Lead Software Developer, Jobs, 5876
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Lead Software Developer - Glasgow

up to £40k - Technology - IT- Application
Ref: 5876 Date Posted: Monday 01 Apr 2019
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We are looking for an experienced senior Node.js lead Developer with good full-stack knowledge and an ability to effectively share this knowledge with the development team. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of databases (MongoDB), and ensuring high API performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will be responsible for instilling best practices amongst your co-workers and ensuring a high quality of code is being produced by all members of the team. You will also be responsible for integrating modules built by your co-workers into our micro service network. Pull requests will be submitted to yourself for final review before being made live on production. Therefore, a well-rounded understanding of AWS infrastructure, backend and frontend technologies is necessary as well.


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of Node.js
  • Solid vanilla Javascript and familiarity with modern frameworks
  • HTML, CSS3 and SASS experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high-quality user experience
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Bonus Points

  • Angular 4+ experience
  • Websocket experience


  • Provide hands-on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision making with the CTO
  • Own new features from design to production release
  • Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high-performance code for a distributed environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Grow a performance production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers
  • Design and develop automated tests for verifying complex system application functionality – unit and integration tests
  • Create and review technical documentation for internal process and external customer support.
  • Create and comply with documented development processes.
  • Passionate and self-motivated to learn and keen to constantly improve and develop skills to stay current with and investigate technology trends.
  • Define and ensure that secure coding practices are implemented in all aspects of the system.
  • Experience in using AWS as a cloud provider