Backend Software Engineer

Birmingham 45K - 65K Permanent

Exciting chance to join a blockchain start-up based in London/Birmingham who have recently been backed by a major amount of funding and investment.

COMPANY CULTURE
• Value independent thinking and self-motivation
• No micro-managing every task
• Love “crazy” ideas, and giving our people the time and resources needed to make those ideas real
• Follow a very agile mindset
• A flat hierarchy - enjoy meeting up in the same space to collaborate
• Members of the team have worked at, and studied at, institutions such University of Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, ETH Zurich, Thales and F-Secure.?

THE ROLE?
• Backend developers build the core of products, services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion.
• You’ll get to work with other developers to build delightful features that span various parts of the system.
• You’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail; and you’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems.

YOU WILL:
• Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across engineering teams.
• Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
• Work with developers across the company to build delightful features that span various parts of the system.
• Collaborate with our other teams to understand and solve our users’ pain points.
• Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
• Take responsibility for your work.

YOU MAY BE A FIT FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU:
• Enjoy and have 4+ years of experience improving product experiences and building backend systems
• Think deeply about systems and services, and write high quality code.
• Are language-agile and believe in picking the right tool for the job. Languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill.
• Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
• Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
• Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
• Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise.
• Can work in the UK. We have a pragmatic hybrid working model where we aim to collaborate (and have fun) in person when it makes sense, typically 2 days a week.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas. Don’t let this make you hesitate if you want to apply


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