Senior Software Engineer

Filmies Published: March 23, 2016


About Filmies

Filmies loves film, and we’re building a multi-platform solution that helps people discover personalised and instant film recommendations. Filmies saves people time in that moment when they can’t decide what to watch; in fact our research tells us that it takes an average 22 minutes to choose what film to watch.

We were recently finalists in ‘The Pitch UK 2015’, and as a member of the accelerator ‘Entrepreneurial Spark’, we won the ‘2015 E-Spark Pitch Final’. Our pre-seed crowdfunding round on Seedrs ( quickly over-funded, and in January 2016 we completed the build of our MVP. Beta testing has just begun on our iOS app (based on Ionic and Parse), and our Android version and website wait in the wings. We have ambitious plans to quickly scale our business and seek a strong software engineer to lead coding efforts as we rollout our exciting business strategy to help people #FindFilmsFaster.

About the Role

As the Senior Software Engineer reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible for coding new features and refinements on our Ionic-based iOS and Android apps and website. In addition you will have experience with senior-level practices; e.g., repository management, documentation, bug tracking, burndown and prioritisation, TDD and/or unit testing, performance testing, security/penetration testing, SAS, eCommerce and PCI compliance experience, and release management. Your primary development process will be Agile with some waterfall experience and appreciation.

In your role you will be a key technology influencer with direct responsibility for the evolution of our codebase. You will guide hiring, resource and project management, maximise ROI with an entrepreneurial spirit, and ensure our team’s technology remains on the cutting-edge and attractive to top talent. As we grow, you will too! And, you’ll enjoy success in growing a fun, exciting, and team-focused culture based on opportunity, communication, and play.

Key Skills:

-Javascript, Ionic, Cordova, AngularJS, JSON
-Node.js, bower
-HTML5 and CSS
-iTunes App Store, Google Play App Store

Bonus Points:

-TDD, Unit Tests
-Parse, MySQL, MangoDB, CrouchDB
-Objective C, Java
-ECommerce Frameworks, PCI
-Start-up experience
-Love of film: watching, talking about, and dropping references at every opportunity
-Desire to shape the film industry (we have plans!)

Compensation: This is a part-time, equity-based role. Once we close our seed round later in 2016, our entire team will move to full-time with an attractive equity and cash offer.

If you are interested in joining us on amazing ride that integrates the best in culture and entertainment with best-in-class technology and a disruptive business strategy that promises to shake up a vast industry, then we’d love to hear from you and get underway!

For more information and to submit your cover letter and CV, please send FAO: Alan at the email address provided.

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