Job Description: Software Engineer (Back End)

Salary: Competitive

Location: London, Cannon Street

Closing Date: 27th of November 2017

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Who We Are

We’re in the business of delivering awesome meals into everyone's home or office – fast.

We achieve this by building and running a superb website, suite of mobile apps, a complex logistical platform, a fleet of passionate drivers, and a global operation, all to help bring great food from the world's best-loved local restaurants to consumers with an unparalleled level of convenience. We don’t want people to have to suffer with bad takeaway delivered an age after they order.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work as part of a full stack product team to develop solutions to ensure optimal experiences for our customers, riders, and restaurants
  • Utilise a variety of backend technologies to build scalable products
  • You'll take part in decisions related to how we undertake new projects
  • You'll gather requirements and scope out projects with the rest of the team

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • 2 or more years professional experience writing web-based applications in any language, and a willingness to quickly get up to speed on our stack (Ruby/Rails, Python or Scala)
  • Experience with TDD environments (RSpec, Minitest, Capybara, Selenium)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostGreSQL, MySQL) and key-value stores (Memcache, Redis)

Nice to haves

  • Experience with front-end web technology, bonus points for React
  • Experience with web architecture at scale (20krpm and above)
  • Experience with PostGIS, or any geography-heavy applications
  • Experience with "NoSQL" data backends (Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience solving logistical problems with software

Benefits:

  • Conference stipend and learning resources, paid for by us
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site fully equipped gym, as well as a heavily subsidised gym membership to other top gyms in the area
  • Regular off-sites with the team, as well as game nights, and the legendary “Bun-day Monday”
  • Discounted private healthcare and generous pension plan
  • Food. So much food. Nom Nom
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