Back-End Developer - Ambitious new tech company

50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
10 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017
Contract Type
An ambitious new technology company, based in Exeter, is looking to continue growing their team with the addition of a Back-End Developer. Developing data-tools and software solutions to optimise city systems, this is the chance to help improve the day-to-day lives of ordinary people everywhere. The team is built of individuals at the top of their fields and the business is committed to building the best environment for its staff possible, with everything from impressive office space to using cutting edge tech and tools to stay at the forefront of the industry. In amazing offices, 20 minutes from the beach, they are happy to consider those looking to relocate for a higher quality of life.

What experience you`ll need

You will need a minimum of 3-5 years` worth of back-end development experience. You`ll have a broad range of scripting and programming languages under your belt but your primary skills will be based around Python and SQL. Any experience with spacial tools will be extremely useful, Postgres would be great and any knowledge of PostGIS would be ideal, as well as any skills with Renderd, Mapbox, OSM or QGIS. Ruby and JavaScript would be beneficial but not essential. Ultimately you`ll be able to prove that you can be part of a fast-paced, start-up style environment; you`ll be helping guide the direction of the business and your input and new ideas will be extremely important.

What you`ll be doing

You`ll be a key member of the development team, collaborating with data scientists and energy / transport consultants by building data processes that help commercialise new products. You`ll be joining the business whilst it`s still in its R&D infancy stage, a really exciting time. You`ll be keeping up to date with the latest tech in the industry, as well as new trends and methodologies to keep your team at the very forefront of what`s out there. You`ll be involved day-to-day with the integration of user-facing elements developed by the front-end team, building reusable codes and libraries, database and pipeline architecture, service design, security & data protection, implementation and improvements. You`ll be taking real pride in the work you do and helping create an extremely collaborative and hard-working environment.

What you`ll get in return for your talents

As mentioned, this is one of the most exciting times for the company and you`ll get to be part of defining what the future looks like. Backed by venture capitalists, this is a business with all the excitement and energy of a start-up but with the safety and security of something much larger. The offices themselves are amazing, with multiple break-out areas, a huge gym (classes throughout the day), running track, basketball court, cafeteria with locally sourced food and drinks (all free!), amongst many other benefits! They are offering a very generous salary (GBP60K) and of course the chance to know that what you are doing day-to-day will help improve the daily lives of people living in cities everywhere.