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Python Backend Engineer
at Tessian

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  • London
  • fulltime
Tessian
We believe technology should secure the digital interactions of employees without compromising user experience or productivity. That’s why we’re building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform. 
 
We’re a team of mathematicians, data scientists & engineers building breakthrough machine learning and natural language technologies to analyse, understand & protect enterprise email networks.
 
Tessian is backed by leading technology investors Sequoia Capital and Accel who have helped build many industry defining companies including Stripe, Slack, Crowdstrike and Dropbox.
 
We'd love to hear from you.
 
Python Backend Engineering at Tessian
 
Read more about Engineering at Tessian: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies/tessian
 
At Tessian, we're building machine-intelligent filters to secure enterprise communications. This involves high volume, low latency data processing for some of the world’s largest organisations.
 
Our mission is to keep the world’s most sensitive data private and secure - to do this we're looking for backend engineers to help build out our platform supporting our next stage of growth.
 
The backend systems power the whole company and our teams have touch points with all of our engineering teams. From deploying data science models in production to integrating with our front end, you'll be involved in projects that span all aspects of the business.
 
Our teams are made up of people from diverse backgrounds; some have been building Python systems for years and some have learnt the ins and outs of Python on the job. We are currently hiring for both mid-level (2-4 years experience) and senior (5 years+) engineers.
 
See more on our Stack Overflow here: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies/Tessian
 
As a Tessian Backend Engineer you will: 
  • Design reliable distributed systems that handle high volumes of data with low latency
  • Maintain and support business-critical systems
  • Ship code to production every day using CI/CD techniques
  • Tackle the challenges that come with processing highly sensitive data
  • Value security over box-ticking
  • Make your mark on ambitious projects

Our backend tech stack includes:

  • Python 3
  • Environments built around Docker and AWS
  • High volume PostgreSQL databases
  • Concourse for CI/CD
  • Terraform built environments

We'd love to meet someone who:

  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work
  • Values getting things done over getting things perfect
  • Is comfortable with the unknown and loves to experiment
  • Can construct good arguments for methodologies or practices
  • Has worked with, or understands the principles behind working with data at scale
  • A passionate software developer, either with Python experience or excited to learn it
  • Ideally has an interest in machine learning

Why we think you'll love it here:

  • It’s important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there’s plenty more too….
Be at your best, both inside and outside of work
  • A full week of work-remote a year, in addition to 25 days of paid holiday
  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you
  • We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
  • High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on including Tessian ANC headphones
  • If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs
Because everyone loves food...
  • A plethora of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
  • Team lunch provided on Fridays - normally with more hummus than you can shake a stick at
  • Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away
Beyond work
  • Elite membership of the Tessian House System...
  • On Fridays we stop at 5 and share team updates and drinks
  • Monthly team socials & a big, whole team extravaganza every quarter
  • Never-ending ping-pong tournaments
Equality & diversity
 
Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.
 
As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM, our CFO is the Chair of the WISE Campaign's Young Professionals' Board, & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.
 
Important notices
 
Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.
 
By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy
 
Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.

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