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Senior Backend Software Engineer

  • Engineering
  • London, England, United Kingdom

The Role

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Backend) to join our rapidly expanding engineering team here at Beamery HQ in London. You will join a value delivery team and work  on core SaaS capabilities for products that power the experiences for millions of candidates across many of the world's biggest companies and brands. 

This role is about giving you a broad remit and early involvement in shaping why you build what you build, as well as the how - from the discovery phase all the way to production operations. You will also be providing technical leadership and mentorship to ensure Beamery engineering standards are continuously improved.

What will you do as a Senior Software Engineer at Beamery?

  • Build market leading B2B multi-tenanted SaaS platform disrupting recruitment industry 
  • Be accountable for technical discovery, solution design, prototyping, implementation and operations for core platform services (you build it you run it)
  • Evolve Beamery engineering standards (coding standards, TDD/BDD practices, frameworks, tooling, docs) and processes (design reviews, code reviews, branch management, deployment, release management and service operations) 
  • Be accountable for technical mentorship of junior engineers
  • Learn and expand your skill set

We'd love to meet someone who has...

  • 7+ years of hands on experience as a software engineer delivering business critical scalable cloud based services preferably multi-tenanted B2B or B2C SaaS services
  • Strong Javascript and NodeJS including operational experience of running scalable services using NodeJS runtime 
  • Strong GoLang is highly desirable 
  • Excellent analytical & troubleshooting skills: ability to convert ambiguously defined business problems into well-understood requirements
  • Experience of delivering software using Agile delivery methodologies is a must (SCRUM/Kanban)
  • Experience of using software engineering practices such as TDD, pair programming, testing automation, code reviews, code refactoring, branch management (GitFlow) and CICD practices is a must
  • Operational experience of using Kafka, Mongo, ElasticSearch services at scale is highly desirable
  • Operational experience of deploying and running services at scale on top of Docker/Kubernetes stack is highly desirable
  • Operational Experience with service orchestration (ZooKeeper/Istio) and Infrastructure-as-Code tooling (i.e. Terraform) is desirable
  • Understanding of IaaS/PaaS/Servless deployments and related operational tradeoffs is desirable
  • Degree in computer science/mathematics/physics or related technical subject is highly desirable

How will success be measured?

  • Product capabilities adoption rate / inc revenue generated
  • Flow metrics: Feature lead time, cycle time and throughput
  • Service SLOs: availability, performance, failure rate and recoverability

About Beamery

Beamery’s mission is to help companies acquire their greatest asset; their people. Our Talent Operating System lets companies attract, engage, and retain the best talent - it’s the one solution that enterprises need to deliver exceptional experiences at every stage of the talent journey, and build meaningful relationships with their future employees.

We are lucky to be one of the fastest growing companies in the world, and even more lucky that the people in Beamery are not only superb at their jobs, but are a reliable, friendly bunch who leave egos out of the equation. We are a team that cares about the right outcome above everything else.


  • Competitive pay
  • Stock options
  • Pension Plan
  • Unlimited Holiday
  • Wellness days
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dog friendly office
  • Regular socials, food & drink
  • Quarterly team-building events
  • Flexible learning & development budget
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