Senior Software Engineer - Platform Enablement

London / Manchester
All Technology – Infrastructure Enablement /
Permanent /
Our Ways of Working Principles:

We believe that most of us do our best work when we work together, but we know that everyone works in different ways, and quite frankly, has other commitments and responsibilities outside of work.
As we further adjust  to hybrid working, we want to take what we've learnt from working remotely and keep the flexibility that's enabled us to thrive and keep driving our business forward.

We have some core principles which support us in this:
Do what’s right
Trust & give permission
Delivery matters

We understand ways of working can look different based on your role, team and you as an individual so we are here to support and discuss this with you during the interview process.

Work with us

At Moonpig Group our mission is to help people connect and create moments that matter. We’re an international group made up of three brilliant brands – Moonpig in the UK, Ireland, US and Australia, and Greetz in the Netherlands – with our newest addition Buyagift joining us in 2022.

We were founded with a goal to disrupt the traditional greetings industry. Two decades on, we’re an established leader within the online gifting market, offering a wide range of products to customers across the world.

Moonpig is an iconic brand and innovator, with clear values (read more about our values here!). These values set our teams and our business up for success in an environment that’s fun, supportive and challenging. They’re the glue that binds us together and we think of them as a platform to help us deliver our best work. You have every chance to drive impact here at Moonpig, and most importantly, we genuinely want you!

Our architecture is built for scale and flexibility which will allow us to quickly innovate and launch new propositions - coupling that with the wealth of data we have on our customers, the sky's the limit in the world of experimenting with cutting edge ideas.

About the role

We're currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Platform Enablement Team. 

We support and maintain the core of our web-platform which includes build pipelines, testing automation and the foundational elements of the moonpig web platform such as our serverless multi-app NextJS deployment. 

This role will be focussed primarily on the core web platform so having an interest in and experience of building a Serverless deployed multi-app Next.JS platform, using Turborepo for builds and Frontend testing experience would be highly desirable. Any experience using Terraform and Github actions for builds and deployments would be a bonus.

What you’ll be doing:

    • You’ll be supporting our core web platform, improving our build processes, our approach to testing and finding ways to improve the effectiveness and reliability of our overall platform.
    • Supporting and optimising our GraphQL offering.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally and cross-team to implement cross-cutting improvements across the Moonpig platform.
    • You will be building scalable and informative documentation in the form of references, guides, and code examples.
    • Write and maintain unit, browser and integration tests to ensure system stability.
    • Provide support to Web core consuming engineering teams.

Our expectations of our Senior Software Engineers:

    • Good engineering comes first - You’ll have a great technical knowledge base and the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. We expect you to apply these skills in making the right decisions and applying best practices wherever possible.
    • Technical mentoring and leadership - You’ll be collaborative, inclusive and spreading knowledge wherever possible. People will be looking up to you for technical guidance and part of your role will be to help them on that journey. You will also be responsible for creating the right forums to drive engineering principles and practices across all of engineering. You have the autonomy to drive decisions, but it’s your responsibility to ensure everyone is involved.
    • Culture and advocacy - You will be supporting a growth culture (e.g. running lunch & learns, brown bags, etc.) as well as advocating the organisation externally through meetups, blogging, hackathons etc. This is important to us as we are all in this together.

You’ll be a good fit for the role if you:

    • You are comfortable collaborating with cross team Engineers and with Agile methodologies.
    • Have an interest in the platform and infrastructure part of the frontend stack.
    • You have experience writing documentation and understanding the audience to deliver key points and provide clarity on technical topics.
    • Experience with TypeScript, React, NextJS, modern CSS frameworks and Apollo GraphQL. 
    • Understanding event based architecture is a plus.
    • Act as a mentor to developers just starting their development journey and/or wanting to further develop their frontend skill set.

Our Tech Environment

    • TypeScript, React, Node.js, NextJS with AWS, Serverless and Terraform.
    • GitHub for SCM, CI/CD through GitHub Actions.
    • GraphQL API and event based architecture
    • Robust and performant cloud/serverless applications, with a focus on user experience and business growth.
    • Full-stack, cross-functional teams owning the whole software development lifecycle from discovery to delivery.
    • We don’t expect you to have experience with all of the technologies above so if you have experience in some, please apply!

How we get there

    • Kanban
    • Jira / Confluence
    • Grafana and AWS Cloudwatch
    • Google Analytics
    • Clean Architecture
    • TDD
    • Pair Programming
    • Focus on experimentation to validate our hypothesis
Want to hear more? 
Find out more about Moonpig Group and what it has to offer here!
Moonpig’s Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 

At Moonpig Group, we’re committed to creating an inclusive and caring culture with brilliant people who feel a real sense of belonging. We welcome and celebrate all diverse backgrounds to Moonpig Group, from working parents who need flexibility with their hours to individuals who are neurodiverse and prefer to work a certain way.
We’re proud to have several employee-led committees within our organisation, including the LGBTQ+, Gender Balance, Neurodiversity and our EMBRACE (Educating Myself for Better Racial Awareness and Cultural Enrichment) Committees.
We’ll continue to push for diversity and that sense of belonging so that all Moonpig Group employees feel safe and comfortable to be their true authentic self at work.