Lead Backend Engineer – Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK

Compensation & Benefits

£60,000 salary.
Very flexible hours.
Remote work for 2 days per week (we’re flexible on times and places).
A close, dedicated startup team who are passionate about improving the education system and who are backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital investors.
2 hours per week (paid) to spend learning anything you like, even if it’s not related to your role, plus a budget to spend on learning materials. We love education and we believe in nurturing your growth!
A promise to invest in your growth personally and professionally. Wherever you’d like to go and whatever you’d like to do we’ll be there to support you.
Pension scheme.
28 days holiday.

Your Skills & Experience

Backend engineering ability. You’re able to understand requirements, design an architecture and implement web-facing APIs in a maintainable, scalable manner. Today our BE stack is a Ruby on Rails API, a MySQL database and makes use of AWS Elasticsearch and Redis.
Ruby Experience. You are comfortable working in Ruby.
Desire to learn. You’re always interested in learning more and developing your skills.
Attention to detail. You don’t let important details slip through the cracks.
Problem solving. You’re able to independently solve technical challenges and provide effective technology solutions.

Accredible & The Role

Accredible is connecting education with economic value. We want hiring to be about what you can do, your skills and potential and we want education to be better at improving careers.

In the past five years we’ve built the best credentialing product in the world. Universities, associations, tech companies and others are able to create, deliver and manage tens of thousands of digital certificates and open badges with just a few clicks. Our customers include Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE and we’ve delivered over 2.5 million credentials to over 2.5 million users.

Your role is the most important technical role in the company. You’ll be building and maintaining a back-end that serves over 200,000 users and millions of requests per month. Our customers expect reliability, stability and speed. You’ll be pushing updates every day to improve our codebase and be able to see instant feedback from our customers & users.

You won’t be doing this alone as we have a world-class product team you’ll be working with. You’ll have support from a designer, a front-end engineer and our Chief Technology Officer.

You’ll have a lot of decision making power, autonomy and trust. We make decisions democratically and give team members the time, resource and authority to work on what they think is most important.

Apply Here: https://accredible.breezy.hr/p/fc94bf9dae7d-lead-backend-engineer

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