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Senior Software Engineer (Scalability & Performance)

  • Location:

    Greater Manchester, England

  • Sector:

    Cloud

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + Remote work, Flexible working

  • Contact:

    Lauren Vesey

  • Contact email:

    lauren.vesey@oscar-tech.com

  • Job ref:

    PR/029817_1637161110

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-17

  • Consultant:

    Lauren Vesey

Senior Software Engineer (Scalability & Performance | AWS, PHP, SQL)

Central Manchester / hybrid working pattern

£55,000 - £65,000 (Shares in the company, remote work, flexible working, life insurance, private medical cover, training & conference budget)

This is an opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer (Scalability & Performance) to get involved in the design and architecture of an award-winning platform which has 1.5 million users across the UK.

The platform itself uses real-time purchase data, cutting edge AI and machine learning transactional technology.

The role

This position will suit an engineer who has a broad range of system services and architecture knowledge which will help to develop and grow their performant, large-scale platform. As the Senior Software Engineer, you will get involved in the design and architecture of the platform to ensure that it has the reliability, capacity and performance to support the growing member-base.

Working closely with the CTO & DevOps, you'll get involved in:

  • End-to-end architecture of the platform - failures, performance issues, external events
  • Create & load performance tests
  • Track & publish availability & performance figures
  • Identify bottlenecks
  • Make suggestions for software, services & techniques that could enhance the platform's reliability, scalability & performance
  • Drive continuous adoption

Senior Software Engineer required skills

  • Proven experience in building and operating performant, large scale systems
  • Experience creating performance metrics
  • Experience handling large data sets
  • Experience diagnosing/debugging application performance in cloud environments
  • AWS (or similar cloud platform)
  • SQL databases (eg. MySQL / Postgres), NoSQL (eg. MongoDB / DynamoDB)
  • PHP skills (Symfony would be good to have)

The company

This tech company have been named as a Tech Track 'one to watch company' and are proud to be partnered with some of the UK's biggest retail brands such as Missguided, Boots, Argos, Asda, Wilko etc. They are a tech scale up and over the past 2 years have doubled the team size. Since being established 5 years ago, they have secured over £1 million in investment and have invested considerable resources into their tech team. They are an agile development team with huge ambition and a clear vision. The team members are encouraged to be themselves, contribute new ideas and work together to make something genuinely ground-breaking. This is a company who will be able to provide you with the platform to develop your career and skill-set.

In addition to a competitive salary package, annual salary review, clear progression plan, flexible working patterns, you will be provided with shares in the company (Some employees have bought brand new cars & paid off their mortgage repayments with the shares scheme alone!)

Next steps

What is there to think about? Apply today for immediate consideration. The process will be conducted on MS Teams and will be 2 informal interviews (no tech test required!)

Senior Software Engineer (Scalability & Performance | AWS, PHP, SQL)

Central Manchester / hybrid working pattern

£55,000 - £65,000 (Shares in the company, remote work, flexible working, life insurance, private medical cover, training & conference budget)

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