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Backend Engineer (JavaScript/Node.js/AWS)

Backend Engineer (JavaScript/Node.js/AWS) - London

£65 to £70k + flexi/remote working

My client, an award-winning Publishing House is looking to hire two experienced Backend Engineers to join an agile development team that is helping evolve their core Digital News products.

The role:

They are looking for engineers to help work on improving their digital presence, from enhancing the reader experience through to improving the editorial workflow.

Their main strategic projects at the moment include evolving their digital platforms to support the next generation of news, and improving their sites to reflect each brand's individuality.

They 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.

They want people who look further than the technical aspects of the work and care deeply about the human aspect of their products.

You will be responsible for designing, testing and implementing improvements to their news products, and the work you do here will ultimately be consumed by millions of people.

Tech Stack

The main products use a Java-based CMS, running in Tomcat and hosted in AWS.

This is used for both content creation and delivering the presentation layer for their websites.

The trend in recent years has been away from a Java monolith towards Node.js based systems and microservices.

Theu are currently planning a more extensive re-platform which will accelerate this trend towards cloud native event-driven architectures.

If you're enthusiastic and have some experience in working with such technologies, and know or are willing to learn about developing systems at their considerable scale then we want to hear from you.

Their preferred way to run application code has become to run it either in a Docker container running in ECS or in a Lambda function.

They extensively leverage other AWS services including RDS, Clou

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