing, machine learning and complex data visualisation.

Help lead our new London based Tech hub and be at the forefront of shaping the future of GfK & market research.

Responsibilities

Working in our newly established London development centre. You will be a pivotal member of our team and have the opportunity to lay the technical foundations of a new greenfield cloud native data analytics product we are building. You will be working as part of a cross functional agile team of technologists and data scientists a product owner and technical architect.

Skills (...do you have most of these?...)

  • 5+ years of commercial software development experience with an open source Java stack
  • Expert Knowledge of the Spring framework and ecosystem
  • REST, API design
  • No-SQL Databases such as Mongo DB and Search indexes such as ElasticSearch
  • Strong understanding of Linux
  • Comprehensive automated testing experience with continuous integration and Continuous delivery pipelines

Nice to Have (...you’ve also got a bit of the below? Nice.)

  • Working experience with AWS or similar cloud platforms such as Azure and Google Cloud
  • Running micro-services at scale
  • Wrapping your microservices with GraphQL
  • OS Containerization with Docker or rkt
  • Understanding Lambda architecture and implementing it with Apache Kafka, Storm and Spark
  • Flow based processing using Apache Ni-Fi

The GfK culture & offering

Our culture is diverse and highly collaborative. Our data scientists, creatives, software engineers and product owners all collaborate across different disciplines to develop cutting edge, fully integrated solutions.

  • We embrace working in the team: we build on trust, collaboration and open feedback
  • We foster diversity: this is more than a mix of gender, culture, ethnicity and languages for us. It is the inclusion of different thinking, experiences, expertise and backgrounds across all businesses and organizational levels
  • We believe in a healthy work-life balance: we offer flexible & remote working, agile environments & hot desking, break out spaces, socials, activities, table tennis and amazing views!
  • We are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop both professionally and personally through local, regional and global programs - we help our colleagues grow and runway their careers 
  • Competitive salary plus bonus & benefits (Pension, Life Insurance, Eye Care etc) as well as Interest Free Travel Loan, Discount Gym Membership, Training/Qualification bursary, Social fund etc.
  • £70k - 75k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

About GfK

We are Germany's largest market research consultancy and one of the biggest brand & consumer insight organisations in the world. We harness big-data on consumers and brands to provide multi-national clients with actionable intelligence that helps inform their strategies and shapes markets.

GfK Tech is responsible for the entire life cycle of global market research applications. We develop applications for our internal and external customers to enable big data. We apply modern technology and proven practices to solve problems around big data storage, big data processing, machine learning and complex data visualisation.

Help lead our new London based Tech hub and be at the forefront of shaping the future of GfK & market research.

Responsibilities

Working in our newly established London development centre. You will be a pivotal member of our team and have the opportunity to build an effective automation test framework for a new greenfield cloud native data analytics product we are building and to make quality an integral part of the development process. You will be working as part of a cross functional agile team of technologists and data scientists a product owner and technical architect.

Skills (...do you have most of these?...)

  • 5+ years of commercial software development experience with an open source Java stack
  • Comprehensive automated testing experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of test framework, automation tools, static and dynamic code analysis 
  • Knowledge of New Relic / ELK / Kibana or similar monitoring and logging tools
  • REST, API design
  • No-SQL Databases such as Mongo DB and Search indexes such as ElasticSearch
  • Strong understanding of Linux

Nice to Have (...you’ve also got a bit of the below? Nice.)

  • Working experience with AWS or similar cloud platforms such as Azure and Google Cloud
  • OS Containerization with Docker or rkt
  • Understanding Lambda architecture

About You

The Snr Software Test Engineer cares about quality and knows what it means to ship high quality code. The post holder is a strong enough developer to write feature code, strong enough tester to test most and knows how to maintain a high quality bar. They are a technical quality expert who works closely with the developers and testers to enable and encourage them to design and implement tests in an efficient way, by providing them with the right tools, frameworks and (above all) guidance. The successful candidate is used to working in agile teams and helps development teams become empowered to iterate rapidly and deploy code several times each day while remaining confident that test infrastructure will provide short feedback loops on features introduced. 

The GfK culture & offering

Our culture is diverse and highly collaborative. Our data scientists, creatives, software engineers and product owners all collaborate across different disciplines to develop cutting edge, fully integrated solutions.

  • We embrace working in the team: we build on trust, collaboration and open feedback
  • We foster diversity: this is more than a mix of gender, culture, ethnicity and languages for us. It is the inclusion of different thinking, experiences, expertise and backgrounds across all businesses and organizational levels
  • We believe in a healthy work-life balance: we offer flexible & remote working, agile environments & hot desking, break out spaces, socials, activities, table tennis and amazing views!
  • We are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop both professionally and personally through local, regional and global programs - we help our colleagues grow and runway their careers 
  • Competitive salary plus bonus & benefits (Pension, Life Insurance, Eye Care etc) as well as Interest Free Travel Loan, Discount Gym Membership, Training/Qualification bursary, Social fund etc.