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Full Stack Engineer - JavaScript, React, Node.js

News UK · Jun 3rd 2020

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**We are:**News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations including talkSPORT, VirginRadio, talkRADIO and TimesRadio.

We are Technology: a department that has people and product at its heart. Lead by Christina Scott CTO of the Year (Tech Leaders) 2017, who comes with many years experience transforming technology in media companies. Christina has set out our vision of ‘passionate and trusted experts creating industry-leading solutions through attracting and developing the best talent’.

Your team; The Sun is one of the UK’s strongest brands and, like all media organisations, is having to adapt rapidly to overcome the uncertainties of a fast-moving digital world. Our website The Sun is more than a newspaper. It is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse, a daily relationship.

Your role: Software Engineer. We are looking for a talented and passionate Software Engineer to join the Sun engineering team in our London Bridge Office.

Day to day you will: work in partnership with the Product Managers and BA’s across the Sun portfolio to ensure that requirements are accurately captured and reflected in every initiative, managing the backlog to ensure alignment across priorities. You will need to have a constant stream of communication and activity management with the various data and analytical teams to ensure that their priorities map to ours to enable accurate reporting to be gleaned from launch.

You will also work with the Head of Experimentation to ensure that our experimentation program is fully supported through the planning experiments and identifying experiment success metrics and next steps through interrogation of results.

What we’re looking for from you: You are a software engineer with a passion for writing amazing code. Someone who is always thinking about the underlying software architecture and how we can continually improve it. You value clean code and live by S.O.L.I.D. principles as well as being an advocate of Test Driven Development and understand why it's important to the way you write code. You will enjoy pair programming and collaborating with others, whilst working in an Agile environment and know the value of the agile ceremonies.

You have:

  • Experience in Javascript with a focus on React

  • Experience with Functional Programming in Javascript

  • Experience with Node JS and Express

  • Experience with Redux

  • Experience with Typescript

  • Experience in testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha, Enzyme

Bonus if you have:

  • Experience in AWS cloud platform
  • Experience in working with Webpack

  • Experience with React Storybook

  • An understanding of Isomorphic / Universal javascript

  • Experience developing against Wordpress API's

  • Ability to performance test high traffic websites

  • Understanding of SEO

  • Experience in creating / managing Circle CI infrastructure and jobs.

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**What's in it for you?**We are a diverse and dynamic team, with opportunities to learn and develop your skills in a supportive environment. We have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team culture. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.

NewsUK Benefits

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK. Alongside pay, we offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions;

  • Maternity leave of up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave of up 2 weeks full basic salary;

  • Discounted rates for Fitness First gym membership for employees and immediate family;

  • A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees;

  • Interest free commuter loan of up to £10,000 tax free

  • ‘Bikes For Work’ scheme to save income tax and national insurance;

  • Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;

  • Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio/massage, counselling, legal advice, and others.

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

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