Back End Engineer: Node.js | data | GraphQL

Location: UK

Type: Full Time


Virtual Pricing Director is hiring a Back End Engineer – working in Node.js and other languages – to redesign and implement its new Legal Tech back end and data platform.

Our software empowers a wide audience within law firms to swiftly produce consistently high quality data-driven pricing proposals that profitably deliver on clients’ expectations of pricing transparency and pricing certainty. We achieve this with a best in class data management and workflow platform, and a compelling focus on UI/UX.

We have a proven MVP, the best-recognised brand and strong demand. Now embarking on our third product release, you will design and build out an entirely new data structure and back end. You will be establishing data pipelines, representing data for BI and reporting, and building comprehensive back end capabilities. Your work will go on to manifest new workflow management capabilities, and to bring structure to unstructured data.

The domain entails data-intensive services where security, data integrity and uptime are key. This presents lots of interesting challenges as we build and integrate our technology. We offer considerable freedom in technology choice and approach. There are big plans and lots to accomplish.

Upcoming projects

Exploring, innovating and creating IP
Designing and implementing new data structures and logic
New back end for modular BI and reporting products
New API and data integration pipelines
Designing operational AWS infrastructure
Automating quality, CI/CD, and shaping a DevOps culture
Supporting dialogue with customers
Exploring GraphQL
Upholding ISO27001
Preparing for explorations in machine learning

We’re looking for

Someone ready to shape the back end and data solution
Strong grounding in Computer Science, Data Science or Mathematics, through formal study – or equivalent knowledge
Deep, technical, software design and coding skills – accrued in a modern web back end context
Technology agnostic and adept with Node.js and strong SQL
Ability to build modern microservice-based systems that scale
Ability to unpack complex requirements, to uphold security of sensitive data and to conform to best practices
A collaborative, adaptable, user-centered approach
You may also bring – or like to gain – interests around knowledge management, data science, NLP or machine learning
Someone considering remote, Senior or Lead level, back end jobs such as: Back End Engineer | Back End Developer | Microservices Developer | Lead Software Engineer | Node.js Developer | Node.js Engineer etc.

Anticipated ecosystem – we’ll welcome your influence

Node.js | optionally some Python, Go, Rust or similar | PostgreSQL | GraphQL | AWS | ML | TDD | Agile

Salary and benefits

£60,000 – £90,000+ we’re keeping an open mind
Share scheme for founding team members (once proven value to the business)
25 days holiday, plus public holidays and a day for your birthday
Family-friendly and flexible culture – tell us what you need
Personal development plan that you can shape, with budget for related training/certifications

About us

Virtual Pricing Director has developed groundbreaking software to assist law firms to understand and price their fees, be that £10k or £10m. We are the authority for legal pricing and our software has attracted the attention of the largest firms in numerous countries. We’re now bringing our development team together, offering a culture where you will work under your own initiative towards common goals. It’s an opportunity to be a formative team member, to help shape our collaborative culture and methods, and to grow and improve together. Virtual Pricing Director is a privately-owned venture, founded by Burcher Jennings LLP and Validatum.

Location: fully remote, within the UK

Even if your CV isn’t ready, please talk with Vittoria at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | | @we_are_techfolk

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