Senior Backend Developer

Senior Backend Developer

Job Title: Senior Backend Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 5443_1577545579
Contact Name: Laurence Downing
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 28, 2019 15:06

Job Description

Are you looking to join a start-up where you can really help shape the direction of the company, tech and vision early on?

A software company based in London are looking for their third employee to join and help scale up the business.

The company have created an innovative platform that completely overhauls how companies hire their Software Engineers and technical staff. There is nothing out there like it. They have already signed on huge clients that use their software and are now looking to grow to support the demand for this.

Being the third employee, your role would be to work alongside the two founders of the company and build new features on top of the platform they have created and spearhead lots of new projects in 2019.

You will be the go-to guy for everything related to the backend of the product, you will be working on both the platform and the infrastructure. The company use a wide range of technologies but the main being Kotlin, Python, Node.js and hosted on AWS.

This role is fast paced, dynamic and is a huge opportunity for the right person, as the company grows to secure a VP of Engineering or a CTO role plus considerable equity on offer.


  • Build and maintain the backend platform
  • Decide of the direction of the backend development, including investigating and exploring new technologies to use
  • Responsible for the security of the platform
  • Work with frontend developers to define internal API's


  • Strong experience of either Java 8 or Kotlin - they can teach you Kotlin
  • Experience with AWS
  • Good understanding of data structures, algorithms, algorithmic complexity, and concurrency issues

This is an absolutely amazing opportunity for someone to join a company early on and really help shape an organisation, on top of a strong equity package you will receive a very competitive salary plus holiday, pension etc.

For more information please apply.

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