Lead Full Stack Engineer

£60,000 - £70,000

Leicestershire - Permanent

Posted: 4 months ago

Ref: D0028534



“Burn me, shove me in a rocket with explosives, aim roughly at the moon and light it. I’ll either land on the moon or ruin an elderly couples’ fish and chips nearby”

Tucked away in the heart of Leicester, there’s a business challenging the market and changing attitudes towards death.

Distinct is exclusively working with DeadHappy, a start-up Life Insurance company that is dragging insurance out of the dull and grey shadows into the 21st century through creating meaningful deadwishes.



A brand new position for a Lead Software Engineer has been created within DeadHappy, reporting directly to the CTO. This is an opportunity for you to take the lead on re-building the technology platform that will power DeadHappys next growth phase, you will be in at the start.

Here as the Lead Software Engineer you will take the lead on delivering a high quality cloud native front-end applications in React and backend services in NodeJS.

It’s likely you will already have designed and built cloud native front-end applications and Services.  Pair programming, continuous delivery, test driven development should all be familiar and you’ll most definitely be an advocate of agile and lean ways of working.



So what experience will you likely have?

Strong experience in full-stack development, architecture and design i.e.

  • Developing front-ends using Core Javascript and ReactJS
  • Server-side development experience with NodeJS, MongoDB, mySQL and JavaScript (or similar)
  • Proven experience building NodeJS applications (REST, microservices)
  • Building cloud native apps hosted on AWS, Google or Digital Ocean

The environment is start-up, they offer bundles of flexibility. Your holidays or daily hours won’t be monitored, delivery will be though so you will need to be a self-starter and put delivery first and foremost.  They are open to remote working, however you must be able to get to the office within an hour if needed in emergency!

If you would like to understand more about this opportunity then contact me directly or apply with an up to date CV and I will be in contact ASAP to discuss.


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