Front End Dev, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 5367
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Front End Dev - Glasgow

£NEG - Technology - IT- Application
Ref: 5367 Date Posted: Monday 30 Jul 2018
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Front End Developer

We started out by wanting to make satellite imagery available to all. We’ve grown to understand it’s even more powerful when you match it to real business needs.

Bird.i is a fast growing “big data from space” start-up backed by private investors.

We have unique partnerships with the world’s leading satellite and airborne operators, giving us access to an unprecedented amount of Earth observation imagery.

We’re determined to make it accessible, affordable and usable, putting the end user at the heart of the process, so that we provide a service that delivers smoothly, efficiently and effectively. Over and over again.

If you have a web application development background, with experience in modern technologies like React.js and Angular, and you believe you’ve got what it takes to work in a super dynamic and ambitious start-up; developing products that will change our understanding of the world, then this might be your chance.

We are building a great team of developers and engineers who can develop, operate and maintain our web applications and tools.

As a Front End Developer at Bird.i, a typical day might include the following:

  • Celebrate with the team for increasing the number of satellite images viewed by our customers
  • Pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee, grab a biscuit, have a chat with Sarah our Well-Being Officer, before participating in the daily team stand-up
  • Iron out a bug or two from the previous day and deploy
  • Enjoy your lunch while hearing from a fellow employee about a topic of interest
  • Spend the afternoon peer programming with a team mate
  • Finish the day with brainstorming on culture and discuss how we can make Bird.i an even more desirable employer

General profile:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering or related discipline
  • Able to work in teams and collaborate with others to clarify requirements
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Self-motivated with ability to drive technical discussions
  • Excellent problem solver, analytical thinker and quick learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for supporting the team accordingly
  • Passion for building excellent products

Technical skills:

  • Professional experience with at least JavaScript ES6 (AngularJS, React.js), HTML, CSS, and ideally with Python. Other programming languages of benefit include Java.
  • Command line proficient (bash)
  • Git processes and practices proficiency
  • Experience with development and integration of REST APIs, third party integrations including testing and deployment
  • Ability to write unit and integration tests for component based front-end frameworks
  • Experience in shipping code on the cloud

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to have a rewarding and challenging career in a fast growing organisation. All applications must include online portfolios or samples of work.

Allowance and Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits (inc. share options)
  • 37.5 contracted hours per week
  • 20 days of holidays + bank holidays + Xmas closure
  • Free lunch, fruits, biscuits, tea and coffee
  • Gym membership