We’re Hiring – Senior Full-Stack Developer

We are looking for a Senior Full-Stack Developerr to join The Student Room Group.

Who are we?

The Student Room Group (TSR) is the largest, most useful and best-loved online student community there is. Millions of students turn to us first for advice, info and support on work, learning and life’s ups and downs. And that means we’re uniquely privileged to connect educators and employers to switched-on young people actively seeking out answers and meaningful connections.

We are driving a student first mentality. This enables us to build products that students need where we can apply our USP. A combination of innovative backend and efficient front-end developments are key to the customer value of our products.

Our values?

Within our department, we pride ourselves on staying true to a set of core values which define the work we produce. These values include:

  • Putting our users first, to build great products that help them and listen to their feedback at all stages of product development.
  • Striving for high accessibility standards for our products.
  • Being conscious of our users’ privacy and ensuring their online safety at all times.
  • Being innovative and always trying to improve industry standards.

What does a Senior Full-Stack
Developer at TSR do?

Reporting to a Development Manager, you will form
part of one of our internal, cross-functional SCRUM teams.
These SCRUM teams are responsible for our two flagship products –
The Student Room and TheUniGuide – actively developing and maintaining these products to ensure we offer brilliant value to our users and provide sustainable revenue streams for the business.

Day to day responsibilities / tasks will include:

  • Writing high quality code, in a test driven environment using any combination of our technologies:
    • PHP (Laravel), Ruby (Rails)
    • Javascript (React)
    • MySQL
    • Elasticsearch
    • Redis
  • Contribute significantly to the scope, technical design, development, and delivery of new and existing projects.
  • Looking for opportunities to improve and modernise the existing technology stack, whilst keeping projects moving and reducing technical debt.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both inside the SCRUM team and out to the wider business.
  • Support business teams through 1st line support triage
  • Work closely with our DevOps team to ensure high availability and uptime of our products

This opportunity will suit someone who has / is:

  • Proficient in PHP, Ruby or other relevant backend languages.
  • Highly skilled with React or other front-end javascript frameworks.
  • Familiar with designing efficient SQL queries and schemas with any popular database such as MySQL, Postgres, etc.
  • A genuine enthusiasm for working with new technology.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excited by a fast-paced, ever changing environment.

In addition to the above, the below experience(s) would be nice to have, but is not essential:

  • CI/CD tools such as GitHub actions, Jenkins, etc.
  • AWS, Docker and other relevant DevOps experience.
  • Micro-service architecture / RESTful API’s.
  • Working with high traffic websites.

Working at The Student Room

We care about employee development, happiness, wellness, and work life balance. We offer a welcoming, friendly, and supportive working environment, plus we enjoy lots of great benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday day off
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and development
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements
  • Group Life insurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Regular social, team and charity fundraising events

Salary: c. £50k per annum

The Student Room is dedicated to providing an inclusive working environment that encourages diversity and equal opportunities for all. We are committed to supporting a team that is representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

To apply for this position to join the team, please send a cover letter
(including your salary expectation) and your current CV to hr@thestudentroom.com 

TSR is dedicated to creating an inclusive working environment that encompasses diversity and equal opportunities. We are committed to proactively supporting a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will be fully-remote to begin, with a phased return to our offices by Brighton station.
Moving forward, the role includes the possibility / option of remote working on either a temporary, permanent or mixed basis.

Could this be the next step in your career?

Get in touch by sending your current CV and a cover letter to hr@thestudentroom.com. We would love to know more about you, your career aspirations and salary expectation.

Apply now

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