Back-End Developer


May 29, 2020

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Who we are

matterlab is a start-up focusing on product development for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industries. We build our own cloud, web & generative design apps, as well as helping partners build their own. Our team is diverse and are former experts in the field, with computational designers, architects and software developers.

The role

We're building greenfield web-based products for the built environment and we’re looking for the right person to help us. This role will see you joining a talented team, with opportunity to grow and reporting directly to the founder.

Who you are

We are searching for a Back-end Developer with working experience of building back-end APIs and modern web development. We encourage transparency, autonomy and innovation so we’re looking for someone that would appreciate the open & collaborative environment.

Required skills & experience

Whilst the role says back-end, we try not to limit people’s potential and further development, so if you’d one day like to do some front-end work or even become a full-stack developer, we’d encourage you to do so.

For this back-end role, you are required to demonstrate experience & skills in the following:

General development experience
  • development in a source-controlled environment (Git) with modern DevOps practices
  • experience working using an Agile approach & methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, XP
  • knowledge of unit and functional testing frameworks (NUnit, etc)
Back-end technology skills
  • extensive C# knowledge with strong OOP backbone
  • experience writing testable, SOLID code and knowledge/use of design patterns
  • extensive ASP .NET Core (or Framework) experience
  • experience building APIs in a microservices architecture
  • experience working with OAuth 2.0 APIs
Key skills
  • excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • strong attention to detail
  • initiative & proactive working methodology
  • highly adaptable and keen to develop your skills in a collaborative & engaging environment
  • ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements & solutions
Desired skills & experience

We don't expect any one person to be experienced in everything, so let us know which (if any) of the below nice-to-have skills you might have:

  • an appreciation of good User Interface (UI) & User Experience (UX) design
  • experience working with 3D Graphics and CAD
  • knowledge or interest pertaining to Architecture, Engineering, Construction industries
Back-end technologies
  • experience with serverless (Azure functions) & event-based architectures
  • experience with AEC applications APIs (Autodesk Revit & Dynamo, Rhino & Grasshopper)
  • experience with Azure (or AWS/DigitalOcean) environment & services
  • Docker & familiarity with cluster management system a plus (e.g. Kubernetes, ECS)
Front-end technologies
  • knowledge of CSS & HTML
  • demonstrable skills & experience in modern JavaScript (ES6+) or TypeScript
  • experience in a front-end framework (e.g. VueJS but Angular or React are also cool)
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, CS Engineering, or related fields
  • Intermediate-level experience in software development of web-based platforms
Role Responsibilities

As part of this role, you'll help build exciting new web platforms for our clients, as well as on our own products & tools - and the responsibilities of this role reflect this dual scope.

Project responsibilities
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, testing, and deployment of client projects
  • Build applications & APIs according to specifications
  • Write code using core engineering principles & industry best practices to ensure quality, usability and performance
  • Define and build test suites, perform analysis to identify opportunities for improvement & automation and build them
  • Closely collaborate with our team of developers and product manager to build the best product possible
  • Participate in our agile development process, including sprint planning workshops, code reviews and quality assurance activities
  • Help ensure our client projects success by participating in workshops and discussions
Office responsibilities
  • Our great working environment and relatively small team means there's plenty of opportunities to help shape our office & development culture.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of everyone's skillsets, whether it's through best practice guides, presentations or hackathons
  • Contribute to design, implementation, testing, and deployment of our own products
  • Contribute to our culture & love of open-source software

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