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Senior JavaScript Back-end Engineer

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Location Godalming, , Surrey
Sector Digital & Technology
Salary £70,000 - £80,000 Per Annum
Type Permanent
Consultant Ben Thompson
Ref 69247

JavaScript/AWS/ Lambda/Engineer/Node.js/CI/CD/cloud/ TypeScript/Git/ GraphQL/Data modelling


Remote or Guildford


£70,000 – £80,000 + Bonus's


The Client

I am working with an insurtech taking their product to a much broader market, using the latest telematics technology. My client is a leading expert in their field, they are looking for a skilled Senior JavaScript/Back-end engineer to develop their back-end facilities and APIs. On top of a great working environment and culture, They offer a generous salary, bonus scheme, pension, private medical insurance, your birthday off and 25 days’ holiday.


The Opportunity

As the new Senior JavaScript/Back-end Engineer, you’ll be happy working in a cloud-native environment, being a lead for development team and have the confidence to hit the ground running. My client is offering the chance to work on constructing a serverless platform that leads a truly forward thinking and modern, data-led insurance devices.

To maximise the products functionally you will use the best cloud-native, serverless tools to help the client concentrate on producing excellent value and bespoke features.


What’s needed for me to be considered?

My client would like to speak with candidates with a working knowledge of –

  • AWS Lambda with Serverless framework
  • Taking ownership of projects and guiding the engineering team to new heights.   
  • TypeScript, JavaScript (ES6+), Node.js.
  • Building and running our AWS cloud environment
  • AWS Services – AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS etc.
  • GraphQL (Apollo), with some REST API endpoints and Git
  • Data modelling (NoSQL and Relational – DynamoDB, Postgres RDS).
  • Serverless framework (, AWS CDK.
  • Domain-driven design/service-oriented architecture/microservices experience.
  • Developing our services with TypeScript (with Node.js) in Lambda
  • Performance tuning and optimisation, getting the best bang for our buck
  • Staying security-focused – we take it seriously and have run hacker bounty programs
  • Shipping. Often. Automated testing with CI/CD. Design and evolve our DevOps tooling.
  • Being enthusiastic about learning new things to help us go faster and stay lean
  • Experimenting, testing, measuring, iterating
  • Event-driven and Async patterns.


What next?

Apply today to be considered for this opportunity. If suitable, one of our specialist consultants will be in contact to discuss the opportunity with you in detail prior to submitting your CV to the client. In this discussion we will aim to identify your specific skills and motivations, and where appropriate recommend other relevant opportunities to you that match your requirements.

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JavaScript/AWS/ Lambda/Engineer/Node.js/CI/CD/cloud/ TypeScript/Git/ GraphQL/Data modelling