Software Engineer (Chinese Speaker)

40000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP60000/annum
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Engineer - Infrastructure & Operations

My client, a global powerhouse within the Media and Publishing industry, is looking for a Software Engineer to join their team in London on a permanent basis.

One of my client's most important markets is China, where they will be working closely with the product and engineering team on the ground. They're seeking a Mandarin speaking engineer to support that process.

This is a new international team, with the opportunity to help define what they ship and how they ship it. You'll get a rare look at digital publishing around the world. You'll be working with experienced folks in product, data and UX who have done this before. And you'll have a leadership team that gets it, a clear strategy to execute on and the freedom to get on with it your way.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

* Ship code that works and makes users happy.
* Own your features from backlog to deployment and beyond.
* Build well-documented services used by teams worldwide.
* Move fast, and shout when something is in your way.
* When you have to, ask for forgiveness, not permission.
* Know that understanding your users isn't someone else's job.
* As part of the core platform team, own the success of our products.
* Work closely with our colleagues in China and assist in communication between our teams.

Essential Skills & Requirements

* Native or fluent proficiency in Mandarin and full professional proficiency in English.
* Expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and React.
* Experience with AWS, Git, node.js, MongoDB and Redis.
* A degree in a journalism or computer science related field.
* Experience in a fashion related role a plus.
* Know the web. Front end performance, caching strategies, progressive enhancement, hipster frameworks, etc.
* Have a passion for fashion.
* Ideally, be happy to work across the whole stack. Of course, everyone has their specialisms.
* Experience with React and node.js is a plus, but we're not wedded to anything.
* Know your way around AWS.
* Experience working with editorial teams is great. As is a passion for the future of journalism, and a healthy distaste for 3rd party ad-tech.
* Experience writing systems operating in multiple regions and languages a plus.
* Experience writing one-time scripts to pull gross data from creaky old databases a plus. #kiddingnotkidding
* If you've built an API-centric CMS before, or something similar, that will come in handy.
* Know how to be lean, and do good work without a ton of process. Dislike meetings, but know when they're handy.

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