Salary: Competitive Start date: ASAP
Have you ever wondered how some of the most ambitious and successful companies in the UK (like Deliveroo & Monzo) grow so rapidly? On our platform, we track these companies, the people behind them & the ecosystem around them.
Though we’re very happy with our platform, we think there is still loads more we can do with it. Come join our smart & friendly team (check out our Glassdoor to see just how fantastic our team is!) and have a material impact on our platform’s future.
Sounds interesting? Then read on…
Through our platform, we’re the market leading provider of data on the fastest growing companies in the UK (think Monzo and Babylon!). Using ideas from both the company and our subscribers alike, our Dev team is the driving force behind implementing platform improvements and therefore key to our ongoing success as a company.
We need an experienced software engineer (you, we hope?) to help us deliver new and improved ways of accessing, storing, analysing, and presenting our data to make our product better than ever before! You’ll be joining a growing team of 17 software engineers within a platform squad of six. As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you’d have lots of great chances to mentor junior team members and help guide them through projects & challenges.
Day-to-day your responsibilities might include:
- Delivering quick wins: making quick improvements to the platform so we can make our users' work just a little bit easier
- Feature creation: building APIs to expose new datasets and creating new frontend components for features as we add them to the platform
- Working with the Product team: helping product managers and designers turn their ideas into reality, whilst prioritising usability and performance
- Line managing & mentoring: supporting junior team members as their line manager to help them grow & develop their skills
Examples of the kind of projects could you be working on:
- Working with our product team to make our current features like ‘Collections of companies’ & ‘People you know’ on the platform easier to find and use
- Upgrading our Advanced Search tool to help our users find the right companies faster
- Integrating the machine learning models we've built in-house to allow semantic search for companies
- Handling performance & usability issues and helping to upgrade our tools to work with the data we have on the 10 million+ registered companies in the UK
And much more! Don’t worry though, we don’t expect you to be an expert on our systems on day one – you’ll receive some thorough training on all of our various tools as part of our onboarding.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ for this role, but you should broadly meet the following criteria.
Technical must haves:
- 3+ years python with a web framework e.g. Django or Flask (we use Django)
- Experience with git.
- Understanding of user-centric problem solving
Great to have (but not essential):
- Experience: Django Rest Framework, PostgreSQL, Celery, Docker, NGINX, AWS.
Also, ideally you will be:
- Detail-oriented – you are meticulous with a keen eye for detail and know how to apply feedback to your work
- A team player - you work well with others, can argue your case & make suitable compromises and you want to grow within the team & contribute to defining it
- Natural problem solver – you love getting deep into a problem & working hard to find the solution.
We're offering a competitive starting salary and we invest a lot in keeping our people happy and healthy! So as well as that, you'll also get:
- Training: Structured training & ongoing personal development
- Wellbeing: Free coaching, counselling and virtual yoga/mindfulness sessions
- Socials: Drinks every Friday, office parties, company away days and regular team events
- Options: Substantial options scheme, so you can share in the growth you help create
- Talks: Interesting speakers in the office and on Zoom
- Snacks: Unlimited supply of healthy snacks and drinks
- Books: You can order any relevant books you like or come along to our book club evening
- Travel loans: Rail season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
- Hybrid working: Flexible office & remote working – see below for more details
We are the market-leader for tracking the most exciting companies in the UK. Through a combination of people power and machine learning, our data platform helps over 20 different industries invest in, understand, and partner with start-ups and scale-ups all over the country.
Other than the product, our real key to our success is our wonderful culture. Based in the heart of vibrant Nottingham, we’re a supportive, close-knit group with a range of interests and quirks - from bakers, to artists, to beer-brewers to gamers. To drive our company forward, we take responsibility for our work & embrace our mistakes, continually challenge ourselves & each other to do better, and be proactive & energetic in everything we do!
Ticking all the boxes?
To apply please submit:
- Your updated CV
- Answers to a couple of simple screening questions below