Staff Software Engineer

ScreenCloud Belfast Full-time
Salary Competitive
Belfast's mission is to be the driving force behind ScreenCloud Apps. Apps provide the magic on screen; they're what let users hook up their social media accounts, design their store menus, or showcase team metrics. We want to help users build their own apps. We write SDKs and develop visual drag & drop tools to create apps in a no-code / low-code style. We're pulling the customer ever closer into the heart of our Product Engineering, focusing our dev efforts around user-driven feedback.

Staff Software Engineer

In this role, you will:

  • Help build and deliver the APIs and infrastructure that powers our whole app catalogue, including brand new apps you help design from scratch.

  • Write primarily in JavaScript/TypeScript on Node and deploy to AWS, with a range of serverless/NoSQL projects as well as Docker/SQL combos. Each project is free to build to the architectures and techniques best suited to its own nature.

  • Become a core member of the Apps group, building tools and best practices to make it easier for developers across the company, and even our customers themselves, to build their own ScreenCloud apps.

  • Push us to experiment and try new techniques to constantly improve the quality of our platform (We're particularly interested in approaches to make useful monitoring effortless and maximise reliability)

  • Collaborate with designers, testers and product owners to ensure the customer experience is perfect.

  • Get stuck in with us on prototypes and MVPs to experiment with the constant stream of ideas for where we take digital screens next. Then help get the best of these into the hands of real customers of course.


You might be a great fit for this role if:

  • You have demonstrated experience building REST or GraphQL services with JavaScript/TypeScript. You may also have worked in similar languages, and able to discuss the benefits/tradeoffs of various techniques (We use Go in a few specialised services, but all others run on Node)

  • You have worked with cloud providers like AWS and GCP in the past, and can confidently discuss the trade-offs and opportunities in designing real-life systems on these products.

  • You have experience integrating with 3rd party systems at scale.

  • You can help lead whiteboard sessions to design new solutions, and discuss the flows of data across those systems.

  • You document your work, ensuring knowledge is readily available for both other members of the team, including the frontend developers hitting your services, but equally for new developers who may come across it many months down the line.

  • You relish the hard work of demonstrating quality through accurate monitoring and alerting, as well as effective logging for when things do go wrong.

  • You understand that the user's experience, both in setting up an app and then seeing it on screen is the north star metric for any work we do. The more complexity we can abstract away from them, the better our systems are!

  • You work best in small teams and deliver the highest quality code when you’re surrounded by great people. You go out of your way to share your knowledge and make difficult concepts understandable for the whole team.


Bonus points if you have experience with any of the following:

  • NoSQL experience with services like DynamoDB, or Firebase.

  • GraphQL services, such as Apollo.

  • Database design and query optimisation on SQL products like RDS.

  • Working on modern webapps, built with tools like React or Angular.

  • End to end testing with tools like Cypress or Selenium.

  • APIs built in Node (Express, Koa, Lambda).

  • Improving build and deploy tooling for reliability and performance.


For more information or questions please contact us at cristina@screencloud.io

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

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Working at
ScreenCloud

Screens are everywhere, covering walls across the world from local shop floors up to major offices and Universities. Sadly, they're often left repeating the same dull content forever.ScreenCloud brings screens to life, with simple to use apps that hook into everything from your company's Google docs, to your latest Instagram pics.We are a high-growth startup, and we're looking for the best and brightest to help us grow that app gallery from 80 apps right now to countless more in the future.

Read more about ScreenCloud

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