Jobs at Golden Charter Services

Software Developer

Salary Up to £40k per annum
Location Bearsden, Glasgow
Date posted 17 December 2018

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer to join our expanding Golden Charter Services in-house development team. This is a full-time, permanent roll.

Our team operate as a technology start-up and we are focussed on using the latest technology to revolutionise the funeral industry. You will be working within a team using best-in-class technology to deliver ground-breaking services to our customers, technologies including AWS, Docker, SaltStack, Bitbucket Cloud, Twilio & Google Analytics.

The team are working across a range of new applications for Golden Charter and its UK network of independent funeral directors. The first of these is This is a relatively new space for digital technology and, as a result, we are in a domain which encourages new, innovative solutions. As a member of the team you’ll be expected to help research and shape these opportunities, and deliver products which help the entire industry move forward.

We are a small group with a real passion for innovation and quality. The candidate will have a strong desire to learn continuously, not just to improve their own abilities, but to further develop the team around them. As a member of the team you will share in our annual budget for training and conference-attendance. There is a real focus on continuous improvement, and there will be opportunities to develop cross-functional skills in analysis, test, coaching and product-ownership, should you want them.

Key skills and experience

Ideally we would like experience or a passionate interest in the following but, if you are in any doubt about individual items, don't worry, we'd still like to talk.

  • 3 or more years work experience as a Software Developer embedded in full-stack, cross-functional software development teams
  • Completion of relevant formal language-specific training and certification
  • Proven skill set in delivering secure web-applications into customer-facing production environments
  • Participation in iterative and incremental software development in BDD and Agile environments
  • Proficient in delivery of cloud-based, containerised applications which operate at scale
  • High level of competence in PHP
  • Experience of ‘Modern PHP’ features and practices (PHP 7+, Composer, Symfony, Zend, Laravel)
  • JavaScript (ES6, Webpack)
  • Database implementation in MySQL or NoSQL
  • Working knowledge of deploying and maintaining applications on AWS.

The package

Salary Up to £40k per annum plus personal and company-related annual bonus
Location Bearsden, Glasgow
Date posted 17 December 2018
Pension 6% pension contribution
Life Assurance 4x annual salary
Other Training and conference-attendance allowance; Discounted gym membership; Competitive annual leave, with option to purchase up to a further 5 days.

How to apply

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