Front End Engineer

Product Development · London, Greater London
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Location: London

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

 

The role

 

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for delivering high-quality software and products, able to be deployed frequently and safely into production. Working with similarly minded people, you will help to shape the way we use and adopt technologies and practices, with a modern engineering mindset. You are an advocate of test automation and have a clear view of where to make the best use of it.  

 

At Rightmove we work as part of autonomous cross-functional teams in an agile environment. Each team owns a part of the Rightmove experience made up of design, product and engineering. You will collaborate to ensure we deliver quality solutions that satisfy millions of users, thousands of agents and hundreds of passionate Rightmovers. You will be responsible for defining solutions to business and technical problems in a way which ensures maintainability, scalability and high performance standards. We work collaboratively across a mix of product and centralised teams, together working towards Rightmove’s strategy. 


Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Developing features and improvements to our applications, with the use of JavaScript, React, redux, Context, Node, Express and Typescript.
  • Collaborating with internal contacts and the team to find solutions to complex problems  
  • Contributing to key decisions, including which features to include during team sprints  
  • Estimating user stories  
  • Reviewing other developers’ code and debating options as a team  
  • Investigating and promoting the latest, emergent technologies  
  • Working in an Agile environment  
  • Coach and mentor less experienced engineers to help them develop their technical skills 

 

We’re looking for someone who:

 

  • Has commercial experience of writing applications with Java 
  • Has great problem-solving skills 
  • Is enthusiastic about the importance of testing, promotes TDD and has experience of react testing frameworks like Jest and Enzyme
  • Enjoys delivering high quality code and likes to debate the merits of different solutions 
  • Has a keen interest in the performance of live applications and how our user’s use them 
  • Wants to use the latest technologies and takes initiative to improve the way the team works
  • Looks to share their knowledge with the rest of the product development team 
  • Likes to ask questions and use the experience of those around them 
  • Has a sense of ownership and responsibility for the work you and your team deliver


Ultimately, we care much more about the person you are, how you think and approach things, than a list of qualifications and buzzwords on a CV. Even if you can’t say ‘yes’ to all of the above, but are smart, self-motivated and passionate about delivering great work then get in touch.

 

About us 

 

We are on a mission to ‘help people make the right move’, we launched in 2000 with a will to make home-hunting happy, by showing all property in just one place. 

 

A great success story, we’re an established member of the FTSE 100 and one of the biggest home-grown web brands in the UK. Despite our success, we remain a down-to-earth bunch and we encourage and support all Rightmovers to continuously develop themselves.  

 

Together we work towards the best outcome, both in terms of our technical solutions and continued business growth. We are always on the lookout for the great new people to join our team. If you are a smart and passionate initiative-taker then get in touch. You could be part of the next chapter of the Rightmove story! 

 

We believe that ensuring diversity of background and experience will lead to a more fun and inclusive workplace and the creation of better products for our users. We are an equal opportunities employer, come and help us make home moving easier.  

  

Did you know that? 

 

  • Rightmove was meant to be called 'Doorknob.' But it didn't quite have the same ring to it
  • We still have employee #1 working at Rightmove
  • Last year we had (on average) 1.5 billion-page views a month  
  • Our speedy customer experience support team answer our customers calls every 6 seconds

 

 

 

 


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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    Product Development
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced