Hybrid work from Bucharest, Bucharest:
Why we're hiring:
The vision of the WPP Open Platform is to create a common development and architecture framework, with supporting infrastructure, for the development of digital products across WPP. The platform will provide the single point for access to world class technology and data for our agencies; allowing them to build and scale products and applications, then share them across the business, improving visibility and collaboration. With Open, we expect to address our client needs faster and reduce the time to market for new capability.
As a Backend Software Engineer you will design, develop, and deliver a range of products/services. You will join a collaborative team with a focus on engineering best practice and continuous improvement and will have lots of business exposure, enabling you to see the results of your work.
Your primary focus will be building the ‘back-end’ of our product, working alongside back-end developers to create a comprehensive platform. You are able to develop code that is aligned with the overall vision to ensure the highest quality development is always achieved so it creates a great user experience. You will have excellent knowledge of the DevOps process and can work with large and complex codebases to ensure our product is leading edge.
What you'll be doing:
You will work very closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure our systems are fit for purpose through a nuanced understanding of the business context and the factors that drive the product life cycle.
You will work closely with the Engineering Lead & Product leads across the other product areas in the business
You will occasionally provide designs and solutions for critical projects that allow the development teams to deliver software on time and to agreed functional and non-functional specifications
You will occasionally provide technical leadership to make sure that the designs are implemented using appropriate tools and techniques
You will influence the management of technical debt across projects; making the right calls between balancing pragmatic delivery and compromising implementation patterns
You will be the contact/escalation point for back-end people issues, including defining roles, hiring and working with operational leads to effectively onboard new team members
You will work with your fellow colleagues to ensure estimations for the scope of work is completed
You will conduct regular code review of your colleges and ensure PRs are completed on time
What you'll need:
Significant experience of working with stakeholders to manage expectations and provide technical insight
Significant and demonstrable Cloud Computing experience with knowledge of Cloud Native products preferably GCP
An ability to understand and translate product and business requirements into technical solutions rapidly and effectively
Significant and demonstrable experience of test-driven development alongside use of automated test frameworks, mocking/stubbing
Proven experience of project working and commercial development processes - particularly Agile methodologies
Significant and demonstrable experience designing microservice architecture patterns
Ideally, you have used GCP extensively
2+ years of Python development experience
2+ years of Java development experience
Experience with designing, building and deploying applications from scratch
Strong knowledge of Python 3.x, one of FastAPI/Django/Flask and microservice architectures
Hands-on experience with RDBMS (Postgres, Oracle or others) and ORM (SQLAlchemy)
Strong spoken and written English
Who you are:
You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.
You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.
You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.
What we'll give you:
Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.
Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.
Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?
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