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8th Jan

Lead Developer

— Tech-for-Good start-up, international clients, fun, innovative product.

  • Work for a VC backed Forbes ‘Start-up to Watch’.
  • Pioneering rewarding/gift giving app using exciting tech.
  • Flex working, training budget, shares, top benefits.

A quickly scaling VC backed start-up have identified a gap in the market for their platform and are now looking to grow their development team in their modern office located in central Bristol. Working with clients ranging from SMEs to Enterprise, you’ll help solve complex problems to meet client requirements. You’ll have the chance to influence and directly impact the business at a pinacol moment of growth alongside a like-minded and talented team.

What experience you’ll need

  • An excellent grasp of PHP and Node.js.
  • Good MongoDB / MySQL skills.
  • Comfortable consuming and creating RESTful APIs.
  • Ability to write unit tests and feature tests.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in Git version control.
  • Ideally, you’ve used docker in a production environment.
  • Front-End experience using React, WebPack & ES7
  • Experience contributing to a DevOps environment (testing, CI, CD, automation).
  • Knowledge of AWS (or similar cloud platform) in a production environment.

Added bonus if you also have:

  • Experience with the Laravel framework and scripting and automating CI builds.

What you’ll be doing

As an experienced and passionate Full-Stack developer (80% FE 20% BE) that will help take the product and company from proven-beta to game-changing industry leader. Working alongside the founders as a key member of the team, you will be responsible for leading on all things tech. You will work closely with the product-lead to build smart solutions to tricky problems, from their initial conceptual stages through to deployment to customers. You will be working on various customer-facing applications within the system, including React and PHP, as well as working on back-end systems, within a PHP/Laravel and NodeJS stack running on AWS through Docker. At different times you may be working on the main flagship apps or any of the internal tools. You may sometimes need to work with third parties to integrate and consume external services. You will be expected to write high quality testable code using ES6/PHP7 and modern build tools. You will review colleagues’ code and work in Agile teams using GitLab and Jira.

What you’ll get in return for your talents

A competitive salary depending on experience, pension and meaningful stock options. You’ll also be based in a modern office in central Bristol that offers regular social and professional events as well as being situated by the river and local food markets, (perfect lunch spot!). You’ll get the opportunity to work alongside other talented and friendly folk, who are keen to learn and improve skills. In line with their passion for personal development you’ll also be offered a dedicated personal training budget. This can be spent how you like, be that developing your professional skills or a personal hobby like playing the guitar or knitting! You’ll also be able to enjoy monthly socials and team building trips throughout the year as well as the chance to work from home a day a week. Finally, on top of all of these fantastic benefits you’ll have the autonomy to develop the platform quickly and have your product inside the pocket of millions around the world.

What’s next?

If you’d like to be immediately considered, please send your CV to Sarah ( or for more information call 01179269530.


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Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

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