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We are a multidisciplinary team of makers who are creating the musical instruments of the future

Senior Backend Developer

£60k – £80k
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“Working on the web team at ROLI is a chance to work with some of the best people in the industry. It also offers the opportunity to work in an exciting cross-disciplinary environment where we push the boundaries of what can be done with music and technology across multiple platforms.”

- Angus Keith, Senior Product Owner

ROLI is looking for a Senior Backend Developer to lead the development of ROLI’s websites and APIs.

As Senior Backend Developer at ROLI, you will be part of the Web Team and dedicated to maintaining and constantly improving our online experiences.

Working primarily with JavaScript, in close collaboration with other engineers and designers, you will be developing the highest quality products for our online ecosystem. As a team we communicate a lot, support each other, fight fires and value each other’s opinions.

Working in a company with bold ambitions, and the calibre of talent required to deliver them, offers a unique opportunity to define and build the future platforms needed to elevate ROLI onto the global stage.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a disruptive category of music making devices we are creating called ‘Connected Music’ - a network of hardware and software, platform and developer products that will revolutionise how music is made.

What you’ll do:

-Lead the backend development for ROLI on our Node.js / React stack
-Work closely with developers and designers to ensure and improve coherence, consistency and general excellence across our codebase and websites
-Be actively involved in developing the back-end infrastructure and integrations that keep our websites running
-Work with stakeholders across ROLI to create and deploy new platform features
-Be a mentor to others through code reviews, encouragement and pair programming

What you’ll need:

-Advanced Node.js, API and database architecture
-A high bar for code quality and automated tests and continuous delivery
-Competent with SQL and NoSQL databases
-An ability to work autonomously and independently
-Excellent communication skills
-Superb and demonstrable time-management skills and the ability to work independently
-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels

Bonus points:

-Experience with MongoDB
-Familiarity with authentication systems (JWT, OAuth)

ROLI offers:

-The opportunity to work with the leading minds within technology, hardware, and music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
-A range of meaningful benefits including:
-Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan
-A company pension scheme
-23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
-20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
-‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
-Team member discounts on ROLI products
-Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
-Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
-Generous Parental Leave policy
-Frequent friends and family events
-A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
-A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every four weeks to expand your skill­s
-The opportunity to create your own “4pm” class to skillshare both your technical and creative skill sets with other ROLI team members
-A generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage
-A competitive salary according to your level of experience

To learn more about us and our culture, check out:

Lumi: Our illuminated keyboard and interactive app
Profile on ROLI Culture in FT Sifted
Life at ROLI
See the Seaboard in action
Songmaker kit with Marco Parisi
BLOCKS the modular music studio
Balderton Podcast - ROLI's company culture & building a unique team
Pharrell joins the team!
@vegetarianatwork on Instagram

ROLI wholeheartedly believes that difference stimulates a healthy and productive environment, as well as positively impact the products we create. We actively encourage diversity of background and perspective, and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination in all of our employment related processes and matters.

ROLI at a glance

We are a multidisciplinary team of makers who are creating the musical instruments of the future

ROLI focuses on Hardware, Music, Musical Instruments, Software, and Hardware + Software. Their company has offices in New York City and London. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, ROLI has raised $43.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2016.

You can view their website at http://roli.com or find them on Twitter.

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