Careers at Pricesearcher

Backend Platform Engineer

London Based (Farringdon)

Job Category: Commercial

Department/Group: Engineering

Travel: No Travel

Level/Salary Range: Open

Position Type: Full Time

Reporting to: CTO

Job Description:

We are looking for backend platform engineers to join a data-driven e-commerce start-up.

You could be a backend developer that is looking to expand into devops/infrastructure/operations.

You will get to work on world-class data problems and high performance distributed data architectures.

What we want you to motivated about

•   You will not be bored, you will work on hard and challenging real-world problems.

•   Ability to work on greenfield products that you can own outright.

•   You will expand your knowledge on systems, architecture and data processing.

•   You will constantly be challenged and pushed to make possible what they said wasn’t.

•   You will make mistakes – we want you to make as many possible.

•   The solutions are in the ceiling when you look up and out the window when you need to think.

•   Never compromise or play it safe. Join us to take big risks and swim in the deep end.

Backend stack: includes (but is not limited to): Python, PHP, Event Messaging, Queues, RESTful APIs, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, Memcache, Ansible, Hadoop, MySQL, Jenkins on AWS.


•   Build and design our next-generation processing systems.

•   Maintain, deploy and troubleshoot our entire infrastructure stack.

•   Write backend python code which is reusable, testable and efficient.

•   Mentor junior developers as the team grows.


•   Passion for data, performance optimisation and infrastructure design.

•   Strong capacity to learn independently.

•   Ability to perform under pressure.

•   Understand how to process a dataset in parallel, either using multiple threads or processes, or for bigger datasets at least understand how Spark/MR/MPPs work.

•   Know your way around linux.

Highly Desirable:

•   Python in a professional setting.

•   High velocity systems architecture.

•   AWS experience.

•   OLTP/OLAP experience.

•   Machine learning.

•   Relevancy experience.

•   Experience in working with supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms for classification problems.

Our data challenges keep us awake at night and take our thinking to the next level.

We approach our problems from all angles as a team and believe that failing is just as important to the process as succeeding. You will work directly with the founding team who have been together for over 5 years. People from all walks of life who have joined from some of the biggest names in online, to work together on this mission. Every member of the business is here to help support and share in your success!

If it's time for a change and you want to have a chat, get in touch

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