Senior Backend Engineer

Full time, Permanent
London
Posted 1 month ago

Senior Backend Engineer

Our Client are on a mission to revolutionise their industry by leveraging cutting-edge technology and their strategic partnership with Google to create seamless, intelligent, and scalable solutions for businesses worldwide. By joining them, you will be part of an innovative and dynamic team that is at the forefront of technological advancements, shaping the future and delivering unparalleled value to their customers.

They are on the lookout for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to spearhead the creation and deployment of ground-breaking software solutions. The ideal candidate should possess robust technical acumen, impeccable skills, and a track record of successful project execution. As the Senior Backend Engineer, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product management, design, and QA, to conceive, design, and execute top-tier, enterprise-scalable software products that cater to their clients and end-users. While actively coding, you will be responsible for upholding technical excellence throughout development and QA, as well as shaping the architecture of your product domain.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work as part of a cross-functional team to help drive the development of new features
• Lead change, innovation, and drive transformation within our teams: your expertise will identify opportunities for improvement in our frontend applications, tooling, and architecture.
• Ensure best practices and patterns: you will advocate and enforce best standards, and patterns. Your deep understanding of backend technologies will help you to guide your peers – ensuring that our code is of high quality.
• Work on automation and process improvement: you will increase efficiency, reliability, and scalability, by creating automated processes that improve development workflows.
• Promote engineering best practices.
• Collaborate and share knowledge: you will engage with the engineering community, using your expertise to contribute to events and knowledge-sharing initiatives. You will inspire and motivate your peers to learn – improving their capabilities.

Required Skills:

• Significant experience in API and web application development in Python (ideally with Flask, FastAPI or similar.)
• Experience with designing and building REST APIs
• Strong GCP skills including configuration management (ideally using terraform).
• Experience with Cloud Functions and Cloud Runs
• Experience with containerisation (docker/ kubernetes)
• Ability to design architectures to meet scalability, reliability and security targets
• Good problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development
• In-depth understanding of best practices, coding standards, and architectural patterns.
• Experience in automating builds (CI/CD), feature flags, automated testing, and releases using industry-standard tools for the GCP platform.
• Knowledge and experience of Agile methodologies and practices

Bonus skills:

• Experience with message driven systems (ideally google pub/sub)
• RDBMS skills (ideally postgres)
• Experience with some kind of no SQL db ( document store/key value store ) would be helpful.
• Experience with Google Cloud Build for CI/CD actions, deployments and builds.

Job Features

Job CategoryIT
Salary£75000
Job ReferenceARBSSBeE

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