Contract Backend Engineer
Floom is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become the first vertically integrated florist software company. We believe flowers are the most universally accepted and loved gift, but seasonality and environmental impact have been too-long ignored. Since launching in Feb'16 we’ve been voted one of the top UK 100 startups two years in a row, created long-lasting relationships with florists across all of the UK and New York, whilst taken orders from loyal customers in 114 different countries.
Today we give florists the tools to create and deliver beautifully crafted bouquets to our online communities. They’re hand-made and hand-delivered with the Floom seal of approval. Florists receive a backend management tool, and customers receive more options, in more areas, by vetted florists, with the ultimate convenience of a seamless check-out and what everyone really wants - confirmation of safe receipt in their loved one’s hands.
In the next 12 months, our online offering will grow as we launch in 5 new cities across the UK and US, and introduce the very first vertically integrated florists SaaS. From inventory management, to a wholesale shop, and even website builders and POS systems. We will offer florists everything they need, ultimately allowing customers to get exactly what they ordered in the picture, on the very same day.
Our plans for 2018 and beyond are bold, and our founder, existing team and investors are an experienced bunch of serially successful tech entrepreneurs and creative brand builders looking to take risks, grow rapidly, and focus on unicorn status.
As a Backend Engineer at Floom you will :
- Collaborate with the multi disciplinary team to deliver innovative products
- Design, develop, deploy and maintain backend services and APIs
- Create robust data pipelines, guiding and cleansing data through our whole stack. From wholesale to consumer.
- Collaborate on designing the infrastructure of our SaaS product
- Ensure best practices, standards and tooling are used
- Be in an environment that encourages learning new technologies and supports your career progression
- Use the feedback of other team members to progress as an engineer. Transparency and mutual support are key to the success of any engineering team, we review and discuss code openly. Approaching technical challenges as a group, always striving to help each other develop and learn from one another's mistakes
- You are self-driven, adaptable, resourceful and able to develop effective solutions to problems
- You have at least 3 years professional experience (this experience level is a guide, all we care about is your skills and drive)
- You are comfortable with both relational and NoSQL databases
- You've built APIs using a modern JS framework like node.js and enjoy using modern web technologies
- You have used a Cloud Service like AWS
- You enjoy discussing technical problems as a team and collaborating on a solution
- You believe you have good communication skills, with which you can explain technical issues to team members of all technical levels
- Bonus if you've dealt with inventory systems or realtime data
- Competitive salary plus share options.
- A great office - full of plants and flowers of course
- Join a young, engaged team all passionate in their fields and hungry for success
- Responsibility, opportunity and ownership - right from the start
- A hard-working but empowered company culture