Full Time Job
$110,000 - $160,000

Senior Backend Developer

We provide premium cloud-based practice & workflow management software solutions to veterinary businesses around the world. Our intuitive and innovative ezyVet & Vet Radar products transform the way our customers manage their clinics, specialist centres, hospitals or universities by giving them more time and the tools to better care for our furry friends. ezyVet & Vet Radar, powered by IDEXX, have over 230 employees sitting within the global IDEXX family of 9k+. We've got offices in London, Dallas, and Auckland servicing an exponentially increasing customer base in over 18 countries.

Join us to help develop a beautiful solution for the wellbeing of our animal companions, their vets and pet parents!

Right so we're looking for a fair bit of technical experience here. We don't measure that in years but as our Senior Backend Developer you'll need to know your stuff.

ezyVet.com, our main application is a single page webapp built and maintained on PHP. React, TypeScript and Redux Front-end and PHP with Laravel 7.x for our APIs. Going onto the platform, we use MySQL 8 for our databases and our servers are all managed through AWS. Utilising docker, terraform and GitLab to rollout and manage our cloud application and its many services. For example, using Redis, DynamoDB, Lambda and Step Functions to provide unique solutions for our applications and internal systems.

So, what’s your mission?

You'll work with our Dev Managers, Architects and Product Owners, acting as the advocate for code quality across the global development team. Helping scope the technical requirements for projects and converting into structures that the rest of the teams can follow. As the team press forward through the sprint, you are there to help coach on the best practices, pushing the code along through peer programming and code review sessions. We're looking for a level of technical proficiency that will help our teams skill scale as we too grow as a company.

What your typical day would look like?

  • In normal circumstances, arrive at our vibrant new modern office in Freeman’s Bay, get started with a barista coffee from our kitchen. Catch up with your co-workers and take in the view of the harbour
  • Check out a pull request on your high spec HP or Macbook Pro at your stand-up desk perhaps. Code review and teamwork are our technical superpower
  • Daily Stand up to remove those pesky impediments – we value collaboration here and follow agile principles
  • Tackle that coding problem or collaborate team members on solutions
  • Over lunch, kick back on our sunny deck, head down to our onsite gym or relax in the park
  • Reviewing fellow coder's code, discuss exciting problems with your team members and keep collaborating!

Here's what we're looking for:

  • Solid experience of web application- we don't measure this in years but you'll need to show us what you can do
  • Strong back end experience in the AWS space with a good handle on site reliability engineering
  • Solid handle on some or many: PHP, Laravel, React, and/ or JavaScript
  • Experience shipping high-quality, production-ready web or mobile applications
  • Experience with testing and continuous integration
  • You strive to write well tested, readable code
  • A fast learner with an open and curious mind
  • A team player and excellent communicator and collaborator with technical skills to match

Bonus points for:

  • Desire to work in an agile SaaS environment
  • Familiarity with asynchronous, distributed architectures
  • A few good stories to tell about the challenges of delivering large-scale projects

What's on offer:

  • Meaningful work with real global purpose. The type of challenge that build careers
  • Structured onboarding, induction, ongoing training and transparent performance driven professional development
  • Rewarding salary packages including lucrative retention and incentive schemes for all
  • Continuous L&D (both internal and externally)
  • Great tech kit for both work and personal use
  • Sweet office space to collaborate - including a gym and roof top bar!
  • Coffee + snacks + catered lunches at least three days a week
  • Awesome colleagues who will quickly become your second family
  • Animal friendly office