Hermes Parcelnet

Full Stack Developer

1 month ago
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We are the Hermes Innovation Lab, part of the UK’s leading consumer delivery company handing over 270 million parcels per year. We launched the Innovation Lab back in October 2016 to work with disruptive technologies to build the delivery services of tomorrow. We also use our creative flair to help solve existing business problems as well as challenging our business with a range of forward-thinking services that will change the delivery landscape.


We are a team of thinkers and doers with a passion for creating change. Robotics, digital assistants, voice interfaces, AI, IoT and connected car and even “mixed reality” is all within our disruptive toolkit to help shape the future.


We are big AWS fans with an emphasis on “serverless” so we can move at pace, making build, test and deployment very fast. It’s a true polyglot place to work where we choose the best technology for the job.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively as part of a small team to create new, innovative products and services.
  • Collaboration in ideation sessions with business and technical partners.
  • Delivery of efficient, maintainable code using TDD in an agile environment.
  • Creation of component tests to maintain code quality and reduce system defects.
  • Communication to the wider organisation using a variety of methods including blogging and presentations.
  • Helping with internal/external events as required, such as hackathons and technical workshops.


Essential Skills

  • Self-starter with a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • BSc in Computer Science or related field
  • At least one year commercial development experience preferably using Java, server-side JavaScript (Node.js) or C#
  • Experience in utilising source code control with Git tools
  • Understanding of the distributed computing architecture and how that impacts on development practices such as building fault-tolerant services
  • Understanding of cloud based services preferably with AWS
  • Ability to convey information to stakeholders at all levels, technical and non-technical


Desirable Skills

  • Front end web development experience using a JavaScript framework such as AngularJS
  • Exposure to mobile app development on any platform
  • AWS cloud service experience
  • Exposure to more than one development language
  • Exposure to BDD testing
  • Experience in creating integration tests or test framework


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