Software Developer

Salary

TBC dependent on experience

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday

Location

Liverpool, UK

How to apply

Send your CV and covering letter to careers@yozu.co.uk

Who Are We?

Founded in 2013, Yozu is a rapidly expanding team of designers, developers and engineers that help SMEs and larger blue-chip corporations around the UK and abroad to better leverage technology within their business. We work closely with our clients to deliver solutions that help to transform their business, and take pride (and have fun!) coding solutions to interesting problems.

We take a mature approach to agile software development; we automate where possible, we’re agile where and when it matters, we work collaboratively with our clients, and we ship often and early.

Technologies and platforms, we utilise include: Rails 5, ES6, React, Spring Boot, CI via tools like CodeClimate and Bitbucket Pipelines, JIRA, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, AWS, Git and so on

 

We Require

An enthusiastic, gifted individual with a proven interest and ability in Software Development to join our team of engineers. You will be helping us develop applications that interface with a number of our products and projects on behalf of some of the UK’s most recognisable household names.

Ideally, you should have real-world experience of designing both user interfaces and experiences using a variety of tools in a professional, academic or personal capacity. A talent in other languages such as Ruby, JavaScript, and Java is also highly desirable.

 

Role Summary 

The role is based in a vibrant area of Liverpool City Centre, in a relaxed and enjoyable work setting. You will be working in a highly collaborative environment and have input into all aspects of production.

You’ll be perfect for this position if you’re keen to interact with clients from the beginning of a development process and throughout, working alongside a supportive team of junior and senior software development engineers, to produce a clean and effective application.

In return, you will benefit from exposure to some of the latest cutting-edge tech stacks, and will have the opportunity to see your work used in live production environments for some of the largest companies in the UK. Benefit and improve on your existing skills from working with other like-minded individuals who are keen to share their wealth of industry experience and knowledge with you.

 

In Return

You will benefit from exposure to the latest cutting-edge technologies, and will have the opportunity to see your work used in live production environments for some of the largest companies in the UK.

You will continually improve on your existing skills as you benefit from working with other like-minded individuals who are keen to share their wealth of industry experience and knowledge with you.

Required skills

  • 2+ years of experience of developing ‘full stack’ web or mobile applications, either in a professional or personal capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated personality
  • Ability to demonstrate past code and projects via Github or similar
  • Solid understanding of OO principles
  • Natural ability with computers and technology in general
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and diagnose in a sensible and methodical manner

 

Desirable

  • At least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related field or further qualifications
  • Industry experience of developing large-scale software and services

Key Benefits

  • Friendly, relaxed and creative work environment
  • Supportive leadership that is keen to see you progress in your career and personal development
  • Exposure to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies
  • Work with other like-minded, enthusiastic team members
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements
  • Friendly and approachable team and mentors
  • On-the-job mentoring and continual training
  • A well-stocked kitchen full of snacks and drinks, Jura Coffee Machine, team lunch every Wednesday, and regular paid team nights out

In addition to all of these benefits, you will work with some very talented people who love what they do and have a lot of fun doing it.

Technical experience of

  • Frameworks and platforms such as Rails, React, Angular, and Cordova
  • Testing frameworks such as Jasmine
  • Automation with tools such as Ansible, Capistrano, or command line scripting
  • Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services Platform, or similar cloud platforms

 

How To Apply

Please email your CV along with links to any supporting materials to careers@yozu.co.uk.

In addition to your CV, you could help your application if you include relevant links such as:

  • Any examples of Ansible Playbooks, personal dotfiles configuration, or Docker images published on https://hub.docker.com that you think would help support your application
  • If you’ve blogged on the topic, given a talk at a meetup, or have examples of documentation you’ve produce we’d love to see those too.