Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer (£40-50k depending on experience)

Front end, Back end
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Full Stack Developer (£40-50k depending on experience**)**

**No recruitment agencies please**

Are you a Full Stack Developer, eager to expand your knowledge and learn new skills?

Our Special Projects Division works on a wide range of projects, from expanding existing software to meet changing client needs, to developing new software products from the ground up. If you like variety, learning new things and getting stuck in, you will love working in this team. Current projects include:

  • A processing plant system for asset and production status tracking, with UX ease at its core
  • An employee benefits bookings management system with 100,000 regular users
  • An exciting greenfield cloud-based platform using Angular and AWS

Why work for Headforwards?

We are a software development company with just over 110 people from 18 different countries. We're using the latest technologies and are constantly developing new ideas. We believe that diversity of experience leads to better results, and we promote self development with internal conferences, knowledge sharing and external conferences and courses. We are agile with a very laid back feel, a relatively flat structure and small self-organising teams of 2-7 people. There's no pressure to work extra hours to churn out more and more code.

Our culture and environment is dedicated to making people happy at work. We have monthly learning sessions, talks and cross company communities of practice for various languages, tools and frameworks. This is a place where you can make a difference, work in a small team start-up feel but benefit from the support of a larger community of developers and like-minded people. We live in beautiful Cornwall and our offices are less than 5 miles from the beach. We want to make sure our people have a good work life balance so that they can enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer :)

Most of our people live here, but we are able consider remote working for this role, providing that you currently live in the UK. We cannot consider remote work for anyone living outside of the UK as we will require regular visits to our offices.

So if you want to work from home, but come to Cornwall now and then, this could be perfect for you :)


Required skills:

A combination through the stack:

  • Front-end and back-end 
  • Relational databases 
  • Cloud development
  • CI/CD pipeline development
  • Source control (Git etc.)
  • TDD and automated testing
  • Full stack solution design and development (ideally Microservices architecture, REST APIs). If you've only worked in very large enterprises focusing on components - this might not be for you!
  • Strong client/stakeholder accountability experience

Desired skills:

  • DevOps experience
  • XP experience
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Mentoring / technical leadership

The closing date for this role is 7th August 2020. We recruit on a rolling basis and fill our vacancies as soon as we find people who fit our culture and meet the skills requirements. This means that whilst we have a closing date on all of our roles, we may offer the role to someone before the end date, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.Due to our timescales you must be eligible to work in the UK, or in the UK with a visa which we can takeover if necessary.

No recruitment agencies please.

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The health of our team along with business continuity are our priorities at this time. Our teams are now working from home and continuing with projects as normal.

All phones and emails are being monitored as usual so if you have an enquiry or any questions, please get in touch.