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Backend Engineer that loves Node/TypeScript/GraphQL to help build our API

Chalkboard

Headquarters: Manchester, UK
URL: https://usechalkboard.com/

About this role

We’re looking for a software engineer to work on our GraphQL API, other backend services, and full stack on web-based apps. Our stack is Node.js, PostgreSQL, React, GraphQL for web and backend. You’ll work alongside other engineers who will work on our Swift and Kotlin native mobile apps and rely on the GraphQL API.

We will consider hiring at either mid or senior level (we're building a team).

A typical day

The mornings will usually have a standup meeting. The aim is to update everyone, co-ordinate the day, and organise any collaboration.

After that, you may get stuck into some coding, or developing ideas.  At various points you will ask for advice (or give advice). If other team members are free, you might go to a whiteboard together, and work on some problems together.

When working on a major feature/project, you’d be given a brief by the product manager. You would then have to create a design document along with a product designer. That might be a 2-3 page doc describing the problem and proposed solution.

Usually, you would say how you’re approaching the issue and discuss alternatives you have considered and why you rejected them. You would pitch it to the product manager and the rest of the team.

On other days, the focus may be on pure coding, i.e. improving fix, fixing problems, or working on deploying a feature.

Where you’ll work

We have a base in Beehive Lofts in Ancoats in Manchester. You will occasionally need to travel to see customers, although you wouldn’t necessarily need a car to be able to do that. Full travel expenses will be paid.

There is a lift in the building with ground level access, and should you need to use this we can arrange a visit to check it is suitable.

Necessary skills
  • Great written communicator
  • Able to work with others in the team to develop ideas and designs, approachable and easy going
  • Can work quickly but maintain quality
  • Puts the customer at the heart of all product decisions, on a constant quest to understand the customer’s wants and needs
  • Able to put together collaborative documents to communicate the possible approaches and recommended implementation for new features
  • Attention to detail, we create quality products

Qualifications and experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a software developer
  • Solid Node.js and JavaScript knowledge
  • Desirable: GraphQL experience
  • Desirable: PostgreSQL experience
  • Desirable: Typescript experience
  • Desirable: React experience (or similar framework)
  • Desirable: Mobile app development experience

Salary & benefits
  • Excellent salary (depends on level hired at - mid or senior)
  • Pension
  • Travel expenses
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Coffee, tea & snacks provided

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/chalkboard-backend-engineer-that-loves-node-typescript-graphql-to-help-build-our-api