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    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + + 10% Bonus

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    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    24 July 2024

JavaScript Developer - ACTIVE DV Required - Cheltenham - Up to £70,000 per annum - On site

Yolk Recruitment are working with one of the UK's largest and most well-known technology consultancies who are a cornerstone in the UK's National Security Industry.

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.

Why this job matters:

This role provides an opportunity to join an experienced and expanding team in the development and deployment of a Cyber Processing and Analytics platform. One core group of technologies used on the project is Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash Kibana), allowing storage, enrichment, querying, and visualisation of large amounts of data.

The team operate with Agile methodology with DevOps mindset - the team are responsible for Capabilities Development, with the project developing custom plugins/extensions; automated Continuous Integration & Deployment; and System Administration tasks, with the team responsible for multiple Kubernetes Clusters and applications.

There is a flexible work-life culture, but we value being co-located in the Cheltenham office with frequent visit to local customer sites. The team both organisationally and physically sits within sub-group which focuses on Data Analysis, Big Data, Cyber Processing and Data Science with knowledge shared between teams.

What you'll do:

  • With the project in early stages of the development and operating in a small but experienced team your responsibilities may vary from:
    • Capability Development, primary with React.js, JavaScript, TypeScript.
    • Understanding Structured and Unstructured Data.
    • Providing System Design, Documentation and Training.
    • Setting up and enhancing Elastic Stack and Kubernetes Clusters.
    • Release activities, which may require occasional travel to customer sites.
    • Sharing knowledge within the team, wider company and customer teams.
    • Reviewing team member's designs and code.
    • Coaching others, especially as team grows.
    • Have opportunities for development and progression.

What you'll bring:

  • Background in Full Stack Capability Development using some form of JavaScript with minimum of 2 year's industry experience.
  • Self-starter: You respond quickly to challenges, have ability to work independently on tasks using your initiative and seeking guidance when appropriate.
  • Adaptable and Flexible Work: Can take on broad range of coding and non-coding tasks (described in 'What You'll do' section) with frequent visits and work on customer sites.
  • Active Learner: Wiliness to learn on job, advocate and bring latest technologies and practices to projects.
  • Customer Engagement Skills: Whilst primarily working in the office there will be regular opportunities to engage customers both face to face and via Video Conferencing. Strong skills required to manage expectations, put the customer first whilst still acting commercially are required to establish and maintain strong relationships.

You may also have:

  • Preferably experience in JavaScript ES6 onwards using React.js, TypeScript, knowledge of functional components and hooks.
  • Experience in other JavaScript Frameworks and other programming languages including Python, Ruby, Bash, Node.js.
  • Familiarity with code development and management best practises. The team uses Git and Visual Studio Code.
  • Experience in working in Agile Teams. The team uses Atlassian Toolsets - Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket.
  • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, OKD or knowledge of other Orchestration tools.
  • General knowledge of Elastic Stack, which may include:
    • Kibana, constructing queries, dashboard or plugin creation.
    • Elasticsearch, working with large datasets and use of API's.
    • Logstash, management, configuration, and improvements, extending with Plugins.
  • Experience of Linux including: System Administration of Big Data Platforms, System Monitoring, System Patching.
  • Knowledge of Data streaming and Message Brokers technologies.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and encourage applications from all sections of the community. Our ambition focuses on recruiting and retaining people who are under-represented in our workforce. Including those from ethnic minority groups, disabled and neurodiverse people and women. However, diversity does not end there and anyone with different backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages or stages of life, disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

What's in it for you:

  • 10% on target bonus
  • Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, employer contribution 10%
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
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