Lead Software Engineer

York, United Kingdom

 

Lead Software Engineer

York | United Kingdom

Lead Software Engineer

Anaplan are looking for exceptional Lead Engineers with extensive people management experience to join us in our award-winning R&D centres in York, London and San Francisco - working in autonomous Scrum teams with an emphasis on collaboration, innovation and honesty, we’re serious about attracting the best…we have hugely complex technical problems to solve, and offer unrestricted progression, a relaxed working environment, superb packages and much more.

We look for exceptional Engineers of all levels, regardless of your language(s) of choice - really smart, passionate people who believe in simplicity, agility and performance and can choose and use the best tools for the job. In this role as a Lead Engineer, the additional ability to support, enable and mentor your team is also key.

We know how important learning and development are, so we constantly invest in our Engineering team (in excess of 170 people globally and growing by the day) with time and a dedicated budget for self-study, training, events and global conferences - ensuring that whatever you need is always available.  

                                                                                                                                 

About Us:
       
                                                                                                         
Originally founded in York in 2006 and now headquartered in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 1100 employees in 18 offices, all over the world. In fact, we may just be the most successful company you’ve never heard of!

A genuine “Unicorn”, we’ve developed the most powerful Cloud-based modelling platform on the market. We’re already trusted by hundreds of Fortune 2000 companies and are proud winners of multiple awards, including the best place to work in UK Tech (2016).

As a Lead Engineer at Anaplan, you will:

  • Lead a well-balanced, cross functional team to deliver exceptional software.
  • Actively practice continuous integration and deployment and proactively contribute improvements to the way these are done
  • Write tests at every level of the testing pyramid to ensure the quality of your work is good to go to production every time we build
  • Be capable of working within an agile development process and are self-driven enough to thrive in an environment that promotes high levels of autonomy.
  • Be driven by the customer, everything you do is to solve a problem for our users or to enable us to solve problems for users more effectively/sustainably.
  • Apply your expertise across the full stack as necessary. We recognise specialisms but appreciate open minded people who will step out of their comfort zone to complete their work and expand their skill set.
  • Liaise with the product owner to set expectations and define acceptance criteria
  • Work on an exciting product vision which will change the way in which the world’s largest enterprises do their planning
  • Good attention to detail - you will create applications which solve significant problems for our users, this drives you more so than anything

 

Skills Required:

  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to craft well architected and easy to reason about applications regardless of the "tier".
  • SOLID toolkit of design patterns and ability to choose the right ones to apply to each problem.
  • Good core understanding of JavaScript (ES2015+), HTML and CSS to produce well-structured and semantic markup.
  • Familiarity with full stack architectural patterns such as micro-frontends, Backend for front end etc.
  • Expertise writing scalable backend micro-services, bonus points if you know the JVM (Java and Kotlin mostly using Spring Boot).
  • Any experience using deployment tools/technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, chef, puppet is advantageous
  • Writing well thought out tests at the appropriate level, you know when it is appropriate to use TDD/BDD. Quality is extremely important and we expect it to be for our engineers too.
  • The ability to coach and collaborate - you enjoy working closely with others, Pairing and learning, and are comfortable showing off your work.
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm - cultural fit is a really big deal for us…we're looking for really smart people who love solving big problems and are self-motivated to get things done.

 

We Offer:

  • A rewarding, progressive career with a company that values diversity, flexibility and understands the need for a good work/life balance.
  • Market-leading salaries combined with generous bonuses, equity and a range of comprehensive benefits.
  • Regular agile meetups, events and hackathons (both attending and hosting!)
  • Flexible working, catered lunches, a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of parties & events
  • A range of sports, health and wellbeing initiatives
  • 3 days of paid leave every year to help support the charity or cause of your choice.
  • Trips to our other Engineering offices: San Francisco / London / York
  • The chance to continually help evolve a company already worth over $1.4 billion and one of the top 25 global Cloud Tech companies! (Forbes, 2017) 



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