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Unmade is a global fashion software company driving innovation through customisation

Senior Backend Engineer

£60k – £80k • 0.01% – 0.1%
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What’s it like working at Unmade?

- We are doing work we care about, and we are supportive of others to do the same.
- We have fostered a culture of collaboration and we believe in exchanging information and learning from each other - no one is unapproachable, and everyone’s ideas matter.
- We believe that potential is more important than experience, and hire accordingly. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the skills and experience we’re looking for today - apply anyway! In fact, many of our colleagues started here with little experience and learnt on the job.
- We believe that what you build is just as important as how you build it, and that technology is just as much about people as it is about code. We are building a product where people with little to no technology experience can be involved in an element of the creative process, and are constantly thinking of ways to make it better and more seamless.
- We strive to be transparent in everything we do, and share both our successes and failures with the rest of the team. As a result, we’re comfortable that even if things don’t always go as planned, we are always doing our best.

About the role:

We’re building a SaaS (Software as a Service) product, and you will be building upon existing systems and help shape the architecture of the platform. Our technology stack covers everything from graphics programming and order processing and systems integration to custom language compilers for industrial knitting machines.

Our architecture consists of services and Django web applications. We use Django Admin to control the end-to-end flow of product creation, from allowing our customers to customise their designs, to getting the machines to print or knit their fashion products, to sending the specs to factories, to finally delivering their finished product. It is a versatile and exciting role that will allow you to learn and to develop your skills further in an inclusive and supportive environment.

In the next 12 months you will be:

- Leading efforts in developing, maintaining and improving our existing backend systems.
- Working with our Site Reliability Engineer to improve how we ship our code and scale, maintain and monitor it in production.
- Collaborating the Product & Design team to make sure we're delivering what our customers need.
- Learning about different clothing manufacturing methods e.g. machine knitting and sublimation printing.
- Playing a prominent role in the team’s effort to devise and implement solutions to the problems we are trying to solve for us and for our customers.
- Advocating for changes to our systems, where needed, by creating proposals that convey the value of such changes, and formulating plans to deliver them with minimal disruption.
- Mentoring and teaching other Engineers in the team.
- Leading architectural changes to our codebase.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

- Experience of developing the skills of other engineers
- Experience of working in an agile environment with close collaboration with stakeholders.
- Professional experience programming in an OOP language.
- Experience working with Web Applications.
- Experience working with Operations (e.g. CI, AWS, Docker).

Nice to have (but not required):

Experience with:

- Python
- Django
- TDD
- Restful APIs
- Docker
- AWS (Amazon Web Services)
- Node.js
- React

If you join Unmade:

- Salary: £60-80,000/annum + equity
- Holiday: 25 days + bank and public holidays
- Pension: 5% (3% from you and 2% from Unmade)
- Flexible working hours
- Knowledge sharing and personal development
- Conference and training budget
- Friday team lunches

Unmade at a glance

Unmade is a global fashion software company driving innovation through customisation

Unmade focuses on Fashion, Software, and Technology. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Unmade has raised $3.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2015.

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

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