Full-stack Web Developer (Manchester)

  • Resident Advisor
  • Manchester, UK
  • Apr 26, 2024
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Founded in 2001, Resident Advisor (RA) is one of the world's longest-running music media brands and a cornerstone of the dance, electronic and DJ ecosystem. The site's audience of over 6 million monthly users is drawn in by a combination of news, editorial, club listings and ticketing, RA-branded events at venues and festivals worldwide, original films and a weekly mix series that has run for 18 years. 

We are looking for a full-stack, mid-level developer to join our web development team. The team is currently around ten developers, including our dedicated apps team. Your role will involve working in a small agile team with other full stack developers of a range of abilities along with a dedicated product manager. We try to keep our management structure flat and you will have a chance to make meaningful contributions to how we implement features and the technology used.

We became B-Corp certified earlier this year, which counts us among businesses leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy; and part of a community that meets high standards of social and environmental impact. 

We especially welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, experiences, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We aim for our team to reflect the communities we engage with. We ensure everyone is valued and respected by actively promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace.

Below is a list of required and desired skills. While experience is desirable, above all we look for talented people who have a broad understanding of development and the desire and ability to learn. If you have a passion for electronic music and would like to use your development skills to work on one of the most influential websites in the industry, then we’d like to hear from you.

Required Skills:

  • C1 English or equivalent (advanced level)
  • Experience writing production-grade backend systems
  • Experience in writing production-grade React applications
  • Experience writing performant SQL
  • Modern JavaScript (ES2021)
  • TDD and all aspects of testing from unit through to integration
  • Familiarity with CI / CD pipelines
  • Mobile-first web development
  • API design and consumption
  • Agile practices

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in a strongly-typed object oriented language such as C# or Java
  • .NET Core
  • GraphQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • React hooks
  • Typescript
  • Styled Components
  • Testing react apps using RTL and jest
  • Testing .Net using NUnit, XUnit and utilising Moq
  • Docker and kubernetes
  • AWS and terraform
  • Experience running high-availability distributed systems

We care about:

  • Flexible and remote working, dependent on role
  • Generous annual leave policies, with a focus on supporting a work/life balance
  • Comprehensive staff wellbeing policies, with regular activities and workplace initiatives to support mental and physical health
  • Individual personal and career development plans and training opportunities
  • A transparent internal company culture with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion - https://ra.co/about/diversity
  • Supporting community projects across the industry: https://ra.co/about/community

Our Values:

  • Electronic music is art.
  • We celebrate the progressive values that underpin electronic music.
  • We advocate for a more inclusive and equitable electronic music community.
  • We honour the past, present and future of electronic music.
  • We use innovation to empower the community.
  • We choose honesty over gain and purpose over profit.
  • We’re always front left.

This role is a full-time, permanent role. The expected salary for this role is £35,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE. If you have questions about the role, please contact work@ra.co. This listing will be open for a minimum of two weeks from 25th April. Please be sure to add work@ra.co to your contacts and check your junk/spam folder for emails from us.

Salary Range

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