Software Engineer ( - Backend, Node.js, AWS, Serverless

  • Motorpoint
  • Derby, UK
  • 14/04/2022
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At Motorpoint, you’ll never take a backseat. Your needs are at the forefront of our agenda as an employer. We call it ‘driving dreams’ and it’s what we’ve been doing since we started with a single site in Derby, back in 1998.
We set out to do things differently. Creating the kind of team spirit you just don’t find elsewhere in the industry. A culture of support. Big celebrations for big wins. Real energy and good vibes all the way.

Software Engineer ( – Backend, Node.js, AWS, Serverless

Do you want to accelerate your career, move your personal development up a gear and join the number one automotive business to work for in the UK?

Do you want to work with an amazing group of people, who are fun, friendly and get stuff done and who bring our Values to life – PROUD, HAPPY, HONEST, SUPPORTIVE – by working TOGETHER.

Motorpoint is the place to be and we are on a mission!

Already the UK’s leading retailer of nearly new cars, Motorpoint has ambitious plans to make car buying as easy as possible in whatever way our customers want. Online? We deliver. In store? We deliver. At home? We deliver (we literally do).

We believe that by creating the best possible place to work for our colleagues, we will create the best possible experience for our customers and that will fuel the growth of our amazing business and the careers and opportunities for our colleagues.

As pioneers of selling cars on line we are perfectly positioned for developing our omnichannel customer proposition and we are looking for tech professionals to create the best products for our customers and suppliers.

Title – Software Engineer ( – Backend, Node.js, AWS, Serverless
Salary: Competitive
Location: Our head office is based in Derby but we support remote working

Now about the role…

We are at the beginning of a technology journey that is going to take Motorpoint to the forefront of the technical landscape for the next 2 decades as we look to change the Motorpoint technical landscape. It is a very exciting time to join us.

Backend Engineers are at the core of what we do. Yeah, sure we make some killer React apps too - but fundamentally, our clients count on us for our backend chops! Whether that’s using Kinesis streams, lambdas & elastic search clusters to build data pipelines that process and store data from tens of thousands of live calls every day; or harnessing the power of Serverless, API-Gateway and Lambda to build lightning-fast, scalable APIs to power our front-end apps, we’re the team that delivers the core functionality that users love, rely on & use on the daily.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make a difference and to make their mark on a market leading UK PLC.

What we are looking for:

  • Daily development with either TypeScript or JavaScript
  • A passion for building highly testable, effective and maintainable systems
  • Strong application and API development experience with Node.js
  • Experience with AWS Services - ideally Lambda, API Gateway, Dynamo
  • Good knowledge of software design fundamentals/principles (e.g. SOLID)
  • Experience working within Agile teams

Interview Process

  • 1st Interview – Cultural Add
  • Online test - Technical competency
  • Final interview – with Line Manager

Here are just a few of the benefits all of our Motorpoint team members receive

  • Working for the UK’s No 1 Automotive place to work
  • To benefit from our continued success and become a Motorpoint shareholder
  • Free onsite parking
  • Paid time off each month to make you happy and fulfil your dreams
  • Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Days off for your birthday, getting married or moving house
  • Healthcare and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee car buying scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free tickets to Motorpoint Arena events
  • Support obtaining Microsoft Certifications
  • Online technical training
  • Foodie Fridays!
  • Quarterly Socials
  • Plus much more!

Here at Motorpoint we want it to be some where everyone can be themselves, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community where everyone regardless of who they are or their background can feel equal and supported.
We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and would ask you to get in touch if you are concerned about any barriers you feel you may be facing in your application process with us, so we can ensure they are removed. By applying for the role you are happy for us to do an Experian check.

Job Type: Full-time