Back End Developer

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Job Description

We are looking for a Back-End Web Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. The roles primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. The role will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by the front end developer into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

 

Responsibilities & duties

  • Write clean code to develop functional web applications
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server side logic
  • Perform UI tests to optimize performance
  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Follow emerging technologies and adapting them to the current technology stack

 

Work experience & skills

  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance on cross platform systems
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS and SASS
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient knowledge and hands on experience with back-end programming languages like Java, Python and JavaScript
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git and SVN
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles and OAUTH for authentication of users and platforms
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment Personal qualities & behavioral traits
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, employing effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Passion for learning new data analysis methods and tools
  • Excellent critical thinking skills

 

Academic & trade qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years’ web development experience required
  • 2+ years’ app development experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of CMS framework
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude

 

Relationships

CTO: Direct line manager, who will offer ongoing support and supervision

Lead Developer: Work hand in hand to develop the systems back end requirements

 

Performance review period

Initial 6-month probation. Upon successful completion of the probation period, annual reviews will be conducted in April.

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