Nurole

Lead Full Stack Developer

Board-level hiring is stuck in the past - that’s where Nurole comes in.

The Company

Board-level hiring is stuck in the past - that’s where Nurole comes in. We were founded by industry veteran Susie Cummings, who realised there has to be a better and fairer way, in the digital age of hiring the world's leaders, beyond little black books and the old boys’ network.

Nurole is the global hiring marketplace working exclusively at board level. Our clients range from listed and private organisations, such as Games Workshop, Uber, and Oddbox, to nonprofits, such as Comic Relief, the University of Oxford, and the RSPCA. We're highly mission-driven and social impact is core to the business model - we believe our unique, tech-driven method casts the net wider for every search and is a fairer, better way to find new and diverse talent. We also discount our fees by 90% for nonprofits and donate to charity every time one of our members recommends a placed candidate in a compensated role.

Our aim is for Nurole to become the way for boards to hire.

We’ve already placed over 1,500 people, helping 10 people find a non-executive role each week of 2021. We’re growing fast. The Financial Times listed us in the top 1,000 fastest-growing organisations in Europe for the third time in 2022.

By hiring the right people, good boards become great. Great boards change their organisations, and great organisations change the world.

The work we do matters. We’d love you to join us.

The Opportunity

As we transition from start up to scale up, Nurole is looking to expand their current discovery and delivery capability by hiring a Lead Full Stack Developer. You will provide engineering lead to a cross-functional squad, working closely with the product manager and quality engineer. Your squad will be tasked with discovering what problems our users need solving, ideate solutions to these and then deliver these solutions to production, not forgetting to then track the results and ensure that they solve the problems they were meant to! As we’re in our early stages of life you will have the opportunity to work across all areas of our technology and shape the future of our technology and your role.

Some projects you may like to get involved in include:

  • Discovering and delivering on ways of improving our core matching algorithms.
  • Contribute to best practises and influence the direction of the team as it grows.
  • Work with our QA Manager and Senior DevOps Engineer to drive key metrics - release rate, lead time, release failure rate and time to restore.
  • Working with the product managers to find the best technical solution to complex business problems.
  • Enabling prioritisation by breaking these solutions into tasks & estimating their sizes.
  • Working across the full stack to deliver these tasks.
  • Writing unit, integration and e2e tests.
  • Continuously analysing and evaluating the current codebase in order to suggest improvements & refactoring to deliver these.
  • Supporting the QA process to deliver regular stable releases.
  • Participating in regular retrospectives to help improve the efficiency of the team.

Our current tech stack:

  • VueJS, TailwindCSS, BackboneJS
  • Ruby (Rails & Sinatra), Javascript, MongoDB, AWS

The required skills and experience for the Lead Full Stack Developer are:

  • As a Lead Engineer you are passionate about scalability, quality and mentoring.
  • You’re a self-starter with a focus on pragmatism and output over engineering perfection.
  • Passionate about mentoring and leading a team of senior & mid-weight engineers.
  • Back end - in-depth experience of multiple back-end languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python) developing and testing RESTful APIs.
  • Front end - ‘being the subject matter expert’ when it comes to the Javascript framework (e.g. Vue / Angular / React) as well as being strong in the fundamentals (HTML, CSS and vanilla JS).
  • Exposure to TDD and agile development methodologies.
  • You have experience working with microservice or service-oriented architectures.

About You:

  • You are excited about our vision.
  • Understand that our product starts and ends with the customer; technical perfection is nothing without users.
  • Writes clear, concise code,
  • Believes testing is by no means an afterthought.
  • Can plan a development project and execute against that plan.
  • Has a passion for continuous improvement - loves learning and sharing that knowledge.
  • Gets excited about rapid iteration and understands the importance of a short feedback loop.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the business.

Culture

  • We want people to be proud to work at Nurole – because of what we do, how we do it and what we stand for.
  • Throw yourself into your work and we’ll commit to you.
  • We don’t mind if you make mistakes – as long as you learn from them.
  • We’re big believers in data. This should guide everything we do.
  • We strive to be a very human tech company. We want everyone to feel valued and able to do their best work.

Our Values

Nurole’s culture is built on three core values:

  • Be Bold – moon shoot, own it, be brilliant.
  • Build Trust – always be kind, nothing beneath us, givers not takers.
  • Be Better – growth mindset, black box thinking, autonomy mastery purpose.

Benefits

  • Share options.
  • 25 days holiday p.a. & bank holidays.
  • Private health insurance (after 12 months of service).
  • Pension.
  • Regular team events & off-sites.

Leadership

Founder - Susie Cummings:

Susie, a former top-tier headhunter with over 30 years’ experience and founder of one of Europe’s most successful retained executive search firms, is the founder of Nurole.

Susie started her working life at Advent Venture Partners, where it soon became clear that getting the right senior management team was as important to the success of a business as the strategy or securing the capital itself. This philosophy is at the heart of everything Nurole does today.

CEO - Oliver Cummings:

Oliver joined the company after a decade working as a private equity investor, most recently as a partner at BXR Partners, an international private investment group with a 19-year track record of superior investment performance across a variety of industry sectors, and previously at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

Oliver is currently a non-executive director of Thomas’s London Day Schools, a privately-owned schools group with over 2,000 students across London. He also serves on the advisory board of Potage (www.potage.co.uk), recently voted in the top 8 food delivery services in the UK by GQ.

CTO - Gareth Cokell:

Gareth has 20 years’ experience as a developer across a variety of technology stacks. From the beginning of his career he has been passionate about optimising the development process and has previously held roles coaching developers in extreme programming (XP) and transitioning teams onto agile practices. Immediately prior to working with Nurole, Gareth led the rewrite of radiotimes.com, shepherding the site through re-launch, sale and subsequent expansion, resulting in the tripling of monthly unique users to 3.5m and the return of the Radio Times brand to the #1 position in the market.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is part of the Nurole DNA, as our platform is designed to attract and identify more diverse candidates for every role.

As a company, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, but we know we have work to do. We recently set up a Diversity Committee and appointed a Diversity Champion to drive our efforts in this area. It is looking at both our internal data and policies, and how the Nurole platform empowers people from the widest possible range of backgrounds.