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Senior Software Engineer


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH GB

Brand:  RS
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Working from home

Senior Software Engineer

About the Role

We’re interested in a lot, but we don’t expect everything! Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate at least 4 of the areas from the following list:

  • Development experience, in contemporary languages such as JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Some experience with cloud infrastructure services (in AWS, Azure or similar), including serverless technologies.
  • Experience with containerisation and related technologies, including Docker, Nomad (preferred) or Kubernetes.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git and SVN.
  • CI / CD pipelines, and automation (GitLab CI, Circle CI, Jenkins etc.).
  • Quality assurance, performance testing and system monitoring tools.
  • Some exposure to ‘Infrastructure as code’
  • Any AWS certifications would be a big plus


The Stack

We use the following technologies and we’re completely open for people to bring their own experiences and expertise to further enrich our engineering culture.

  • Development experience in React, JavaScript, Typescript, Next.js, Node.js, (Other JS Frameworks considered)
  • AWS (Lambda, S3, IAM etc.)
  • Infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform (with Terragrunt)
  • Cloud services - HashiCorp (Vault, Consul, Nomad) and Kong
  • Any experience of testing frameworks (Jest, Cypress, TestCafe,
  • Introspection and observability tooling (Datadog)


As a Senior software engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Designing, building, testing, automating, and supporting integral infrastructure and application components within our client platform
  • Deploying software and services through emerging DevOps tools such as Terraform
  • Mentoring more junior engineers within the team with code reviews, pair programming and feedback session
  • Benchmarking and optimisation of code performance at an application level
  • Security of the deployed code and understand the tooling available to assist in this regard
  • Building reusable components for a component library
  • Liaising with the frameworks team for decisions around the strategic architectural pathway
  • Gatekeeper and precedent setter for standards, best practices, and design patterns within the team
  • Evangelise the importance of production application monitoring and ownership of on-going maintenance


We are RS Group PLC

Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.

As an FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide. Our vision is to become the first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

At RS Group PLC you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

  • You can take control of your future here at RS Group. Depending on your location, we offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:
  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 26 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension at 10.5%; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.

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