BGR – Senior Product Developer – Content

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Bulgaria - Technology

Location: Sofia, Sofia City Province, BG

Exiting opportunity for a Senior Developer to join as we expand our Tech hub is Sofia. Reporting into the Digital Consumer team leadership you’ll be working on a product that is a part of day to day life for millions of people, and what you do will define how those customers interact with the company on a daily basis.

 

A bit about us…  

Costa Coffee has revolutionised the coffee industry since we first opened our doors in 1979 in London, and since then, we’ve been on a mission to inspire the world to love great coffee, supported by our parent company Coca-Cola. Over 51 years, we have grown to become a global brand serving 3 million cups of coffee every day across 42 markets through a range of platforms for all those delightful coffee occasions.

As for coffee technology we’re quite simply trailblazing the industry, and our tech hub in Bulgaria is perfectly placed to play a crucial role in our strategic ambition to be a leader in new technology that continues to transform the coffee experience for our customers.  Whether it’s coding new features for our No1 loyalty app, developing digital payment methods, or working on technology integration for our fully robotic coffee machines that excites you, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking technology whilst being part of an agile team full of warmth, passion and courage to do things differently. 

 

A bit about the role… 

You’ll work within a team of other web developers, alongside mobile engineers, backend developers, product designers and managers, QA testers, data scientists and business analysts. You and your team(s) will be responsible for delivering the roadmap set out for the Digital area as well as continuously improving the current applications.

 

As a senior web developer in the Digital Consumer team you’ll own and contribute to a number of key areas on a weekly basis:

  • Contributes to the technical decisions and roadmap for the Costa sites alongside, Principal Engineers and Solution Architects, to find the right solutions for the digital domain.
  • Works with the principal engineers to help set the technical vision and strategy, working within the extended digital leadership group to support the delivery of the product roadmap and vision.
  • Mentor the more junior members in the web team, and others, to help grow our expertise in the area.
  • Helping in the recruitment of high performing members for the site teams.
  • Code quality reviewing and standards maintaining.
  • Work closely with our product teams to build new and innovative application experiences.
  • Be an efficient and responsible team member, communicate, participate, and help
  • Analyse and optimise code for quality, efficiency, and performance.
  • Help the work on automating our development and delivery processes to build better quality products that allow us to move fast when making changes.

Help the work on automating our development and delivery processes to build better quality products that allow us to move fast when making changes. As part of the Costa team you will be contributing to a number of different projects including:

  • Globalisation of our technical stack – making our main technology stack scalable for the global markets we want to target.
  • Personalisation – we want to use new technologies to really personalise Costa to our consumers and make their experiences the best they can be.
  • Site improvements – we are continuously trying to improve our websites to provide the best consumer experience possible. 

  

A bit about you…  

 

To succeed at Costa, it is important that you embrace our values and enjoy working with diverse and committed colleagues. In addition, we would hope to see some of the below:

  • Motivated and passionate about what you code and build.
  • Proficient HTML5 (accessibility), CSS & JavaScript, HTML, styled components and chakra, Responsive Design, Cross-browser compatibility, REST, static site generators (Gatsby), Gitflow 
  • JavaScript: TDD/BDD experience, React, TypeScript, ES2020, React Testing Library, NPM, Yarn 
  • Cloud based experience, ideally AWS.
  • Desirables: CSS in JS, GraphQL, API CMS experience (Contentful), Node JS 
  • Unit and Integration Testing: Proficiency in writing unit and integration tests, with an understanding of test-driven development (TDD).
  • Performance Optimisation: Understanding of optimisation techniques for site speed.
  • Security Best Practices: Knowledge of web development and AWS environment security practices.

  

What we can offer… 

We’re on an exceptional adventure and can offer a truly purpose led career with flexibility to suit your personal needs. In addition, you will benefit from the below: 

  • Costa Incentive Scheme 
  • Life, Accident & Disability Insurance  
  • Healthcare  
  • Wellness Allowance 
  • Multisport Card (self-funding) 
  • Car Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave

 

Location/Travel…

The role will be hybrid model with the expectation of being in the Sofia office 2-3 days per week as required. Some international travel may also be required on up to a quarterly basis e.g. to the UK to participate in face to face planning meetings with our central digital teams and stakeholders.

 

Here at Costa we encourage the sharing of diverse thoughts and ideas. We approach our work fearlessly and support one another to take a few risks. We learn and we grow constantly. Individuality is championed and we provide a culture where everyone feels included. You can be you at Costa.