Mid-weight Backend Developer

Rare: is looking for a proactive, confident and adaptable Mid-Weight Backend Developer to join the software arm of our business, The Nod. This is the perfect role for someone looking to take their next step up and have influence in an organisation.

About RARE: & The Nod

Rare: is an audience insights consultancy. Rare: was created from a desire to ask the right questions and bring strategy to life. We do it by generating insights about your audience’s needs,  transforming internal capabilities, and helping clients deliver on their customer promise.

A brain-child of our established Market Research Consultancy, Rare:, The Nod launched in September 2018, after robust user-testing and development. The Nod is an innovative, fast and affordable Creative Testing platform. Disrupting the research industry, our high-growth software business is helping Brands, Agencies and Media-owners alike change the way they assess Marketing success. It’s simple really, we answer the age-old question, “Is it the creative or the placement?”.

We’re now looking to supplement our Product & Tech Team with a Mid-weight Backend Developer.

About the team

We are a fast paced entrepreneurial business where no two days are ever the same. We offer flexible working and invest in training and support personal growth - so whatever you bring to the room (e.g. Heavy Metal, pottery skills, a passion for food…) will be more than welcomed. We’re based near London Bridge Station, an amazing area for food and after work drinks. We’re also part of the cycle to work scheme! We work with clients of all sizes across all industries - from startups and agencies, to large Retail brands, financial services, entertainment, charities and cosmetics...to name a few.

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic problem solver to join our growing Product & Tech team. You’ll be responsible for developing the product in market. Working alongside the Senior Management and Frontend Development, you’ll be responsible for developing our backend capabilities and managing API integration process, as well as driving the development of our own API to support our clients needs. With the support of our Junior Backend Engineer, you will also be responsible for backend technical development and maintenance, driving our technical service offering to clients.

You will be confident to run day-to-day tasks autonomously but will also be a strong communicator, who can work closely with the Nod team, developing relationships with all members of the team. We are looking for someone with professional experience, who is looking to grow in autonomy and responsibility.

Core skills

  • Experience in back end programming (Node.js)

  • Experience of building API’s and microservices

  • Linux server administration, DevOps and deployment experience

  • Proficient in Javascript

  • Understanding of relational databases and relevant concepts

  • DevOps and CI/CD experience is a plus

  • Further responsibilities

  • Technical services management

  • Backend system maintenance

  • Rapid prototype development

About you

  • You love the challenge of solving problems

  • You are excited by challenges

  • You are an excellent communicator

  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a core team, clients and partners

  • You’re great with clients, working closely to truly understand how to delight them

  • You want to keep on learning

  • You want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others by writing, blogging and speaking about what you do.


  • Competitive salary

  • £750/ year training bursary - do anything you like, we won’t ask!

  • 25 days holiday, excluding bank holidays, oh and you also get your birthday off!

  • London based, flexible working

This is a newly created role so would ideally suit someone that has worked in a start-up or SME/high growth environment!

If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch at: hello@rare.consulting
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