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Senior Java Engineer at Grabyo

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  • London
  • fulltime

Grabyo is the video platform built for live, social and mobile. The cloud-based platform removes the traditional complexities of professional video production and distribution.

Grabyo is trusted by major publishers and rights holders such as ITV, BT Sport, EA Sports, World Rugby, The BRIT Awards, The Television Academy, The English Football Association (FA), UFC, AELTC Wimbledon and many more. Our platform integrates with the major social platforms - including Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Twitter, and YouTube. Grabyo is also a preferred global partner for Facebook Live.

Amazon Web Services is the main hosting provider for Grabyo. Every product of the platform is architected and built for scalability and high availability for a global client base. Being a cloud-based platform allows engineers to remain agile and gives them the freedom to try new things without compromising on reliability and speed of development.

For more information on Grabyo please visit the company page.

We are dedicated to making sure you are happy and committed during your time with Grabyo. We achieve this by pushing the platform and the team to use the latest technologies and to give you a whole new set of responsibilities. You will be responsible for your products end to end, from design and architecture to releasing and supporting in production. This way we guarantee that you will be engaged, challenged and more importantly: that you can make the difference.

Being social is a huge part of the Grabyo family. We like to have fun together and we provide a series of activities to help in this area. If you are interested in these activities and some of the benefits we enjoy at Grabyo, please visit this website.

If technology gets you going in the morning, then you are in the right place!

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Grabyo; you will have exposure to the backend APIs and services that sit at the core of the Grabyo Platform. Some days you might be part of the team working at the core of services like live transcoding or automated closed captioning; while other days you might be part of the team architecting our platform to improve our path to microservices.

Java, JavaScript, Go, NoSQL, serverless architectures, microservices, auto-scaling and auto-recovery, AWS Kinesis, ECS Fargate, DynamoDB, media processing, Terraform - these are a few of the state-of-the-art techs you will be working with.

To make sure you keep growing your knowledge around tech, we provide you with professional development opportunities like Hackathons, Tech hours, and have a development budget and pair programming days to improve our automated testing culture.

Some of your responsibilities at Grabyo include (but are not limited to):
  • Building awesome APIs as well as sleek, beautiful front-end client experiences
  • Building reliable micro-services and serverless architectures
  • Iterating and optimizing products based on feedback and data analysis
  • Taking ownership of your work/project by designing, building, maintaining, iterating and supporting new features and new products


  • Proficiency in a modern programming language (Java, Javascript, Python or Go).
  • Proven expertise and professional experience databases (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Knowledge of micro-service oriented architectures
  • Proven expertise with cloud providers (bonus points for AWS - our chosen cloud provider)
  • Passion for emerging technologies
  • At least two years of commercial experience.


  • Personal development budget and training material
  • Bi-annual hackathons, security days and tech hour on Wednesday
  • Quarterly performance reviews
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home options
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, Friday happy hour and monthly company lunch
  • 25 days holiday and additional unpaid holiday week
  • Awaydays and Christmas party
  • Sponsored monthly social events
  • Grabyo book library

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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