Location: Portugal
Department: Engineering
Hours: Full-time
About YLD:
Everything we do is to empower our clients to move forward. Our purpose is to help our clients develop the capabilities they need to outperform their competitors. Our success is a consequence of ensuring our clients are successful. Our company is built on extraordinary people; we aim to attract, inspire, develop and retain them. YLD is a software engineering and design consultancy; we create digital capabilities for our clients that last beyond our engagement. We have offices in London, Lisbon and Porto.
About the role:
As a Mid/Senior Software Engineer you’ll be part of a client team building innovative products. We expect you to be curious, passionate, driven, and enthusiastic. You’ll be proficient at problem solving, and crafting scalable, resilient, and fault-tolerant architectures. You’ll be an effective communicator and a team-player. You and your team will move in a fast-paced engineering environment, achieving outstanding results and delivering exciting projects. 
About You:
A YLD Software Engineering Consultant is a highly-skilled developer who exemplifies the highest standard in software engineering and enjoys sharing their knowledge and experience with others.
You’ll have the opportunity to build and deliver software within some interesting projects, both in terms of the product and the methodology. We work in an Agile environment (Scrum) with a test-first mindset (actually, writing code without tests should be unthinkable). We are also big advocates of pair programming and nothing is released until we have a code review.
You have a real passion for problem-solving, you are an active learner and get excited by working collaboratively with those around you.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will look like this:
  • Architecting, designing, building, and delivering highly-available, always-on, zero downtime API products and solutions;
  • Collaborating with engineers, product owners, and other colleagues to seek exciting and results-oriented problems for delivering value;
  • Writing clear, maintainable code that will scale;
  • Contributing to production operation and monitoring of systems and aware of SLAs;
  • Learning, growing, and mentoring other engineers through code reviews and pair programming to accelerate their technical mastery;
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve team processes;
  • Driving good practices within your team, and making an impact on the whole department.

You’ll have:

  • Senior level experience in modern .NET applications written in C# 7+, .NET Core 5+, NuGet
  • Experience designing HTTP APIs using technologies such as ASP.net MVC, WebAPI.
  • Experience in delivering comprehensive test strategies that cover all aspects of the system such as test-driven development (TDD)
  • An understanding of systems design such as strengths and weaknesses of distributed systems, cloud technologies, event sourcing.
  • Experience in using Platform-as-a-Service clouds, ideally in Azure
  • Experience with modern working practices such as CI/CD, pairing, and iterative delivery
  • Experience working in autonomous agile environments;
  • Availability to work a flexible on-call rota, responding to and resolving critical incidents.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in building high-performance API products;
  • FinTech experience;
  • Experience launching APIs to both internal and external consumers;
  • Experience building cloud systems (specially Azure).
  • Experience using hosted document databases such as MongoDB and Cosmos BD
  • Experience using Event Driven architectures and messaging

You’ll be:

  • A T-shaped engineer, but will major in C#;
  • Product oriented;
  • Focused on quality and will know what it means to ship high-quality code;
  • Self-motivated, proactive and always looking for ways to improve yourself, the team and the product;
  • Diplomatic and emotionally intelligent, you’ll have the ability to listen and be open to others’ points of view;
  • A good communicator, both in writing and verbally. You’ll be able to explain technical ideas and concepts in business-friendly language;
  • A genuine believer in diversity, fairness, and including everyone;
  • Legally able to live and work in Portugal.

As well as the chance to work with a forward-thinking, ethical, and fun group of people, you’ll also get:

  • Company Private Health care
  • Enhanced fully paid maternity and paternity leave for up to 6 months
  • 25 days annual holiday (excluding Public Holidays)
  • €2000 annual allowance for Training/Conferences
  • €300 annual allowance for additional hardware
  • Mental Health support: access to Spill app
  • Meditation/Sleep support: Headspace or Calm app subscription
  • Bonus (depending on Company performance and results)
  • Company laptop
  • Generous referral schemes

Our typical Recruitment Process looks like this:

  • 1st Interview with someone from the Talent team (30/45 mins)
  • Take-Home Challenge (~1h)
  • Technical Interview with our Developers (1h30)

We live and breathe our values, and know you will too:

  • Growing every day
  • Including everyone
  • Relationships built on honesty and ethics
  • Inspiring solutions
  • Winning together


We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, age, marital status, or disability status. We also offer a remote-first working environment, meaning that flexible working and work-life balance come as standard for all employees.


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