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Software Engineer (Remote)



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

Join our digital transformation

We are RS Group PLC. A global force in B2B e-commerce, our team is responsible for over 60 websites worldwide. We are pioneers, innovators, and disruptors in the world of B2B e-commerce. We are on a digital transformation, experimenting with new tools and services that put customers at the heart of everything we do. 


The Role

Are you a software engineer that wants to work on building out and scaling a serverless multi-region AWS architecture?

We’re hiring a software engineer to work in conjunction with architects, product owners, systems engineers, and other business stakeholders, you will be contributing towards the technical design, implementation and operations of back-end systems and APIs.


Make an impact as a Software Engineer

As one of our software engineers, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, building, testing, automating, and supporting integral infrastructure and application components within our API platform.
  • Being a team player who wants to strive forwards together and not as individuals.


What you’ll need to succeed

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Good understanding of contemporary best-practices and anti-patterns across infrastructure and application components
  • Experience in developing APIs (REST or GraphQL)
  • Experience of building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines (GitLab CI/CD)
  • Knowledge/Experience working on databases with large datasets, monitoring and tuning performance
  • Logical approach and a good level of attention to detail
  • Good communication skills


What we use – hopefully you’ll have experience of some or all of these

  • Node.js, Typescript
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
  • Good use and understanding of tooling such as Git, Gitlab
  • Knowledge or Experience of AWS – S3, Lambda, SNS, SQS and SQL databases (Aurora PostgreSQL), NoSQL databases (Dynamo)
  • Familiarity with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Cloud services – Kong, Consul, Vault
  • Datadog
  • JMeter, Cucumber, Selenium, Postman
  • Understanding/Experience of test plans. test cases, system testing, regression testing


Working with us

We want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential, share your ideas and make them happen. We want you to feel supported and listened to by a team that celebrates individuality and independent thought, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background. 


What we can offer you

We have an outstanding benefits package, which includes: 

  • Flexible working arrangements (this is a fully remote role, if you would prefer coming to our offices in Corby/ London, you are welcome )
  • Up to 10% annual bonus 
  • Up to 26 days holiday (with the option to purchase a further week)
  • Extremely generous contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted stock options
  • Private healthcare, life assurance and daily access to a GP


Our History

We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital technology to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the one-stop-shop for industrial parts and electronic components. 


Join Us!

Do you want to join our digital revolution? Can you help deliver amazing things for our customers? Do you want to see your software engineering turn into cutting-edge solutions? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!


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