Junior Backend Developer - Remote UK
About Firstbasers

Firstbase is a community of seriously fun people.

We do care about each other and value human connections. We like people proficient in written communications and use way too many emojis in our communications :-) . We basically need people that work well in a collaborative environment. Providing general support to the rest of our team members. There is no I in TEAM, cheesy but we live by this.

We have a good balance of asynchronous quiet focus time and lively synchronous sessions. We are sensitive to the problems our customers are facing and committed to the impact we are creating.

We look for like-minded people. Humble and passionate.

Important Note

We’re committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply regardless of background, race, gender, sexual orientation or any other personally defining attribute. We encourage every person who is interested to apply. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply. Take the leap - you never know, you might just be the perfect person for our open roles, even if you don’t match 100% of the job description.

About The Role

As stated in the title, we're looking for a junior engineer, with a deep love for back-end work. Ideally, we embrace full stack for our user stories, encompassing FE and BE work. Pairing on a story works, but we'd love to optimise for engineers able to tackle some front-end work even if they are back-end focused. Same applies for our FE roles. We call them T-shape engineers. Strong in one area (here back-end) but have a breadth of knowledge outside of this focus. And if you don't have the bar on the T just yet, you're welcome to build these strengths with us!

So this role is a back-end heavy engineer role that is starting in their career. Today we work with Java and Kotlin and if you're experienced in C#, Go, Python, Node, or whatever language, we're happy to have you learn with us. We love choosing the right tool for the right task, while consistency is welcome, we grow and evolve as a group. So are our stacks.

What You'll Be Expected To Do
  • Build the product that our customer loves
  • Grow your skills on a platform that itself is growing and maturing. Help improve the current stacks. Moving from an MVP to a mature product takes both time and a village :-)
  • Collaborate with Design and Product teams (we love them) to make sure we're working on the most impactful set of features

Typical profile we like
  • You believe deeply in the future of work being remote and its ability to deliver a higher quality of life
  • 1-2 years of backend development, what’s important isn’t the time, but your experiences and growth
  • You can talk about your past successes and contributions
  • You can talk about failures that helped you grow (we embrace failures, failure is where experience grows as a company and as a team)
  • You're a solid communicator, both written and verbal
  • You love to learn!

Nice to Have:
  • Experiences at an enterprise SaaS company
  • Experience working in a start-up or a similar sometimes messy environment (we're getting better)
Junior Backend Developer - Remote UK
United Kingdom
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