Lead Back End Developer

Ref: ZR_6538_JOB  ·  Posted on 22 October 2021


  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains. Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything theirselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations. The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand.
  • They adopt holistic approach to their work and their people frequently work across different disciplines. When it comes to the environment, they strive to minimise risk, whether that’s from equipment failures, human error or external factors. In terms of supportability, they assess the reliability and sustainability of systems and optimise their support to maintain the capability in the long term.
Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for technical delivery and ensuring quality
  • Software Effort Estimation
  • Part of the resource allocation process
  • Mentoring and people development
  • Working in close partnership with the front-end developers to create re-usable data layer components
  • Designing data storage designs for development projects
  • Designing and building robust and scalable back-end services for web applications.
  • Flexibility to assist on occasion in delivering front-end projects
  • Set up and management of servers and databases.
  • Staying abreast of development trends.
  • Proposing new strategic technology choices
Skills & experience
  • Strong client stakeholder, organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent understanding of connecting into JavaScript frameworks (Vue.js, REACT, Angular) as linking through to font end HTML / CSS / Bootstrap
  • Professional experience setting up node-based server-side technologies such as Google Firebase, Express, Azure
  • Extensive experience creating and working with web services and JSON-based APIs
  • Experience of implementation authentication and authorization into web apps
  • Experience with Relational databases like MS SQL, My SQL, and Postgres
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases like Google Firestore, Mongo, and Cosmos
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
  • Free Microsoft Training: Our parent company has a wide-ranging partnership agreement with Microsoft which entitles all our developers to free access to all the Microsoft training resources and easy access to several certification options.
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