Senior Software Engineer (Ref 26026)

Senior Software Engineer  (Ref 26026)

£80,000 plus 10% Bonus

London EC2

Global analytics and research group are looking to build a comprehensive, event-driven data platform underpinning all of the company’s data flows and products in the business. Within the data platform, the “Foundation team” (where this role is based) operates at the intersection of data engineering, infrastructure and developer efficiency, with a mission to make every other engineering team go fast.  They  develop and maintain the infrastructure, baseline services, and shared data and developer centric functionality for other teams to build on top of. Some of their recent work has included a Kafka topic/schema management layer; a distributed event observability/tracing system; and a storage management layer for datasets.

We are looking for an innovative, passionate engineer who likes solving problems at scale, has a keen eye for automation and efficiency and considers infrastructure just another dimension of software engineering in general.

You will be:

  • Building foundational data platform services at the intersection of infrastructure and data processing on AWS.
  • Building engineering convenience systems, tooling and libraries to help make everyone go fast.
  • Automating everything we can so other teams don’t have to.
  • Collaborating on new ideas for optimizing both systems and engineering workflows so that experiments are cheap and fast.
  • Building relationships with other engineering teams to identify their pain points and come up with ideas to solve those – we are self-organized and drive things ourselves. Drive and passion are welcome here.
  • Moving across the stack – from development to infrastructure, we have a varied list and we touch it all. Java and Scala on the language side, Terraform for AWS, Jenkins and Spinnaker for CI/CD, Kafka for streaming, Docker and Kubernetes to run our (and other engineers’) services.


  • The ability to design distributed systems that scale, in the cloud. We use AWS but are happy if you have experience with either GCP or Azure instead.
  • Previous experience in at least one of Java or Scala and are interested in picking up Go
  • Experience of packaged software using Docker.  Kubernetes experience useful but not essential.
  • Experience with CI/CD and infrastructure as code.
  • You view devops as a mindset, not a role. They work under the motto “we write it, we run it” and are happy to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in infrastructure work. So do you.
  • A passion for creating high quality, testable code. We write and design our own tests. Things we don’t test, we measure, and if there are problems we go in, investigate them and fix them.
  • They like pairing with and learning from each other and we make decisions together as a team. Great ideas can – and do – come from anywhere and anyone.

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual Bonus (subject to how well you and the company will perform in a year)
  • Flexible working hours, if you need to.
  • 5 weeks holiday and 2 paid volunteer days per year on top of bank holidays. You can also buy up to 5 extra days off every year.
  • Access to Udemy for Business, and 10 learning days per year to make the most of it.
  • Private Health Insurance, Life Assurance, Dental healthcare scheme. We will also give you access to HeadSpace to help you with your inner wellbeing.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Fun and smart colleagues to work with.

Salary: £80,000 p.a. + 10% bonus

Location: London

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