Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Cambridge

Description

Compensation: £30k - 42k
Location options: Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level, Senior, Lead
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Human Rights, Mobile Application, Public Health
Company size: 11-50 people
Company type: Private


Technologies
google-cloud-platform, microservices, go, serverless, amazon-web-services


Job description
Senior Backend Engineer


Build great technology that improves millions of lives.


Overview


Simprints builds cutting-edge technology for some of the poorest individuals in the world, and in the most challenging environments on earth. We are working at the exciting interface of biometrics, technology, and international development where our product is used to radically increase transparency and effectiveness, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every education initiative reaches its intended recipient. Working with mentors from top companies like Google, Microsoft, and ARM, we design and develop both hardware and software by applying modern tools in distinctly un-modern environments with little to no internet connectivity. Simprints is currently on track to support over 4 million people by 2021.


We are looking for engineers with a focus on cloud-native backend development to join our growing tech team. You will work on an agile, collaborative team with a commitment to clean code and robust design, along with a strong culture of continuous learning and improvement. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you!


Responsibilities


- Design, build, and operate secure, reliable, and scalable services that allow Simprints to support projects all over the world
- Leverage modern software development practices, such as DevOps, microservices and “serverless”
- Actively develop junior engineers through mentoring and design/code reviews
- Support growth of the team by attracting, on-boarding, and retaining top talent


Qualifications


- At least 3 years of professional experience building and operating backend services, with some experience in systems design
- At least 1 year of professional experience working with a major public cloud provider (Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services) using serverless or managed services (e.g. DynamoDB, BigQuery, any FaaS)
- Good understanding of software engineering basics such as (but not limited to) OOP, agile, REST, testing, SQL, NoSQL
- Commitment to lifelong learning. You eat new technologies for breakfast and stay up-to-date with recent trends (e.g. microservices, event-driven architecture, serverless)
- Ability to clearly communicate and document design decisions in both verbal and written form


Bonus points


- BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or a related field
- Familiarity with Golang && (Java || Kotlin || Scala)
- Experience with mobile and/or web front-end. You have been on the other side of the API gateway


Why Simprints?


- Use recent, developer-friendly technologies that let you focus on what matters:


- Languages: Golang, Kotlin, Typescript
- Infrastructure: Managed cloud databases (Firestore, BigQuery), managed compute nodes (App Engine, Cloud Functions), managed stream processing platform (Pub/Sub), managed logging/monitoring/tracing (Stackdriver)
- Event-driven microservice architecture


- Make a positive impact on millions of the most vulnerable people in the world
- Work in a team of dedicated and talented engineers committed to writing high quality code. Our informal Clean Code Officer helps keep us honest
- Optional opportunities to see our tech in action by joining our deployments around the world: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, or Zimbabwe just to name a few
- Incredible perks


- Unlimited paid time off. Last year, the average Simprints employee took a total of 31 days off (annual leave plus UK bank holidays)
- Truly flexible working hours. More efficient late at night? That’s fine by us, start after lunch. We are looking for people who get the job done, not for people who get the job done between 9am and 5pm
- A generous budget (£1,500) to spend on both learning and wellness. In the past, Simprints engineers have spent this on attending tech conferences, enrolling in Udacity nanodegrees, joining bouldering gyms, and organizing instructor-led yoga sessions in the office
- Two ‘LEGO Days’ each quarter where you can work on any project you want. Past projects have ranged from exploring image processing techniques to building a LEGO train to deliver beer around the office
- Work from the coolest office in Cambridge (the Bradfield Centre - think ‘mini-WeWork’)

  • education
  • hardware
  • java
  • software
  • sql