Senior Software Engineer (Frontend)

Website Zoopla

At Zoopla we want to help everyone make intelligent home buying decisions. We are building a team that will have the once in a career opportunity to re-imagine an industry.

As an Engineer at Zoopla:

  • You will have spent lots of quality time with your IDE of choice, deeply learning the powerful idioms and important idiosyncrasies of multiple programming languages and their ecosystems. We like to code using the best front-end HTML, CSS and Javascript practices, supporting our front end with services in Golang, Python, Node.js, .NET Core and Perl, but we’re open to all.
  • You regularly practice honing your engineering craft, expanding your skills in techniques such as test first thinking, refactoring, clean code and pair programming.
  • You will ideally be familiar with AWS, although it’s useful if you have some knowledge of other cloud services, too.
  • You appreciate the benefits of CI pipelines and automation for both quality and deployment.
  • You understand the importance of delighting users with your product while making sure it remains stable, performant, observable and supportable. You know the product(s) delighted users because you helped to instrument, evaluate and iterate on them to be sure.
  • If you’ve played a role in designing and implementing new architectures and technical strategies, while also looking after existing technology real-estate, you’ll fit in great.
  • Importantly, if you’re looking for a senior role with us, you will have achieved many of the things above while also teaching others, influencing your team and organisation, and maybe even sharing your journey and knowledge publicly.

A little about us:

  • We’re serious about tech but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
  • We are spiritually agile, not religiously agile.
  • We strongly believe in the value of good design. We believe it is a primary differentiator in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
  • We believe in the value of data. We run a team that is data-informed. We think being data-driven is soulless and dangerous. Clean, confident, clear data combined with the insights of the team is what drives our decisions.
  • We want to build small, collaborative, cross-functional teams that push each other to create elegant, simple solutions to difficult customer problems.
  • No matter what the role we want everyone to be obsessed with getting inside the minds of our customers.

You’re an add for our team if…

  • You strive to set the standard and are always looking to raise the bar and want to be surrounded by others who do so as well
  • You’re obsessed with knowing your customer
  • You want to build things together, collaboratively with your team
  • You want to own it; To have ownership and accountability for the outcomes of your effort
  • You have strong, well-informed opinions but are open to being convinced otherwise through thoughtful discussion and debates with your teammates
  • You have a bias towards action
  • And if you want to come help us re-imagine an industry

To apply for this job email your details to colin.mcgill@zoopla.co.uk.