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Senior Backend Engineer ( New )

Job Description


VANRATH have successfully placed 5 candidates with this client. An amazing opportunity in terms of timing and the potential to help this Scale Up create the best product of its type. The feedback from the placed Engineers has been exceptional.

BackEnd Engineer - Belfast + Remote working.
Are you an experienced Engineer looking for a new challenge, developing a next generation technology platform?
If you are a driven, ambitious engineer with a genuine interest in technology and building innovative technical customer focused products, my client have an excellent opportunity for you.
My client are a private equity backed start-up with a strong initial UK client base and a leadership team of experienced entrepreneurs and consultants.
My client are seeking a strong Platform Engineer to help them design and build an SaaS insights platform, becoming a key part of a fun, fast-paced environment.
Our Vision:
My client see a gap for a new software platform that can provide clients with the decision science capabilities of digital native retail giants. Having built this capability over several years with these market leaders, it became clear that there was an ever-growing gap with the wider market, particularly in digital channels.

By providing a one-stop optimisation platform my client will help large retailers compete and unlock data driven decisions on key areas such as pricing, customer targeting, product range, and sustainability. The 'sustainable growth platform' will be built with low barriers to entry to support clients regardless of their digital maturity levels​.
BackEnd Engineer Role Responsibilities:
A Backend Engineer you will have a combination of backend and data skills and knowledge. You will help design and build a fast, resilient, and highly scalable cloud native data and analytics platform to grow a retail and brand SaaS products. You will be using a combination of Python, JavaScript and other potential languages as appropriate for the use case.
Key Responsibilities of this role will be:

  • Develop tested, secure production quality code and deploy using CI/CD and DevOps practices from development to production
  • Work with cloud technologies to deliver robust, scalable services, APIs and product features.
  • Develop reusable cloud native data services to build out our SaaS Decision Science platform
  • Adopt and contribute to Core Engineering Practices across design, build, test, deployment and run
  • Partner with product managers and data scientists to understand and deliver valuable product features from conception to release
  • Identify and resolve quality issues and handle product support requests.
  • Lead and mentor less experienced members of the team


Engineering Experience:

  • Track record of developing applications and services using python
  • 5+ years' commercial experience within a software engineering, data engineering or equivalent role
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary technology environment (product, data science, engineering etc.)
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies, continuous integration and unit testing frameworks
  • Experience building reusable data products is an advantage
  • Experience building secure, scalable cloud native applications
  • Experience building REST APIs
  • Ability to communicate thoughtfully, build long-term relationships, and demonstrate a learning attitude


Specialisms & Education:

  • Strong working knowledge of one or more programming languages e.g. Python, JavaScript or other
  • Clear and logical analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Experience building and testing software within a team using techniques such as TDD/BDD
  • Resourceful, intellectually curious, empathetic, high energy and mature
  • Enjoy working in teams but also a self-starter
  • Strong record of initiative-taking and leadership in a work setting
  • Terraform experience advantageous
  • Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent industry experience


Work location:
Belfast based office + remote working
Travel occasionally required
Compensation & Benefits:

Very competitive annual salary
Discretionary bonus.
Permanent position

Apply today or call to have a confidential discussion about this Data Engineer role.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Ryan Quinn in the strictest confidence.

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