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The Portfolio Group - Junior Backend Developer - Manchester, UK

Full Job Description

My client an award-winning people management software company that is growing each year, with newly opened offices in Canada, New Zealand and Australia are looking for an experienced and well-rounded Junior Backend Developer!

My client is on the hunt for driven and dedicated developers to join the team. Offering a software as a service solution that enables businesses to effortlessly implement HR processes, from approving holidays, logging sickness and tracking lateness, managing the workforce rota & shifts, and organising HR documents 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Are you looking for a new role? Want to work in one of Manchester's most vibrant, fast-growing Businesses?

Key Skills for a Junior Backend Developer:

  • Ensure that the initiative has a coherent Definition of Done and that your features are met
  • Able to communicate a complicated problem succinctly accurately and coherently to a team with different skill sets.
  • Exhibit cross functional behaviour and support other competencies within the company
  • Able to negotiate and compromise solutions and find the balance between best practice, expediency and longer term maintenance costs
  • Demonstrate, discuss and permeate current good practice in the skills specific to your professional family across other members of your professional family
  • Propose new technology, process or tooling to improve efficiency being aware of the future maintenance costs and consistency across other product teams

Day-to-Day Responsibilities as a Junior Backend Developer:

  • You make realistic commitments that you are confident of meeting and strive to do so.
  • Maintain and improve engineering practice
  • Maintain and improve software quality for features built (TDD, Pairing, Peer Review, Static Analysis)
  • Support the product owner and Development Lead in the provision of estimates that are at an appropriate level of fidelity for the phase in the development lifecycle
  • Support the QA in identifying describing and resolving defects
  • Support the BA in the elaboration of requirements
  • You take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of delivery from idea, marketing, sales and operation
  • Manage your own training requirements
  • Attend industry events and share the value with your colleagues

Employee Benefits:

  • Profit Share Scheme
  • 25 Holidays + Bank Holidays (Increases with service)
  • Day off on your Birthday
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free breakfast every Monday and social sessions on the last Friday of the month with free food and drink - we call this 'Fun Friday'!
  • PerkBox Discounts
  • Christmas Bonus after 3 years
  • Social Events Throughout Year
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance after 5 years