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Senior Software Engineer

£45k – £75k
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You will work closely with our CTO to help meet the day to day business needs of Echobox by helping to coordinate the efforts and direction of the technical team. This includes planning, execution and delivery of the product roadmap, fixing technical problems, responding to customer questions and providing software development assistance to the Data Science team.

Key Responsibilities

Work with our CTO to help meet the day to day business needs of Echobox.
Be jointly responsible for the maintenance and quality of codebases and infrastructure.
Be responsible for the planning, execution and delivery of the product roadmap.
Help transition prototypes developed by the Data Science team into highly available, scalable and performant end user products.
Coordinate and coach other developers.
Be part of an out-of-hours ‘on call’ rota in case of serious technical problems.

About Echobox

We are a fast-growing, research-driven company building an artificial intelligence that helps online publishers overcome the challenges they face every day. Using novel machine learning techniques, we are revolutionising the publishing industry and have a track record of building things that others have ruled out as impossible. Leading names from around the world rely on our product every day, including The Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, Vogue and many more.

Our team is our best asset. We work with extremely smart and talented individuals, who all enjoy a high degree of responsibility and independence in structuring their work.

Do you think you have what it takes to be part of Echobox? We'd love to hear from you.

About our work

To get a better insight into the kind of work we do, check out our open-source project on Github (https://ebx.sh/gh), our data showcases (https://showcase.echobox.com) and our YouTube content on Microservices (https://ebx.sh/microservices).


Minimum Academic Qualifications:
2.1 degree in a STEM subject from a top tier university.
Fluent written and spoken English.

Required Skills and Experience:
2 years experience as a full-time developer in an OO language (e.g. Java, C#, C++).
A good familiarity with Java (SE8+)
Agile development (scrum, kanban, peer reviews etc)
TDD & Continuous Integration
An ability and desire to learn new skills quickly
Genuine passion for technology

Preferred Skills:
Experience leading a small software team, with strong project management skills.
Experience with different types of database technologies.
Experience designing and maintaining microservice based architectures.
Experience utilising AWS services.
Experience building RESTful web services.
Familiarity with common *nix command line tools.
Experience working with React, CSS and HTML5.
An understanding of software security and common exploit methodologies


Our employees enjoy free breakfast every day, coffee, drinks and snacks all day, everyday. Every Wednesday, we order food for our weekly team lunches where everyone gets together for an hour of fun. We have monthly team events (dinner, bowling, karting, poker nights, board-games etc.) for our team to get to know each other outside of work. Professionally, we host in-house conferences and an annual summer camp for all our global employees who are flown to and hosted in London. We ensure that all our employees also get pension contributions, the latest tech, generous annual leave and an amazing office with a balcony overlooking Notting Hill.

Echobox at a glance

Echobox focuses on Digital Media, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and News. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Echobox has raised $3.4M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2016.

You can view their website at https://www.echobox.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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