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Senior Software Engineer - Frontend

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Recruiter: Time Out
Listed on: 16th April 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £70000 - £80000
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We are seeking experienced Software Engineers with hands-on frontend experience to join our Technology organization. You will be focusing largely on PHP and client side Javascript. Those inclined toward full-stack development are also welcome to apply. You will develop key features of the website and connected applications for consumers, internal users, and business partners focussing on simple, scalable solutions to solve a wide range of problems. 

If every one of your browsers is open examining javascript and DOM structures, if you have the skills for identifying and removing race conditions in javascript library initialization, and if ReactJS was an exciting development in your world, then this is the role for you.  

You will be responsible for the development and quality of our products. For this role we expect applicants to be self-sufficient, and also ready and willing to help others on the team succeed.

"Right now is a great time to join the Time Out Tech team! Time Out is an amazing global brand helping people around the world to explore the best of the city. We are operating in an industry that is constantly evolving which means we need to stay nimble as we continue to transform our business. We're looking for motivated team members who care deeply about user and audience engagement to help us build a better online experience, with a deep focus on driving community and loyalty. We believe in experimentation, collaboration and continuous learning. If this sounds like the right environment for you, please apply to join our team!" Theresa Meyer, Head of Product and Engineering at Time Out
Key Responsibilities

Develop software solutions in small squads with a focus on simplicity and scale
Use Javascript (and its frameworks) and PHP (Symfony) to create user-facing features
Help make architectural decisions about new platforms and frameworks
Take on additional tasks across our tech stack, including configuring databases, developing schemas, pulling data from APIs, and whatever else it takes to deliver products
Be accountable for your work and responsible for your code
Have a voice in the future of a growing business
Help create a culture of problem-solvers 

Skills and Experience

8+ years software development experience
BS/BA in Computer Science/Math or equivalent experience
Proficiency in writing software and the fundamentals of creating/modifying a web site
Experience developing web pages with HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP
Able to use API's to receive content for web or mobile applications
Comfortable in Linux, able to take a plain machine and deploy a custom web site
Understanding of potential breakpoints when scaling for the web
Experience using modern source control systems
Able to communicate clearly verbally and in written documentation
Share opinions on coding practices and technical design rigor, and a willingness to debate
Able to provide guidance for best practices to the group and junior developers
Comfortable working in a team environment and collaborating across disciplines 

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you'll want to... 

Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
Be a team player and ready to engage and debate.
Be commercially astute - make tradeoffs against business and revenue considerations.
Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive.
Pragmatic instead of dogmatic - choose design approaches based on engineering and human principles.
Be flexible but persistent - ready to change how you get things done, but persistent in driving towards business goals.
Be ready and willing to work in an environment that is still maturing and figuring out processes and technologies.
Be a lifelong learner, proactive in the pursuit of your own growth. 

Culture Fit

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

Company Overview - Time Out Digital

Time Out Group comprises two business divisions. Time Out Market and Time Out Digital. Time Out Digital is the Group's multi-platform media, entertainment and e-commerce business with a global content distribution network comprising online, mobile, apps, social channels, magazines, guides, Live Events and international licensing agreements. Time Out seeks to grow earnings from B2C and B2B relationships through e-commerce and offers as well as through advertising from businesses, including both global brands and local businesses. 

About Time Out Group plc

Time Out is, and always has been, your best friend in the city. It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital and we have consistently maintained our status as the ‘go to' source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike. Today, Time Out is bringing its hunger for discovery and honest voice to 315 cities in 58 countries. We are proud to say that we are now the leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most of the city. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping, nightlife and travel, then Time Out is your social companion.

Everything we do helps people discover, book and share what the world's cities have to offer. From our powerful content and top-quality curation to the products and selected offers that can be booked directly with us, the solutions for partners to connect with our audience, or the imagination of our Live Events - we are global, and no one knows the city like us. Our global reach includes a massive online presence, mobile applications, city magazines, guides and more. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next level, bringing the best of a city together under one roof in Lisbon, and in 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal.

In 2016, Time Out Group was listed on London's AIM stock exchange, raising investment to position the company for the next stage of its growth and development. It is an exciting time as we are evolving this iconic brand into a digital, transactional business and continue to shape the future of the city experience for both locals and visitors.

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world's greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. We are all driven by our passion to deliver the very best of the city experience and by our belief in the power of discovery. Our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness make us successful and a unique team.
Benefits include: 

25 days' annual leave
Complimentary tickets to shows and events
Thursday/Friday drinks and staff socials
Company matching pension scheme
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Corporate gym membership
Employee referral bonus scheme
Life assurance

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