Senior Back End Developer

London (West)
Competitive plus Benefits
13 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
UENI (pronounced you-en-eye) UENI was founded by Harvard graduates with the passion, focus, and ingenuity to build something amazing. We are 45 people fast growing London based startup with high ambitions. We are creating a marketplace where users can discover, book and review local services around them, or if they travel abroad. Our platform allows local businesses to gain exposure to thousands of new local customers. Today we feature businesses in Beauty, Fitness, Health, Dry Cleaning & Tailoring, Auto & Bike Repair, Pet Care, Home & Garden, Photo & Office Services. We are constantly expanding the content on UENI to make it the search and booking engine for all the services you need, near you. What we do Smartphone technology is at the heart of everything we do. Our key challenge is to create dense, searchable content: hundreds and thousands of businesses and millions of indexed services. We are teaching our machines to recognise unique offerings through association. We have industrialised the app-making process and produce customisable, white-label apps for businesses and partners, allowing them to better communicate with existing customers and more effectively attract new ones. Our software produces analytics that assess customer behaviour, allowing businesses on UENI to take decisions that improve their operations. Your profile We are looking for a senior front end developer who is looking to develop the next big thing You are proud of your code and achievements and you can reason logically about your opinions on technical approaches. What is it like to work at UENI? - The management team has extensive experience in technology, finance and business development giving employees sense of clear direction and strategic vision - We constantly challenge our employees to learn and develop themselves - We encourage our people to seek personal development and learn about new technology through attending training days and / or conferences that are a benefit to the business. - We just closed our second round of funding preparing us for rapid expansion; this is your opportunity to make a big impact at a crucial growing stage of a small, yet highly ambitious start-up - The development team are diverse but united by their passion for directly building ueni. Whether it’s improving our business operations or delivering our latest app updates. Your role - Leading back end development work including maintaining existing components and designing & implementing new components - Liaising with back end team - Training and mentoring junior back end developers Our requirements - Advanced knowledge of computers and programming - 5 years commercial back end development experience - Mastery of Python as a multi-threaded web server language - Understanding of SQL and NoSQL database models (e.g. GQL, MongoDB) and data indexing - Practice of popular cloud development environments: AWS, Google App Engine - Familiarity with integrated Python development environments (PyCharm, WingIDE) (desirable) - Ability to integrate with legacy web frameworks, APIs and technologies (.NET, SQL Server, PHP) - Practice and knowledge of security protocols (SSL, VPN) and encryption technologies The following are advantageous - Knowledge of Javascript and client-side MVC frameworks (e.g. Angular JS, Backbone.js) - Practice of popular JSON APIs for payments (Stripe, Paypal) and mapping (Google Maps) etc. - Familiarity with popular CMS The benefits - Highly competitive salaries and attractive equity package - Career progression - we encourage personal development, autonomy and responsibility - Developers are encouraged to attend conferences and training days - Freedom to explore new technologies - Work on greenfields projects - Develop a modern user experience on a cutting-edge platform - Reach millions of users worldwide - We epitomise the saying ‘work hard, play hard’ This job was originally posted as