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Backend Engineer - Python, Linux - URGENT

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Backend Engineer - Python, Linux - URGENT - Preston - Salary between £25,000 - £40,000 depending on experience plus share options.

The Role

A unique opportunity has become available for a highly talented Backend Engineer (Python, Linux) to join a data driven ecommerce start up based in the heart of Preston. As the Backend Engineer (Python, Linux) you will be working on world-class data problems and high performance distributed data architectures.

They approach our problems from all angles as a team and believe that failing is just as important to the process as succeeding. You will work directly with the founding team who have been together for over 5 years. People from all walks of life have joined them from some of the biggest names in online, to work together on this mission. Every member of the business is here to help support and share in your success!

You will ideally be a Back End Engineer that is looking to expand into devops/infrastructure/operations.

Backend Engineer role requirements

Backend stack: includes (but is not limited to): Python, PHP, Event Messaging, Queues, RESTful APIs, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, Memcache, Ansible, Hadoop, MySQL, Jenkins on AWS.


  • Build and design our next-generation processing systems
  • Maintain, deploy and troubleshoot our entire infrastructure stack
  • Write backend python code which is reusable, testable and efficient  Mentor junior developers as the team grows


  • Passion for data, performance optimisation and infrastructure design
  • Strong capacity to learn independently
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Understand how to process a dataset in parallel, either using multiple threads or processes, or for bigger datasets at least understand how Spark/MR/MPPs work
  • Strong expertise in Linux

Highly Desirable:

  • Python in a professional setting
  • High velocity systems architecture
  • AWS experience
  • OLTP/OLAP experience
  • Machine learning
  • Relevancy experience
  • Experience in working with supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms for classification problems

What they want you to be motivated about

  • You will not be bored, you will work on hard and challenging real-world problems
  • Ability to work on greenfield products that you can own outright
  • You will expand your knowledge on systems, architecture and data processing
  • You will constantly be challenged and pushed to make possible what they said wasn't
  • You will make mistakes - they want you to make as many possible.
  • The solutions are in the ceiling when you look up and out the window when you need to think.
  • Never compromise or play it safe. Join them to take big risks and swim in the deep end.

Apply Now!

Interviews for this role will be commencing immediately. To register your interest in time, please send your CV and let me know when would be the best time to contact you.

Backend Engineer - Python, Linux - URGENT - Preston - Salary between £25,000 - £40,000 depending on experience plus share options.

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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