Senior Backend Developer - Social Media Start Up - £60K+

Gemini People
Market related
30 Oct 2019
30 Nov 2019
Takudzwa Pasirayi
Development & UX
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

An amazing social networking start up is looking for a Senior Backend Developer (with Node.js, AWS) to come and join their exciting venture and growing tech team in Central London.

You’ll be helping build, improve, develop and shape the technology platform as the company grows.

This is a truly unique opportunity to work for a true entrepreneurial business working with cool tech and promoting an amazing social concept for social good with the trust and autonomy to work from home 80% of the time.

As the Senior Backend Developer, you will naturally be a self-starter who is able to develop and maintain functional and stable web applications to meet specification, you will also be someone who is passionate about developing and improving applications and able to share your excellent programming skills and knowledge to the rest of the team.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience of working as a Backend Developer
  • Solid experience with Typescript & Node.js
  • Demonstrable practical knowledge with MySQL & NoSQL
  • Experience integrating OAuth API’s
  • Excellent understanding of the entire web development process and application lifecycle
  • Experience with Micro service development
  • Experience working within AWS (Cognito) – this is mandatory.


  • Experience with the following; PHP, DynamoDB, Cognito and server less development
  • Experience working on social network projects
  • Experience with pipeline tools CI/CD (Jenkins /CircleCI / Github Actions)

This is really an amazing opportunity to work in a truly autonomous role, you will have the freedom to work from home or even remotely e.g. should you be successful you will be working 1-2 days a week in the office then the remainder will be remotely.

Get in touch to find out more about the role and the client.

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