Backend Software and Infrastructure Engineer

12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Inspiral is a venture-backed company that empowers people around the world to share knowledge and skills instantly. Become a cook, fix appliances, assemble furniture - learn any task in seconds. We build practical science fiction to create the dream of instant knowledge. We are a unique founding team featuring a unicorn founder, a growth hacker, and a technology wizard. Additionally, we are fortunate to be joined by an incredible advisory board and support network featuring some of London’s top entrepreneurs.

We are building a micro-video platform based on a totally new format for knowledge transfer. Instead of producing traditional videos for hours, users can create Inspiral content in minutes, and consume it in seconds.

With the initial platform ready, this is your once-in-a-decade opportunity to join our incredible team to grow the product. Due to the nature of the product, we expect explosive growth, and in this role, you will be laying out the ground work and lead the development of a highly scalable platform.

We love people with experience. But even more, we love people who love our open culture and working together as a team. We are looking for ambitious self-starters with a growth mindset who are enthusiastic about our mission and think on a truly global scale.

For this role we ideally look for:
* Passion for tech-for-good products and building something meaningful for users
* Strong software engineering background
* Strong cloud experience in AWS, ideally also in Google Cloud
* Experience building highly scalable and cost-effective cloud infrastructure
* Fluency in container technologies, and an understanding of when to deploy micro-services
* Experience stress testing backend systems
* Strong grasp of security and networking concepts
* Creativity and ability to learn fast

Nice to have’s:
* DevOps experience
* Node.js experience
* Data collection and analytics infrastructure experience

In your application please include:
* Any online profiles (Github, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
* A description of your professional experience (LinkedIn, CV, or similar)
* No long cover letter needed (we prefer meeting you)

You will be working together with our small, close-knit team on a daily basis to democratize knowledge and create the new global standard of instant education. If you love creating the future as much as we do - get in touch!

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