For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
We are looking for an enthusiastic backend engineer, to work on our next-generation, B2B, cloud-based products.
The projects you will be working on are transforming our client's experience.
We are looking for people with an interest in:
- learning our business domain
- good software engineering principles and practice
- solving business problems whilst avoiding technical complexity
- strong collaboration is needed, working with our UX specialists, product specialists, SREs, and possibly our data scientists and machine learning engineers
- helping others achieve common goals
In the middle, we are using Node.js and limiting errors using Typescript. Experience of JSON, REST, RPC and GraphQL is interesting.
On the front-end, we are using React and Typescript and moving towards a micro-front-end architecture.
We deploy onto Google Cloud and have DevOps and SRE specialists to help us navigate the cloud landscape.
We prefer to avoid bugs so prefer TDD, BDD and pair/mob programming.
Whilst we are not there yet, we prefer Continuous Integration and plan to do Continuous Delivery.
Like everyone, we always have some technical debt to fix, and we fix it.
We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!
GfK UK has committed to a net zero carbon emissions policy by 2026.