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Senior Back-End Engineer

£60k - £80k


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The role

With significant early traction, we're working towards building our in-house Product & Engineering team to be the heartbeat that drives the company forward - Our aim is to be Europe's fastest-growing startup in 2020.

We are looking for a full time, highly-skilled Senior Backend Engineer, who is comfortable with distributed and high-performance systems– preferably with solid experience in Ruby on Rails.

You will be responsible for developing and designing a highly scalable system architecture, ensuring responsiveness of applications, working closely with the development team, running tests, and debugging, among other duties.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is comfortable in a fast-paced, start-up environment, as well as collaborating with a remote development team.

Ideal profile


  • Specialised backend developer with exposure to all layers of application and development
  • 5+ years backend engineering experience
  • 2+ years of commercial experience with Ruby on Rails
  • 1+ years of commercial with either Go or Elixir.
  • Experience with a distributed system platform: Kafka preferred, other pubsub systems accepted.
  • Experience with PostgreSQL and Redis
  • Experience with test frameworks for both asynchronous jobs as well as well as APIs and websocket channels.
  • Experience using websockets to deliver a real-time experience.
  • Deployed customer-facing software into a product environment
  • Solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • Passion for clean and appropriately tested code
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with DynamoDB, or other NoSQL database engines
  • Experience with WebRTC, Live Streaming or other related video technologies
  • Self-starter, able to deliver project on time meeting high quality standards
  • Strong background in technology and application design
  • Strong understanding of different software development practices, infrastructure, and how each can help shop more value to customers
  • Good communication skills


  • Architect, analyse, design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug software programs for end user applications
  • Ensuring applications can handle high volumes of load
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications
  • Delivering software build with reliability and tests from the get-go
  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs
  • Working with and potentially managing a small agile development team
  • Delivering projects and KPIs on-time with high quality
  • Design, development and implementation of projects and features
  • Ensuring compliance with development methodology and technical process


  • Competitive salary
  • Fully remote team, work from any corner of the world
  • Flexible schedules
  • Laptop assigned, Mac or Windows
  • 800 USD for Home-Office set up

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