Looking for a Server Developer Job in Cambridge?

Mapway is a great place to work as a developer for job satisfaction, career progression and working environment. As a leading supplier of innovative transport apps and services, our products help millions of people all over the world plan their journeys. Covering iPhone, Android and web, our transport apps are designed to help commuters and tourists alike map their journeys in cities such as London, New York and Paris. All of these apps rely on innovative server side technology to provide the static and real time information that they need.

With a total of 26 transport apps in our portfolio, including Tube Map – our award winning London Underground app – Mapway has over 9 million users worldwide.

Our developments are very fast moving, so you’ll see the results of your work in use by millions of people within days or weeks of you joining the company. Because we use Scrum, everyone in the team has a voice in how development is done. We also have to keep up with the latest technology developments, so there’s no chance of your skills becoming stale. We follow best engineering practices and have a strong team, so it’s a great place to develop your skills and experience. As well as the usual package, there are great social events, flexibility on working hours and an office located on the edge of Cambridge, so it’s easy to get to from inside or outside the city.

The role

As the successful candidate, you will join a small team in Cambridge responsible for developing all the company’s backend services. You will work closely with app developers (mostly based in Manchester) on a daily basis as part of a scrum team. You will also be involved in developing web frontends for internal use throughout the company, as well as ensuring our core services are easily testable.

We are looking for an enthusiastic backend developer who is happy architecting novel solutions based on multiple bespoke services combined with a variety of open source and third party technologies. This includes identifying new technologies and techniques as needed. The technologies we use currently include Docker, Open Trip Planner, MongoDB, Firebase and others.

Our core services are written in Java. In addition to this, we make extensive use of a variety of languages including Javascript and Python. Knowledge of these is an advantage, but a willingness to learn is essential. Development is done on Macs, with production servers running CentOS.

Company benefits

At Mapway we pride ourselves on having a wide range of company benefits from competitive salaries and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays and a 3­day Christmas shutdown), to childcare vouchers and an employee discount scheme.

Our culture is to work hard but in a relaxed surrounding and to provide a comfortable and engaging environment. We offer flexible working hours, a casual dress code and fresh fruit every week. We’re located in the St John’s Innovation Centre on the edge of Cambridge, close to Cambridge North station and the Guided Busway, making it easy to get to by car, bike or public transport whether you live inside or outside Cambridge. The St John’s Centre has ample car parking as well as other facilities, like a cafeteria.

As an innovative employer we encourage and embrace creativity so we dedicate time to exploring the latest technology developments from Google, Apple and others.

Additional benefits include:

  • Company pension scheme (we will match contributions up to a maximum of 3%)
  • A day off to celebrate your birthday
  • 4 weeks paid sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Death in service plan

To apply for this role please email your CV with a covering letter (including details of your salary expectations and any links to your portfolio/published apps) to ​recruitment@mapway.com​.