Back End Engineer at Remote

About this role

Back End Engineer (Permanent)
Up to £70,000

A Back End Engineer is required to join a cross functional application team. This team is responsible for shipping improvements to their flagship product, and this role is focused on the design, development and evolution of their Ruby back end within that team.

This company is at the beginning of a growth phase. They are six months into a multi year plan to transform the engineering department. This is a unique opportunity to join the team early in this transformation so you can grow and define yourself within the organisation.

Experience Required:

  • 2+ years of proven software development experience using back end technologies within a cross functional development team.
  • Experience with a MVC based back end architecture – preferably within Ruby, e.g. Rails, Padrino, Hanami. You don’t need direct experience with Ruby, but you do need to come from a similar language, understand the concepts of our backend architecture, and have a desire & capability to learn Ruby.
  • Experience with MySQL and database systems.
  • Experience developing stories from conception to sign off.
  • Experience working as part of an agile team.
  • Experience troubleshooting areas you have been involved in developing, you should be comfortable analysing logs, reproducing issues, debugging scripts to identify and resolve the root cause of issues.
  • Ability to break tasks down and estimate workload.
  • A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.
  • Good communication skills – an ability to break down a problem and tailor your communication to your audience.
  • Strong ability to review, write, and evaluate code.
  • Preferred: Exposure to a CI/CD environment.
  • Frontend development knowledge is useful but not essential for this role – JavaScript, CSS, Backbone.JS, React, HTML.
  • Responsibilities

    As a back end engineer working on a team dedicated to future development on the flagship conferencing software your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing requirements, scoping, developing high class code, and working with the QA team to ensure adherence to requirements.
  • Working within an agile development methodology and participate in all ceremonies.
  • Communicating your progress to the team and stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the product team and implementing sustainable, future solutions that deliver on the customer vision.
  • Promoting high standards of software by writing high quality code.
  • Creating unit tests, performing design and code reviews.
  • Administrative work includes answering engineering related questions in Slack, having random conversations, and doing other day-to-day things to support your team.
  • As a remote-first company, they welcome applications for this position from candidates resident in or with a valid work permit for Ireland or the UK.

    If interested, please contact Oli Stockford at Evolution Recruitment ASAP!


    Oliver Stockford
    Business Director

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