Senior Software Engineer

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

Role overview

You will be working on building, expanding and enhancing our many different platforms whilst pushing innovation to the next level to keep LADbible Group as the #1 social media site in the UK. You’ll be able to mix and communicate with different teams (e.g. Data, content, commercial and submissions) within the organisation.

You will also have the ability to work with the latest technologies as well as being part of a team who is not afraid to try revolutionary ideas to help the business keep growing.  

Responsibilities

  • Build and manage the current platforms
  • Bring new ideas on how to move forward and improve systems
  • Define the rules and definitions supporting the metrics, KPIs, and queries
  • Mentor, guide and motivate junior members of the team
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert
  • Set and monitor team objectives to ensure career enhancement 
  • Ensure that the company stays ahead of the latest technology developments so that our data architecture can grow with the business

Technical

  • JavaScript
    • NodeJS
    • ReactJS
    • Redux
    • ImmutableJS
  • HTML5, PWA, modern browser APIs
  • CSS3 (BEM/Sass, CSS-in-JS)
  • PHP – LAMP stack 
  • MySQL
  • Postgres

Beneficial

  • MongoDB
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • TypeScript
  • Babel
  • Wordpack
  • Golang

Skills/Strengths

  • Suitable for someone with experience as a mid to senior/lead level software engineer looking to progress and take their next step
  • Ideally would have specialist knowledge in one of the above
  • Ability to operate in a high paced, innovative environment. 
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to think in a structured way about business need.
  • Experience of partnering with business to gain an understanding of what the end user is solving for
  • Experience of an agile environment 
  • Stakeholder management 

Company Overview

Founded in 2012, LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

Our brands include LADbible, SPORTbible, Pretty 52, branded content agency Joyride, and licensing arm CONTENTbible. Whether by simply putting a smile on someone’s face with a funny video or by engaging our audience in social issues important to them, we strive to make a positive difference.

Sure, we may be UK based, but we’re powered by a community that spans the planet.

Mission

LADbible Group has become a way of life for fans around the world. We provide news, entertainment and community to a global audience of young people. Our mission is pretty straightforward: to deliver content that our audience love. Our flagship brand alone is followed by half of all UK men aged 18-24 – and a fifth of women in the same age group.

We don’t think youth audiences are hard to reach, you just have to tell them the stories they care about and amplify the ones they tell you.

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.