Principal Full-Stack Developer
Auto Trader
Manchester
4d ago

About the Role

We're looking for principal full-stack developers to help us solve some of the most complex challenges facing the digital automotive industry.

With over 40 years' experience and an average of 50 million cross-platform visits every month, we know everything there is to know about the car buying process.

Improving our consumers and retailers' experience remains our core focus, and we're paving the way for consumers to buy vehicles online.

Our software developers take an object-orientated approach to programming and advocate TDD, refactoring, test automation and continuous integration / deployment to rapidly deliver seamless user experiences.

Our full-stack, cross-functional teams of developers, designers, product owners, and test engineers enrich and extend our market-leading digital product range.

Our tech community values collaboration and teamwork. Interactions such as pairing, code reviews and regular stand-ups mean that our developers stay connected.

Our principal full-stack developers play a visible and vital role. Comfortable talking about system design and architecture, they know how to get the best out of our teams and our technology platforms.

What we're looking for

  • Structured approaches to programming, such as TDD
  • JVM and Java
  • Client-side frameworks such as React / Angular
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Web application and RESTful service design
  • Mentoring, coaching and technical knowledge-sharing
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Leadership of technical change across multiple teams
  • Although not a requirement, helpful experience includes :

  • SQL / Relational databases
  • Document / map-based storage such as MongoDB
  • Kafka messaging / streaming
  • GraphQL
  • Other JVM languages, especially Kotlin
  • Benefits and more

    We're offering a salary between £50,000 - £70,000 dependent on experience, and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being.

    You'll have 28 days holiday per year, and that's in addition to bank holidays and half day closures on Christmas and New Year's Eve.

    Our Aviva pension scheme offers between 5% to 7% employer contributions depending on the percentage you choose to contribute, and we provide Bupa healthcare cover for all of our employees.

    Our employee assistance programme, enhanced parental leave and share-save options and are just some of the other benefits on offer should you decide to join us.

    Career development is something that we're passionate about at Auto Trader, and we all develop and learn things differently.

    Whether you attend an external conference, utilise a LinkedIn Learning license or choose one of our in-house masterclasses, there's something for everyone.

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