- Product design & build
About the role
Founded by digital specialists with vast experience of successfully growing brands, we use customer insight to shape remarkable, feature-rich, digital products that meet clearly defined business objectives.
The new recruit will bring an inquisitive mindset for how things are put together, as well as bags of energy and enthusiasm for their craft.
A collaborative work ethic will see you fit in with our existing team to deliver and take ownership of some exciting web and native product builds for new-to-market startups to established industry names.
Law and order are maintained in the studio through our flavour of Agile and a keen focus on delivering MVP through close collaboration between user experience and engineering solutions.
Everybody in our team plays an active role in shaping the suite of tools, frameworks and techniques we choose to adopt in our projects; each aimed at delivering robust code and automated processes to maximise our efforts.
What it's like to work here
Skilled people in every role with the autonomy to do their best work is what has made Mediablaze successful and will support our growth plans.
We avoid egos and micromanagement in our teams and we don’t use seniority or job titles to squash the opinions of our colleagues. We collaborate across our teams and use our collective experiences to craft and engineer the best products to solve each client’s problems.
We’re backed by Hearst Publishing (one of the largest publishing organisations in the world) but we maintain our own autonomy and startup mindset. We balance the agility that provides with grown up processes and strategy to fuel our ambition to continue to grow the agency.
Mediablaze will provide you the platform to contribute to some exciting and complex product builds, develop your skill set and help to further build upon your already successful career in software engineering.
You thrive on the responsibility to deliver world class product architecture and features for household names through to new-to-market startups.
You have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop new concepts to solve business and technical problems.
You take pride in your work and take ownership of a product, feature or task and see it through from conception to production.
You want to develop your craft as a full stack engineer.
You’re comfortable architecting solutions to complex challenges.
You understand the importance of thoroughly testing your code (and using TDD).
You have excellent written and oral communication skills and can confidently explain technical concepts to both fellow developers, colleagues and clients.
What you'll need
As a Senior Full Stack JS Engineer at Mediablaze, you will have...
Expert commercial experience in building and evolving complex Node applications, conceiving suites of APIs and performant data storage solutions (ideally both relational and non-relational).
Solid knowledge of React with state management concepts such as Redux.
Demonstrable experience in designing scalable UI’s and large applications.
Experience working with GraphQL, Angular or VueJS would be an advantage.
Experience of working with AWS or Azure infrastructure and tools.
Experience of handling queues of jobs and processes that manage the synchronisation of data into and out of the environments we manage.
Proficient skills with the command line and command line tools such as git.
Experience with CI/CD and modern best practises of deploying software.
The ability to turn Figma creations from our designers into well crafted, pixel perfect and accessible UI components; backed up by solid and performance methods in the back end.
Additional favour would be carried if you have hands-on experience with React Native and proven experience of working with Product Lead responsibilities.
What we're using right now
Node.js / React / Redux / Typescript / Angular
Gatsby / Storybook / Storyblok
AWS / Docker
Bitbucket / Pipelines / CI / CD
TDD / BDD / Cypress / Protractor
What we're offering and your wellbeing
London (SE1) or Cardiff (CF11). Either of these locations will need to be accessible to you as we return to some form of office time (pandemic permitting).
Our standard working hours (9.30am to 5.30pm) are staggered slightly to take the edge off the busiest commuting times.
Our flexi-time policy covers the hours 4pm-5.30pm which enables you to move that time to earlier or later in the day, or another day that week (subject to meetings and agreed deliverables).
25 days per annum, plus an additional day for each completed year with the agency (capped at 28 days in total).
You don’t work your birthday. That’s another day in the bag which could take your total annual leave to 29 days.
We have a company Ride to Work Scheme with an annual pot assigned. It's healthy enough for even seasoned cycling aficionados (of which we have a few already).
Home Set Up:
Home Office Equipment Scheme (same principle as Ride to Work) to enable you to create a comfortable and safe home working environment.
Standard company pension which is easily moved around should you wish.