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  • Newport
  • £0.00 - £45,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 10 Mar 2020
Are you passionate about Software Engineering? Do you eat, sleep and breathe Java? Do you want to join an industry leader working on some of the most exciting products in their market?

Java Software Engineer
Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE with great benefits)

My client is looking to harness the best talent to join their growing software team. The Software Engineer (SE) will form part of a team responsible for building scalable, reliable and high-performance applications.

Responsibilities

*Design, develop, enhance, debug and implement high quality, scalable and robust software, ensuring both functional and non-functional requirements are fully tested via an automated pipeline
*Adopt and champion core engineering practices including TDD (Test Driven Development), BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) and Continuous Delivery
*Collaborate with architects and product owners to refine requirements. Troubleshoot, diagnose, find and test solutions to issues that arise with software installed
*Experience in managing requirements, creating high level and technical specifications and product development

Essential Skills
Java 7 or above, Java EE 6 or above, high degree of competence in at least one of the following DBs (Oracle, Mongo, Cassandra, Neo4J.)

Enterprise design platforms, integrating with external systems, demonstrate awareness of new trends, excellent skills in research, analysis, planning and implementation.

*Strong understanding of RESTful web services, robust knowledge of source control and continuous integration and release management. Oracle Java Certification (or equivalent development expertise.)

Desirable Skills

*Git/Perforce, server-side technologies (JMX, JSF, JCA Connector Architecture), JPA, Dependency Management (Maven).
*Python, NOSQL technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J), SQL (ideally Oracle including PL/SQL), Spring Boot, Apache Camel, Drop Wizard and Agile methodologies.

For more information please send in an updated copy of your CV to (url removed)

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  • Newport
  • £0.00 - £45,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 10 Mar 2020
Are you passionate about Software Engineering? Do you eat, sleep and breathe Java? Do you want to join an industry leader working on some of the most exciting products in their market?

Java Software Engineer
Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE with great benefits)

My client is looking to harness the best talent to join their growing software team. The Software Engineer (SE) will form part of a team responsible for building scalable, reliable and high-performance applications.

Responsibilities

*Design, develop, enhance, debug and implement high quality, scalable and robust software, ensuring both functional and non-functional requirements are fully tested via an automated pipeline
*Adopt and champion core engineering practices including TDD (Test Driven Development), BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) and Continuous Delivery
*Collaborate with architects and product owners to refine requirements. Troubleshoot, diagnose, find and test solutions to issues that arise with software installed
*Experience in managing requirements, creating high level and technical specifications and product development

Essential Skills
Java 7 or above, Java EE 6 or above, high degree of competence in at least one of the following DBs (Oracle, Mongo, Cassandra, Neo4J.)

Enterprise design platforms, integrating with external systems, demonstrate awareness of new trends, excellent skills in research, analysis, planning and implementation.

*Strong understanding of RESTful web services, robust knowledge of source control and continuous integration and release management. Oracle Java Certification (or equivalent development expertise.)

Desirable Skills

*Git/Perforce, server-side technologies (JMX, JSF, JCA Connector Architecture), JPA, Dependency Management (Maven).
*Python, NOSQL technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J), SQL (ideally Oracle including PL/SQL), Spring Boot, Apache Camel, Drop Wizard and Agile methodologies.

For more information please send in an updated copy of your CV to (url removed)

By applying to this advert you are giving CPS Group (UK) Ltd authority to hold and process your data for this specific role and any other roles we may deem suitable to you over time. We will not pass your data to any third party without your verbal or written permission to do so. All incoming and outgoing calls are recorded for training and compliance purposes. CPS Group (UK) Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our new privacy policy can be found here https://(url removed)/company-policies
  • London
  • £375 - £425/day
    • Contract
  • 10 Mar 2020

Remote Full Stack Developer – Outside IR35

Full Stack Developer (Angular and Node.js) needed to join early-stage start-up in London on a 3 month contract. You’ll be responsible for using technologies like Angular 2+ and Node.js to finish the company’s MVP and adding critical new features to the existing platform.

In addition to Angular and Node.js, the stack includes some great technology like MongoDB, Docker and AWS and they’re pretty big on TDD.

In this role you’d be working on a fully-remote basis in close-collaboration with the CEO.

Key skills required:

  • Really good Angular knowledge, as recent a version as possible
  • Strong Node.js knowledge
  • Strong JavaScript/Typescript experience
  • General experience working with complex UIs
  • Experience of producing production-ready, fully testable code

Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Unit testing
  • MongoDB experience
  • Experience with Docker
  • Kubernetes experience
  • AWS experience
  • Previous experience working in an early stage start-up

Please apply now for more details.

  • London
  • £375 - £425/day
    • Contract
  • 10 Mar 2020

Remote Full Stack Developer – Outside IR35

Full Stack Developer (Angular and Node.js) needed to join early-stage start-up in London on a 3 month contract. You’ll be responsible for using technologies like Angular 2+ and Node.js to finish the company’s MVP and adding critical new features to the existing platform.

In addition to Angular and Node.js, the stack includes some great technology like MongoDB, Docker and AWS and they’re pretty big on TDD.

In this role you’d be working on a fully-remote basis in close-collaboration with the CEO.

Key skills required:

  • Really good Angular knowledge, as recent a version as possible
  • Strong Node.js knowledge
  • Strong JavaScript/Typescript experience
  • General experience working with complex UIs
  • Experience of producing production-ready, fully testable code

Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Unit testing
  • MongoDB experience
  • Experience with Docker
  • Kubernetes experience
  • AWS experience
  • Previous experience working in an early stage start-up

Please apply now for more details.

  • London
    • Permanent
  • 10 Mar 2020
Software Development Engineer in Test

Position: Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Location: London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Benefits: Bonus, Study Support, Pension, DIS, BAYE Share Scheme, Pay Day Drinks.

Role overview:

Due to growth, we are now recruiting a Software Development Engineer in Test to enable and encourage developers and testers to design and implement tests in an efficient way by providing them with the right tools, frameworks, and infrastructure.

You will be expected to drive forward test development, advising wherever required, on best practices. Responsibilities vary from web, mobile and web service wherever required, therefore you will require an in depth understanding of test automation approaches and methodologies as well as a good understanding of web and mobile development.

You must have:

- Knowledge of web and mobile technologies.
- Experience with test frameworks and automation tools.
- Knowledge and experience in automated web, mobile application and RESTful service testing.
- A passion for test infrastructure, test architecture and CI / CD.
- Knowledge of CI automation systems to create builds preferably Jenkins / TeamCity.
- Possess an agile mind-set, fast to adapt to constant changes and comfortable with it.

Experience with any of the below tech is desirable:

- JavaScript, TypeScript, node.js.
- Cucumber, Gherkin.
- Selenium WebDriver, Protractor, WebdriverIO, Appium.
- Jasmine, Chai.
- SoapUI, Postman, Frisby.js.
- TeamCity, Jenkins.
- MongoDB, postgresql.
- CI / CD / Continuous testing.
- BitBucket, Git.
- BrowserStack, SauceLabs.
- Pact.
- BDD, TDD, Unit Testing.

This role would suit an Automation Tester / Automation Engineer who can talk automation tools and techniques and be a sounding board for shaping automation testing at AJ Bell.

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £54.7 billion and more than 241,000 clients. Our award-winning products include AJ Bell Youinvest and AJ Bell Investcentre.

Our aim is to be to a market-leading provider of investment products and administration services in the adviser and execution-only markets.

You may have experience of the following: Developer in Test, Test Developer, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Software Developer in Test (SDiT), Automation Test Analyst, Automation Tester, Test Automation Developer, Software Tester, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, QA Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, Supplier Quality Engineer, Software Test Engineer, QA Tester, Test Engineer, etc.

Ref: 92616
  • London
    • Permanent
  • 10 Mar 2020
Software Development Engineer in Test

Position: Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Location: London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Benefits: Bonus, Study Support, Pension, DIS, BAYE Share Scheme, Pay Day Drinks.

Role overview:

Due to growth, we are now recruiting a Software Development Engineer in Test to enable and encourage developers and testers to design and implement tests in an efficient way by providing them with the right tools, frameworks, and infrastructure.

You will be expected to drive forward test development, advising wherever required, on best practices. Responsibilities vary from web, mobile and web service wherever required, therefore you will require an in depth understanding of test automation approaches and methodologies as well as a good understanding of web and mobile development.

You must have:

- Knowledge of web and mobile technologies.
- Experience with test frameworks and automation tools.
- Knowledge and experience in automated web, mobile application and RESTful service testing.
- A passion for test infrastructure, test architecture and CI / CD.
- Knowledge of CI automation systems to create builds preferably Jenkins / TeamCity.
- Possess an agile mind-set, fast to adapt to constant changes and comfortable with it.

Experience with any of the below tech is desirable:

- JavaScript, TypeScript, node.js.
- Cucumber, Gherkin.
- Selenium WebDriver, Protractor, WebdriverIO, Appium.
- Jasmine, Chai.
- SoapUI, Postman, Frisby.js.
- TeamCity, Jenkins.
- MongoDB, postgresql.
- CI / CD / Continuous testing.
- BitBucket, Git.
- BrowserStack, SauceLabs.
- Pact.
- BDD, TDD, Unit Testing.

This role would suit an Automation Tester / Automation Engineer who can talk automation tools and techniques and be a sounding board for shaping automation testing at AJ Bell.

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £54.7 billion and more than 241,000 clients. Our award-winning products include AJ Bell Youinvest and AJ Bell Investcentre.

Our aim is to be to a market-leading provider of investment products and administration services in the adviser and execution-only markets.

You may have experience of the following: Developer in Test, Test Developer, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Software Developer in Test (SDiT), Automation Test Analyst, Automation Tester, Test Automation Developer, Software Tester, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, QA Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, Supplier Quality Engineer, Software Test Engineer, QA Tester, Test Engineer, etc.

Ref: 92616
  • London, UK
  • £90k - 110k
  • 10 Mar 2020

Job description

Who is Upp?

The world of retail changed forever when the world went online. Now competition is fiercer than ever, and businesses are struggling to survive. Why?

Firstly, companies struggle to drive revenue across multiple channels. Amazon, eBay, and Google all categorise, list and sell products differently so it’s hard to effectively sell on more than one channel. Secondly, companies still focus too heavily on revenue generation. On average, across an entire product range the company profit will be driven by only 30% of their products, the remaining 70% is sold at cost or loss.

Upp wants to help both local retailers and global multinationals to not only survive in this market but thrive, by enabling them to not only drive revenue more effectively across multiple channels but also to allow businesses to understand their profitability at an individual product level.

 The Upp journey so far:

Upp focused on building their first module, their “Intelligent Listing Engine”. This addressed the challenge with selling products across multiple channels. Retailers can plug into the Upp platform, the platform ingests all of their data effortlessly, it figures out what data is missing using machine learning, it uses image processing to enrich the product data, and it then lists the products on multiple channels intelligently adjusting the listing depending on how that channel works. This allowed products to be listed 40x fast than traditional methods whilst, improving product visibility and increasing sales margins.

As Upp started plugging customers in to their platform, they discovered a more deep-rooted challenge for these businesses. Companies focused on revenue generation as a key business metric and their teams’ performance was measured in this way. Businesses with high revenue figures struggled because they didn’t have visibility of which of their products were selling at a cost or a profit. This is why local independents to global multinational retailers struggle alike to survive, they don’t have visibility of profit margins at a macro level.

Upp are now building a second module, their “Intelligent Margin Hub” to allow retailers to have macro visibility of their data and provide actionable insights.

The Upp mission:

To save retailers, small and large, by giving them access to data and insights that allows them to improve profitability and win more customers.

Company Overview:

Current Snapshot:

Upp is a mission led startup looking to address a core challenge within one of the largest business sectors in the world, online retail. They are focused on developing and constantly improving the two core components of their product.  

Upp has 25 employees based in their London office in Fitzrovia; with large open plan spaces great for collaboration, meetups and product demos, and obviously the obligatory beer fridge. Although the office space is great, it is the culture and sense of purpose that shines through.

For now, Upp is focused on increasing the number of paying customers using their “Intelligent Listing Engine”. Whilst the “Intelligent Margin Hub” is at Beta stage with a small number of businesses.

The company is well funded, in late 2021 Upp will either look to raise their Series B or be profitable. At this point the company will be heavily scaling, both in terms of customers acquisition and hiring within the product engineering function.

 The Product:

Overview:

The Upp platform enables retailers to drive macro business outcomes by combining marketing, ecommerce and business data to win more customers and improve profitability.

 Upp uses machine learning to enrich product titles, attributes and descriptions so they’re found by more consumers. Upp intelligently lists your products on Google Shopping and Amazon 40x faster than traditional methods while improving your product visibility and effectively increasing your sales and margin.

Beyond product listing capabilities, Upp empowers ecommerce and digital marketing teams to make smart online retail decisions, by giving them SKU level margin visibility and providing insights and actions to drive the best results. Upp aligns your teams around the bigger picture by simply connecting silos of data from across the business and helping the team stay focused on profitability.

 Upp currently has two modules:

  1. Intelligent Listing Engine:
  • Taking product information and intelligently optimizing it for Google Shopping to drive revenue and profitability
  • Improving your product visibility by enriching product titles and attributes to ensure your product is seen more and the customer experience improves
  1. Intelligent Margin Hub:
  • Providing SKU level margin visibility, insights and actions to optimize digital marketing spend and increase profitability
  • Simply connects business and marketing data from the across the business to provide insights and focus on the right metrics

 Product Roadmap for 2020

In 2019 the focus was getting the Listing Engine production ready whilst building starting to build the Margin Hub module. There was also a focus on consolidating and simplifying the architecture and tech stack to allow for both rapid feature development and building reliable, secure code.

The product roadmap for 2020:

  1. Intelligent Listing Engine:
  • Improve/mature current features:
    • Improve the management of products across channels
    • Add in social channels
    • Improving the data enrichment process
    • Introducing more self-service features
  • Continuing to take customer feedback to drive new feature development
  • Focusing on performance and scalability as the customer base grows
  1. Intelligent Margin Hub:
  • Taking Margin Hub from MVP to Production, whilst onboarding live customers.
  • Integrate into retailers back office platforms
  • Report SKU level margin performance
  • Integrate with external data sources to identify trends
  • Use machine learning to generate “recommend” actions to improve profit margins

Product Engineering:

Team Structure

The Product Engineering function is 20 strong. Drew heads up Product, with a team of Product Owners and Designers. Ben heads up Engineering, leading 3 lean cross-functional teams.

The engineering squads are aligned to the product modules:

  • Intelligent Listing Engine
  • Intelligent Margin Hub
  • Product data – metadata and modelling

Upp has 2 core squads, each squad is a cross functional team that consists of Front and Backend Developers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, and Data Scientists. Each squad is headed up by a Product Owner and Lead Developer that guide and inspire the squad, Upp describe the PO and Lead Dev, as the CPO and CTO of the squad.

Each squad has their own focused backlog and they work to fortnightly sprints. The features worked on cut across the entire stack. Each squad has their own designer and frontend engineer, but developers will still be able to work full stack and have input into product design. DevOps responsibilities are shared across the squads as well.

The focus for the first half of 2020 is on the product and customer acquisition, the second half of the year will be focused on scaling the product engineering function.

Stack:

  • Backend: Java, Spring Boot, Kotlin, Microservices Architecture, GraphQL, Kafka.
  • Frontend: React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Database: MongoDB, Neo4j.
  • Cloud & DevOps: AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Packer, Ansible

Lead Developer

Your Role:

You will be taking over as Lead Developer of the Margin Hub team. Margin Hub is in MVP state and the focus is now getting this production ready. Margin Hub will be the largest revenue generator for Upp, so you’ll be taking over a critical part of the platform with a strategic focus from the exec team.

Your role will split between hands on and leadership.

  • 80% hands on – leading on architectural decisions, overseeing execution and being an individual contributor. You will be the technical SME for the team.
  • 20% leadership – line management of the team (monthly meetings, OKR’s) and mentoring the team on technical decision making. This will be closely supported by the Director of Engineering.

You will work closely with the Product Owner to ensure product and engineering are aligned, agree priorities and ensure delivery is on track.

You will also be tasked with owning the architecture and ensuring that Margin Hub is designed and built in a robust and scalable way.

The team are all London based and form a close knit unit.  

What you will be tasked with:

  • You will lead the squad and have overall accountability for the product delivery.
  • You will form a close partnership with the Product Owner to ensure consistency from Product Research/Design to Delivery.
  • Your will inspire the team to challenge what is technically possible and enable those around you.
  • You will educate and mentor the squad on technical decision making, maturing their understanding of trade-offs.
  • You will review the current state of the product and drive technical innovation.
  • You will be able to architect the product with resilience, performance and scalability in mind.
  • You will own the architecture, tech and tooling.

What Upp are looking for in you:

Non-negotiables – soft skills:

  • An interest in product and startups. Working with a small team to take a new offering to market excites you. You understand user needs, market positioning and how that flows into product build.
  • Mission led. Someone who buys into the mission of a company and the problem they are solving. Upp are growing fast and have a tonne of things they need to achieve, they want people that are bought in for the long term and believe in what they’re doing.
  • Pragmatic thinker. You have a structured approach to situations, if you don’t know the answer, you’ll know how to find it out.
  • Open to change. You are able to work in a fast paced environments where priorities can change instantly, and you are able to adjust.
  • Technologist. Someone that understands technology on a deeper level, you will have worked with different architectural patterns and programming languages and understand why different tools work better for different situations.

Non-negotiables – tech skills:

  • Strong experience in Java, Spring and Microservices development.
  • Strong experience on platform integration. Margin Hub needs to integrate with multiple customer platforms. Upp have just invested in Cloud Elements as the key integration tool.  
  • Solid on code quality and testing, and DevOps.
  • Strong on architectural principles, ideally Event Sourcing and CQRS.
  • Ability to mentor others on technical decision making on the Upp tech stack.

 Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Kotlin.
  • Hands on DevOps/infrastructure experience.

What you will achieve in your first six months:

  • Built strong relationships with the team and be the go-to person for help and support.
  • Have led the Margin Hub product to be production ready and have multiple customers on the platform.
  • Have led the architecture and design of the platform, as well as contributed to the codebase.
  • Reviewed and improved aspects of the architecture, stack and tooling.
  • Matured the decision making of the team  and helped make them better engineers.
  • Have recruited strong engineers to join the team.

How your role will evolve:

Upp expect to grow significantly in Q4 2020/Q1 2021, which will means more product teams. The two opportunities this will likely present to you is:

  • Principal Engineer; an overarching role to own the tech stack for Upp.
  • Engineering Manager/Head of; if you would be interested in the people management route.

The Package and Benefits:

  • £90-110,000 basic salary + 10% bonus (paid quarterly)
  • Tech of your choice
  • 25 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free breakfasts, strong coffee, fully stacked fridge with drinks and snacks.
  • Other perks: free mobile phone insurance, cinema discounts, eyecare voucher scheme, employee assistance programme.

Interview process:

1 stage, 1.5 hour interview process 

  • London, UK
  • £90k - 110k
  • 10 Mar 2020

Job description

Who is Upp?

The world of retail changed forever when the world went online. Now competition is fiercer than ever, and businesses are struggling to survive. Why?

Firstly, companies struggle to drive revenue across multiple channels. Amazon, eBay, and Google all categorise, list and sell products differently so it’s hard to effectively sell on more than one channel. Secondly, companies still focus too heavily on revenue generation. On average, across an entire product range the company profit will be driven by only 30% of their products, the remaining 70% is sold at cost or loss.

Upp wants to help both local retailers and global multinationals to not only survive in this market but thrive, by enabling them to not only drive revenue more effectively across multiple channels but also to allow businesses to understand their profitability at an individual product level.

 The Upp journey so far:

Upp focused on building their first module, their “Intelligent Listing Engine”. This addressed the challenge with selling products across multiple channels. Retailers can plug into the Upp platform, the platform ingests all of their data effortlessly, it figures out what data is missing using machine learning, it uses image processing to enrich the product data, and it then lists the products on multiple channels intelligently adjusting the listing depending on how that channel works. This allowed products to be listed 40x fast than traditional methods whilst, improving product visibility and increasing sales margins.

As Upp started plugging customers in to their platform, they discovered a more deep-rooted challenge for these businesses. Companies focused on revenue generation as a key business metric and their teams’ performance was measured in this way. Businesses with high revenue figures struggled because they didn’t have visibility of which of their products were selling at a cost or a profit. This is why local independents to global multinational retailers struggle alike to survive, they don’t have visibility of profit margins at a macro level.

Upp are now building a second module, their “Intelligent Margin Hub” to allow retailers to have macro visibility of their data and provide actionable insights.

The Upp mission:

To save retailers, small and large, by giving them access to data and insights that allows them to improve profitability and win more customers.

Company Overview:

Current Snapshot:

Upp is a mission led startup looking to address a core challenge within one of the largest business sectors in the world, online retail. They are focused on developing and constantly improving the two core components of their product.  

Upp has 25 employees based in their London office in Fitzrovia; with large open plan spaces great for collaboration, meetups and product demos, and obviously the obligatory beer fridge. Although the office space is great, it is the culture and sense of purpose that shines through.

For now, Upp is focused on increasing the number of paying customers using their “Intelligent Listing Engine”. Whilst the “Intelligent Margin Hub” is at Beta stage with a small number of businesses.

The company is well funded, in late 2021 Upp will either look to raise their Series B or be profitable. At this point the company will be heavily scaling, both in terms of customers acquisition and hiring within the product engineering function.

 The Product:

Overview:

The Upp platform enables retailers to drive macro business outcomes by combining marketing, ecommerce and business data to win more customers and improve profitability.

 Upp uses machine learning to enrich product titles, attributes and descriptions so they’re found by more consumers. Upp intelligently lists your products on Google Shopping and Amazon 40x faster than traditional methods while improving your product visibility and effectively increasing your sales and margin.

Beyond product listing capabilities, Upp empowers ecommerce and digital marketing teams to make smart online retail decisions, by giving them SKU level margin visibility and providing insights and actions to drive the best results. Upp aligns your teams around the bigger picture by simply connecting silos of data from across the business and helping the team stay focused on profitability.

 Upp currently has two modules:

  1. Intelligent Listing Engine:
  • Taking product information and intelligently optimizing it for Google Shopping to drive revenue and profitability
  • Improving your product visibility by enriching product titles and attributes to ensure your product is seen more and the customer experience improves
  1. Intelligent Margin Hub:
  • Providing SKU level margin visibility, insights and actions to optimize digital marketing spend and increase profitability
  • Simply connects business and marketing data from the across the business to provide insights and focus on the right metrics

 Product Roadmap for 2020

In 2019 the focus was getting the Listing Engine production ready whilst building starting to build the Margin Hub module. There was also a focus on consolidating and simplifying the architecture and tech stack to allow for both rapid feature development and building reliable, secure code.

The product roadmap for 2020:

  1. Intelligent Listing Engine:
  • Improve/mature current features:
    • Improve the management of products across channels
    • Add in social channels
    • Improving the data enrichment process
    • Introducing more self-service features
  • Continuing to take customer feedback to drive new feature development
  • Focusing on performance and scalability as the customer base grows
  1. Intelligent Margin Hub:
  • Taking Margin Hub from MVP to Production, whilst onboarding live customers.
  • Integrate into retailers back office platforms
  • Report SKU level margin performance
  • Integrate with external data sources to identify trends
  • Use machine learning to generate “recommend” actions to improve profit margins

Product Engineering:

Team Structure

The Product Engineering function is 20 strong. Drew heads up Product, with a team of Product Owners and Designers. Ben heads up Engineering, leading 3 lean cross-functional teams.

The engineering squads are aligned to the product modules:

  • Intelligent Listing Engine
  • Intelligent Margin Hub
  • Product data – metadata and modelling

Upp has 2 core squads, each squad is a cross functional team that consists of Front and Backend Developers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, and Data Scientists. Each squad is headed up by a Product Owner and Lead Developer that guide and inspire the squad, Upp describe the PO and Lead Dev, as the CPO and CTO of the squad.

Each squad has their own focused backlog and they work to fortnightly sprints. The features worked on cut across the entire stack. Each squad has their own designer and frontend engineer, but developers will still be able to work full stack and have input into product design. DevOps responsibilities are shared across the squads as well.

The focus for the first half of 2020 is on the product and customer acquisition, the second half of the year will be focused on scaling the product engineering function.

Stack:

  • Backend: Java, Spring Boot, Kotlin, Microservices Architecture, GraphQL, Kafka.
  • Frontend: React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Database: MongoDB, Neo4j.
  • Cloud & DevOps: AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Packer, Ansible

Lead Developer

Your Role:

You will be taking over as Lead Developer of the Margin Hub team. Margin Hub is in MVP state and the focus is now getting this production ready. Margin Hub will be the largest revenue generator for Upp, so you’ll be taking over a critical part of the platform with a strategic focus from the exec team.

Your role will split between hands on and leadership.

  • 80% hands on – leading on architectural decisions, overseeing execution and being an individual contributor. You will be the technical SME for the team.
  • 20% leadership – line management of the team (monthly meetings, OKR’s) and mentoring the team on technical decision making. This will be closely supported by the Director of Engineering.

You will work closely with the Product Owner to ensure product and engineering are aligned, agree priorities and ensure delivery is on track.

You will also be tasked with owning the architecture and ensuring that Margin Hub is designed and built in a robust and scalable way.

The team are all London based and form a close knit unit.  

What you will be tasked with:

  • You will lead the squad and have overall accountability for the product delivery.
  • You will form a close partnership with the Product Owner to ensure consistency from Product Research/Design to Delivery.
  • Your will inspire the team to challenge what is technically possible and enable those around you.
  • You will educate and mentor the squad on technical decision making, maturing their understanding of trade-offs.
  • You will review the current state of the product and drive technical innovation.
  • You will be able to architect the product with resilience, performance and scalability in mind.
  • You will own the architecture, tech and tooling.

What Upp are looking for in you:

Non-negotiables – soft skills:

  • An interest in product and startups. Working with a small team to take a new offering to market excites you. You understand user needs, market positioning and how that flows into product build.
  • Mission led. Someone who buys into the mission of a company and the problem they are solving. Upp are growing fast and have a tonne of things they need to achieve, they want people that are bought in for the long term and believe in what they’re doing.
  • Pragmatic thinker. You have a structured approach to situations, if you don’t know the answer, you’ll know how to find it out.
  • Open to change. You are able to work in a fast paced environments where priorities can change instantly, and you are able to adjust.
  • Technologist. Someone that understands technology on a deeper level, you will have worked with different architectural patterns and programming languages and understand why different tools work better for different situations.

Non-negotiables – tech skills:

  • Strong experience in Java, Spring and Microservices development.
  • Strong experience on platform integration. Margin Hub needs to integrate with multiple customer platforms. Upp have just invested in Cloud Elements as the key integration tool.  
  • Solid on code quality and testing, and DevOps.
  • Strong on architectural principles, ideally Event Sourcing and CQRS.
  • Ability to mentor others on technical decision making on the Upp tech stack.

 Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Kotlin.
  • Hands on DevOps/infrastructure experience.

What you will achieve in your first six months:

  • Built strong relationships with the team and be the go-to person for help and support.
  • Have led the Margin Hub product to be production ready and have multiple customers on the platform.
  • Have led the architecture and design of the platform, as well as contributed to the codebase.
  • Reviewed and improved aspects of the architecture, stack and tooling.
  • Matured the decision making of the team  and helped make them better engineers.
  • Have recruited strong engineers to join the team.

How your role will evolve:

Upp expect to grow significantly in Q4 2020/Q1 2021, which will means more product teams. The two opportunities this will likely present to you is:

  • Principal Engineer; an overarching role to own the tech stack for Upp.
  • Engineering Manager/Head of; if you would be interested in the people management route.

The Package and Benefits:

  • £90-110,000 basic salary + 10% bonus (paid quarterly)
  • Tech of your choice
  • 25 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free breakfasts, strong coffee, fully stacked fridge with drinks and snacks.
  • Other perks: free mobile phone insurance, cinema discounts, eyecare voucher scheme, employee assistance programme.

Interview process:

1 stage, 1.5 hour interview process 

  • Glasgow
  • 10 Mar 2020

As an experienced Infrastructure Development professional, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your hands-on knowledge in system design, application development, testing and operational stability will help your team deliver high quality products. You’ll be instrumental in solving more difficult technical issues, developing integration elements, building data models, APIs, and open 3rd-party SDKs. You’ll see your ideas come to life as part of a small, success-driven team. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you’ll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world to tackle big challenges.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • Significant experience in both Systems Engineering and Software development
  • Proficiency in internals of distributed Operating System (Unix/Linux, Windows, Z/OS)
  • Experience using system and software security and entitlements such as SSO, windows, Kerberos, LDAP, Windows AD
  • Experience with new and emerging technologies such as cloud and virtualization
  • Strong inter-personal skills with the willingness to support and interact with clients
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and share clear, concise complex technical findings to the involved parties
  • Experience designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (e.g.: MySQL,
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.)
  • Familiarity with queuing systems like RabbitMQ/AMQP, Kafka, ActiveMQ, AWS SQS, ZeroMQ, etc.
  • Ability to write scripts (Python, bash etc.) with strong focus towards automation

 

Requirements:

  • Experience of managing Linux/Unix systems preferably in a scale out environments
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex and dynamic customer environments including distributed database setups at large scale while balancing the communications needs of each case
  • A strong analytical mind and the ability to triage
  • As we are continually releasing new features and products, a high aptitude for both learning and teaching are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is a collaborative approach

Our Global Technology Infrastructure Group is filled with innovators who love technology as much as you do. Together, you’ll use a disciplined, innovative and cost-effective approach to deliver a wide variety of high-quality products and services. You’ll work in a stable, resilient and secure operating environment where you—and the products you deliver—will thrive.

 

 

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world.

 

 

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.

 

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Glasgow
  • 10 Mar 2020

As an experienced Infrastructure Development professional, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your hands-on knowledge in system design, application development, testing and operational stability will help your team deliver high quality products. You’ll be instrumental in solving more difficult technical issues, developing integration elements, building data models, APIs, and open 3rd-party SDKs. You’ll see your ideas come to life as part of a small, success-driven team. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you’ll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world to tackle big challenges.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • Significant experience in both Systems Engineering and Software development
  • Proficiency in internals of distributed Operating System (Unix/Linux, Windows, Z/OS)
  • Experience using system and software security and entitlements such as SSO, windows, Kerberos, LDAP, Windows AD
  • Experience with new and emerging technologies such as cloud and virtualization
  • Strong inter-personal skills with the willingness to support and interact with clients
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and share clear, concise complex technical findings to the involved parties
  • Experience designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (e.g.: MySQL,
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.)
  • Familiarity with queuing systems like RabbitMQ/AMQP, Kafka, ActiveMQ, AWS SQS, ZeroMQ, etc.
  • Ability to write scripts (Python, bash etc.) with strong focus towards automation

 

Requirements:

  • Experience of managing Linux/Unix systems preferably in a scale out environments
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex and dynamic customer environments including distributed database setups at large scale while balancing the communications needs of each case
  • A strong analytical mind and the ability to triage
  • As we are continually releasing new features and products, a high aptitude for both learning and teaching are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is a collaborative approach

Our Global Technology Infrastructure Group is filled with innovators who love technology as much as you do. Together, you’ll use a disciplined, innovative and cost-effective approach to deliver a wide variety of high-quality products and services. You’ll work in a stable, resilient and secure operating environment where you—and the products you deliver—will thrive.

 

 

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world.

 

 

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.

 

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an equal opportunity employer.