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Lead Node.js Developer

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Informa Business Intelligence | Lead Node.js Developer - Virtual


Informa Business Intelligence, part of the FTSE 100 Informa Group, currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Node.js Developer to join our growing TMT Intelligence team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Node.js to assist with the launch and ongoing development of a new product platform, utilising the latest set of progressive technologies, for an expanding global intelligence business in the midst of a large scale growth investment programme.


Informa Business Intelligence provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to businesses and professionals, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment. We operate within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.



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Reporting into Head of Technology Delivery for the TMT division, the successful Developer will initially work with an external vendor in developing and launching a new product within the planned timeframe, before taking over technical ownership and management of the application for future phases of development. As part of a large central technology group, this Senior Developer will work with product management, data and analyst teams in support of the TMT division’s product development roadmap.


We are looking for an experienced Developer who has held a Senior or Technical lead position in a commercial development environment, with excellent communication skills and experience of developing enterprise level web applications.



Product development and maintenance


  • Develop and maintain application code in support of new product development, feature enhancement and issue resolution
  • Provide the hands-on programming skills necessary to meet development goals and deadlines
  • Ensure adherence to coding standards in own code and junior team members and act as a mentor to ensure quality
  • Build knowledge of current and emerging technologies relevant to TMT Intelligence platform technology stack
  • Take responsibility for the technical delivery and programming quality of TMT Intelligence websites
  • Act as technical lead on development projects; able to recommend best practice solutions to technical problems
  • Able to effectively understand and translate product and business requirements into technical solutions
  • Adopt and promote Agile development methods and test-driven development
  • Provide technical support for existing products and help ensure the smooth running of their updating and maintenance
  • Provide clear communication to project team and report on progress against planned milestones
  • Liaise regularly with product managers to agree task priorities and quantify resource requirements for development projects
  • Provide influence and leadership with regards to determining and implementing overall programming standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Work closely with the data architecture manager on the delivery and maintenance of the technical data strategy.
  • Liaise with and support the DevOps team in their understanding of specific application design in the deployed environment.



Key Technical Skills:


  • Extensive "Test first" TDD experience within coding frameworks around the following areas is essential:
    • Build and Unit testing
    • Integration tests
    • Smoke tests
    • Acceptance tests


  • Commercial hands-on development experience with some of the following technologies and practices including, but not limited to:
    • Developing SPA applications using ES5 or ES6 with newer JavaScript technologies (REACT/Aurelia)
    • js, C# and other .NET technologies (.NET Core)


  • Commercial development experience using AWS infrastructure is essential. Related desirable skills including but not limited to:
    • working with Lambdas and a Serverless architecture using Node.js/C# (.NET Core)
    • Pub/Sub messaging paradigms via SNS
    • S3 development
    • API Gateway
    • Auto-scaling groups


  • Utilising various technologies to maintain a CI/CD pipeline, including but not limited to:
    • Packer
    • Terraform
    • TeamCity


  • Experience deploying, maintaining, interacting-with and developing-against NoSQL technologies is essential. Other desirable technologies should include but not be limited to:
    • ElasticSearch
    • Logstash
    • Kibana
    • DynamoDB



Key Requirements:


  • A strong development background in Javascript and .Net technologies within an Agile environment
  • A desire to keep ahead of new and evolving technologies
  • Demonstrable experience of developing commercial customer-facing web applications with an emphasis on data, security and usability
  • Experienced in supporting, modifying and maintaining systems/code designed by others
  • Proven experience of managing/mentoring junior team members
  • Ability to liaise with the development team, third party stakeholders and the wider business
  • Strong software and design skills as well as the ability to oversee delegated programming tasks and to perform code reviews
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience


About Informa:


Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.


BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.


Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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London , London, City of, United Kingdom
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UK London Christchurch Court (23)
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