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Lead Backend Engineer Full Time

at Fueled in London (Published at 11-10-2018)

Fueled is a product-driven venture-development firm that works with a range of startups and big brands to create compelling, successful, award-winning apps and websites. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs, whether solo or part of a thousand-person company, build and scale their business. We help people perfect and realize their visions for digital products. Other mercenary developers just churn out what a client asks for, while we strive to truly understand the problems our clients are aiming to solve and stop at nothing to build solid products that present the optimal solution. We are a lean, tenacious machine powered by 85 of the sharpest, most passionate people we could find. Learn more about us: http://fueled.com.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assessing the technical feasibility of newly-created product ideas and proposing accurate solutions throughout the design and development phase
  • Leading the project team to develop estimates and overall implementation solution plans
  • Preparing and delivering technical proposals and presentations to all involved stakeholders
  • Collaborating with an international backend team to define, build out and run standardized deployments for applications
  • Performing problem analysis and troubleshooting for optimal site reliability, supporting projects on any possible site reliability problems
  • Leading the architecture of RESTful, GraphQL or similar APIs for backend services
  • Defining and documenting best practices on the technologies being used to support Fueled’s commitment to excellence
  • Mentoring and guiding more junior technical resources
  • Generating convincing and substantiated technology and architecture recommendations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has 6+ years of professional development experience; DevOps experience is a plus
  • Has 3-4 years of experience working with Python and Django; experience with Node.js is a plus
  • Has experience in working in an Agile development environment
  • Has experience in common public API services; knows how to navigate through documentation and be completely sure
  • Has experience working with Stripe for payment processing, Django REST Framework for building RESTful APIs, and GitHub
  • Is an excellent written and verbal communicator, who can present and explain complex software solutions to clients and project teams

Perks and Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Access to money-saving childcare voucher scheme for working parents
  • Biannual meetups/trips abroad
  • 27” iMac to work from when in the office
  • Your very own Apple watch*
  • Monthly team dinners and activities


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