Here at the Financial Times, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

A key part of the business, providing significant revenue and contribution to the FT, is Specialist Titles (part of the wider FT Professional portfolio*). This is an exciting time for Specialist Titles as we are creating a large new cross functional product & technology team in Sofia to support the needs of this part of the business

FT Specialist is entering a new era. We have a golden opportunity to renew our technology estate, to use best practices and to build a modern sustainable technology stack that will underpin the success of the business for years to come.

 

We are looking for Lead Software Engineer who will be responsible for:

  • Help with technical decision-making to support the technology strategy
  • Aid and support personal development of more junior team-members
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business domains within FT Specialist. Use that understanding to shape the development of the platforms you build.
  • Work within the department's strategy and guardrails, and contribute to their ongoing refinement.
  • Have a practical approach to working with a large portfolio of products that leverage a diverse range of technologies.
  • Communicate widely within the organization to ensure best practice in other areas is understood and adopted where it makes sense to do so.

 

We are looking for Senior Software Engineer with the following skills/ experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience using the wide range of technologies and patterns required to build modern web products and services along with the tools that enable their creation. From CDNs, networking, cloud infrastructure and databases through to performance tuning and optimization.
  • Extensive current experience in either frontend development with CSS, JavaScript and React or backend with Node.js
  • Experience with the tooling, monitoring, and engineering that enables highly fault tolerant systems in cloud environments.
  • Writing automated unit and end-to-end tests – with best practice in mind – for feature development
  • Ability to clearly reason about and articulate reasoning behind technical trade-offs (e.g. red/blue technical debt)
  • Able to balance the customer and business product needs with those needed to build high quality products.
  • Understand the importance of diversity and equality in a well functioning team
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely

Desirable

  • An understanding of modern front-end development
  • Have built software using the 12 factor methodology
  • You have an understanding of design and UX principles.
  • Understanding of web technologies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their impact on users in performance and accessibility.
  • Instrumenting for observability and operability

 

In Return We Can Offer You

  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance (after first 6 months)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

 

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