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JavaScript Engineer

We are looking for a talented, passionate JavaScript Engineer to join our team in our amazing London Bridge office next to The Shard. We are about half way through a two year replatforming project converting our web and native app products into a single shared code base using React, React Native and GraphQL. We are doing some pretty cutting edge stuff, so be prepared to learn and grow with us.

Who we are looking for

You’re an engineer with a passion for well crafted and tested code considering everything from architecture and security to performance, evidenced by a healthy GitHub account (maybe you contribute to open source too). You’re used to pair programming and collaboration, understand agile methodologies and can work with partners across the business.

You have a continuous improvement mindset and are proactive in driving positive change, encouraging those around you to do the same. You are an advocate for the product you work on and have a genuine interest in it. Outside of the office you love learning new development languages and skills and work on interesting personal projects. You love engineering and constantly want to learn more.

If you tick most of these boxes, we’d like to find out more about you:
● Expert level JavaScript (ES2015+), HTML and CSS.
● Significant front to back JavaScript application development experience.
● Fluent in Git, understand branching strategies and reviewing code against best practices.
● Confident with continuous integration, deployment and delivery.
● Understanding of a JavaScript application lifecycle.
● Understanding of usability, security and performance in front end applications.
● Good communication and written skills and able mentor and influence team members.

Why work at The Times?

Technology is a team with people and product at our heart. Passionate and trusted experts creating industry leading solutions through attracting and developing the best talent. CTO of the Year (Tech Leaders) 2017, Christina Scott, leads the department and has worked for many years transforming technology teams in media companies.

The Times Engineering creates and supports the digital platform for The Times and The Sunday Times that delivers news content to our readers via iOS, Android and the web. We are highly collaborative, working closely with our product and business partners to deliver value to our customers. Our agile pods are made up of cross-functional, autonomous engineers that are empowered to design, write, test, deploy and support their own code.

When you need a screen break you might fancy a game of table tennis, take on someone at foosball or join a whiteboard session. At lunch time you can join a lunch & learn, eat in our subsidised canteen or head out for street food at Borough Market. If you need some exercise, take a walk along the Thames or head to the local gym. At the end of the day you can join one of our regular social events.

About Us,

News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.