Software Engineer - Platform at Permutive

London · Full Time

Permutive is the data platform for today's real-time world. We enable digital product, commercial and marketing mangers to customize user experience in real-time, on every device across every channel. We're a London-based startup backed by top-tier investors, including Octopus Ventures and Y Combinator.

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Job Description

Permutive is looking for a Software Engineer to connect our real-time data management platform to the rest of the world.

You’ll use a wide array of technologies to build unique and meaningful integrations that offer unprecedented functionality to our customers and help them deliver value through the platform. Recent examples include our integration with IBM Watson that allows customers to segment users in real-time based on the meaning of the content they’ve engaged with.

Internally you’ll work with our engineering and business development teams, and externally you’ll be communicating and building strong relationships with our customers and integration partners. Everything we build has to scale - every minute, our API handles more requests than there are new tweets! Leading platform integration, you will be the public face of Permutive from a technical integration perspective, helping to educate and train customers on how they can integrate with the platform and on-boarding new customers.

For this role, you should be keen to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment. You should also enjoy and value working in a close-knit team with other talented people, and have strong communication skills. You will be an early hire and therefore can expect to have a significant impact on the direction and culture of the company.

Our ideal candidate is an energetic graduate who can wear multiple hats in a rapidly growing startup.


• Write clean REST APIs in Scala/Java
• Write performant client-side Javascript
• Communicate technical concepts clearly
• Form strong working relationships with our partners
• Bachelor’s degree from a leading UK university


• Experience with messaging systems and distributed data stores
• Experience deploying microservices that scale
• Familiar with stream processing frameworks
• Proficient in Python


• Shiny new MacBook
• Spacious desk and large monitor
• Regular team socials and lunches
• Free snacks
• Flexible holiday
• Private offices just off Brick Lane

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What We're Building

Permutive is the modern data management platform.

Built for social traffic and distributed platforms, our real-time technology enables customers to monetize and engage their audience by targeting users in-session and across channels like Facebook Instant Articles.

The Permutive API lets developers collect, analyze, and react in real-time to user event data of any form and at massive scale.

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Joe Root
Co-founder @Permutive . Studied at @University of Oxford & @Imperial College London.  Previously Sales @GoCardless, product @Pact, S&T @Morgan Stanley.
Richard King
I find new customers for @Permutive and used to do the same for @Pact & @fantasyleague
Josh Forman-Gornall
Software Engineer working in London. Interested in distributed systems, machine learning, data analytics and their applications in industry.

Our Investors

Alliott Cole
Seed and early stage investor at Octopus Ventures
Christopher Kile
Managing Partner, Cofounder of Zeno Ventures. Board Member, Cofounder of ACE & Company
Alastair Mitchell
Co-founder & CEO Huddle. Now Angel-Investor, Advisor & Board-Member.
Ben Drury
Founder 7digital (IPO 2014), Sold dotmusic to Yahoo '03. Board at Intercede, Marmalade and 7digital. Investor in 8tracks, Upmysport, Primo, Pimoroni, Permutive
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