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JavaScript Developer


Posted on Sep 29, 2021 by Chalkboard

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £55k Annual

We re looking for an experienced JavaScript developer to join our team in Manchester.

Here's all you need to know:

STACK: Swift and Kotlin for our mobile apps. GraphQL between our apps and the Back End. Backend is Node.js, Typescript, and PostgresQL. We host with Heroku.

APIS you'll SWEAR AT: Facebook and Google (for our reviews feature), Twilio (for telephony), Postmark for sending email that doesn't end up in SPAM.

PRODUCT: iOS and Android native mobile apps that give small/indie business people a second phone number just for business. It helps them to separate personal and business, auto reply to missed calls, and also has extra tools to help them grow their business. Google Chalkboard app for more info.

THE JOB: Backend developer building out our GraphQL API, all experience levels welcome from mid-level right through to lead/senior.

REMOTE?: Partly - at least 1 day a week in Ancoats (Manchester), the rest of the week remote.

LOCATION: Google beehive lofts to feast your eyes on our lovely workplace in Ancoats, Manchester. Great coffee, lovely teas, dog-friendly, more sofas than DFS, plants (and then some). Fun fact: It used to be Sankeys Soap.

FOR YOU: Great salary (£35k-£55k depending on your experience level), share options, 25 days off + bank holidays, flexible hours, MacBook Pro or BYOD allowance, plus £400 to spend as you wish on your home Workstation.

TEAM: Small but mighty experienced, there's 10 of us, but growing. In the product/engineering team: Engineering manager (Rhodri), product manager (Madelin), product designer (Oli), and of course other developers (Swift, Kotlin, JavaScript devs).

FUTURE GOALS: We see a world with thousands of teams around the world using Chalkboard to communicate with customers and each other. On the move, in retail locations, out in the real world.

FOUNDER: John Jackson, who has already built and sold 2 tech businesses. We are funded directly by investments by John so we re in full financial control.

TECH PRINCIPLES: We have a mature test suite and endeavour to maintain it as part of our development process. All code changes are peer reviewed. We think the best features are a result of tight collaboration between product and engineering. We use the best tools for the job, but they need to be proven.

DEV PROCESS: Each feature moves through product design, architecture, development, testing, and release, in a Kanban-style workflow that we manage in a tool called Shortcut.

PRODUCT PRINCIPLES: Focus on user experience, convention over configuration, accessible to everyone, low touch high volume, no jargon, champion local business.

MUST HAVES: We are looking for mid-level upwards. So you should have 3+ years commercial experience, and have experience working with Node, TypeScript, relational databases, developing API s, and writing tests.

HOW WE HIRE: With respect for your time, and transparency. First some simple technical questions, then an intro call, next a short own-time challenge that takes no more than a few hours, and finally an interview (sometimes 2).

TO SUM UP: Join a financially secure start up, with a grand plan, a small but experienced team, quality tech, sound technical principles, and a well-written codebase. Help millions of small and local businesses to operate, grow, and thrive.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, we can't wait to hear from you!

Reference: 1339175488

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