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Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

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Recruiter: The Telegraph
Listed on: 16th April
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, your primary purpose will be to architect, design, and apply modern best practices to deliver quality digital products to achieve the Telegraphs subscription strategy. You will be a senior member of the team and as such will naturally lead by example and be able to mentor other members of the team.

At the Telegraph we build an amazing, engaging, fast, reliable, and secure website that showcases our journalism encourages subscription and makes that process as seamless as possible.
Our Engineering principles are based on BUILD it, RUN it, OWN it. You'll be developing and enhancing the production system taking great care to minimize risk to the platform and its users

You'll collaborate in the development of our performance and verification pipelines, and the cloud infrastructure required to run these, with the constant aim of full automation.

It will be a key part of your role to coach and collaborate with other platform and product engineers to share experience and deliver value, whilst providing technical support for systems in production.

Above all, you'll want to make The Telegraph better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.

Key responsabilities

  • Work closely within a cross-functional team of Delivery Managers, Business Analysts, and Software Engineers whilst collaborating with Product Managers and Designers to ship product features.
  • Architect, design and develop features on the roadmap applying modern best practices in your designs and implementations.
  • Be a key contributor to technical scoping and estimation of new work that comes to the team
  • Be able to mentor other engineers on the team, drawing on your experience to provide thoughtful direction.
  • Seek ways to improve the team's processes, ensuring best practices are shared across the wider technology team.
  • Help with the hiring process to build and maintain a strong and high-performing team.
  • Help define, roll out and evolve our testing strategy.
  • Work with a DevOps mindset to help build, run and own your own code in a production environment.
  • Provide 2nd line operational support as part of the on-call duty and proactively prevent, address and resolve production issues if they arise
  • Keep up with the latest technology innovations in media, cloud, and software development.
  • Be an active member of the Telegraph Engineering Team, contributing to the vibrant culture and promoting the Telegraph Engineering brand through public channels such as open source communities, blogs, and meetups.

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you'll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organization is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it's not only the right thing to do but that there's a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you'll feel more comfortable, so you'll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We've also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Essential and desirable skills requied for the role

  • Experience with core Java
  • Any experience with Adobe Experience Manager would be beneficial
  • Experience developing robust, secure, and scalable APIs
  • DevOps mindset to help build, run and own your own code in a production environment
  • Knowledge of software design concepts, practices, modern development methodologies, CI/CD, and common cloud architectures would be desirable
  • Passionate about the craft of software development and the delivery of quality digital products
  • Experience in a thriving Agile Team, embracing concepts such as TDD, Pair Programming, and Continuous Integration
  • Working knowledge of microservices (REST, async messaging)
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies such as Google Cloud is an advantage
  • Experience of Content Management in the media industry is an advantage

The Telegraph's goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.


Contact Name: The Telegraph
Reference: TJ/9308/AR0119R4
Job ID: 2921085

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