• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed Online
  • Sector: Software Engineering & Development
  • Salary: £Neg - £Neg
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 433311

Software Development Engineer

Reed Online are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join their established team based in Holborn, Central London. 

We are looking for a talented and ambitious software engineer with a real passion for new technologies. Working alongside our in-house development team, you’ll use some of the latest tech available like React.js, Node.js. As we increasingly move towards containers and services, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with Docker and cloud technologies. The successful candidate will join a newly created team which is improving the recruiter experience when using our applications.

The role will involve: 

  • React.js, Node.js coding, testing, deployment, unit testing (tdd, bdd)
  • Pair programming, reviewing peer’s code, following tdd practises
  • Champion implementation of best practices (architecture, design principles)
  • Improve the build and deployment pipelines
  • Automate processes
  • Continue migrating our legacy code into micro services (APi driven approach)
  • Work alongside our data science, architect and product teams
  • Monitor existing applications through Datadog APM
  • Maintain legacy stacks and patch it up when required
  • Make a difference in the way we work, deliver and communicate
  • Actively participate in our agile ceremonies (stand up, sprint review/planning)
  • Communicate and share information to tech and non-tech savvy people
  • Share knowledge within your team and with other teams as well
  • Spend 10% of your time (half a day per week) in learning and development


  • Advanced knowledge with React.js as this is the language used for our SPA(s)
  • Experienced with Node.js APi approach driven
  • Good understanding of software architecture, design patterns and standards
  • Use of source control like Git
  • Design and build highly performant, robust and secure web applications
  • Good communication skills 
  • A team player
  • Experienced with CI/CD pipelines
  • Familiar with test driven development approach
  • Driven to learn and to self-improve

Bonus points:

  • Experience with Docker containerisation
  • Experience with cloud technologies, ideally AWS 
  • Familiar with observability & telemetry, ideally with Datadog
  • Familiar with agile methodologies (scrum, kanban, xp)


  • 25 days holidays plus 8 days bank holidays, with the option to buy, carry over or sell up to 5 days a year 
  • 10% time spent in learning & development activities
  • And more…


Join Reed and help us achieve our purpose of improving lives through work.

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  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • Glassdoor Top CEOs 2019
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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