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Backend Developer (Java, Node.js, AWS)

Backend Developer (Java, Node.js, AWS)- London


My client, a leading news publisher is looking for an experienced Backend Developer with an interest to work across the Full Stack.

You'll have experience working within a web development team, be self-directed and happy to work on your own initiative.

Ownership and communication are also key.

We are looking for people who care deeply about the code they write while at the same time are able to bridge the gap between the technical and the business areas of the company effectively.

We want people who look farther than the technical aspect of the work and care deeply about the human aspect of our products.

We strongly believe in team ownership and self-direction, and strive to provide an environment where the teams can perform at their best.

Each team owns its own agile process and modifies its practices to better fit its needs.

Key Responsibilities

You will be part of a team embedded in a much larger media organisation.

We are organised around small and nimble product teams that have close contact with the editorial and commercial sides.

You will be designing, prototyping and implementing new exciting news products, and the work you'll do here will be used by millions of people.

The Ideal Candidate

Writes well-structured code that satisfies business expectations

Collaborative and non-hierarchical style of working

Happy to learn new technologies

Can empathise with business requirements

Can-do, positive attitude, proactive approach to problem solving

Persistent and committed to shipping great products, testing them quickly, and iterating from there.

Our main stack is in Java, Node.js and AWS services, and we are strong believers in DevOps principles and infrastructure as code.

Other things we like to see in people are:

At least 1 yr experience with Java

Strong Core Java and Fundamentals

Java 8 Streams and Parallel Streams

Java 8 lambdas and knowledge of