Xara is recruiting again. We are a relatively small company with a focussed and dedicated team of people who know that we are the best at what we do. The following opportunities are currently available:
Contract or Permanent. Competitive salary dependent on experience, plus (for permanent employees based in the UK) benefits including company pension contributions & private medical insurance.
UK or Berlin office based, or remote working (from anywhere you but within +/- 3 hours that of the UK).
Please do not apply if you are outside these time zones as your application will be ignored!
The UK office is at Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, which is a country mansion (see Gaddesden Place), with snooker table and swimming pool. The German office is in a spacious modern building in Berlin, the tech start-up hub of Germany.
We’re building something very special and for this we need very special developers who like a challenge. See www.xara.cloud for details. You will be part of a new distributed team, building a new slick product, using the very latest, state of the art web technologies.
If you have the right skills and the determination to succeed, this is your opportunity to work on a product that will be used by millions of people, and to contribute to the most amazing, slickest, web-based creative tool being developed today.
About Xara Xara started developing software in 1981 and established itself as one of the most recognized brands in the UK. Xara has pioneered many technologies taken for granted nowadays. From developing the world’s first check-as-you-type spell checker to award winning desktop-publishing software to the first drawing software to provide real-time anti-aliasing and transparency control, Xara continues to innovate and develop leading edge software products. Now we have embarked on completely transforming the way content is created within businesses.
Candidates must possess the following attributes:-
An IT or Science Degree, or equivalent
Solid commercial experience (3+ years) with:
TDD and continuous integration
Advanced Bash programming
NOSQL (Redis and MongoDB are required)
A solid understanding of cloud deployment strategies and scalable architectures
A desire to work on world-leading web software products
Highly motivated, with a positive attitude to work and the ability to learn quickly
Good trouble-shooting skills with the perseverance to solve problems
Able to work productively, both autonomously and as part of a dynamic team
Commercial experience with high-volume scalable architectures
Good knowledge of the most common web servers / load balancers (Apache, Nginx, HAProxy)
Experience with ELK and Grafana
Experience with AWS or GCP
Experience with Kubernetes
An interest in online security
This role will be filled by a direct applicant only, so no agent enquiries please.