Backend Developer

Development · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Backend Developer

Working at Ito World

We’re a mission-driven and diverse team of 90+ people from over 18 countries with a passion for technology and transportation. We’re interested in talented, curious people that share our mission and love data as much as we do.

What we do

At Ito World, we solve transportation challenges across the globe for millions of travellers every day, by delivering real-time transit data feeds to journey planners and a platform for transit authorities and operators. Our clients include Google, Apple, Microsoft and public sector organisations such as the Department of Transport and Transport for West Midlands.

The Backend Developer role

We are looking for a talented Backend Developer to join our team at Ito World. You will be developing software solutions that gather, enhance and deliver schedule and real-time data into a single aggregated feed for an entire city.

As a key member of the team, you will be working in an environment that values your enthusiasm and ideas as well as your development skills and experience.

Ito World has a flexible and remote working culture and will consider applicants that want to work fully remote from anywhere in the UK. We also have an office in Cambridge to accommodate those who prefer to work onsite / hybrid.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Development Team Lead, the Backend Developer will be:

  • Working as part of an open, collaborative team
  • Developing the technology that underpins our platforms for handling scheduled and real-time data.
  • Expanding our range of importers and exporters for handling large volumes of disparate data.
  • Building online services for the management of complex datasets. 

As well as these, you will be expected to demonstrate best practices for the software development process, including unit testing, code reviews, Continuous Integration and documentation.

What skills the Backend Developer will have

We would expect you to be educated to degree level and show skills in the following areas:

  • 3+ years’ experience of C++, Java or C# development in a commercial environment
  • Design and implementation of RESTful services
  • Interface with back-end databases, relational and/or NoSQL
  • Experience handling, analysing and distributing large amounts of complex data.
  • Developing software in a Linux environment
  • An innovative and creative approach to software development
  • Meeting tight deadlines and positively manage changes to workload

Other skills that would be desirable include Jira (or some other sprint/issue tracking system), Git, Docker and cloud based systems.

The C++ Developer will also need to be a good communicator, who is self motivated and has an eye for attention to detail. We are passionate about the quality of our software, not just how it's written but also how it's tested and deployed.

Professional Development

Professional development is an area that is very important to us at Ito World. We understand that access to training and education in the workplace improves prospects for promotion and can help open up future career paths.

We take the time to work with each member of the team and help them to take control of their personal development. This ranges from helping them feel confident when taking on new challenges, to working with them to plan their goals for the future.

To facilitate continuous learning, the team has access to online resources as well as training courses and mentoring. They are also encouraged to share areas of interest with the wider team to help foster a culture of learning.

What we offer

  • Flexible & remote working to suit all lifestyles and life stages
  • Enhanced pension and health insurance after 2 years' service
  • Life Insurance
  • 25 days + bank holidays as standard
  • Flexible Public Holidays - option to swap up to 5 UK public holidays to celebrate the festival of your choice. Choose an alternative day that fits your personal values, beliefs or celebration calendar better
  • New parents take a day off to celebrate your child’s first birthday
  • Enhanced parental leave policy
  • Wellbeing and employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike repair service for those that commute by bike
  • Free breakfast and snacks when working from the office
  • Regular team lunches and team socials

Equity, diversity and inclusion at Ito World

At Ito World we believe diverse perspectives make for a better company and better products too. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and are committed to equality and inclusivity in our hiring processes and company culture.

By submitting this application you agree to Ito World retaining your personal data on a "legitimate interest" basis. For further details see our privacy statement. 

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience