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8 Mar, 2023

Back end Engineer

Location: London Team: Engineering

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As a Mid-Level Backend Developer, you’ll be a key player in our fast-moving and collaborative development team. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, tackle challenges head-on, and deliver solutions that make an immediate impact, this is the role for you.

What you’ll do

Rapid Backend Development

  • Dive into the development of backend services using Node.js, emphasising agility and speed.
  • Contribute to building scalable and efficient solutions that evolve with the needs of our startup.

Agile Cloud Infrastructure

  • Collaborate with our team to leverage Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and AWS for rapid and scalable cloud-based solutions.
  • Optimise cloud infrastructure on the fly for performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

Microservices and GraphQL

  • Build Node.js Microservices
  • Use GraphQL and AWS Eventbridge to coordinate cross-service communication

Quick Iterations with Kubernetes

  • Embrace Kubernetes for rapid container orchestration, ensuring quick deployment and scalability.
  • Be part of a DevOps culture that values continuous integration and automated deployments.

Lean Database Management

  • Implement and refine database solutions using Couchbase
  • Contribute to maintaining data consistency, integrity, and performance.

Problem-Solving Collaboration

  • Thrive in a collaborative environment, working closely in a cross-functional team to deliver high-impact software solutions.
  • Participate in rapid iteration cycles, problem-solving, and refining solutions based on user feedback.

Quick Debugging and Troubleshooting

  • Implement rapid monitoring solutions to identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Be proactive in troubleshooting and resolving backend issues swiftly.

Our stack

Node.js, GraphQL, Google Cloud, AWS, Kubernetes, and Couchbase.

Who you are

  • You’ve got proven experience as a Backend Developer
  • You’re comfortable working in a cloud environment using containers
  • You are focused on the value you can provide to the business by delivering effective code quickly and optimising later
  • You’re excited about working closely with the rest of the company as we win together
  • You think LLM and AI can make our user’s lives easier but can’t replace real people telling their own stories
  • You want to make an impact immediately
  • You want to bring ideas to the team and learn new things
  • You want to work in an environment that celebrates its wins
  • You enjoy working closely with the frontend developers towards the common goal

Bonus points

  • You have experience working with video
  • You have experience working in a start-up environment
  • Extra bonus points if you have experience with user-generated content
Please note we are not currently hiring for this role, the below is an example job description.

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