Remote (EU)

Senior Product Engineer (Backend Focus)

As a Backend-focused Engineer you'll focus on designing, implementing and improving our backend and infrastructure.

Business software is changing fast. Notion is changing how we organize, Slack is replacing internal email, and Miro is transforming how we whiteboard. We believe business relationships are next.

As more and more of our interactions move to the digital world, classical business software has failed to leverage them. It has remained essentially unchanged for the last decade. Most data entry is manual, intelligent data analysis is non-existent, and they're a challenge for users to set up.

We believe the future is simple: consumer-grade design combined with enterprise-grade power. Your relationship software should automatically know your contacts and analyze your communications. Your data should be easily viewed, sorted, and filtered depending on your task. Integrations and automations should be customizable and quick. And it should all be possible whilst seamlessly collaborating with your team. It's our mission to make this a reality.

About Attio

We're an experienced team of entrepreneurs, engineers and operators. We're still a small team and everyone who joins has a big impact on the company. We value authenticity, intellectual curiosity, and team work. We have a flat hierarchy and believe in empowering people to do their best work.

Our investors include Point Nine, Balderton, and Passion Capital, alongside top Angels from venture capital and tech.

Engineering at Attio

As an engineering organization we are completely transparent with all code existing in a monorepo that is accessible to the entire team. All of our code goes through peer reviews and we welcome contributions from all of our team to any areas of our codebase. We never silo developers into roles and instead allow people to find areas of focus and interest regardless of where it lies in our stack.

In this role you'll...

As a Backend-focused Engineer you will focus on designing, implementing and improving our backend and infrastructure.

In particular you would focus on:

  • Designing the architecture of new features to support our scale
  • Designing REST API contracts for both internal and public consumers that are easy to work with and performant to implement
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to ensure that new and existing features are performant and secure
  • Be an advocate for innovative techniques and technologies that can improve our backend technology stack
  • Work with our CentOS based production environment to investigate issues and improve our DevOps in a secure manner
  • Acting as a mentor to other members of the team about best practices and techniques when developing backend software
  • Contribute across the stack, including to our Web and Backend codebases, to help move the company and product forward!

You'll be a great fit if...

We're looking for someone that is capable of working within a small team, and values having ownership over their work.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have experience working on large API driven products
  • A diverse range of experience with different data storage and caching technologies with considered opinions on their relative advantages and deployment considerations
  • Excellent knowledge of modern cloud architectures including proprietary technologies offered by AWS and/or GCP.
  • Experience with designing features to operate in a horizontally scalable manner using common distributed systems concepts such as Queues and Event Streaming tools.
  • Experience designing secure backend systems including common design criteria for systems such as authentication or data encryption.
  • A working knowledge of Linux and how to work securely within a Linux Command Line Environment.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to write long form documentation of your work
  • Enjoy solving problems and want to take ownership of finding better solutions.
  • Thrive in a culture of continuous learning and feedback.
  • Be self motivated and naturally curious.
  • Have a natural appreciation of what a good product should look and feel like
  • (Preferred) Experience working on production NodeJS systems
  • (Bonus Points) Have experience working a compiled language such as Golang, Rust, C++ or similar

What you can expect...

  • Competitive salary
  • An equity option plan so you'll benefit from the team's successes
  • The opportunity to join an early-stage tech company on an incredible trajectory
  • Remote working and flexibility
  • Apple hardware and a budget for desk amenities
  • 25 days plus local holidays
  • Regular team events in London
  • Two off-sites a year

Our values

We're dedicated to building a company that champions the diverse world we live in. That means hiring a team rich in diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideas.

As such, we're committed to equal opportunity and treatment in all aspects of recruitment, selection and employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.

We're aware that women are far less likely than their male counterparts to apply for a role where they don't meet all the job description's requirements. If you don't quite meet all the requirements, but you feel you're a good fit for the role we encourage you to apply!

Our stack

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Main contact
Alexander Christie
Head of Engineering
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