Xara Group Ltd

Node.js Back-End Developer

Xara Group Ltd published a month ago

€40k - 60k

Backend Developer, Full-time

No office location

Node.js Back-End Developer

Xara Group Ltd | No office location
€40k - 60k Remote

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: Backend Developer


Job description

We’re building something very special and for this we need very special developers who like a challenge. See for details.

A new distributed team, building a new slick product, using the very latest state of the art web technologies: Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB, Kubernetes, Docker, ELK, Mocha and TeamCity.

Competitive salary, largely dependent on experience.

If you have the right skills and the determination to succeed, this is your opportunity to work on a product that will be used by millions of people, and to contribute to the most amazing web-based creative tool being developed today


Based in our German or UK office, or remote working. If remote then you must be within +/- 3 hours of UK time, and there will be occasional visits for face to face meetings with the rest of the team, many of whom are also remote workers.

Please do not apply if you are outside these time zones as your application will be ignored!

Our German office is in a spacious modern building in Berlin, the tech start-up hub of Germany.The UK office is at Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, (25 miles north of London), a country mansion (see Gaddesden Place), with snooker table and swimming pool. 

Skills & Requirements

Candidates must possess the following experience and attributes:-

  • An IT or Science Degree, or equivalent
  • Solid commercial experience (3 years +) with:
    • Server-side programming
    • Linux configuration
    • TDD and continuous integration
    • JavaScript and Node.js
    • NOSQL (Redis and MongoDB are required)
    • Docker
    • GIT
  • A solid understanding of cloud deployment strategies and scalable architectures
  • A desire to work on world-leading web software products
  • Highly motivated, with a positive attitude to work and the ability to learn quickly
  • Good trouble-shooting skills with the perseverance to solve problems
  • Able to work productively, both autonomously and as part of a dynamic team

Desirable experience and attributes:-

  • Commercial experience with high-volume scalable architectures
  • Good knowledge of the most common web servers / load balancers (Apache, Nginx, HAProxy)
  • Experience with ELK and Grafana
  • Experience with AWS or GCP
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • An interest in online security

About Xara Group Ltd

Xara started developing software in 1981 and established itself as one of the most recognized brands in the UK. Xara has pioneered many technologies taken for granted nowadays. From developing the world’s first check-as-you-type spell checker to award winning desktop-publishing software to the first drawing software to provide real-time anti-aliasing and transparency control, Xara continues to innovate and develop leading edge software products. Now we have embarked on completely transforming the way content is created within businesses.

Node.js Back-End Developer at Xara Group Ltd