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Software Engineer (Back end)
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Software Engineer (Back End)

Location: Southampton

We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing engineering team and help us build out scalable, reliable, performant solutions in our SaaS platform. This role will join our new office to help us scale our engineering team as we grow.

Who are we?

Ometria is a customer marketing platform that helps e-commerce retailers make sense of their customer data. We use big data, predictive analytics and machine learning to help retailers send better, less generic and more personalised messages to their customers. We do this right now for some of the fastest growing retail brands, from Made.com to Hotel Chocolat and for 150 million individual people across the world.

We have offices in London, New York and Southampton, we have raised over £25M from leading VCs like Octopus and Summit and are scaling up the business and the platform. This is presenting many technical challenges in turn providing opportunity to learn, grow and develop. We are in the process of establishing a data centre in the US (New York) - so will be reproducing our infrastructure in a different AWS region.

On this journey to providing a product that really stands out we have grown a team of driven, self-reflective and dedicated Ometrians. We’re committed to finding potential candidates who can grow and flourish here, adding to the team culture.

What will you be doing?

As a Software Engineer, you will be working as part of our combined product and engineering team. You will work collaboratively to design scalable and robust solutions, developing those services in the most appropriate language (Python, Golang) according to best practices.

Some of the current challenges we are working on right now:

  • We’re building a modern microservices-based infrastructure running in multiple availability regions.
  • Data warehouse technology migration - We are growing like never before, with 100% year on year growth. Currently we use a combination of Postgres and Redshift, however we will consider other data warehouse technologies and also re-implement our ELT layer using modern tools.
  • Building new features for our clients driven by innovation - some of these projects require super high availability and ultra low latency.

Engineering at Ometria

We believe in modern software engineering principles, including DevOps and SRE practices, little ‘a’ Agile (including Kanban and friends), delighting our users and investing in the growth of our team.

The engineering team is currently 25 engineers (looking to double this year across the two offices) - frontend, backend, SRE, and test. We have varied backgrounds in terms of experience, roles and responsibilities and all work in the same office. We work closely with our product team on new features, infrastructure, growth, and client-specific work.

Our tech stack:

Our clients interact with the Ometria platform through a single page web app, which uses the Ampersand.js framework, with a separate section in React.

The app communicates with the backend platform through various Python 3 and Golang. Flask powers our Python API layer. Golang powers some of our massively concurrent workloads and analytics services.

We run on AWS/Docker/Kubernetes configured with Terraform. Data is stored in Postgres and Redshift, and we use various queueing/messaging tools (Google Pub/Sub, Kinesis, AWS SQS, Beanstalk, Celery, and Gearman)


What kind of experience are we looking for?

  • Experience

You have written software at scale in either Python or Golang or another open source language and you are looking to learn Python.

  • Problem solver

You enjoy working collaboratively in a team, but can also work independently to solve complex problems. You seek help/feedback when required to ensure solutions are robust, performant, secure, etc… utilising product managers, test engineers and SRE’s.

Why join Ometria?

One of our values is “It's awesome to be here”, here are some of the reasons we love working here:

  • Team of amazing people

We are committed to hiring the right people and maintaining our culture as we grow.

  • Making sure you’ll have an impact

We’re solving interesting challenges and you’ll have a say in how we solve them.

  • Supporting learning and development

We’re in this together and want you to become the best and feel supported as you do so. We want all Ometrians to be able to continually learn and grow in their roles.

  • Going above and beyond to help each other

We’re all part of the bigger picture. We love helping each other to thrive and celebrate success together.

We review all applications on a continual basis, and as such have no 'application deadline'. If you are interested please apply below, or get in touch if you have any questions.

We will be holding all interviews remotely.


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