Software engineering

Senior Backend Developer

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About the role

We are seeking a Senior Backend Developer to help shape the future of our business as we continue to scale towards being a global leader. You will be responsible for a key part of our mission, and provide the strongest possible base for accelerating and scaling our product in the near future.

  • Expert in serverless technologies, particularly within AWS and GCP
  • Expert in TypeScript; experience with Python, JVM, and DSLs is a plus
  • Expert in relational and NoSQL databases, particularly with GCP (Firestore, RTDB, BigQuery)
  • Knowledge of technical best practices, including testing
  • Database processing - creating and maintaining custom scripts and migrations
  • Proficiency in search engines (ElasticSearch)
  • Expert in creating and managing RESTful APIs
  • Authentication methodologies and general security principles
  • Experience in profiling, debugging and cloud services monitoring is a plus
  • Experience in DevOps toolchains is a plus
  • Being a technical leader within your team and within Bridebook in general
  • Building and maintaining a secure, sustainable and scalable backend architecture
  • Working towards carrying out effective systems monitoring and logging, using the results to help shape our product decisions
  • Creating, maintaining and monitoring scalable dynamic infrastructure, serverless microservices, database migrations and optimisations
  • Having full understanding and alignment with our company goals so that they serve as the basis of the work you drive forward
  • Being the advocate for all things backend, to ensure we have the best foundation to conquer the industry and consistently scale up
  • Promoting a healthy and collaborative culture across teams to collectively deliver exceptional output
About you:
  • You are an active communicator; able to effectively collaborate with both the technical and business sides of the company
  • You are committed to sharing your expertise through documentation, mentorship and discussion (both written and verbal)
  • You have technical leadership and/or team leadership experience
  • You are a strategic and creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • You have a track record of helping to build successful products and have experience working directly with product managers and business stakeholders
  • You are comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • You are ultimately responsible for backend decisions, but are always able to talk through and defend those ideas
  • You are committed to writing high-quality code and proactively fixing issues
Additional info:
  • This position is open to remote applicants who are based in areas that allow them to comfortably work within our timezone
  • It is also open to on-site applicants who will be based in our 8th floor Notting Hill office where we have some of the best panoramic views of London
About the company

Bridebook is the UK’s leading wedding planning app and website, providing planning tools, advice and a directory of venues and suppliers to engaged couples. We are bringing wedding planning into the modern age, using technology to make it as stress-free and rewarding as it should be. We're just over three years into the making and now have 1 in 2 engaged couples in the UK using Bridebook to help plan their wedding.

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