Working for Palringo

Want to be a part of a fantastic team responsible for creating an experience that connects users from around the world to chat and play games?

At Palringo, we focus intently on content and social experiences to proudly produce exactly the kind of social, group chat app we would want to use ourselves.

A career at Palringo is about passion and commitment, towards our App and to each other. We are always looking for great people who can help us deliver against our growth strategies.

If this sounds like you, you should join us. Review our open positions we currently have at Palringo and apply. We welcome speculative applications if you can’t see a position that’s right for you.

We offer successful candidates a highly competitive salary, compensation and benefits package for all full-time hires. Palringo is an equal opportunity employer.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer internships or work placements at this time.

Role: Head of Server

Location: Ipswich/Newcastle

Date Posted: 29th March 2018

The role will require you to manage a team of 5 server developers working on building a series of Java and Node JS Micro-Services. You will be expected to line manage and mentor the team, including improving development process and standards.

There will be plenty of opportunities to research and develop solutions using new technologies, as well as learning new languages. As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. You will also be required to be available for out-of-hours support as part of a rota.

Required skills and experience

  • Spring Development
  • Java Servlet Development (Servlet 2.5/3.0, JAX-RS, JAX-WS)
  • JPA, JTA, Hibernate
  • Experience with a Java Servlet Container, Tomcat preferred.
  • Node JS (MEAN Stack) EC 6+ and NPM
  • RDMS (MySQL)
  • No-SQL (Mongo or DynamoDB)
  • Experience with Cache Frameworks (Memcache and Redis preferred)
  • Experience with Message queues (Rabbit MQ preferred)
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, or Centos preferred)
  • Experience with Version Control (GIT preferred)
  • IDE (Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ preferred)

Optional skills and experience

  • Agile/Scrum
  • 2.2 or higher degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • 5 years or more commercial Java development.
  • 2-3 year team leadership experience.
  • Docker and Dev Ops
  • AWS knowledge or certification.
  • C++
  • Python

Responsibilities

  • Running our core service team
  • Helping to implement great new chat features using Micro Services.
  • Converting legacy components into modern Micro Services.
  • Maintaining our existing services.
  • Participate in daily scrums, backlog refinements, sprint planning and sprint reviews.

Package:

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V

Role: Server Software Engineer - Revenue Team

Location: Newcastle/Ipswich

Date Posted: 29th March 2018

The role requires you to design, implement, test and deploy new software on a live service. You will also be required to support the service. There will be plenty of opportunities to research and develop solutions using new technologies, as well as learning new languages. As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. You will also be required to be available for out-of-hours support as part of a rota.

Required skills and experience

  • Spring Development
  • Java Servlet Development (Servlet 2.5/3.0, JAX-RS, JAX-WS)
  • JPA, JTA, Hibernate
  • Experience with a Java Servlet Container, Tomcat preferred.
  • Node JS (MEAN Stack) EC 6+ and NPM
  • RDMS (MySQL)
  • No-SQL (Mongo or DynamoDB)
  • Experience with Cache Frameworks (Memcache and Redis preferred)
  • Experience with Message queues (Rabbit MQ preferred)
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, or Centos preferred)
  • Experience with Version Control (GIT preferred)
  • IDE (Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ preferred)

Optional skills and experience

  • Agile/Scrum
  • 2.2 or higher degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • 5 years or more commercial Java development.
  • 2-3 year team leadership experience.
  • Docker and Dev Ops
  • AWS knowledge or certification.
  • C++
  • Python

Responsibilities

  • Running our core service team
  • Helping to implement great new chat features using Micro Services.
  • Converting legacy components into modern Micro Services.
  • Maintaining our existing services.
  • Participate in daily scrums, backlog refinements, sprint planning and sprint reviews.

Package:

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V

Server Software Engineer - Chat Service Team x2

Location: Newcastle/Ipswich

Date Posted: 29th March 2018

The role requires you to design, implement, test and deploy new software on a live service. You will also be required to support the service. There will be plenty of opportunities to research and develop solutions using new technologies, as well as learning new languages. As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. You will also be required to be available for out-of-hours support as part of a rota.

Required skills and experience

  • Java or similar OO programming language
  • Relational Database experience (MySQL)
  • Experience with Cache Frameworks (Redis, Memcache preferred)
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, or Centos preferred)
  • Experience with Version Control (GIT preferred)

Optional skills and experience

  • 2.2 or higher degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • 3 years or more commercial development
  • Experience with Message queues (RabbitMQ/SNS preferred)
  • NodeJS and NPM
  • Docker and DevOps
  • Java Spring Library
  • Javascript ES6
  • JPA, JTA, Hibernate
  • Experience with a Java Servlet Container, Tomcat preferred
  • AWS experience/certification
  • No-SQL Database experience(DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • C++
  • Agile/Scrum

Responsibilities

  • Working in our core team:
  • Helping to implement great new chat features using microservices
  • Converting legacy components into modern microservices
  • Maintaining our existing services
  • Participate in daily scrums, backlog refinements, sprint planning and sprint reviews

Package:

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V

Role: iOS Developer x2

Location: Newcastle/Ipswich

Date Posted: 29th March 2018

The role will be development of exciting new features and improving the stability of the iOS client. As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance.

Required skills and experience

  • Have a strong background in Objective-C and Swift.
  • In depth knowledge of iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, etc.
  • Be passionate about making beautiful iOS apps that are simple and easy to use.
  • Be confident in your abilities to shape a platform with hundreds-of-thousands of users.
  • Have an understanding of the intricacies of iOS and its human interface guidelines.
  • The ability to communicate technical concepts.
  • Be self-motivated with strong organisational skills.
  • Think like a team member, not a code-monkey.

Optional skills and experience

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum and using issue tracking software such as JIRA.
  • Familiarity with Code Review process
  • Familiarity with writing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Familiarity with unit testing and TDD as well as automated testing

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team to design and build new features for our iOS app.
  • Help maintain code quality, organisation and stability.
  • Improve the performance and responsiveness by refactoring older code.
  • Work closely with designers to create a beautiful app.
  • Work closely with external beta testers, to gather feedback and insight.

Package:

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V

Role: QA Tester

Location: Newcastle/Ipswich

Date Posted: 29th March 2018

Due to company growth, we’re looking for a highly motivated individual to strengthen our current testing team. You’ll be working closely with all areas of Palringo be it the client, server or games.

Required skills and experience

  • Have proven working experience in software testing and quality assurance.
  • Knowledge of software QA methodologies and processes.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Be familiar with the Agile/Scrum development methods.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintenance of regression tests suites.
  • Working closely with our QA lead in the implementation of test strategies.
  • Working alongside our client development team.
  • Identifying and reporting of product issues, with the verification of bug fixes and steps to reproduce.
  • Working with the rest of the Test team to complete larger tasks, the likes of implementing new client features.
  • Monitoring the active Jira boards covering each project.
  • Executing any test tickets in awaiting QA, along with transitioning them through different states.
  • Producing and maintaining test cases.
  • Working with our external beta testing teams.
  • Giving feedback and views on the current beta builds out for testing.
  • Provision of bug reports on the latest test builds.

Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V

Role: Dev Ops x2

Location: Newcastle/Ipswich

Date Posted: 1st May 2018

The Dev Ops role is to develop and maintain infrastructure automation across a wide range of software components, environments and technologies. This is an exciting opportunity for a DevOps Engineer / Infrastructure Developer to work on cutting edge Cloud solutions. The candidate must have a strong understanding of and interest in build/infrastructure automation as well as a strong scripting or development background. Technical training on Chef, Puppet and AWS/Cloud technologies will be provided as necessary.

Required skills and experience

  • Scripting experience with Chef, Puppet, PowerShell and/or Bash
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and providers
  • Experience with AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS certifications
  • Docker
  • Datadog
  • Python
  • NodeJS (Javascript)
  • Source Control (Git, SVN, bitBucket)
  • Practical experience for (Dynamodb, Mongodb)
  • Knowledge of mysql databases (RDS, Mysql replication and storage layouts)

Optional skills and experience

  • Professional development or scripting experience combined with a keen interest in DevOps and Infrastructure
  • Experience working with configuration management and deployment tools across the full project lifecycle
  • Experience working with multi-tier, high-availability infrastructure architectures in an Enterprise environment
  • Linux installation, configuration and hands-on system administration skills.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of application and infrastructure technologies.
  • Delivery focused with the ability to drive tasks forward and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem investigation and diagnosis skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Experienced contributing to and enforcing technical policies, procedures, and standards
  • A willingness to be flexible in terms of hours and types of work undertaken including being part of our out of hours team.
  • Pro-active self-learner capable of picking up new technologies quickly
  • Agile Environment Experience

Responsibilities

will include the scripting of:

  • Build automation and continuous delivery processes
  • Deployment and management processes for both infrastructure and application components
  • Server, application and network configuration and administration
  • Promote good use of monitoring systems and alerting
  • Out of hours active member
  • Promote security and work with teams to adhere to them

Package:

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V