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Full Stack Developer

Posted: September 1, 2018
Company name: NewsNow
Location: Remote or London, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Pay rate: £40-£55k
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: some
Description: NewsNow is a rare beast: a UK-based ‘dot com’ success story; a publisher and technology company running the extremely successful news aggregation platform NewsNow.co.uk.
Founded in 1997 to democratise and disrupt the market for news, NewsNow has built up a solid brand and huge user base. Our news product is driven by a unique hybrid of technology and editorial, unlike any other news outlet.
We are now searching for a London-based or Remote Full Stack Developer to join our highly-experienced and multi-disciplinary product development and engineering team. In this role, you will be involved in enhancing the functionality of the website and improving our codebase and infrastructure through both client-side and server-side development. Our priorities for 2018 and beyond include:

The biggest product overhaul in our 20 year history.
Launching a US version of the site, NewsNow.com.
Continued evolution of our pioneering ad stack.

As a Full Stack Developer, you will be expected to contribute authoritatively towards product development projects throughout the entire software stack: from database and infrastructure installation and configuration, through writing business logic and prototyping presentation.
You will also be expected to review others’ code and play a role in administering our systems and keeping NewsNow running 24/7.

At NewsNow, product development is a team sport. So you'll also be invited to collaborate with other members of our product development and engineering team in conceiving development efforts, researching and specifying planned product enhancements.
Desired skills: The NewsNow website is powered by clean, well-crafted, object-oriented Perl. We’re looking for a passionate Perl developer with web experience to join our agile and talented engineering team.

As most of our stack is written in Perl, we are naturally looking for someone who is an OO Perl developer. However, the role may also suit a candidate with OO skills in another high-level language, as well as a willingness to learn.
Additionally, you will have prowess in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, as well as knowledge of MySQL/SQL.
You’ll have a keen eye for detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles behind great software design, allowing you to write code that’s clean, fast and scalable.
You’ll also have a track record of remote working or working with remote team members.

We are looking for someone who is open to new technologies, but isn't a slave to them - you relish crafting elegant solutions to hard technical problems, whatever tool is best.

Ideally you will be UK-based and have experience of working remotely, or with remote teams, and will be the kind of person who thrives in a small, open and collaborative team.

Finally, if you're also passionate about any areas of news or sport, then this could really be the company for you.
Website for more information: www.newsnow.co.uk
Contact information: For application details, or for further information, please email greg.witham@newsnow.co.uk.

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