Senior Lead Full Stack Developer

Remote / Germany Full Time senior
Senior/Lead Full Stack Developer (Open-Source) - Fully Remote (m/f/d) Standort: bundesweitAbout Dockside Dockside is a new free and open-source, low-footprint alternative to Visual Studio Code Remote Containers, Github Codespaces and a tool for provisioning access-controlled web IDEs, staging environments and sandboxes — aka ‘devtainers‘ — on local machines, on-premises or in the cloud.Built in-house at top UK news website, it is integral to the operation of our dev team, allowing them to work from anywhere using a VS Code-compatible IDE in an exact clone of our production environment, switch between and hand over tasks instantly, review code in the devtainer where it is actually running, and stage their running code instantly — securely or publicly — for testing or feedback from colleagues, managers, users and other stakeholders.NewsNow has sponsored Dockside and its development and use by the NewsNow team over a number of years, and now having recently open-sourced the product in order to share the benefits of our way of working with the wider world, we want to hire a dedicated developer to build out the product, ensuring it thrives and reaches its full potential.TASKSAbout our development team We offer all the excitement and agility of a start-up, but with the stability and benefits of an established business.Our highly experienced multi-disciplinary development team runs lean. Our compact set-up lets us keep hierarchy and bureaucracy to a minimum. Which means today, we‘re still a company where everyone who joins us gets to make a massive impact.We’re a developer-driven company. Two of the company’s three directors are developers — and that includes the CEO. This means that development is core to the business, developers are appreciated for their creative input, and the importance of investment in development — and avoiding technical debt — is understood. About the role We are now looking for an experienced full stack developer who is excited by Dockside, and its potential to improve the developer experience, to drive forward development and champion its benefits.You‘ll be working closely with our CEO/CTO, who is the founding developer of Dockside, on all aspects of development, from core architectural decisions to the feature roadmap.As an open-source product, you‘ll be responsible for engaging with the Dockside community whether via Github pull requests or issues, Slack, Twitter or other channels. Furthermore, you‘ll collaborate with our marketing team around Dockside promotion.You‘ll be able to draw upon the experience and expertise of our wider dev team for creative planning and code review. From time to time we may also ask you to help out with coding up developments to the NewsNow web app, or our other open-source projects, and reviewing colleagues‘ code.REQUIREMENTSYou and your skills You will be experienced in developing complex client-server web applications and confident doing so single-handedly. You will also need:● Vue.js (or experience working with a modern front-end framework such as React or Angular and a willingness to pick up Vue.js quickly) and build tools (e.g. webpack)● Node.js, Go, Perl or another high-level language such as Python, Java, PHP or Ruby● Prowess in HTML5, CSS3 and modern JavaScript● Extensive knowledge of Docker configuration, capabilities, CLI and ideally API along with the Linux command line● Excellent written and verbal communication skills● An understanding of the patterns and principles behind great software design and OOP, allowing you to write code that‘s clean, fast, secure and scalable● Experience contributing to open-source projects In addition, skills, or an interest, in one or more of these would be nice to have:● TypeScript● WebSockets● Nginx, HTTP● Amazon AWS and/or Google Cloud● iptables firewall rules● Docker Swarm or Kubernetes● SQL, database design, and/or query optimisation skills● Experience promoting or managing open-source projects You’re also someone who:● Is open to new technologies, but isn’t a slave to them: you relish crafting elegant solutions to hard technical and business problems, using whatever is the best tool for the job● Thrives in a small, open and collaborative team, where the best ideas can come from anyone. You’re confident and articulate about what you know and open about what you don’t● Is comfortable working 100% remotelyBENEFITSOur culture ● Open: we share and collaborate within and across departments● Rigorous: We like to be clear about what we‘re doing, and why. Experimentation and peer-review are in our DNA● One team, one vision: no office politics● An appreciative environment: expect to hear ‘thanks’ a lot● Room to grow: development of skills and responsibilities is encouraged and rewarded● Virtual: we are today a fully-remote company with occasional in-person get-togethers● Family-friendly and flexible: we understand sometimes personal needs come first Our remuneration policy NewsNow is an exceptionally stable business that values long-term relationships with its employees. As an incentive to join NewsNow, we will look to offer candidates their current market rate or above.Furthermore, we run a programme of annual (or even more frequent) appraisals and pay reviews, with the aim of ensuring our employees are motivated, fulfilled, and that their remuneration reflects and recognises their developing expertise (whether transferable skills, or knowledge of our particular stack), their value to NewsNow, and on the wider job market. Benefits All our positions are fully remote - work from home 100% of the time. We offer flexible working for all team members (we’re a family-friendly company) with occasional in-person meetups. Furthermore, we provide:● UK-resident employees with an annual bonus, private health insurance, a competitive holiday allowance, home office equipment, and more - please ask.● Non-UK-resident employees or contractors with benefits according to their location and employee status - please ask. More about NewsNow NewsNow is the UK’s largest independent news aggregation and discovery platform. A one-stop shop for news for 12m unique monthly visitors, NewsNow is a UK top 50 website, and a global top 50 news destination.Running stably and profitably since our start in 1997, since 2009 we‘ve been ad funded — experiencing great commercial success as an industry leader in programmatic advertising technologies — however today we are actively exploring how, together with other news organisations, we can move towards a future where public interest news and journalism is funded sustainably by the people it serves.NewsNow is led by a gender-diverse technically-minded board. Of our three directors, two — including the CEO/Managing Director — are developers, and one is female.The company is proud of its place within the media ecosystem, providing a platform particularly for smaller and independent publications to reach their audience, and helping to grow media plurality. We are a driver of quality in the news media and today set editorial standards for much of the content we link to.NewsNow is also very proud to be the first digital member of the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Rapid Response Network, which helps alert the UK public efficiently to its vital humanitarian emergency fundraising appeals.Apply now If this interests you, get in touch and tell us about yourself. We’re hiring continuously so there’s never a bad time to say hello. Salary: competitive/ask us (according to experience)Type: full-time/part-time/contractLocation: 100% remote, GMT +/- 2KONTAKT> Jetzt bewerbenTaledo GmbH | Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 7 | 10178 Berlin
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