Come work for an exciting, fast-growing tech startup by the sea! We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Back-end Engineer to join our team. This role will suit someone who is looking to work in a truly agile way.
ProdPad is cloud-based product management software used by 1000+ companies, including market leaders like Bose, WP Engine, Rackspace, Autodesk, and Automattic.
It’s a "software as a service" (SaaS) web tool designed to help teams build better products. By providing a single interface that collects all of the input from an organisation's broad base of users (both external prospects & customers, and internal groups - like sales, customer care and development), ProdPad provides product managers a beautiful interface to organise their product backlog, build their roadmap, and send their requirements to development via any of our incredibly useful integrations.
When hiring, we are always on the lookout for ways to hook up with the best and most interesting candidates out there. We go beyond the standard “job ad” approach - attending conferences, setting up and sponsoring local meetups, setting tech challenges (which we pay for) so candidates can see what life is really like at ProdPad, and of course offering flexibility to enable our team to balance their work and personal commitments.
- Ideally you’ll be proficient in Symfony 3+ and PHP - if you are great at one and keen to learn, keep reading!
- We also use NodeJS, so knowledge of this is desirable.
- You’ll be able to demonstrate your experience of building complex applications or SaaS tools, as well as your skills within automated testing.
There is no typical “day-to-day” at ProdPad, but here’s a few of the ways you’ll contribute:
- Evolving our core app and architecture, along with the rest of the engineering and UX team.
- Delivering iterative improvements to our software to get in front of our customers
- Identifying new technologies and prototyping these - aiming to push our product forward in areas such as event stream processing, real-time collaboration, rules engines and services
- Owning your code and ensuring it’s well documented as we grow the team
- Working as a team player - clearly communicating priorities, needs and expectations with relevant colleagues.
- You’ll be using various tools throughout your day, including Slack, email - and of course ProdPad itself!
About the job:
You’ll be joining our team as we continue building our product, a powerful web app that’s used by thousands of product managers and their teams.
You’ll be working in our engineering team to build robust new features and products. You’ll also be involved in ongoing improvements to the product and platform architecture. Your role will be primarily around problem solving and then converting that into solution in the backend.
Why this job is important:
Everyone likes to say they’re agile and iterate on their product quickly, but too often don’t allow for enough time and space to actually put anything like that in practice. We like to actually live that! You’ll be joining our team as we continue building our product, a powerful web app that’s used by thousands of product managers and their teams. .
Your work will be seen and used by thousands of people around the world, and will give you the chance to flex your skills to create a robust, usable product that scales with our growth.
What you’ll learn in this role:
We’re building a product that’s used by thousands of product managers, and we’re a company full of product people ourselves. As such, we’re surrounded by smart people who challenge the way that amazing products are built - we’re constantly striving for the best product management practices ourselves, and aren’t afraid of trying crazy things to improve the product for our customers. We invest in training, conferences, and whatever else you might need to get new skills and improve your own work.
You'll work with the team identifying new technologies, prototyping them and working out how they will push the product forward in such areas as event stream processing, real-time collaboration, rules engines and services. You'll also work with others in the team to merge machine learning into the product across various areas.
We want to hear from you! If you fit some but not all of the criteria, get in touch anyways and tell us what you’re awesome at and what you want to learn next. Let’s work together to find the perfect spot on our team for you!
25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
Private Medical Insurance
Healthcare Cash Back Plan
Your own choice of kit
Season ticket loan
A good work life balance
Team social events
Learning and Development:
At ProdPad we actively encourage learning and development in your field, and are open to supporting your attendance at conferences, training days and other relevant events.
Based in the UK, on the south coast, our office is an easy bus journey from both Brighton and Hove train stations. While this role is based at our Hove office, we operate flexible working arrangements which meet both the team and business need.
To all recruitment agencies: ProdPad does not accept agency resumes. Please refrain from sending unsolicited resumes to any ProdPad employees.
Candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK
Plus, did we mention the fantastic, crazy, dedicated team that you'd be joining? Here's a post about working at ProdPad that'll give you a sense of what to expect: https://www.prodpad.com/blog/developer-at-prodpad/
There’s plenty more besides this, so convince us we should meet you, and we’ll explain more!