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Expired: Back-end Developer

About GatherContent

GatherContent is a Content Operations Platform that helps teams produce high quality content, at scale. Customers use our product to manage the people and processes required to create effective content that meets user needs.

We work with leading digital agencies, higher education institutions, governments, non-profits and membership organisations. Some of our customers include Digitas LBI, Harvard University, The Australian Government and Doctors without Borders.

We launched in 2012 and now help thousands of customers, all over the world. Our team is fully remote, working across the UK.

The Role

We're looking for an experienced, UK-based Back-end Developer who wants to be part of a remote-working, fast growing startup (we’ve been around for a few years). You will be working as part of our 12 person product team to help deliver iterations to our product. We work in small agile squads within the team.

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Pay: £40-50K per/annum (Plus benefits)
  • Full-time role
  • Based anywhere in UK. Remote or on-site (we have an office in London and offer budget for co-working spaces or to support your home office)

Please be aware that although the position is remote, we will need you to travel to London during the interview process, and attend a team day (usually in London) every four months.

What we need

  • Your undivided passion, energy, focus and enthusiasm for both the role, the product and the business.
  • A self-starter attitude with experience managing and prioritising your own workload.
  • An ability to get things done quickly (whilst maintaining quality); working to a rhythm.
  • A team-player who works as well with others as well as individually.
  • Strong opinions, loosely held - you have no fear when it comes to contributing ideas and participating in discussions with the team. You’re also happy to take critique, self-improve and move forward fast.
  • Innovation - you need to be open and willing to adopt new ways of working. Our processes are constantly evolving and we always look to take a lean approach.
  • Customer focus - You should always be thinking, “What can I be doing to deliver the most value to our customers?”
  • Leave your ego at the door. We make decisions based on what’s right for the company, no exceptions.
  • Integrity- you do the right thing and know how to set expectations
  • Direct feedback- you’re comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Continuous improvement- you’re always looking for ways to better yourself and the company
  • Wellness- you live a balanced routine and avoid heroism or burnout

The skills we're looking for are

  • 3+ years experience with Laravel and PHP
  • Experience building performant API's at scale
  • Test Driven Development
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Agile Development Principles

Bonus points for experience with

  • Working remotely
  • Working on a saas product
  • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Real time web applications, at scale
  • Experience with other parts of our stack (Node.js, React)
  • Some experience with AWS, Envoyer & Github

What we can offer you

  • Remote working: work from anywhere within the UK (so long as there’s decent WIFI!)
  • Family friendly: family always comes first, supported by our flexible outlook
  • Work/life balance: we work a 35 hour week and encourage downtime and a healthy lifestyle. It’s about quality.
  • 32 days annual leave
  • The chance to make a real impact on our business: We’re a small team of 25 so there’s a huge opportunity for everyone to contribute, collaborate and make their mark.
  • Fun times: We get together at the London office every four months for a team day. Past activities have varied from anything like volunteering on a city farm to doing a 3D printing workshop or just making lots of chocolate truffles :)
  • Competitive salary, stock options, pension and other benefits such as remote working budget and a budget for conferences, books and online learning resources.

You also need to include the word ‘carrot’ in your cover letter to show that you’ve read the job role (this helps us weed out time wasters!)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.