Full-stack Javascript Node.js / React - Lisbon

YLD · Dec 6th 2017

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At YLD we believe that in the future all companies will be software companies, and we are now seeing this shift taking place across the business world. Do you want to be a part of realising this for our clients, some of the most successful businesses and FTSE-100 companies? Help define the future: today.

About The Role

We are looking for back-end, front-end and full-stack developers with Node.js experience.

You will work on delivering digital transformation projects at FTSE-100 companies, all of them household names, using technologies such as Node.js, React and Kubernetes.

A YLD Software Engineering Consultant is a highly-skilled developer who exemplifies the highest standard in software engineering and enjoys sharing his/her knowledge and experience with others.

You'll be working from Porto, however you'll have to be flexible to travel from time to time.

This role offers the opportunity to work with some of the most talented developers in their respective fields.

About YLD

YLD is a fast-growing, London-based software engineering consultancy passionate about enabling digital transformations for Enterprise companies.

We are a strong proponent of continuous delivery and rigorous testing practices, and we help our customers move towards modern best-practices with minimal risk. We educate, co-develop, and automate, passing on our expertise to our customers’ development teams in the process.

We hire the best and believe that bringing extraordinary people together produces great results.

YLD has offices in London and Lisbon.

About You

You will have experience in many of the following technologies: Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, various front-end frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, etc.) and an understanding of back-end architecture, scalability and deployments (even if in languages other than Node.js); .NET and Java are advantageous.

Pair programming, continuous delivery, test driven development, and incremental design should be second nature to you; writing code without tests should be unthinkable.

You have a real passion for software development, having contributed to open-source projects and written or spoken in public about your work. You are an active learner, and a good teacher.


  • You are a highly experienced software developer with a consistent record

  • Strong command of the English language (both verbal and written)

  • Legally able to stay and work in Portugal

Technical competencies:

  • Experience in Node.js and React development in production

  • Application development experience of the following technologies: JavaScript, databases (both relational and schema-less), Linux, HTML, CSS and some sort of modern front-end framework

  • A strong focus on continuous integration and delivery

  • Strong focus in testing, experience with latest tooling

  • You have a good understanding of DevOps

  • Building high-performance and scalable applications

  • A working knowledge of application security, authentication and related cryptography

  • Good understanding of design and implementation of RESTful web services

  • Knowledge of Agile software development process

  • Familiarity with performance monitoring tools

  • You can keep a cool-head when debugging production issues

Non-technical competencies:

  • Problem-solving skills that balance innovation with pragmatic technology choices to solve business needs

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic production environment and take care of client expectations effectively

  • Distinct customer focus and quality mindset

  • Willingness to travel to be on-site with our customers

  • Prepared to speak publicly about your work, and YLD’s work

  • An exemplar of YLD’s brand and safeguarder of our reputation

We offer the following benefits to permanent employees:

  • Private Health care

  • Competitive salary

  • 6 months fully paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Daily allowance when travelling abroad

  • Minimum of 25 days holiday (excluding Public Holidays)

  • Company Uber and AirBnb account for business travel

  • €2k yearly allowance for Training/Conferences

  • Fun, challenging and rewarding work environment

  • ...

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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