Backend Software Engineer

London (West)
12 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Gousto is one of Europe’s best funded and fastest growing independents. Our business is recipe boxes and our opportunity is enormous - one billion meals are eaten in the UK every week! We’re just scratching the surface on our mission to help families enjoy good food.

Powering our business with cutting edge technology, we use data and tech to put customers first. Artificial intelligence drives everything we do, from the recipes customers see on our website, to how we put the boxes together. We’re proud of our industry-leading product and service, which helps our customer enjoy the good food, they want.

It’s an exciting time to join Gousto. We’ve secured £28 million more funding, launched even more product ranges and continue on our mission to help UK families serve up 400 million tasty and nutritious meals by 2025.

Join us on our hugely exciting and rewarding journey!

As a tech team we love using the latest technologies to solve complex problems. We’re heavily invested in AWS using many of its features. Our platform is fully automated using Ansible and we release code to production daily. We’re moving our platform to a microservice architecture and currently have services built in PHP and node.js as well as a number of AWS Lambda functions in Python. Our frontend has a mix of old PHP Laravel (which we’re removing) and React using cssnext and CSS modules. This year we’re aiming to move our services to use GraphQL and be fully migrated onto Kubernetes by the end of 2018.

We’ve grown rapidly since our founding in 2012, seeing a 185% increase in sales over the summer of 2017. Technology remains central to our ability to continue growing and to support this we have bold plans to double our team size during 2018.

The Job
We are a passionate, determined and cohesive engineering team dedicated to delivering high quality software and the best possible experience for our customers. Software and technology is at the heart of our business, central to our strategy and pivotal to future growth of the business. We are looking for people to come and help make this possible.

What are we looking for?
Gousto are looking for talented and passionate engineers to join our growing and highly bold team. We’re looking for people who:

Love to code
Spend time learning new technologies, experimenting with new frameworks, languages and design patterns
Enjoy developing software in a fast paced startup environment
Like to work collaboratively across product, design, test and business teams

What you’ll be doing day-to-day
As a Backend Software Engineer at Gousto you will:

Work with our Product Managers, Head of Engineering and CTO to deliver high quality, enterprise-grade software solutions
Develop new systems and features and maintain the existing code base
Be responsible for code quality and implementing best practices
Make suggestions and implement new technologies to improve our platforms

Deep knowledge and experience of building PHP applications
Experience in TDD and testing suites for PHP (PHPUnit, Codeception)
Experience with git, github
Experience with REST API development
Knowledge of Continuous Integration tools (we use Codeship)
Bonus points if you have:

Experience of Laravel
Experience of working with AWS
Experience of designing and developing microservices
Experience of developing with Lumen
Knowledge of performance optimisation techniques and Instruments tools
We are hugely committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of Gousto. We employ over 20 nationalities and think it's extremely important to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.


"Tech 10%" - Use every other Friday to sharpen your own skills and work on your own projects
Holidays - 22 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by a day each year up to 25
Holiday Purchase - Option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave
Discounted Gousto boxes - 40% staff discount on Gousto boxes and 25% for your family and friends
Company pension - 1% employer rising to 2% in April 2018
Healthy Snacks - fruit and ice cream (ok, or not so healthy) provided every single day to keep you fresh
End of Week Party - Wine, beer and soft-drinks provided every Friday evening
Help us test the Product - As many new recipes to test cook as you can handle
Gym Membership - Free membership of a local gym after 6 months
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Regular all-company socials - last quarter we played darts at Flight Club and the previous quarter we enjoyed a summer party at Dinnerama
Quarterly team socials - our most recent was Axe Throwing

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