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  • About Hello Lamp Post

    Our Mission

    Hello Lamp Post helps governments and organisations make cities into more human-friendly places by engaging with citizens at a hyper-local level in a fun and playful way.

    Our Service

    Hello Lamp Post is a unique chat-based platform that can give a “voice” to any kind of place, space or street object. Users are invited to strike up chats with objects powered by our custom-made conversational AI via SMS, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp on their mobile devices.

    The objects that people talk to are friendly and inquisitive. They can share helpful information, like bus times and parking instructions, as well as ask interesting questions and share what other people have said. Our backend aggregates the opinions that users have shared, and we turn these into insights for decision makers. 

    Our Story So Far

    Hello Lamp Post has been growing rapidly since we incorporated in 2018. So far this year over 20 new clients have subscribed to our services and our team has doubled in size. Hello Lamp Post is being used in places around the world including Westminster Council, MediaCity, The London Olympic Park, Vancouver, Sydney and more. 

    Job Summary

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and talented engineer to help shape our platform and products going forward. As a member of a small but growing engineering team, you will play an immediate role in architectural, product and feature decisions across our application.

    We are growing quickly so this role is excellent for someone looking to bring their experience to a small but dynamic environment. You will help shape a development team from the ground up.

    This role will report directly to our Head of Product and will work collaboratively with our lead developer. The role offers a lot of potential to quickly progress in seniority. 

    Activities 

    • Working independently and collaboratively to build features  
    • Communicate, plan and implement architectural changes across our stack
    • Comfortable working with product, customer success and design teams and representing the technical side of the business
    • Able to work independently respondng to briefs from technical and product leads
    • Guide others on best practices, suggesting and maintaining high standards
    • Architect the code base with a long term view 

    Requirements

    • Experience working either on backend or frontend development
    • Ideally you have an some experience working in both, or an interest in developing your full-stack skillset
    • We’re flexible, so if your experience so far has been solely front end or backend then we would still strongly encourage you to apply
    • Ideally at least a couple of years experience working on a production codebase and as part of a team, but we’re open to applications from people of all levels of experience 
    • An understanding of Test Driven Development 

    Our Stack

    • We’re language agnostic for this role, and believe the right person will have deep interest in programming and the attitude to adapt and learn as the product develops. Our current stack is:
      • AWS and Azure 
      • Ruby on Rails API 
      • Javascript / React 
      • Code versioning tools, i.e Git
      • Docker 
      • Relational databases like PostgresSQL 
      • Microsoft Machine Learning tools such as Q&A Maker, ML Studio and Text analytics 

    Salary & Benefits

    • Competive salary, pensions scheme and options
    • The opportunity to help shape every aspect of a fast growing product from the ground up 
    • Flexible hours
    • Remote working
    • Open and collaborative working culture
    • Friendly and sociable team

    ….we’d love to hear from you if you like the sound of any of the above.

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