Node.JS Developer- London or Manchester

London, London
£30,000 - £50,000 per annum
13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Node.JS Developer
Salary: £30000-50000 per annum
Type of contract: Permanent
Location: London or Manchester

Company overview:

The company is building the next generation of ground-breaking technology companies, geared to improve, enrich or disrupt the insurance ecosystem. With offices in Paris, and London, but soon in Asia and America, the firm focuses on pioneering start-ups that are ready to scale across the global stage. We host entrepreneurs, give them the opportunity to meet others, to share their ideas, to benefit from ours, and we support them in developing their business, from the ground up.

Overview of the role & responsibilities

We are looking for developers who will be responsible for developing and managing our entire technology stack.
Working into the CTO, your primary focus will be the definition and development of server-side microservices and client-side web/mobile apps ensuring high performance, scalability and security. The primary stack will be Node.js, Angular, Express, Postgress, Elasticsearch.
The application will be deployed into a Cloud infrastructure using automated deployment tools, so experience here is extremely valuable. You will also be responsible for working with some front-end elements of the application. Therefore, a good understanding of client side JavaScript and associated front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

• Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
• Refactoring and optimisation
• Designing and implementing low-latency, high-availability, and performant services
• Implementing security and data protection techniques
• Logging using the ELK stack
• Ensuring good coverage of unit tests
• Ensuring good source code management using git
• Deployment using CI techniques, using GoCD / Jenkins

Competencies/Experience required:

• Strong proficiency with JavaScript both on a client and server level. Ideally you have been coding with JavaScript exclusively for at least 3 years.
• Knowledge of Node.js and frameworks available for it, particularly around the Angular and Express framework
• Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
• Good understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS3 as well as Responsive design
• User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
• Integration of multiple data sources into one system via APIs and Web Services (REST & SOAP)
• Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable, microservice-architected application
• Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
• Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
• Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Why join us?
If you are excited by technological change and its ability to disrupt traditional businesses, come and work with us! We work at the intersection of business, digital technology and creativity.
● You will work in a booming sector and become part of the future global leader within the InsurTech ecosystem
● You will have the opportunity to work with an international network of experts and benefit from a stimulating working environment with creative projects to work on
● You will benefit from AXA’s expertise and operational support
● You will enjoy a steep learning curve

Brand new start up with offices in London and Manchester.
Interviews to be scheduled ASAP
Role involves some travel - maybe once a month.
There will be some technical testing during the interview
Additional Information
Key skills
JavaScript, Node JS, HTML 5, APIs