Senior/Principal Developer

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City: Brno
Company: Dixons Carphone CoE, s.r.o.

Who we are?

Dixons Carphone is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company.

Our Brno development team is working on SOA e-commerce platform – e-shops PC World and Currys belong to most visited websites in the UK. 7 000 000 unique customers visit the websites during the peak season and we deal in average with 8 orders per second.

Why should you choose our team?

Senior/Principal Developer is a key position within our development team with direct influence on the applications and the whole platform. We are looking for a technical-oriented colleague who will be able to technically lead a team of developers, establish the best practices, gain deep knowledge of our IT systems and contribute to the architectural decisions as well as the platform roadmap.

Each time a new challenge comes, Senior/Principal Developer is in close touch with our Architecture and business team and proposes the appropriate solution to deliver the required functionality. They also ensure that the result meets all standards and fits into the overall strategy.

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • Work together with Brno based e-commerce platform teams and UK business and management team
  • Being responsible for the application technical solution and deciding which technology is the best for the issues solved
  • Communicate application architectural visions with all teams including but not limited to: architects, developers, system/database administrators, analysts, project managers, product owners, business stakeholders
  • Propose and participate on tasks from the platform roadmap
  • Participate actively in the Request For Change feasibility analysis process
  • Hands on participation during the discovery and implementation phase of project
  • Proactively propose improvements to achieve higher efficiency and stability of the platform
  • Technical coaching of developers
  • Technical advisory during high critical production incidents resolution
  • Stewardship of the team to incrementally improve the developed applications
  • Write/update technical documentation

What can you achieve in our team?

  • You can participate on changing one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Europe
  • There are many technical challenges which make the work diverse and require complex attitude in decision making
  • You will join the UK's largest electrical retailer, a company with stable background and willing to invest into new technologies
  • Internally in the company, we offer self-development trainings and support our employees in attending conferences so you can broaden your technical awareness

Now you’re probably wondering what we expect from you? Well…

  • Excellent knowledge of large web-facing production systems architecture
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility with desire to maintain and improve the current platform is a must
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple areas of programming (web development, performance tuning, etc.)
  • Passion for proactive exploration of new technologies and open source
  • Experience with modern web architecture, principles – microservices, api gateway, headless, message queue, event driven development, caching, load-balancing, containers, relation and document databases
  • Expert knowledge of one of the widely used programming languages – PHP, JS, Python, Ruby, Perl, Go, Java (of other JVM language), C#
  • Ability to understand/define pros and cons of different architecture approaches
  • Experience with designing or tuning of large-scale databases
  • Good knowledge of IT security
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Good knowledge of Agile principles

What we offer to make you happier:

  • Modern office right in the city centre with an amazing terrace
  • 25 vacation days, lunch vouchers, flexible working hours
  • You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system
  • MultiSport card, discounted gym membership to Big1Fitness
  • Discounted mobile contract
  • Bonus scheme, loyalty bonuses
  • Home office
  • Business trips to UK to get a chance to get to know each other more
  • Soft skills training, language courses, technical conferences
  • Chill out space (Playstation 3,4; Wii …), relax room, table football
  • Many social events and activities (boat party, volleyball session, runners club, summer BBQ etc.)

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