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Senior Software Engineer

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15 Sep 2021

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  • The role - We're Zenstores, an exciting Bristol based startup looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join the company as the 12th member of the team! Your job will involve building and deploying updates to our core SaaS product, and helping us to continue to scale our infrastructure

  • Rewarding work - 1000's of growing ecommerce brands use Zenstores every day to power their shipping. We solve complex real-world problems, and your work will have a direct and hugely positive impact on the day-to-day lives of the people that use our product

  • Freedom and responsibility - Working at Zenstores means having the responsibility to come up with ideas and the freedom to implement them that you won't find in many other companies. We prize hard work and creative thinking above all else

  • Salary - The salary for this role is negotiable on experience, and every team member has stock options

  • Location - We work in a remote-first capacity, and we have a beautiful office in the heart of Bristol (with a fantastic coffee machine) that is available for people to use when it's useful to do so

If you're looking for a new opportunity where you have a huge impact on the company as an early member of the team then please get in touch, we're excited to hear from you! Read on for the full job spec.

What will I be working on day-to-day in this role?

Your day-to-day at Zenstores will involve:

  • Writing, testing and deploying new features to our core product
  • Contributing to product planning and solving unique application design and scaling challenges
  • Improving our internal testing/deployment/monitoring tools and processes
  • Working within a multi-disciplined agile team, mentoring other team members and providing code reviews

What are the benefits?

This is a role that's big on responsibility and big on opportunity, with both immediate and long-term benefits.

  • Salary negotiable on experience
  • Stock options
  • Flexible remote-first working
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank/public holidays)
  • Mac or Linux laptop
  • Have a huge impact on the company as an early member of the team
  • Work in a friendly, talented team with all the tools and support you need to succeed
  • More than a job, but only if that's what you want!

Who are we looking for?

We're looking to hire a hardworking, experienced Senior Software Engineer with a passion for building and scaling high-quality web applications. Your work will make a difference to thousands of businesses, and you will play an integral role in how our product and company evolve

  • You're looking for a role at a startup where you have more freedom, and you can make a real impact on the company
  • You have 5+ years of commercial experience of building and scaling web applications
  • You're positive, upbeat and obsessed with technology and rethinking the way things are done

You are skilled in the following areas:

  • Modern web frameworks and building APIs - Python and Django is a plus!
  • JavaScript/ES6
  • JavaScript frameworks (Vue or similar)
  • Postgres
  • AWS

About Zenstores

We're a small team with an exciting SaaS product that makes logistics easy for growing ecommerce brands. Last month our users shipped 1.8 million orders from the Zenstores platform, and to date we've shipped over 60 million orders! There's an opportunity for us to create real, lasting value at scale - if this appeals to you, then we're excited to hear from you!

This is a permanent role starting ASAP.
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