Backend Architect

London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Backend Architect required for an exciting high growth start up, where you will be designing, implementing and maintaining many of the services used to run the interactive game and backend systems.

You will work closely with the development team, which is made up of 9 in the development team, covering Mobile, Frontend and Backend, where you will be developing exciting new features as well as participating in their design to create the best product possible.

You will be exposed to some of the unique challenges that face the Tech team working to build fast responsive services capable of operating within multiple regions.

The application is primarily written using the Laravel framework, but they are not restricted to one language and have built services in NodeJS, Python and Java.

This is a unique opportunity to make your mark on one of the most exciting start-ups in the Marketing and Gaming industries. You will be working with a hand-picked team of experienced developers and product owners; many who have worked with other industry leaders such as Sony and EA.

Main Responsibilities:

Working with the rest of the Tech Team to design and develop new features into the game
Working on new capabilities for the backend systems
Assisting the data science team in generating new data, and helping to productionize new algorithms
Taking a TDD approach and working with the QA team to ensure we have a stable product
Building RESTful services as well as decomposing existing ones into smaller services and microservices
Using Cloud providers (AWS and GCP) to develop highly scaling solutions


3+ years industry experience
Strong OOP PHP skills, any other languages a bonus
Understanding and ability to implement software design patterns
Good understanding of building RESTful services
Understanding of database best practices (MySQL, preferably NoSQL too)
Linux administration experience
Cloud technologies experience (AWS preferably)
TDD understanding and experience
Knowledge of Git and branching patterns


Free beer available everyday (while it lasts!)
Regular parties and company events
Occasional exclusive partner offers
One day a month to work on anything you want
Continual personal development

Technologies: PHP, Laravel, NodeJS, Python, Java, MySQL

Salary up to £80,000 + Benefits

If you have most of the requirements to succeed in this role, where you will be working with some the industry's elites in the gaming sector please do get in contact!

Interviews can be scheduled almost immediately with a view of closing off the interview process within a week or two depending on availability.

Please send an updated CV to alix @ isluk .co .uk or for a confidential chat contact me on 0-1-1-7-4-2-8-0-6-0-0

ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd) is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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