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 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 and are an active learner who gets excited by working collaboratively with those around you.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will look like this:
  • Crafting excellent products! As a Full-Stack Engineer, you will be building new features that meet the needs of our clients customers, as well as improving the tools, processes of their teams;
  • Design, implement, and maintain cloud infrastructure tooling TypeScript and Pulumi;
  • Collaborate with software engineers to integrate Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices into their development workflows;
  • Automate deployment processes and design CI/CD pipelines for efficient and reliable software delivery;
  • Ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of cloud-based systems and services;
  • Working closely with your team, regularly collaborating and on engineering initiatives, to continually push yourselves to be better;
  • Participating in regular show and tells promoting your work to both your department and the wider company;
  • Joining our clients’ internal events, including meeting external speakers, going to quiz nights, etc.

You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Commercial experience of working with Typescript;
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Pulumi, Terraform, or AWS CloudFormation;
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing concepts and services (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud);
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, as well as managed function architectures (e.g., AWS Lambda, Azure Functions);
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation tools (e.g., GitHub Actions);
  • Experience in distributed version control systems (e.g. Git);
  • Experience in testing your products.

You’ll be:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and continually looking for ways to improve and develop yourself;
  • A good communicator, both in writing and verbally. You’ll be able to explain technical ideas and concepts in business-friendly language;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Used to working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Analytical and problem-solving oriented;
  • A genuine believer in diversity and fairness.

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 Senior 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 based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, age, marital status, or disability status. Likewise, 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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