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Senior Backend Software Engineer

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15 Sep 2021

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Qatalog helps people and teams work smarter - even when they're remote. It joins up everyone's apps, work, and comms in a central dashboard. We're dedicated to shifting how people think and use tools in the workplace and would love for you to join us.

The teamWe're a passionate, experienced, and compassionate team with former Amazon, Microsoft, Mozilla, Transferwise, and Stripe alumni pioneering remote working practices. You'll join a collaborative group of professionals from many different backgrounds, who've built and scaled large teams and products. Our engineering team uses the latest technology and develops on a foundation of best practices including architectural decision records (ADRs) in our monorepo, gitflow for our CI/CD pipelines, and a solid base of automation.

The technologyES6, GraphQL/Apollo server, Postgresql, Redis, Elasticsearch, Docker, Google Cloud

If your experience doesn't align with ours, that's not a concern. We do care about how adaptable you are at applying your knowledge to new problems. We work in an environment conducive to talented engineering polyglots; language is an implementation detail.

RequirementsWe're looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer with a proven track record of delivering scalable, maintainable solutions across the entire stack. As a key engineering figure, you'll have a great foundation of best practices and demonstrate a drive to continually learn and mentor those around you. You will own the design, development, and support of core product features and prototypes from idea to delivery into production. You will be sensitive to the goals of the company, establishing engineering goals collaboratively with stakeholders along with the work-back plans to achieve them. You will proactively nurture the talent in your area, collaborating with them to enhance their skillset. You will also continually assess the current and long term infrastructure needs for the organisation looking around corners for unknowns and creating a proactive strategy and operating plan.

Key ResponsibilitiesYou will be responsible for establishing best practices for technical architecture, quality control, scalable design and modularity of the codebase. This includes tooling strategies, operational excellence concerns, code reviews etc. You will also establish the processes and set the bar for client engineering, performance and code quality, and enable extensibility of engineering solutions by ensuring the team builds clean, extensible and modular components.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English
Preferred Qualifications
  • 6+ years of proven experience building highly available, scalable applications
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency at back-end and database tiers
  • Demonstrated proficiency with improving developer experience (ie core infrastructure, developer build processes, Storybook, etc)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with serverless architectures at scale
  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful stock options
  • 25 days annual holidays
  • Premier health insurance
  • Vision/Dental insurance
  • Mental Health & Physiotherapy cover
  • 50% Gym discount
  • Choice of MacBook and peripherals, along with a remote setup allowance
  • Headquartered in London (Shoreditch), but fully remote friendly
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Qatalog is an equal opportunity employerWe celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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