Experienced Developer

We’re looking for a confident, seasoned developer with a history of working with a variety of programming languages and environments, and with extensive experience building web applications in an Agile, product-driven environment.

A solid background in Java development would be great, some knowledge of Scala ideal, but what we value most is the ability and desire to continually learn, a passion for the art of software development, and a demonstrable record of having made a notable contribution to complex projects – all without compromising on quality or good practice.

Responsibility is primarily focused on the back end, on architecture and server code, but with solid understanding of the full web stack, including a good working knowledge of contemporary JavaScript and modern front-end frameworks.

You’ll be an important part of a small, growing team, with opportunities to advise, guide and contribute to policy on the future of this unique and exciting project.

If you are a mature developer, perhaps with a colourful history of contracting on varied projects across different software technologies, and are looking for a full-time role that doesn’t mean buttoning everything down, and that will make you excited to go to work, this might be exactly what you’re looking for!

The job

  • Work with a small local team as part of a wider international team, on an innovative and exciting platform that will be used by many thousands every day.
  • Play an active part in the development of user stories and tasks from product requirements.
  • Design components and architecture with performance, security and scalability across distributed systems always in mind.
  • Implement good development practices to support a reliable integration pipeline.
  • Write clean, robust, portable code.
  • Help to ensure high availability of platforms.
  • Refine and prioritise requirements; estimate scopes of work and release schedules.

We need

  • Commercial experience developing APIs and back-end infrastructure, ideally including Java or Java-related ecosystem.
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience building web applications in an Agile, product-driven environment.
  • Experience working with distributed systems.
  • Everyday working proficiency with Linux
  • High level of expertise and experience with API design and development.
  • Proficiency with relational DBMS, including MySQL and Postgres.
  • Enthusiasm for test-driven development.
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary JavaScript and some knowledge of one or more modern JavaScript frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of AWS systems and services.
  • Experience working in SCRUM-based Agile projects.
  • An interest in machine learning.
  • Confidence and an appetite to share knowledge.
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Good level of spoken and written English

We’d love:

  • Knowledge and experience of orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Swarm).
  • Practical experience in machine learning and information retrieval.
  • Commercial experience with distributed, multi-tenant systems using AWS.
  • Good understanding of ReactJS
  • The ability to converse in more than one (human) language.

You’ll get

  • £45-60K per annum, dependent on experience.
  • A progressive, friendly working environment.
  • Flexible working, including work hours and some working from home.
  • Professional development.
  • Influence over something set to become a household name.


Please do not make contact with us about this role if you are a recruiter.

Job Category: Back end Developer Front end
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Norwich UK

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