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Senior Backend Engineer

Lightricks Uk

We want to continue our tradition of creating award-winning apps - in London! Our R&D-oriented office offers the agility and excitement of a startup while at the same time reaping the benefits of an established and successful company.

Benefits

  • An amazing option plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous pension
  • Subsidised private healthcare, lunch and gym membership.
  • Refreshments! Fruit, veggies, snacks & of course, lots of coffee!

We’re open to suggestions on perks!

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Lightricks, we create award-winning apps used by millions all over the world. We’re in the process of scaling up our backend systems in order to meet the growth of both active users and employees. We’re looking for a senior backend engineer, with hands-on experience in building reliable and scalable cloud-based services and robust infrastructures. We’re looking for people who are passionate about the craft of software engineering - just like us. People who believe that writing code is an art, but can still appreciate the realities of business and can deliver on a tight schedule in a dynamic environment; people who are independent and responsible engineers but are also great team-players.

At Lightricks, we create award-winning apps used by millions all over the world. We’re in the process of scaling up our backend systems in order to meet the growth of both active users and employees. We’re looking for a senior backend engineer, with hands-on experience in building reliable and scalable cloud-based services and robust infrastructures.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about the craft of software engineering - just like us. People who believe that writing code is an art, but can still appreciate the realities of business and can deliver on a tight schedule in a dynamic environment; people who are independent and responsible engineers but are also great team-players.



Responsibilities

Our backend engineers take part in designing, building and maintaining various backend systems that are critical for the company’s operation such as: user and purchase management systems, analytics data infrastructures, marketing campaign management and optimization and more. Senior engineers at Lightricks are also expected to mentor and contribute from their knowledge and experience to the junior less experienced team members.

Our day to day job involves:

  • Designing, developing and maintaining Lightricks’ backend services
  • Identifying issues and bottlenecks with existing services and working to improve them
  • Writing clean, maintainable and testable code, and inspiring others to do the same
  • Identifying and implementing software engineering best practices
  • Conducting code reviews
  • Constantly improving our development process by introducing new dev tools, developing common infrastructures, automating processes etc.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of backend development experience, preferably in Python
  • Proven experience of delivering large, successful backend projects
  • High familiarity with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform or similar cloud infrastructure
  • 3+ years of hands on experience with building, deploying and maintaining scalable systems on cloud environment
  • Good understanding of critical production systems concepts - high availability, reliability and scalability
  • Understanding of network protocols such as TCP, IP, HTTP
  • Deep knowledge of at least one SQL database (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL etc.); noSQL databases - a plus
  • Experience building big-data solutions that include data pipelining and processing infrastructures - a plus

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