Senior Full Stack Engineer

Cancer Research UK

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

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4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together we will beat cancer.

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer (Typescript/ Javascript & AWS)

£50,000 - £60,000

Reports to: Senior Manager, Software Engineering

Department: Chief Operating Office

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

We're open to a variety of ways of working, including full time, part time, job share and compressed hours.

Location: Stratford, London. Office-based with high flexibility (1-2 days per week in the office)

Recruitment process: Coding exercise followed by two competency-based interviews and coding exercise

Interview date: Interviews are to take place upon application soplease do not delay applying.

Application method: We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications ; we won’t be able to view them until the interview stage so they will not be reviewed in the shortlisting process. To be considered fairly for this role, you must fill out the employment history application questions.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone determined, someone like you.

It’s an exciting time to join the Technology team at Cancer Research UK (CRUK), our teams are now aligned to product portfolios ensuring we can deliver the best digital products and solutions to enable our pioneering work on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.

We’re searching for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer who can take our digital products to the next level by partnering with our product teams to develop our software packages, and high-quality code; ensure best practices, and deliver technical solutions. In this role, you will be looking after a specific product portfolio. If you have experience with TypeScript/JavaScript, and AWS and wish to be part of our journey in curing all cancers, please apply here.

What will I be doing?

  • Delivering specific packages of development for software applications within one of our Product teams, and running these applications in production.
  • Applying Lean and Agile principles to develop high-quality code that has minimal bugs, adheres to CRUK standards, and is highly supportable.
  • Working either independently or in collaboration with Solution Architects to design new solutions in line with the Software Engineering strategy.
  • Working autonomously to deliver backlog items for an existing product.
  • Work in collaboration with Product Managers, Service Designers, UX Designers, Business Analysts, etc to identify user needs, discuss capabilities, and iteratively design solutions.
  • Supporting the development of more junior Software Engineers through mentoring.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Experienced Software Engineer with experience in TypeScript/JavaScript, and AWS.
  • Ability to write clean, readable, and properly tested code based on tried and tested design patterns.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new languages, frameworks, and tools.
  • Built modern user interfaces and single-page applications using the React/NextJS ecosystem and developed APIs and other back-end components using Node.js.
  • Acted as a technical lead in a team, starting the development of new features from scratch, defining the overall solutions, and reviewing more junior engineers’ work.
  • Some experience with cloud-native architecture and AWS services, various SQL and noSQL databases, as well as queues such as SQS.
  • Some experience in running critical services in production and designing highly available, scalable, and secure solutions.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

For the full job description and more information about working with us view our candidate pack.

Additional Information

Cancer Research UK’s Technology team is proud to be part of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) for our efforts in driving equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all, and we have always sought to draw from a diverse pool of talent and maintain an inclusive working environment.

For more information on this career opportunity please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

For more updates on our work and careers, follow us on: Linked In, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

There’s a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you. We don’t expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.

We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at [email protected].

Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

Cancer Research

We are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

Our Working Week

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

The majority of our roles offer 25 days holiday (for a 5 day week) plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly. On top of this you can chose to buy up to 1 week’s additional holiday each year.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working opportunities. Some of our team members work 100% remotely within the UK, while other roles require some on-site presence (e.g. 1-2 days per week)

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance

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