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Backend Lead Developer (C#/.NET)

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: TEC1808-2201


Job Summary: 

Radio Free Europe is looking for the Backend Lead Developer (C#/.NET) for Pangea Digital: www.pangea-cms.com, which is its proprietary content management system. Reporting to the Software Architect, the Backend Lead Developer is responsible for the backend architecture and design of software solutions, the choice of technologies to be used, and the way the in-house backend software development is done. Is a hands-on backend developer while managing and mentoring a backend development team. 

 

Your responsibilities: 

  • Working with the Software Architect, and alongside the Lead Frontend Developer, define and documents the architecture of backend software components.  
  • Make backend software design choices, such as deciding what technologies and design patterns to use.  
  • Code/develop web applications in the languages/technologies used for Pangea Digital software application development.  
  • Work on improving existing backend software solutions. 
  • Is responsible for overall backend source code maintenance and for applying advanced refactoring techniques to ensure stability and maintainability of current frontend projects. 
  • React to emergency situations to fix urgent issues, such as site service outages and other critical problems. 
  • Oversee the activities of the backend software development team and the status of all ongoing programming efforts, working with others on defining task priorities, technical specifications, time estimates, and delivery plans. 
  • Actively participate in recruiting new candidates and integrating them into the Pangea team, lead and mentor other backend developers and take an active role in their professional development. Train new team members, ensuring they adhere to programming standards. 
  • Organize the process of knowledge sharing amongst the team members and passe knowledge of Pangea Digital products to them. 
  • Is responsible for bug fixing backend functionality in the existing applications. 
  • Perform Quality Assurance (QA) testing on own projects as well as the projects of co-workers. Is responsible for bug fixing functionality in the existing applications. 
  • Control the code deployment and build automation processes. 

 

Our technology stack:  

C#, .NET Core 6, SignalR, ReactJS, TypeScript, React MUI, Rabbit, Redis, Docker Swarm, MS SQL, Aspx, Azure devops, Grafana, Kibana, Jenkins. 

 

Your profile: 

  • Preferably a university degree in IT or relevant technical discipline. 
  • Proven experience leading successful software development projects. 
  • Maintaining and enhancing current web applications to address day-to-day development requests for RFE/RL’s backend products. 
  • Developing new features and components within the given software, writing code in any relevant language required (currently C#, regular expressions), .NET core, MS SQL, ASP.NET MVC, XML. 
  • Knows how to use docker for efficient development. 
  • People management, mentoring and coaching. 
  • Ability to quickly anticipate, trouble-shoot and resolve problems. 
  • Adaptability and flexibility to understand and appreciate various perspectives on an issue, adapting as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in the organization or own job requirements. 
  • Ability to work with others on a team - be a team player, who can interact and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, and yet demanding work environment. 
  • English language (Proficient). 
  • Czech language (Working Knowledge Oral + Written). 

 

Nice to have: 

  • Frontend technologies knowledge: HTML/JS/CSS, AJAX, jQuery, react, typescript, JavaScript, singalR + websockets 
  • Basic devops knowledge: azure devops, nginx, jenkins 
  • Experience with rabbitMQ, redis/memcached, kerberos 
  • Knowledge of elasticsearch/kibana 

 

What we offer: 

  • Unique workplace with a meaningful mission: https://pressroom.rferl.org/about-us
  • Work on a proprietary content management system used by various media entity. 
  • Friendly, inclusive working team. 
  • Competitive salary. 
  • Employment benefits (5 weeks of vacation, 13 sick days, Retirement Savings Contribution, Fitness Benefit, Meal Allowance, Public Transport Contribution, Life Insurance, Language Courses, Summer Allowance, Medical Care on Premises) 

  

This is a locally recruited full-time position on a one-year assignment initially, with the possibility of extension for an open-ended contract after one year. The opportunity is open preferably to applicants with the legal right to work in the Czech Republic, who are expected to work in RFE/RL Prague’s office in a hybrid working model of a blend of in-office and remote work in the Czech Republic. 

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Appointment against this post is on a local basis only. Please note that for the locally advertised positions preference will be given to those with a work permit and/or a valid residence status in the Czech Republic. Locally recruited employees should reside within commuting distance of Prague, Czech Republic, or be willing to move to take up work. They are not eligible for allowances applicable to candidates who are internationally recruited. Rather, they receive statutory benefits as per Czech labor law. Salary scales for locally recruited employees are based on the best prevailing local conditions. RFE/RL does, however, cover the costs of interview travel and, upon appointment, some relocation costs.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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